Brunch: it’s not just for Sunday anymore. Plenty of restaurants are celebrating the holidays with weekday brunches, as well as several options for Christmas Eve and Day dining. Get in a festive mood (or tackle the stress) with unlimited bubbly, eggs Benedict, and more.
1837 M St., NW; 202-558-9545
Unlimited brunching just got more expansive. This Dupont Spanish spot offers bottomless tapas and brunch drinks over the course of four days before and after Christmas. Plenty of tortilla Espanola and sangria for all. [Menu]
Details: December 23 through 27 (closed Christmas Day) from 10:30 to 2; $39 per person.
1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW; 202-861-1310
Visiting family may call for discount brunch cocktails. Drop by for traditional brunch with dishes like lemon-ricotta pancakes and eggs Benedict, plus $3 mimosas and $4 Bloodies. [Menu]
Details: A la carte brunch is served from 9 to 2.
480 King St., Alexandria; 703-842-2790
Early birds, take note: you could be sipping mimosas before 10 am (or 8, but that’s less acceptable). Dishes include the likes of biscuits and gravy or eggs Chesapeake. [Menu]
Details: A la carte brunch is served from 7 to 2:30.
1201 24th St., NW; 202-419-6755
Looking for an elegant and delicious way to spend Christmas? This airy Park Hyatt spot delivers both. A choice of seated entree and sides is bookended by a generous appetizer buffet to start (think raw bar, salads, and cheeses), and a dessert station to finish.
Details: Served 10:30 to 3:30; $95 per person and $42 for children between six and 11 (kids under 6 are free).
2401 M St., NW; 202-429-2400
The Fairmont’s special occasion brunch features live music and stations for sustainable seafood and eggs Benedict alike. The price includes unlimited bubbles and valet parking. [Menu]
Details: Served from 11 to 2; $99 for adults, and $50 for children.
1050 31st St., NW; 202-617-2424
This Georgetown boutique hotel serves a three-course meal with items like chopped lobster salad, pastrami hash, and classic eggs Florentine.
Details: Two seatings at 10:30 and 2; $75 per person.
2208 14th St., NW; 202-986-8729
Looking for a casual Christmas option? Piola offers their all-you-can-eat pizza brunch (including egg-topped pies), bottomless cocktails, and a few holiday specials.
Details: Open at 11; $15.95 for unlimited brunch pizzas, and bottomless cocktails for another $15.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-342-0444
The typical Seasons brunch stars an impressive raw bar, unlimited bubbly, and multiple stations for carved meats, omelets, salads, and more. Christmas generally brings an expanded version of the same. [Sample menu]
Details: Served 10 to 3; $110 per adult (which includes unlimited mimosas)
277 S. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-683-3247
Those who prefer to brunch in their pajamas on Christmas can pick up a “breakfast bag” from Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong’s market. Think cinnamon rolls, an egg casserole, and fresh juice. [Menu]
Details: Orders must be picked up by Wednesday, December 24 before 5; $40 per basket.
1847 14th St., NW; 202-265-7839
Get Fido in the holiday spirit with a “Wagtime Brunch” Think doggies in a blanket and hot drinks for humans, and homemade treats for pets. Dress your dog in it’s holiday best worst for the Ugly Fashion Dog Show.
Details: Sunday, December 15 from noon to 3.
2700 F St., NW; 202-416-8555
This is the last of three brunches with Santa at the Kennedy Center’s restaurant. You’ll find a buffet with everything from a raw bar to French toast, kid-friendly foods, and a gratis glass of bubbly for adults.
Details: Sunday, December 22 with seating beginning at 10; $45 adults, $20 kids ages 4 to 11.
9048 John S. Mosby Hwy., Upperville; 540-592-9020.
Head out to the Middleburg environs for Boxing Day Brunch in Virginia’s hunt country. The regular lineup of pub-y items are offered, so save room for bubble n’ squeak and chicken pot pie. [Menu]
Details: Thursday, December 26 from 11 to 2:30
7719 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; 240-330-4500
Catch Nat “King” Cole’s brother, Freddy Cole, over brunch at Bethesda’s concert venue-restaurant.
Details: Sunday, December 29 at 11; $50 per person.
