Around Town: ALS Silent Auction Fete @ Vida Penthouse Pool Club, 5/29/15


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VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards

From a press release for an ALS benefit to be held at Vida Fitness Penthouse Pool and Lounge at The Yards (1212 4th St. SE, DC) on Friday, May 29:

Raise the rooftop for a great cause! Join VIDA Fitness’ Penthouse Pool & Lounge at The Yards for an upscale rooftop and poolside evening on Friday, May 29 to raise funds for ALS. The social and networking event will include a silent auction to benefit Augie’s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding a cure for Amyotrophic Laterals Sclerosis (ALS). The silent auction benefit will run from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. and feature complimentary food from the Penthouse Pool Club’s new menu designed by DC Top Chef alum Spike Mendelsohn and other area restaurants.

DJ Alex Kouros will spin house tracks accompanied with live performances by the Wizard Girls and the Nationals Racing Presidents. The evening will feature numerous silent auction items from DC area retailers, theaters, sporting events and restaurants. Featured silent auction items include:

  • Canali Suits ($1000 gift voucher)
  • National Theatre: Two Opening Night Tickets to Smash-Hit Disney Musical Newsies
  • Washington Capitals: Two Autographed Jerseys ($500 each)
  • Capitol Event Stylists: $5,500 Wedding/Corporate/Social Event Planning Package
  • Dupont Circle Hotel: One Night Stay w/ Breakfast
  • Washington Nationals: Autographed Baseballs from Jordan Zimmerman, FP Santangelo and Game Tickets
  • Fabbioli Cellars: Four Wine Tastings
  • Shakespeare Theatre: Two Tickets to Tartuffe

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Around Town: Grand Opening @ Vida Fitness Penthouse Pool Club — 5/7/15

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The Penthouse Pool Club by Vida Fitness, Yards location, at dusk.

A hop, skip and a jump away from the Nationals Park stadium, Vida Fitness has opened its new Penthouse Pool Club (1212 4th St., SE, DC). There, Vida hosted a grand opening party for the summer 2015 pool season on Thursday, May 7, kicking off a comfortably upscale experience for club members.

DJ Finn spun some tracks over the crystal blue water of the Vida pool as guests sampled margaritas made with the Vida Tequila. The event served to showcase the amenities of the Penthouse Pool Club, which include a bar with a grill offering a full menu. The bar offers cocktails, beer and wine, and among the cocktails was the MargaVIDA — a tart blend of Vida blanco tequila, Grand Marnier, house-made sour, fresh-squeezed lime juice and fresh orange juice.

The menu, designed by Chef Spike Mendelsohn, includes salads (Watermelon Feta Salad, West Coast Kale Salad, others), sandwiches (Bacon Cheddar Burger, Lamb Burger, etc.), seafood (shrimp cocktail, ceviche, etc.) and additional offerings (hummus, mushroom quesadilla, etc.).

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The bar at the Penthouse Pool Club

Guests can rent daybeds alongside the pool, or even on it, for a price, and of course they can rent private cabanas as well, which offer individual televisions and other creature comforts. Servers roamed the daybeds, taking bar and grill orders while guests lounged about.

From the roof at the Yards location, guests can enjoy views of the cityscape around them and peer down into the streets to see visitors to Bluejacket and other surrounding destinations. The luxuries of the Penthouse Pool Club are akin to those you would find in a Vegas resort, and the environment has quite a different feel than what many of us may have grown accustomed to in DC.

Vida Fitness offers a second location of its rooftop Penthouse Pool Club at its U Street location (1612 U St. NW, DC). The fitness club invites applications for membership through its website at http://penthousepoolclub.com.

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Daybeds and cabana for rent at the Penthouse Pool Club