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Great Bars 2011
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Againn (Closed)

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1099 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-639-9830
Description: This gastropub’s specialty is Scotch.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Againn

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

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

Beacon Bar & Grill

Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1615 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle, Downtown
T: 202-872-1126
Cuisines: Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4 to 7: $5.25 martinis, $4 beer, half-off select appetizers

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Beacon Bar & Grill Sky Bar

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 Squirrel

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2427 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-232-1011
Scenes:
Low-key
Happy Hour on: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Other: Late Night, Party Space
Description: The cozy spot has more than 70 varieties on its interesting beer list.
Happy Hour Details: Tuesday, 5 to close: All-you-can-eat mussels Wednesday, 5 to close: Brats and 'brau special Thursday, 5 to close: half-priced burgers

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Black Squirrel Black Squirrel

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:

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Bourbon - Adams Morgan

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2321 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-332-0800
Cuisines: American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Kid Friendly, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: The small batch bourbon selection and casual comfort fare make this bar a twentysomething favorite.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 6 to 7:30: $2 off draft beers, $4 bourbon of the day, $6 premium cocktails Tuesday 6 to 2: $3 beers from the Butternuts brewery

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Bourbon - Adams Morgan Bourbon (Adams Morgan)

Bourbon - Glover Park

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2348 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Glover Park, Georgetown
T: 202-625-7770
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Weekend Brunch
Description: Brick walls, pressed-tin ceilings, and cozy booths give these bars in Glover Park and Adams Morgan a laid-back, hip feel.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 5 to 7:30: $2 off all draft beers

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Bourbon - Glover Park Bourbon (Glover Park)

Bourbon Steak

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants 2014 100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011
Address: 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20037
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
Description:

Celebrity chef Michael Mina opens a dining room in the Four Seasons hotel.

Reviews:

100 Very Best Restaurants 2014: Bourbon Steak 100 Very Best Restaurants 2013: Bourbon Steak Great Bars 2011: Bourbon Steak Bourbon Steak

Brasserie Beck

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1101 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-408-1717
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Belgian
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Description: Big food from Brussels.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday, 5 to 7: half-price draft beers Thursday through Saturday, 10:30 to close: half-price draft beers, half-price raw bar

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Brasserie Beck Brasserie Beck

Breadsoda

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Glover Park
T: 202-333-7445
Scenes:
Billiards
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Late Night, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups
Description: Patrons who aren’t sidled up to the granite bar at this Glover Park hangout may be playing pool, shuffleboard, darts, or Wii.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday, 4 to 7; all day Wednesday.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Breadsoda Great Bars 2011: Breadsoda Breadsoda

Cafe Saint-Ex

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1847 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-265-7839
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Gate 54 at Café Saint-Ex Cafe Saint-Ex

Cantina Marina

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 600 Water St., SW, Washington, DC 20024
Neighborhood(s): Capitol Hill, Southwest/Waterfront
T: 202-554-8396
Scenes:
Food Specials
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Party Space, Outdoor Seating, On the Water
Description: A lively spot for Nats fans -- they're open extra late on game days -- or for a beer with a view.
Happy Hour Details: Drink specials change daily and last from open to close. Monday: $6 Mt. Gay Silver or Black Barrell Rum Tuesday: $3Tecate cans Wednesday: $3.50 Corona Thursday: $4.50 Fat Tire or Shift Friday: $4.50 Blue Moon or Shiner Bock Saturday: $4.50 Yuengling 16oz cans Sunday: $10 Corona-ritas

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Cantina Marina Cantina Marina

Central Michel Richard

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202-626-0015
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, French, American
Price Range: Expensive
Description: The bar and lounge at this modern French bistro is people-watching heaven.

Reviews:

Central Michel Richard

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:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1021 Seventh St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-393-0336
Description: Derek Brown mixes at this ten-seat cocktail bar within Passenger DC and approaches craft-coktails as a great chef approaches food.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Columbia Room

Cork

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011
Address: 1720 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Logan Circle
T: 202-265-2675
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Price Range: Moderate
Description: A rustic-chic spot for wine and seasonally-minded small plates.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Cork Cork

Degrees Bar & Lounge (Ritz-Carlton Georgetown)

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 3100 South St., NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-912-4111
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Late Night, Weekend Brunch, Good for Groups
Description: Relax after a long day at work at this "Ritzy" lounge

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Degrees Degrees Bar & Lounge

Dickson Wine Bar

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 903 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw, Logan Circle
T: 202-332-1779
Cuisines: Tapas/Small Plates, Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Other: Late Night, Good for Groups
Description:

A wine bar with small plates and great banh mi sandwiches.

Happy Hour Details: 5 PM to 7 PM daily; Monday all night.

