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75 Great Bars (2013)

Washington is a work-hard, play-hard kind of city—and nowhere is that more evident than at our buzzing nightspots. In the last two years, we’ve seen new cocktail lounges, old-school arcades, and food-focused bars join an already impressive roster of neighborhood joints, swanky hangouts, and kinetic dance floors. Here, 75 excellent places to get a drink.

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A&D Bar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1314 Ninth St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-290-1804
Description:

A skinny, storefront bar tucked between sandwich shop Sundevich and market/supper club, Seasonal Pantry.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: A&D Bar

Ambar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 523 Eighth St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-813-3039
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Description:

Try something new at this two-level Barracks Row storefront where modern accents are juxtaposed with rustic wood walls that recall corn-storage barns—called ambar—that dot the Serbian countryside.

Happy Hour Details: 4 to 7.

Reviews:

Ambar: Toying With Tradition Great Bars 2013: Ambar

American Ice Co.

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 917 V St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-758-3562
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A former icehouse is now a hipster hangout with peeled-paint walls, barbecue, and a long list of beers. In summer, there's a great patio.
Happy Hour Details: 5 to 7.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: American Ice Co. New & Noteworthy: American Ice Co. Great Bars 2011: American Ice Company

Arlington Pub at Whole Foods

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 2700 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-527-6596
Description:

A band and a brew in a grocery store? Why not? On the interior balcony of this bustling Whole Foods, a wine-and-beer bar welcomes acts some Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Arlington Pub at Whole Foods

Atlas Arcade

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1236 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-399-2323
Description:

Nostalgia for archaic amusements such as Donkey Kong, the Simpsons, and Cruis’n Exotica attracts loners and rowdy cliques alike to this bare-bones ground-floor arcade where most machines are conveniently equipped with a beer holder.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Atlas Arcade and Church and State

BLT Steak

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1625 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-689-8999
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, Modern, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Upscale
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description:

A big-American meat emporium with Parisian refinements.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: BLT Steak Great Bars 2013: BLT Steak BLT Steak

Banana Cafe

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 500 8th Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-543-5906
Cuisines: Nuevo Latino, Cuban
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Banana Café & Piano Bar Banana Cafe

Bar Pilar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1833 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-265-1751
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The excellent throwback drinks—a strong rum punch, a proper daiquiri—come courtesy of Adam Bernbach, a serious cocktail enthusiast.
Happy Hour Details: Daily, 5 to 7: $3 Yeungling, $4 select red and white wine

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Bar Pilar Great Bars 2011: Bar Pilar Bar Pilar

Biergarten Haus

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1355 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
T: 202-388-4053
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Other: Valet Parking Available, Late Night, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description: A German-style beer garden with a meat-focused menu to soak it all up.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Biergarten Haus Great Bars 2011: Biertgarten Haus

Black Jack

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Cheap Eats 2012
Address: 1612 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-319-1612
F: 202-986-8777
Happy Hour on: Sundays
Happy Hour Details: Sunday all day. Half price draft beers, pizzas and mussels, 2 for 1 oysters, $5 house wine, $7 burgers

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Black Jack Cheap Eats 2012: Black Jack

Black's Bar and Kitchen

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 7750 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-652-5525
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Steaks, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

The sleek, low-lit interior isn't the only thing that's been revamped.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4 to 7: $6 house martinis, $2.75 Miller draft, $3 Blue Moon and Stella Artois, $5 glasses of wine, 50 cent steamed spice shrimp, $6.50 mussels, $5 calamari, $1 boutique oysters

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Black’s Bar and Kitchen Great Bars 2013: Black’s Bar & Kitchen 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Black's Bar & Kitchen Great Bars 2011: Black's Bar and Kitchen Black's Bar and Kitchen

Boundary Stone

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 116 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-621-6635
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Other: Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description:

Washington pride runs strong at this Bloomingdale haunt.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7: $5 select drinks, $3 select beers, half-price wings

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Boundary Stone

Bourbon Steak

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-944-2026
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Steaks, Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available, Party Space
Description: Celebrity chef Michael Mina opens a dining room in the Four Seasons hotel.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Bourbon Steak Lounge 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Bourbon Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Bourbon Steak 100 Best Restaurants 2010: Bourbon Steak Let Them Eat Steak

Church & State

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1236 H St., NE, Upstairs, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-399-2323
Other: Late Night
Description:

The area’s most friendly cocktail lounge serves deadly-sin-inspired drinks in a pew-lined “church.”

