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A Message from Old Ebbitt Grill:

October 15, 2019

What a day to be a Washingtonian!

Like so many of you, we woke up this morning with an overwhelming sense of optimism, excitement, and pride. Emotions that—sadly—too often lie dormant. As lifelong baseball fans, we’re thrilled for our city.

Our loves collided this year, however. Twenty-five years ago, we thought it would be fun to throw a great party with oysters and wine. “That’s what we’re good at,” we said. Every year since, the Oyster Riot has been one of our favorite weekends of the year.

It is safe to say, our minds have been spinning for days now. We considered dozens of scenarios and looked at all possible solutions. The reality of the situation though is that hosting a party for a couple of thousand people, 500 feet away from the World Series has more logistical blockades then we can safely bear.

So, with a heavy heart, we humbly cancel Old Ebbitt Grill’s 25th Annual Oyster Riot. We’ll be back next year looking to party.

The full amount of ticket purchases will be refunded by Eventbrite. This may take 5-7 business days. 2019 ticket holders,  will be eligible for presale tickets next year. 


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