Oyster Riot XXIII

Friday, November 17th 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday November 18th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Saturday, November 18th 7:00PM - 10:00PM

Celebrating our 23rd 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

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The Saturday Matinee Riot benefits the Oyster Recovery Partnership

The Saturday afternoon Matinee Riot returns for its 6th year on Saturday, November 18th 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 5. We will not be selling tickets in person at the restaurant this year. All tickets will be sold online via our ticketing system, Ticketfly, beginning at 9:00 am.

Ticket/Poster Combo Available

To celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of the Riot, we have commissioned noted illustrator Matt Leunig of Oakland, California. Leunig’s early work included screenprinted gigposters for touring bands and comic books, and has grown into all fields of illustration. His work has appeared in numerous publications, video games, music videos, and art galleries.