Reviews:

Great New Restaurants 2010: Dickson Wine Bar Dickson Wine Bar (Full Review)

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

Galaxy Hut

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-525-8646
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Other: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: This cozy, little restaurant and bar hosts live musicians every Monday and Sunday night
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday $4 pints of local lager and pale ale from 5 to 7.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Galaxy Hut Great Bars 2011: Galaxy Hut Galaxy Hut

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

H Street Country Club

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1335 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-399-4722
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: This tongue-in-cheek prepster bar has skeeball, shuffleboard, pool tables, margaritas, and comfy booths.
Happy Hour Details: Daily 5 to 8: $3 Bud Light and Dos Equis, $5 margaritas and Pimm's Cups. Wednesday: $1 tacos all night. Thursday 8 to close: $4 miniature golf if you wear plaid.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: H Street Country Club

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

Irish Inn at Glen Echo

Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 6119 Tulane Ave., Glen Echo, MD 20812
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-229-6600
Cuisines: English/Irish/Scottish
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Description: This turn-of-the-century Glen Echo house holds both a lively pub and a more formal dining room.
Happy Hour Details: Monday 4:30 to 6:30, Tuesday through Friday 4 to 6:30: $3 Bud Light bottles, $5 drafts and rails, $6 house wines and house martinis. Food specials.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Irish Inn at Glen Echo Irish Inn at Glen Echo

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

Liberty Tavern

Rating:
Best Breakfasts 2012 Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour 100 Best Restaurants (2010)
Address: 3195 Wilson Blvd. , Arlington, VA 22201
Neighborhood(s): Arlington, Arlington, Clarendon/Courthouse
T: 703-465-9360
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, American, Breakfast
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Moderate
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description: A winning model for neighborhood dining.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7 PM; Friday 2 to 7 PM: $3 drafts, $5 Industrial margarita or rum punch, and half-priced wines by the glass.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Liberty Tavern Liberty Tavern

Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1104 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE

Looking Glass Lounge

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 3634 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood(s): Georgia Ave./Petworth/Takoma DC
T: 202-722-7669
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: With its vintage chandeliers, Looking Glass has a retro-plush feel.
Happy Hour Details: Daily from 5 to 8 PM: $4 drafts and rails, $1 off domestics. Sunday: $4 wings

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Looking Glass Lounge Looking Glass Lounge

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

Mad Fox Brewing Company

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 444 W. Broad St., Suite I, Falls Church, VA 22046
Neighborhood(s): Falls Church
T: 703-942-6840
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Description:

Owner Bill Madden, formerly of Capitol City Brewing Company, makes the drafts in-house.

Happy Hour Details: Daily from 3 to 7 PM: $2 off beers.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Mad Fox Brewing Company

Marvin

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2007 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-797-7171
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
Description: A blend of Belgian ideals and Marvin Gaye's soul music.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Thursday, 5:30 PM to 2 AM; Friday and Saturday, 5:30 PM to 3 AM: $5 Stella

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Marvin Marvin

Masa 14

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1825 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-328-1414
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: Here, tequila is meant to be enjoyed, either alone or mixed into one of Washington’s best margaritas.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 PM: $4 selections of food and drink.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Masa 14

Mussel Bar

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 7262 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-215-7817
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Description: An inviting spot to sample the extensive list of Belgian beers.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 4:30 to 6:30 PM: $2.75 Stella, $5.50 Allagash White, $5 Viognier & Bordeaux Food: $10 all tarts (Belgian pizzas)

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Mussel Bar

Napoleon

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1847 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-299-9630
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: This glam bar serves champagne cocktails.
Happy Hour Details: Daily, 5:30 to 8 PM: half price champagne cocktails, $5 house wine, $2 off beer Food: half price bar menu

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Napoleon Bistro & Lounge Great Bars 2011: Napoleon Bistro & Lounge Napoleon Bistro Lounge

Nellie's Sports Bar

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 900 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-332-6355
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: Plasma screens nestled among vintage sports decor makes this bar worth a visit.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday, 5 to 8 PM: house vodka drinks, Miller Lite bottles and house beer $1 from 5 to 6; $2 from 6 to 7; and $3 from 7 to 8; $15 buckets of Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, Budweiser; $20 buckets of Landshark and Bud Lime Saturday and Sunday, 1

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Nellie's Sports Bar Nellie's Sports Bar

Nick's Riverside Grille

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 3050 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Neighborhood(s): Georgetown
T: 202-342-3535
Description: A family-owned restaurant in the Georgetown Waterfront.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: Nick's Riverside Grille Nick's Riverside Grille

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:

Great Bars 2013: Off the Record Great Bars 2011: Off the Record

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:

Classics Revisited: Old Ebbitt Grill Great Bars 2013: Old Ebbitt Grill Great Bars 2011: Old Ebbitt Grill Old Ebbitt Grill

PS7's

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
T: 202.742.8550
Cuisines: Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Other: Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Description: This jazzy lounge, adjacent to Peter Smith’s Modern American dining room, already wooed us with snacks such as tuna sliders with white-miso aïoli and miniature house-made hot dogs. But it recently landed another big draw: Gina Chersevani, the sass-talking bartender with a fan-club-like following.
Happy Hour Details: Monday 4 to close, Tuesday through Friday 4 to 7 PM: $3 beer, $4 wine, $7 daily seasonal punch, half-price flatbreads, $5 salami poppers, and half-price burgers on Monday.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2011: PS 7's PS7's

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:

Great Bars 2013: PX Great Bars 2011: PX PX

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:

Great Bars 2013: PassionFish Great Bars 2011: PassionFish PassionFish

Patty Boom Boom

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1359 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-629-1712
Description: This urban version of a laid-back island bar draws die-hard dancers never ready to call it a night.