Reviews:

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ChurchKey

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1337 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-567-2576

Columbia Room

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1021 Seventh St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-393-0336
Cuisines: American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description: Derek Brown's cocktail den in the back of the bar the Passenger is unlike any experience in Washington: Three cocktails are paired with a little bit of food, and the tasting is usually excellent.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Columbia Room and the Passenger Columbia Room (Full Review)

Cork

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) 100 Best Restaurants 2012 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-265-2675
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

A rustic-chic spot for wine and seasonally-minded small plates.

Happy Hour Details: 5 to 7 PM

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Cork Great Bars 2013: Cork 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Cork 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Cork 100 Best Restaurants 2011: Cork

Dickson Wine Bar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 903 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-332-1779
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Description: This organic wine and cheese bar has feel-good food and a casual atmosphere
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday 6 to 7 PM: $5 glass of sparkling fruit, Pinot Grigio and Brut Rose; $4 select beers; $10 meat and cheese platter

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Dickson Wine Bar Great Bars 2011: Dickson Wine Bar

EatBar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-778-9951
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: This upscale gastropub boasts an eclectic menu and wine list
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 PM: $4.50 draft beers, 1/2 off selected wines by the glass

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: EatBar Great Bars 2011: EatBar EatBar

Evo Bistro

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1313 Old Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, VA 22101
Neighborhood(s): Mclean, McLean/Tysons Corner
T: 703-288-4422
Cuisines: Spanish/Portuguese, Tapas/Small Plates, Moroccan, Greek/Mediterranean
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A bistro that's all about wine—and fun.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4:30 to 6:30 PM: $5 select tapas, $5 house white wine, $5 house red wine, $5 sangria, $14 pitcher of sangria, $5 Mojito, $5 Moroccan Delight, $5 Cosmopolitan

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Evo Bistro Great Bars 2011: Evo Bistro Evo Bistro

Fiola

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-628-2888
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Italian
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Description:

The second act for chef Fabio Trabocchi, formerly at Maestro, who's cooking dishes from his native Marchese region of Italy.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4PM- 6PM: Wine and food specials

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Fiola Great Bars 2013: Fiola 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Fiola 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Fiola Still the Maestro (Full Review)

Firefly

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-861-1310
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Down-to-earth restaurant with a casual vibe
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 PM: $3 draft beers, $4 house red or white wine, $5 rail liquor mixers, various $5 food specials

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Firefly Firefly

Food Wine & Co.

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2012
Address: 7272 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-652-8008
Cuisines: American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details: Daily 4 to 6. All day Tuesday and Thursday. Late night Friday and Saturday 9 to close.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Food Wine & Co. Great Bars 2013: Food Wine & Co. Fried and True: Food Wine & Co. 100 Best Restaurants 2012: Food Wine & Co.

Founding Farmers - Potomac

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 12505 Park Potomac Ave, Potomac, MD 20854
Neighborhood(s): Potomac/Cabin John
T: 301-340-8783
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Founding Farmers (Potomac)

Franklins Brewery & Restaurant

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Neighborhood(s): Hyattsville
T: 301-927-2740
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday 4 to 6:30.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Franklins Great Bars 2011: Franklins Franklins

Fuego Cocina Y Tequileria

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 2800 Clarendon Boulevard,
T: 571-970-2180
Cuisines: Mexican
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups, Good Bar/Cocktails
Description:

This two-level Mexican restaurant from the Passion Food Group (Burger Tap and Shake, District Commons, Ceiba) lures locals with margaritas, nine varieties of taco, and entrées like seafood enchiladas and grilled skirt steak with cactus salad.

Happy Hour Details: Happy hour lasts from 5 to 7 in the lounge and features $5 specialty cocktails.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Fuego Cocina y Tequileria Fuego Cocina y Tequileria: Mad for Mexican

Granville Moore’s

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Dirt Cheap Eats (2008) Happy Hour
Address: 1238 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-399-2546
Cuisines: Belgian
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly
Description: This gastropub's got plenty of mussels and beer to go around
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday 5 PM to close: $4 Powers, Leffe, Stella, and Hoegaarden Monday through Thursday 5 to 7 PM: $10 Mussels Wednesday 5 to 7 PM: $5 Bavik Hoegaarden and Leffe Thursday 5 PM to 7 PM: $1 off Chimay Red White and Blue

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Granville Moore’s Great Bars 2011: Granville Moore's Granville Moore's

