Oyster Riot XXII

Friday, November 18th 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday November 19th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday, November 19th 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary, the Oyster Riot is one of the greatest parties of the year in Washington DC. Always held the Friday & Saturday before Thanksgiving, the Riot is DC's preeminent food & wine event. Each night, nearly 1000 people devour tens of thousands of oysters while enjoying the gold medal winners of the International Wines for Oysters Competition and grooving to some awesome tunes.

Please use the links below to purchase tickets


The Saturday Matinee Riot benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership

The Saturday afternoon Matinee Riot returns for its 6th year on Saturday, November 19th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Oyster Recovery Partnership. Since it is a matinee performance, we will turn the music volume down so those who want to slurp and taste without the usual cacophany of the evening Riots can do so. Other than that it's the same old Riot: Great Oysters! Great Wine! Great Time!

All Three Riots Benefit Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Riverkeepers are the eyes and ears of the water, protecting the public's right to clean water in their rivers and streams. Encompassing the skills of scientists, teachers, law officers, fishermen and paddlers, Riverkeepers combine a profound knowledge of their waterway, matched with a relentless commitment to protecting your rights and the rule of law. Potomac Riverkeeper Network is the only nonprofit dedicated to protecting the entire Potomac Watershed through legal advocacy. Protecting the rights of 6 million Americans to clean water in DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Visit them at Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Tickets on Sale Information

Tickets for each of the Oyster Riot sessions will be $150 all-inclusive per ticket ($143.50 + $6.50 ticketing fee) with a maximum of 20 tickets for each session. Tickets will go on sale (as they always do) on the day after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 6. We will not be selling tickets in person at the restaurant this year. All tickets will be sold online via our new ticketing system, Ticketfly, beginning at 10:00 am.

New - Ticket/Poster Combo Available

To celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Riot, we have commissioned prolific and legendary album/CD art artist, Dick Bangham, to create this year's poster. Dick has worked with Little Feat, Black Uruhu, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Mississippi John Hurt to name a few. We have also created a "Ticket/Poster" combo ticket where you can get your ticket and your poster in one step and save $5 off of the poster price at the Riot. To check out the posters, visit the "merchandise" tab at the top of this website.