Looking to drink good wine without spending a lot? Discount-wine nights are great for oenophiles, novices who want to learn about new wines, and anyone just looking to enjoy an inexpensive bottle or two with dinner. Restaurateurs tend to offer wine deals early in the week to increase business on slower nights—most promotions are on Sunday and Monday. So when the weekend’s over and it’s time to get back to the grind, you can kick off your week on a fun note with wine and dinner at one of these restaurants.
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Clyde’s of Georgetown, Reston, and Tysons Corner and the Tombs. At the American restaurants in this local chain, all wines except “cellar selections”—the most expensive bottles on the list—are half price.
Black Market Bistro. Jeff and Barbara Black’s cozy restaurant in a historic Victorian house offers select bottles for half price.
Bombay Bistro. All wines available by the glass are offered for half price by the bottle at this Rockville Indian restaurant.
Boulevard Woodgrill. After 5 at this chic, wine-centric Clarendon spot, all bottles on the wine list are half off.
Clyde’s of Columbia and Chevy Chase, Willow Creek Farm, and Tower Oaks Lodge. These Clyde’s locations offer the same deal on Monday as their siblings do on Sunday: All bottles except “cellar selections” are half off.
Cafe Deluxe in Bethesda, Tysons Corner, and Cleveland Park. All bottles at this local Modern-American chain are half off.
Chef Geoff’s. At both locations of this lively American bistro, all bottles are half price.
Daily Grill (1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW;202-337-4900). At the Georgetown location of this traditional American bar and restaurant, any wine on the list is half price after 4.
Heritage India. All bottles on the list are half off at the original Glover Park location of this elegant Indian restaurant.
Indique Heights. All wines offered by the glass are available for half price by the bottle at this stylish Indian destination in Chevy Chase.
Iota Club & Café. Half-price wine is available all night at one of Virginia’s best music venues.
Olazzo Bethesda and Silver Spring. At this homey Italian spot, all bottles are half off if you purchase entrées.
TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Jack’s Restaurant & Bar. All wines and Champagnes—$18 to $195 per bottle—are half off at this Dupont restaurant.
The Diner. At this 24-hour Adams Morgan hangout, customers get half-price wine and Champagne all night.
Little Fountain Cafe. This quaint, romantic restaurant in Adams Morgan offers half-price wine with dinner all night.
Tonic. This restaurant/bar in DC’s Mount Pleasant has the same deal as its sister in Foggy Bottom: Buy two entrées and get a free bottle of wine. At the company’s pizza outlet, Radius (at the same address), the Wednesday-night wine deal extends to either two entrées or one large pie.
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