I love going to restaurants for meals that are hard to recreate at home, and if there’s any such one, it’s the “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” The Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition was borne out of Catholic principles, which call for abstaining from meat on certain holy days. Regardless of religion, feste dei sette pesci is a custom worth adopting. Unless you’re equipped with a fabulous fishmonger and/or Italian grandmother, it’s best to leave the seafood-filled spread to the professionals. When done well, you’re in for an early Christmas present; a parade of aquatic delicacies that involves seven (or more) fish and shellfish dishes over multiple courses. Here are seven options around Washington, including a few that are available over multiple days.
3201 New Mexico Ave., NW; 202-244-2223
Chef Roberto Donna prepares a traditional seven-course feast with dishes like clam stew with spicy sausage and pasta tossed with shrimp and mussels. [Menu]
Details: Served now through December 24th at dinner; $45 per person.
1100 New York Ave., NW; 202-216-9550
Chef Nick Stefanelli whips up a modern Italian feast that includes plates more adventurous (grilled eel with onion compote) and familiar, like seared cod with tomatoes, capers, pine nuts, and olive oil-crushed potatoes. [Menu]
Details: Tuesday, December 24th; $65 per person.
3251 Prospect St. NW; 202-333-6183
This sceney Georgetown spot is decked out for the holidays and serves a traditional feast over seven courses, bookended by gratis bubbly to start and traditional Christmas Eve treats at the end. [Menu]
Details: Tuesday, December 24th; $95 per person.
601 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-628-2888
The Feast of the Seven Fishes isn’t the only Christmas Eve tasting menu offered at this swanky Italian spot, but it sounds wonderfully indulgent. Think oysters with Osetra caviar, ahi tuna and foie gras, and wild cod with black truffles. [Menu]
Details: Tuesday, December 24th; $145 per person (a children’s menu is available for $25).
116 S. Alfred St., Alexandria; 703-838-8000
Chef Brian McPherson takes a modern American approach to the meal in Old Town, serving courses like red prawn thermidor over Anson Mills polenta and potato-crusted sea bass with caviar and a wine-poached egg. [Menu]
Details: Tuesday, December 24th; $85 per person.
3435 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-686-2966
Details: Served Thursday, December 19th through Tuesday, December 24; $59 per person/$30 for kids (a children’s menu is also available).
3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-465-9360
The restaurant’s name doesn’t scream Italian, but we’re big fans of chef Liam LaCivita’s pastas and pizzas (he’s half-Italian, after all). You’ll find a mussel-topped wood-oven pie, spaghetti with clams, and more, all served family-style. [Menu]
Details: Available through December; $55 per person (with a two person minimum for the family-style format).
The historic Iron Gate Restaurant, recently re-opened in Dupont Circle, begins lunch service today. The interior is particularly fit for a snow day with plenty of dark wood, glowing chandeliers, and a brick-walled fireplace in the main dining room.
Unlike dinner, where a set menu is offered, lunch is entirely a la carte. The lineup of Mediterranean-inspired dishes from chef Tony Chittum includes the likes of squash soup with pumpkin seeds and amaretti cookies, rotisserie chicken and sausage cannelloni, and braised stuffed squid over saffron gnocchi. You’ll also find a variety of sandwiches, like a burger topped with burrata and a gyro stuffed with a rotating selection of wood-roasted meats, feta, and fries. The full menu is available here. On a day like today, a glass of Greek wine or warming ouzo should do the trick.
Regular lunch service will run Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 to 2:30.
We’re far from a snowpocalypse, but the government is closed and flakes are flying (for now). The best way to maximize the day: eating and drinking until the sun reappears. We’ll update the list of restaurant and bar specials throughout the day, as well as closures if the weather worsens.
Sit at the bar or bar-top tables and get half-price pizza all day.
The H Street spot opens at noon. Kids eat free from noon to 3, and taco Tuesday starts at 4 with $2 and $3 tacos.
Spike Mendelsohn's all-day $10 special includes French onion soup and a glass of wine.
This Adams Morgan brew bar will open early at noon. It’s a great tomato soup and grilled cheese combo day.
Hit the bar for half-price ($6) dark and stormy ciders and Hennessy "hotties" (hot toddies made with Earl Grey-infused Hennessy).
Buffalo & Bergen
Union Market is open today, and Gina Chersevani is pouring $2 bourbon-spiked hot ciders at her spot.