Grapeseed

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 4865 Cordell Ave. , Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-986-9592
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description: A sunny, sophisticated wine bar and bistro.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7: choose from five wines, five appetizers, and five mixed drinks, all items $5 each. Friday 5 to 6:30: guided wine tasting where you get three half glasses of wine and three accompanying food items for $10.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Grapeseed Great Bars 2011: Grapeseed Grapeseed

Green Pig Bistro

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013
Address: 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-888-1920
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday $3 local drafts, $5 select wines, $5 select cocktails, $5 snacks.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Green Pig Bistro 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Green Pig Bistro Green Pig Bistro: Urban Country

Hank Dietle's Tavern

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-881-8711
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Other: Outdoor Seating
Description: In business since the 1950s, Dietle’s welcomes a mixture of friendly locals and, on weekends, a younger crowd.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7: $2.00 for 12 oz. draft, $2.25 for 16 oz. draft.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Hank Dietle’s Tavern Great Bars 2011: Hank Dietle's Tavern

Hank's on the Hill

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 633 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-733-1971
F: 202-733-1973
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5PM - 7PM, $1 Oysters Monday through Sunday 10PM - Close, Half-Price Raw Bar

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Eddy Bar at Hank’s on the Hill

Harold Black

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 214 Seventh St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
T: 202-540-0459
Description:

A speakeasy in a second-floor room above Acqua

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Harold Black

Hill Country

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 410 Seventh St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-556-2050
Cuisines: Southern, American, Barbecue
Scenes:
Food Specials
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Delivery, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: A New York City import that's based off the famed Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Texas. That means dry-rubbed meat with no sauce. Former New York Times critic Frank Bruni called it one of his favorite restaurants in the world.
Happy Hour Details: Daily 3 PM to 7 PM, $3 PBR, $5 well drinks, $5 margaritas, $20 margarita pitchers.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Hill Country Hill Country (Full Review) New & Noteworthy: Hill Country

Hunter's Head Tavern

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 9048 John S. Mosby Hwy., Upperville, VA 20184
Neighborhood(s): Upperville
T: 540-592-9020
Cuisines: English/Irish/Scottish
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

An English pub in Virginia’s horse and wine country.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Hunter’s Head Tavern

Härth Lounge

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 7920 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA 22102
Neighborhood(s): McLean/Tysons Corner
T: 703-847-5000
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Sports Bar
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Breakfast
Happy Hour Details: Daily from 3 PM to 6 PM in the lounge.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Härth Lounge

Irish Inn at Glen Echo

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 6119 Tulane Ave., Bethesda, MD 20812
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-229-6600
Cuisines: English/Irish/Scottish
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: This turn-of-the-century Glen Echo house holds both a lively pub and a more formal dining room.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 PM to 6:30 PM, discounts on wine, beer, and cocktails.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Irish Inn at Glen Echo Irish Inn at Glen Echo

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 2007 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan
T: 202-588-7388
Cuisines: Modern, Fusion/Eclectic, American
Scenes:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Late Night, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description:

Former Citronelle chef de cuisine Michael Hartzer is at the stoves at this Adams Morgan restaurant, where the bottle collection behind the bar tops 1,500.

Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 PM to 7:30 PM; half-price select drinks (bar only).

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Jack Rose Dining Saloon New & Noteworthy: August 2011

Johnny's Half Shell

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 400 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill
T: 202-737-0400
Cuisines: Seafood, Southern, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Ann Cashion's Southern-accented seafood house lands on the Hill.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7:30: discounted appetizers, beer, and cocktails.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Johnny’s Half Shell Great Bars 2011: Johnny's Half Shell Johnny's Half Shell

Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 711 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-547-5652
Description:

Lola’s feels like an upscale version of a neighborhood tavern.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Lola’s Barracks Bar & Grill

Lyon Hall

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 3100 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-741-7636
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: This brasserie is filled with the area’s well-dressed after-work crowd.
Happy Hour Details: Daily 3 to 7 PM: half price wine by glass, $3.50 session beers, $5 cocktails. Food: $10 any mussles, $6 any frankfurter, $8 Lyon Hall burger, and $6 homemade pretzels.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Lyon Hall Great Bars 2011: Lyon Hall

Matchbox - Rockville

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1699 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
Neighborhood(s): Rockville
T: 301-816-0369
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, Italian, American
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: The third location of the pizza-and-miniburger chain.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Matchbox (Rockville)

McKeever's Pub

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 6625 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA 22101
Neighborhood(s): McLean/Tysons Corner
T: 703-790-9453
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: No frills, it's a typical pub next door.
Happy Hour Details: Saturday through Wednesday 4 PM to 6 PM: $4 off pitchers, $1 off rail drinks.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: McKeever’s Pub