Reviews:

Great Bars 2013: Patty Boom Boom Great Bars 2011: Patty Boom Boom

Poste

Rating:
100 Best Restaurants (2011) Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 555 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood(s): Penn Quarter/Chinatown
T: 202-783-6060
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: Robert Weland's modern-day upscale dining place with a focus on sustainable and local food.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday 4 to 7 PM: $5 Yeungling draft, Miller Lite, Budweiser, selected wines, pomme frites and truffle frites

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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.

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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

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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.

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Redwood

Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 7121 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda, MD 20814
Neighborhood(s): Bethesda/Glen Echo
T: 301-656-5515
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Price Range: Expensive
Description: A California sensibility meets mid-Atlantic ingredients.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7 PM: $4 draft beer and wine, $5 special cocktails, and discounted appetizers.

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Restaurant Eve

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-706-0450
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, English/Irish/Scottish, American
Price Range: Very expensive
Description: Cathal Armstrong's seasonal cooking shines in this stylish bar, bistro, and tasting room.

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Ripple

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 3417 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008
Neighborhood(s): Cleveland Park
T: 202-244-7995
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: A Cleveland Park restaurant with a focus on local, sustainable food.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Sunday 5 to close: $6 wines

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Russia House

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1800 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Dupont Circle
T: 202-234-9433
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Description: Russian style restaurant and bar in Dupont Circle.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7 PM: $6 Russian beers, $7 house martinis and half-off appetizers.

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Rustico - Alexandria

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 827 Slaters La., Alexandria, VA 22314
Neighborhood(s): Alexandria, Alexandria, Old Town
T: 703-224-5051
Make a Reservation
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza, Italian
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Description: Six-ounce tastings of most drafts can be ordered for $3 to $5; the four-beer flights for $8 to $16 are an even better deal.
Happy Hour Details: Daily 4 to 7 PM: $2 off standard size drafts, $5 wine by the glass, $2.50 domestic cans, $3.50 American craft cans.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tabaq Bistro

Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 1336 U St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): U Street/Shaw
T: 202-265-0965
Cuisines: Turkish, Tapas/Small Plates, Middle Eastern
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Moderate
Description: Chic cocktails, mezze, and one of the coolest rooftops around.
Happy Hour Details: Daily 5 to 9PM: $4 beers, $5 mixed drinks, $6 martinis.

Reviews:

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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 Bar at the St. Regis

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 923 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Neighborhood(s): Downtown
T: 202-509-8000
Description: With its low lights, music along the lines of Cafe del Mar, and complicated cocktail list, this bar is an ideal place to take a date (or to stage an illicit rendezvous).
Happy Hour Details: Monday Nights - free glass of wine with purchase of meat platter

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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 Red Derby

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 3718 14th St., NW, Washington, DC 20010
Neighborhood(s): Petworth, Mt. Pleasant/Columbia Heights
T: 202-291-5000
Description: On weekends, the bar’s cans-only beer policy draws curious outsiders, but by and large the people enjoying sweet-potato fries by the pool table or sipping cans of Schlitz at the bar are all neighborhood denizens.
Happy Hour Details: Monday through Friday from 4 to 7: $2 beers.

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The Reef

Rating:
Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 2446 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Neighborhood(s): Adams Morgan
T: 202-518-3800
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Description: The reef's fish tanks and "Little Mermaid"-like decor belie the bar's status as one of DC's last havens for social smokers.
Happy Hour Details: Everyday 5 to 7: $1 off all alcoholic beverages (bottles of wine excluded)

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The Rock & Roll Hotel

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 1353 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-388-7625
Happy Hour on: Wednesdays, Thursdays
Happy Hour Details: Wednesdays 8 to 9:30: Free rail drinks with purchase of a call shot of their choice; 9:30 to 11: $3 Miller High Life and mini Champagne Schlitz; 11 to last call: to-be-determined drink special announced that night. Thursdays: $2 PBRs

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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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Toyland

Rating:
Great Bars 2011
Address: 421 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood(s): H Street NE
T: 202-450-4075
Description: The Jetsons would feel at home at this funky retro bar.

Reviews:

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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:

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Vienna Inn

Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour
Address: 120 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, VA 22180
Neighborhood(s): Vienna
T: 703.938.9548
Cuisines: American
Happy Hour on: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
Price Range: Inexpensive
Description: A tried-and-true neighborhood saloon.
Happy Hour Details: All day, every day: $2 Miller Lite, Bud Light, and Bud drafts.

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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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