All day specials include $5 vanilla porters, hot toddies, Irish coffees, and bloodies. Bud Lights, Shock Tops, and Bullfeather Amber go for $3.
Extended happy hour begins at 2, plus $5 bourbon ciders and $2 off burgers.
All day happy hour at the bar. Pass the Negronis!
Cashions Eat Place
Mention you’re in for the snow day special in the bar or dining room and get half-price items from the “starters” and “for the table” sections, half-price glasses of wine, $4 Schlafly Christmas Ale, and a $5 sparkling cocktail.
Get your mulled wine fix for $8.
You’ll find “snow closure” hot chocolate made with Trickling Springs milk and house-made marshmallows.
Dangerously Delicious Pies
Grab a buddy and head to H Street for a $20 deal that includes two savory pies/quiches, two sweets, and two drinks.
Come for all day happy hour prices on drinks, stay for matzoh ball soup.
Eat the Rich
Fresh off a trip to Mexico, Derek Brown plans to serve up hot mezcal drinks between 5 and 7.
Food Wine & Co.
Lunch specials include a grilled lamb wrap and gingered carrot-coconut soup for $14, and a hot chocolate for an additional $2.
A hearty sandwich special involves a quarter pound of house-made pastrami on rye with dijon, Swiss, and slaw.
It’s happy hour all night when it comes to hot cocktails, like whiskey cider, mulled wine, and the tea-infused “hot chai way to hell.” All are $8.
NoPa Kitchen + Bar
Head over for all day regular happy hour, plus 20-percent off all drinks.
All-day happy hour alert! Head to this new Navy Yard spot for seven $7 bar snacks and $5 beers from 11:30 until close.
Half-price margherita pizzas are on offer, either to eat at the Merrifield spot or carry out.
Buy any pizza and beer and get a second brew for $1.
Kids eat free all day, plus a deal for all: buy-one-get-one-free pizzas.
Doors open at 11 am for all you thirsty H Streeters.
Rockvillians, take note: all-day happy hour drink prices are in affect, and open mic night starts at 8.
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Another Union Market spot pours warm beverages. In this case, mulled wine (perfect alongside oyster chowder).
Head in for a free mimosa between 11 and 3. Later you’ll find half-price burgers from 5 on, and two-for-one drafts after 7.
Half-price dumplings and $10 speciality cocktails are on offer, plus you can watch the snow fall from the window-walled room.
Trummer’s on Main
Those in the Clifton, Virginia environs will find half-off on all bar food from 8:30 to 9:30.
A long list of $5 specials includes 20 wines by the glass, beers, bar snacks, a mugs of brandy-spiked mulled wine. The extended happy hour lasts all night.
Closed for lunch, with plans to reopen at 5.
Closed for the day.
Closed for lunch.
Love it or hate it, Black Friday is coming up. For the fans, several restaurants close to hot shopping areas including Georgetown and Tysons Corner offer dining specials (and in one case, free gift-wrapping). Those looking to avoid the commercial hordes entirely can also find brunchtime respite, preferably over bottomless drinks.
1625 I St., NW; 202-689-8999
The draw: Stuffed popovers.
Holiday crowds driving you to drink? Belly up to this steakhouse bar for $10 “leftover” poppers stuffed with cranberry chutney, turkey, and potato purée and topped with rosemary gravy.
1837 M St., NW; 202-558-9545
The draw: Unlimited tapas and drinks.
Tackle a second feast of endless tapas from 11:30 to 2:30—think tortilla Española and Nutella-stuffed churros paired with bottomless mimosas, sangria, and more at this Dupont Spanish spot ($35 per person).
414 H St., NE; 202 450 3265
The draw: Everything has an egg on it.
If you consumed too many spiked ciders this Thanksgiving, this neighborhood bistro offers a “Frankenbrunch” from 11:30 to 3. Basically it’s the regular lunch menu, with eggs on everything—great on a BLT, maybe not so great on quiche.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-944-2026
The draw: Turducken.
Take a break from Georgetown shopping for a sandwich based on the cultish dish: a seared roulade of turkey, duck, and chicken that’s served on a bun with gravy mayonnaise, arugula, and craisins ($24 per sandwich).
1310 New Hampshire Ave., NW; 202-861-1310
The draw: Cheap brunch cocktails.