Meridian Pint

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 3400 11th St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood(s): Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
T: 202-588-1075
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Description: A bar with a focus on sustainability and American craft brews.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 PM: $1 off drafts, rails, and wine

Reviews:

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Nellie's Sports Bar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 900 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-332-6355
Cuisines: American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: A gay sports bar with a great rooftop deck.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Nellie’s Sports Bar

No. 9 Lounge at Evening Star Café

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 2000 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Del Ray
T: 703-549-5051

Northside Social

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-465-0145
Cuisines: American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

An all-day coffeehouse and wine bar from the owners of Liberty Tavern.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Northside Social

Number Nine

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1435 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-986-0999

Off the Record

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 800 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20006
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-638-6600
Description: The classic old-school hotel bar.

Reviews:

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Old Ebbitt Grill

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 675 15th St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-347-4800
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description: A historic saloon with an eclectic menu and oyster bar.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday 3 to 6, and Sunday through Thursday 11 PM to 1 AM: All raw bar items are half price.

Reviews:

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Oyamel

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 401 Seventh St., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-628-1005
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: South American, Tapas/Small Plates, Mexican
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description: Guacamole goes glam.

Reviews:

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POV Lounge

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20229
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-661-2400
Description:

The posh open-air bar atop the W Hotel.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: POV Lounge

PX

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 728 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703.299.8384
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: Todd Thrasher's ultra-cool speakeasy.

Reviews:

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Pacifico Cantina

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 514 Eighth St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-507-8143

PassionFish

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) First Look Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 11960 Democracy Dr., Reston, VA 20190
Neighborhood(s): Reston/Herndon
T: 703-230-3474
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Seafood, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Jeff Tunks's latest seafood dining room.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4:30 to 6:30 PM: $5 cocktail menu, $5 appetizers

Reviews:

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Proof

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 775 G St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-737-7663
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: A chic spot for the wine-obsessed.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5:30 to 7 PM: $5 wine (bar area only). Beer specials vary daily.

Reviews:

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Quarry House Tavern

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-587-9406
Cuisines: American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: Down a long set of stone steps, you’ll find this grubby-cool tavern, which has bars on the window, squeeze bottles of ketchup on the tables, and plenty of worn-in charm.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday 5 to 7 PM: $1 off all drinks

Reviews:

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Quill

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1200 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-448-2300
Description: The Jefferson Hotel's bar is a cluster of plush rooms where the servers wear suits.

Reviews:

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Range

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 5335 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 201, Washington, DC 20015
Neighborhood(s): Tenleytown/Friendship Heights
T: 202-803-8020
Price Range: Moderate

Reviews:

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Rustico - Arlington

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 4075 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Ballston
T: 571-384-1820
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description: The newer, sleeker Ballston sibling of Greg Engert's restaurant.
Happy Hour Details: Daily 4 to 7 PM: $2 off standard size drafts, $2 domestic cans, $3.50 American craft cans.

Reviews:

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Screwtop Wine Bar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-888-0845
Cuisines: Modern, American
Price Range: Inexpensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: Two new wine bars offer good-value dining.

Reviews:

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Sidebar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910
Neighborhood(s): Silver Spring/Takoma Park
T: 301-565-9700
Description: Bartenders in suit vests draw on a list of nearly 30 cocktails, covering the classic-to-creative spectrum.

Reviews:

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Sonoma

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 223 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-544-8088
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A wine bar with a bounty of charcuterie, cheeses, and by-the-glass selections.
Happy Hour Details: Tuesday through Friday 5 to 7 PM: $3 peroni, $5 house wine, $5 signature cocktails.

Reviews:

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Spider Kelly's

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 3181 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-312-8888
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The former hole-in-the-wall is now a cavernous space with a dining room, TVs, and game tables.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 8 PM, Saturday and Sunday 11 AM to 8 PM. Monday: Half price bottles of wine, half price pitchers, $3 wine by the glass, $4 appetizers (excluding calamari, wings and lemongrass beef). Tuesday: Half price burgers, $2.75 drafts.

Reviews:

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TNT Bar

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 2413 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
Neighborhood(s): Arlington
T: 703-920-0315

Tabard Inn

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1739 N St., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-833-2668
Cuisines: Modern
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A smooth and cozy setting for craft cocktails and appetizers.
Happy Hour Details: Wednesdays and Thursdays: Special cocktails.

