The adult beverages plus miniature golf course combo seems to be a growing scene in DC. Tysons has now joined in on the trend and put its own unique spin on it. High atop Capital One Hall sits Perch Putt where you can take in the stunning views Tysons and the surrounding area while elevating your mini-golf game.
Perch Putt’s 18-hole putt putt golf course feels designed to appeal to all ages and skills levels. You won’t find gimmicky windmills or gnomes at Perch Putt, but the course has a nice variety of obstacles, tunnels, banks shots to keep you on your toes and make playing the course engaging. I recently made the trip up to the Perch to try out the new course and found it to be slightly challenging, but still enjoyable and a lot of fun. And though I’m extremely out of practice when it comes to my mini-golf game, I still managed to get a hole in one once and mostly made par or a little above par for the rest of the holes. The landscaping around the holes provides a relaxing atmosphere.
Two vintage buses converted to food trucks provide fresh seasonal street food. From the retro Greyhound bus Los Dos Carlos Street Tacos serves up chips with salsa and/or queso, nachos, and traditional street tacos with pollo, carnitas, carne assay, or vegetarian. At the double decker bus you’ll find Grandpa Hank’s Jamaican Kitchen offers beef and chicken patties along with along with more substantial fare in plates of jerk chicken, oxtail stew, and curry goat.
Liquid refreshment comes courtesy of the colorful tiki bar Rhum Roost in the form of frozen drinks like Frozé, Margaritas, and Piña Coladas to name a few. If a cocktail is more to your liking, Rhum Roost offers a selection of classic tiki bar drinks including Mai Tai, Rum Runner, and Zombie. A selection of bar and wine is also on tap. Drink service is available on the course and there are even cup holders at the holes to hold your drink while you putt!
Fun for Groups Large and Small
Perch Putt bills itself as the place to “Swing. Sip. Socialize.” and to that end there is an array of picnic tables providing groups large and small with ample room to sit, relax, and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Closer to Rhum Roost there are also high tables with bar stools catering to those groups whose outing may be emphasizing the “sip and socialize” aspect of Perch Putt. Reservations for parties of up to twenty can be made for the course at Perch Putt and the venue is also available for private events.
All photos credit: Robin Long
1805 Capital One Drive, 11th Floor
Tysons, VA 22102