Unwind from 9 to 2 over $3 mimosas and $4 Bloodys, plus dishes like lemon-ricotta pancakes from the regular brunch menu.
1050 31st St., NW; 202-617-2400
The draw: Free gift-wrapping and light-ish fare.
You’ll find waistline-friendly dishes such as lobster salad and cured-salmon-avocado toasts, and seasonal drinks like a cranberry-mint mojito—just don’t drink too many and forget your newly wrapped presents.
480 King St., Alexandria; 703-842-2790
The draw: Early-bird brunch.
Up at dawn to capitalize on Old Town sales? You’ll find the regular brunch menu (French toast! Eggs Chesapeake!) offered between 7 and 2:30.
147 Maple Ave. W., Vienna; 703-319-2177
The draw: Brunch near (but not in) Tysons Corner.
Head in pre- or post-mall blitz for creative plates like eggs and kimchee, pumpkin-buttermilk pancakes, and shrimp and grits. There’s also a six-course tasting menu for two ($38) if you’re in an indulgent mood.
1905 Ninth St., NW; 202-332-1905
The draw: Bottomless brunch drinks.
You may need them with family in town. Sip unending mimosas and Bloodys while digging into the regular brunch menu (plus a few specials).
6361 Walker La., Alexandria; 703-313-9700
The draw: Free dessert pizza.
Stop in for dinner on Friday and with the purchase of an entrée receive a free dessert pizza topped with Nutella, whipped mascarpone, marshmallows, and sea salt.
Holiday shopping sales surround Thanksgiving, but there’s nothing cheap about a $100-plus heritage turkey. A number of restaurants are stepping up to offer specials so you can splurge calorically and save monetarily. Stay tuned for a separate list of Black Friday deals.
Student discounts at Al Dente
Being stuck on campus for the holidays has its perks. Anyone showing a student ID can order a three-course Thanksgiving menu for $25, with dishes such as chestnut soup, butternut squash lasagna, and turkey scallopini (items are also available à la carte). The regular four-course Turkey Day dinner menu isn’t much costlier, priced at $35 for the family-style meal.
When: Thursday, November 28; student special from 11:30 to 4 (regular dinner is 4:30 to 8).
Traditional dinner (on the cheap) at Clyde’s
It’s not easy finding a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey and fixins for less than $30. Here to help: multiple area locations of Clyde’s, which dish up roast turkey dinners with the likes of sausage stuffing, two types of potatoes, green beans, gravy, pie, and more for $26 per person, and $16 for children. Here’s a sample menu from the Georgetown flagship.
When: Thursday, November 28. Call individual locations for reservations/details.
Unlimited mussels and beer at Et Voila
No, $30 isn’t pocket change, but it’s cheap for unlimited mussels, fries, and Belgian beer. You’ll get exactly that at the Palisades Belgian bistro during a “stretch your belly” pre-Thanksgiving feast, with multiple mussel preparations like classic garlic-white wine, lemongrass-curry, lobster bisque, and more.
When: Wednesday, November 27, 5 to 10.
“Thankstapas” from Jaleo
José Andrés takes on Turkey Day without going whole hog, meaning you can find individually priced Thanksgiving tapas without splurging on a set menu or entrée. Dishes include turkey-and-blood-sausage croquetas with cranberry aïoli, roast turkey soup, and béchamel-sauced turkey-spinach canelones.
When: Friday, November 29, through December 1, at the Penn Quarter and Bethesda locations; through November 30 at Crystal City.
Unlimited pizza at Piola
Skip the pricey heritage turkey and feast on unlimited wood-fired pies for $17 ($10 for children) at the 14th Street location of the international pizza chain. Several Thanksgiving specials are in the mix, like a white turkey pizza with roasted potatoes and caramelized onions; you’ll find additional offerings such as tapas-size mac and cheese and sparkling pomegranate cocktails for an additional $5.
When: Thursday, November 28.
Three-course lunch at Ris
The newly Oprah-approved restaurant offers a festive, November-long lunch deal. A three-course Thanksgivukkah menu ($25) includes dishes such as an open-faced roast turkey sandwich on challah and sweet potato latkes topped with smoked salmon and sour cream.
When: Monday through Friday 11:30 to 3, through November.
Dollar burgers from Z-Burger
The local king of discount patties offers $1 turkey burgers at the Tenley location. The downside: You’ll have to say “gobble gobble” or make another turkey noise for the special—but there’s no such thing as a free lunch.