Reviews:

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The Argonaut

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 1433 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-250-3660
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A bar/tavern on DC's nightlife-packed H Street, Northeast.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 PM: $1 off draft beers and rails.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Argonaut

The Board Room

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 1737 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle
T: 202-518-7666
Description:

From the owners of Bedrock Billiards comes this two-story playpen for drinkers looking to relive their youth with classic board games such as Boggle, Scattergories, Taboo, Uno, Clue, Sorry!, and Risk.

Happy Hour Details: Monday - Friday 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday 12-7pm $4 rail drinks, House wine, Selected beers

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Board Room

The Brixton

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 901 U Street, Northwest, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-560-5045
Other: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups, Good Bar/Cocktails
Description: This sceney, sprawling pub and restaurant from the Hilton Brothers spreads out over three levels—including a view-boasting roof deck with two bars. Attractions include lots of British beers on tap and a menu of pub favorites like fish and chips and Scotch eggs.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Brixton

The Gibson

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2009 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-232-2156
Description: There’s no sign, just an unmarked door on a building with covered-up windows. Inside is a swank speakeasy with dark-wood walls and flickering candlelight.
Happy Hour Details: Various cocktail specials.

Reviews:

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The Gin Joint

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 2317 Calvert St., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Woodley Park
Description:

Shh, don’t tell the tourists—Woodley Parkers consider this little lounge beneath New Heights restaurant one of the neighborhood’s best-kept secrets.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Gin Joint

The Limerick Pub

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 11301 Elkin St., Wheaton, MD 20902
Neighborhood(s): Wheaton
T: 301-946-3232

The Lobby Lounge

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 3100 South St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-912-4110

The Outta the Way Cafe

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 17503 Redland Rd, Derwood, MD 20855
Neighborhood(s): Rockville, Gaithersburg
T: 301-963-6895

The Round Robin (Willard InterContinental)

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-637-7348
Description: Sip a scotch or savor a signature hand-crushed mint julep at this sophisticated DC bar with a storied past.

Reviews:

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The Source

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants 2013 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 575 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-637-6100
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: Wolfgang Puck's Newseum dining room.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 6 PM: Patrons can select any three dishes or drinks—or a mix-and-match of both—off the Izakaya Style bar menu for $20.10.

Reviews:

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The Wine Kitchen (Frederick)

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013)
Address: 50 Carroll Creek Way, Suite 160, Frederick, MD 21701
T: 301-663-6968
Description:

A lovely wine bar along Frederick’s Carroll Creek (the other location is in Leesburg).

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: The Wine Kitchen (Frederick)

Tiffany Tavern

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 1116 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-836-8844
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bluegrass, burgers, and brews.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7: $2 draft Yuengling, $2 domestic bottles, most other beer offerings $3.75.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Tiffany Tavern

Veritas

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 2031 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: A veritable wine bar-- sleek and chic.
Happy Hour Details: Tuesday through Sunday from 5 - 8: 20% off all bottles they pour by the glass. On Mondays, select bottles are half off.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Veritas Wine Bar Veritas

Vermilion

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1120 King St. , Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703.684.9669
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: New flavor in Old Town.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 in the bar and lounge: $2.75 drafts, including Sierra Nevada, Yuengling, and Miller Lite; $5 specialty cocktails, including the Pomolitan and their signature King St. Lemonade; $5 daily wine selections; $5 hushpuppies, fries,

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Vermilion Great Bars 2011: Vermilion Vermilion

Vidalia

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour
Address: 1990 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle, Downtown
T: 202-659-1990
F: 202-223-8572
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Description: A taste of the South in Dupont.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday from 5 to 7: half-price wines, specialty cocktails, and libations; a selection of bottles and drafts for $3.50; changing menu of $3.00 bar bites (think house-made charcuterie and rillettes).

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Vidalia Vidalia

Wisdom

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1432 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southeast
T: 202-543-2323
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The folks at Wisdom take their cocktails seriously-- though particularly enamored with gin, they don't shy away from other libations.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 6 to 8: $1 off draft beer, $5 house wine, $5 rail cocktails, $2 off BlueCoat gin specialty cocktails.

Reviews:

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Wonderland Ballroom

Rating:
75 Great Bars (2013) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1101 Kenyon St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
T: 202-232-5263
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The daily special of $3 chili dogs and $6 Delirium Tremens is the easiest way to get buzzed on a full stomach.
Happy Hour Details: Daily, 5 to 8: $2 off draft beer, $1 off rail drinks, $3 foot-long hot dogs

Reviews:

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