When: Wednesday, November 27, 11 to 2 (Tenley location only).
Hanukkah already brings tasty dishes to the table, but combine Jewish tradition with American indulgence on November 28 and you really have a meal worth celebrating. Typically the eight-day holiday competes with Christmas for the limelight, but once every 70,000-odd years the Festival of Lights and Thanksgiving unite. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that some chef is crazy enough to tackle a brisketducken (best eaten over mashed latkes, of course).
1317 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-293-4400
The deli is closed on Thanksgiving Day/Night One but is still getting into the spirit on Wednesday, November 27, with a Thanksgivukkah sweet potato latke piled with roast turkey, gravy, and cranberry sauce. You can also celebrate seven nights of Hanukkah with takeout latkes and doughnuts. Grab to-go beet-horseradish and carrot-cumin latkes with apple preserves and sour cream, or satisfy a sweet tooth with Nutella doughnuts.
Price: Both latkes and doughnuts are $6 for a three-item order.
3435 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-686-2966
Head to this Cleveland Park neighborhood spot for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, or a mix of both. The 28th brings a melting pot of Puritan, Italian, and Jewish traditions (turkey! cioppino! latkes!). You’ll find more classic dishes from the Festival of Lights through December 4, including Roseda Farms brisket.
Price: $45 for three courses on Thanksgiving Day; Hanukkah à la carte.
818 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-331-8118
Chef Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray recently authored The New Jewish Table, so it makes sense they’re celebrating both holidays. Guests can pick from two separate menus, and can snag a copy of the book with the Hanukkah option.
Price: Hanukkah starts at $60 for adults ($25 kids) for four courses; Thanksgiving is three courses for $65 ($35 kids).
2275 L St., NW; 202-730-2500
You don’t have to wait for November 28 to celebrate Thanksgivukkah at Ris Lacoste’s restaurant. The November “lunch club” menu embraces the holiday throughout the month, with dishes such as slow-cooked beef brisket with cranberry sauce and roast turkey atop challah bread. Over at Union Market, Lacoste runs a holiday stall with cooking items like chicken stock (a matzo-ball-soup-making necessity) as well as cranberry-orange bread and other baked goods.
Price: $25 for a three-course meal or à la carte.
Menu/details: Holiday stall only
2020 O St., NW; 202-496-2020
This funky Dupont Circle spot says “gobble tov!” to the holiday with an eclectic spread, including an appetizer buffet with everything from gefilte fish to a peanut butter “station” (not to be combined), and seated entrées like fried turkey and barbecue brisket. Most everything is for sale here, so you could pick up your Hanukkah presents, too.
Price: $70 for an appetizer and dessert buffet plus seated entrées/sides.
1341 H St., NE; 202-388-3833
This Jewish-Irish H Street spot is a year-round cultural mashup, so obviously there’s plenty of Thanksgivukkah spirit. The tavern is closed November 28 but offers a variety of specials from November 27 through December 4 like apple-cinnamon- or pickle-infused bourbon, Manischewitz-glazed wings, and pulled-brisket sliders. Celebrate the last night of Hanukkah with a Shmaltz tap takeover.
Price: À la carte.
Daunted by tackling a full Thanksgiving meal? Luckily a host of chefs—including some from Washington’s top restaurants—are here to help. Most offer a range of possibilities for every stage of your feast, from pre-brined birds to roasted heritage turkeys, tasty sides, desserts, or a full soup-to-nuts (er, turkey-to-pie) spread.
The feast: Get into the Southern spirit with a New Orleans-inspired spread of roasted or fried Cajun turkey, cornbread-andouille stuffing, mac and cheese, and more.
Serves: About eight, with a 16-to-18-pound gobbler, gravy, four sides, and biscuits ($175). Sides can also be ordered à la carte.
Details: Place orders by 5 on Thursday, November 21, for pickup between 11 and 1 on Thanksgiving Day.
The feast: You’ll find a large variety of seafood and land-fare at the restaurant’s market, from ready-to-cook Amish turkeys to freshly shucked oyster platters, sides, pies, and more.
Serves: Most items, including turkeys, vary by order.
Details: Order through Sunday, November 24, for pickup on Wednesday, November 27.
The feast: An elegant spread includes a roasted free-range bird, sides such as oyster-chorizo stuffing and bacon-cranberry Brussels sprouts, breads, apple pie, and more.
Serves: Six to eight ($300 before tax).
Details: Order until Saturday, November 23, for pickup on November 27 (11 to 7) or Thanksgiving Day (11 to 2).
The feast: Chef Bart Vandaele caters to both large and small gatherings, offering a 17-pound bird or a stuffed breast for four, plus sides and appetizers of all quantities.
Serves: Anywhere from an eight-person full meal ($169 includes the turkey and five sides) to à-la-carte sides and desserts.
Details: Order by Monday, November 25, for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 10 and noon.
The feast: Chef Victor Albisu gives Turkey Day a Latin twist with Peruvian chicken-style roast turkey and sides such as charred Brussels sprouts and canela candied yams.
Serves: Six to eight for the turkey ($110). Prices of sides vary.
Details: Order by Sunday, November 24, for pickup on Wednesday, November 27, or until noon on Thanksgiving Day.
The feast: Thanksgiving gets a Texas twist with pit-smoked turkeys and fixins like green bean casserole, skillet cornbread, and mac and cheese. Pies in flavors such as bourbon-pecan round out the meal.
Serves: Meals can be ordered for 5 to 8, 10 to 12, or à la carte (prices vary).
Details: Place orders by Friday, November 22, for pickup on Wednesday, November 27 (3 to 5) or Thanksgiving day (9 to noon).
The feast: Go Greek for Thanksgiving with Mike Isabella’s wood-spit-roasted birds, squash orzotto, lemony roasted potatoes, and more.
Serves: The 14-to-16-pound turkeys serve eight to ten ($120); sides vary.
Details: Order by Sunday, November 24, for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 8:30 and 11.
The feast: Choose between fresh or brined heritage birds, an oven-ready pork rib roast, and classic sides. Also check out sister operation Buzz Bakery for all your pie and biscuit needs.
Serves: Prices and portions vary by order.
Details: Order online for pickup at Union Market and Mosaic District locations.
The feast: Chef Cathal and Meshelle Armstrong’s Alexandria market offers a range of options, from whole turkeys to crowd-friendly appetizers and romantic meals for two.
Serves: Varies by order.
Details: Order online by Saturday, November 23; prices vary by item.
The feast: You’ll find a party-size selection of salads, side dishes, and main courses that go beyond the bird; think a New York strip roast and cedar-plank salmon.
Serves: All platters serve eight to ten, with prices varying by item.
Details: Grab your orders on Thanksgiving Day from 10 to 8:30.
Ah, Thursday—the day you most crave and deserve an after-work drink (though for the record, there’s nothing wrong with Martini Monday). Check out one of the many new happy hours around town, whether you’re drinking cheap beers at a new watering hole or noshing on recently discounted eats at a longtime favorite.
4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-552-8010
The deal: Due to Virginia lawmakers fancying mystery over practicality, we can’t tell you about this Shirlington Village tavern’s drink specials. But we’re pretty sure they exist in the month-old space, along with $1 oysters.
The details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7.
The Daily Dish
8301 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring; 301-588-6300
The deal: The Kalmia Road shutdown is apparently affecting commuters and traffic to this Silver Spring eatery, so it’s offering some liquid solutions: $5 “rush hour rum runners” and “sloe down gin fizzes,” as well as $4 brews and wines.
The details: Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6:30 at the cocktail bar.
3115 14th St., NW; 202-797-7227
The deal: The recently revamped neighborhood restaurant offers two happy hours: one early-evening round of extensive discounts, and late-night offer with $4 to $5 bites such as shishito peppers and fried oysters.
The details: Regular happy hour runs daily from 4 to 7. Late-night happy hour runs Thursday 10:30 to 11:30 and Friday and Saturday 10:30 to midnight.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken offers “decorate your own doughnut” boxes, and does most of the heavy lifting—or baking, in this case. The kit comes with three vanilla-glazed doughnuts, a piping bag of chocolate glaze, and Halloween-themed sprinkles ($10 each). Preorder through Thursday (recommended) by calling 202-809-5565 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free meals for spirited kids
Dress your kids in their Halloween best and head to Mi Cocina in Chevy Chase for free kids’ meals for any costumed child under 12 through Thursday.