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UPDATED: Luck of the Irish: More Snow-Day Specials Around Washington
Where to find all-day happy hour, discount eats, and more.
If there’s a silver lining to some serious flakes falling on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s all the restaurant and bar specials that come along with the snow. We’ll update the list throughout the day, where you’ll find plenty of St. Paddy’s wintry fun.
301 Water St., SW
Sip discount margaritas during all-day happy hour.
425 I St., NW
Drink away your March-snow-day blues with half-price wine all day.
1819 Columbia Rd., NW
The Adams Morgan spot opens at 2 with a chicken soup special, plus $5 beers and rails, $7 cocktails, half-price wine by the glass, and 30 percent off bottles.
3268 Georgia Ave., NW; 202-506-7178
The ol’ buy-one-get-one-free drink deal is still in effect, but you can also “buy one, give one”: the owners will donate the cost of the second drink to Boundary Stone’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation campaign.
777 I St., NW
Belly up the bar for all-day happy hour.
1704 Connecticut Ave., NW
The Dupont location offers a sweet combination: $5 for a hot chocolate and dulche de leche cookie.
1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 1819 14th St., NW
Happy hour (beverages only) lasts all day.
5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW
Head in for a comforting dinner of duck-leg confit, olive mashed potatoes, and a mixed green salad ($26).
2201 14th St., NW
Snow Patrick’s Day specials include $7 Irish coffee and $12 corned-beef-and-cabbage sandwiches.
1238 H St., NE
The H Street favorite opens at noon for pots of mussels and more at lunch.
1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW
The Foggy Bottom spot opens late (at 4 versus 11), but you’ll find drink specials all evening.
3115 14th St., NW
Hot and cold Irish-style drinks are the name of the St. Paddy’s/snow-day game: Irish hot chocolate spiked with Bailey’s hazelnut and pints of Conway’s Irish ale ($6). Order a sidecar of Tullamore Dew for just $3 more.
410 Seventh St., NW
Specials start at 11:30 with $4 Shiner Bock beers, $20 pitchers of margaritas, and pit-smoked wings. Regular happy hour starts at 3.
480 Seventh St., NW
Look for a lunch combo of a bocata sandwich with a cup of soup and either Spanish coffee or sangria for $12. Otherwise all-day specials include $9 Spanish coffees spiked with whiskey and Liquor 43.
465 K St., NW
Dine in and get half-price maki rolls.
1423 P St., NW
Half-price beer, an Irish quiz, and all-day food-and-drink specials are all part of the festivities.
405 Eighth St., NW
Find free hot chocolate in the market.
1600 K St., NW
In addition to the planned lineup of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, you’ll find specials such as $5 Jameson shots, pints of Guinness, and Irish coffees.
555 Eighth St., NW
Monday brunch time! Head over for the Bloody Mary bar, bottomless mimosas, and happy hour all day.
2047 Ninth St., NW
After checking out earlier happy hours, head to this spot behind the 9:30 Club at 5 for $5 Overholt and $3 PBR.
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Even if you’re not headed to the Kennedy Center for a show you can try the three-course pre-theater dinner all night ($34 per person), or snag a tummy-warming glass of port for 50 percent off.
Shake Shack (Dupont, Penn Quarter)
1216 18th St., NW; 800 F St., NW
While it’s not technically a snow-day-only special, today is perfect for snagging the chain’s green-and-white St. Patrick’s Day treat: Irish fries topped with horseradish cream, scallions, and crispy bacon.
1370 Park Rd., NW
Snow-day specials such as half-price beer and wine and $4 spiked coffees join St. Paddy’s day offers including vegan stout cupcakes and bourbon-pecan sandwich cookies.
1818 14th St., NW
Ted’s gets into the St. Patrick’s snow day spirit with green coconut-covered snowballs.
2121 P St., NW
Look for happy hour from 4 to close.
701 Ninth St., NW
Booze it up with half-price wine at lunch and dinner.
781 Seventh St., NW
Look for happy hour all day and night on drinks only.
4910 Elm St., Bethesda
Half-price bottles of wine.
Dolcezza (Mosaic District)
2905 District Ave., Fairfax
The Fairfax location combines a hot chocolate and dulche de leche cookie for $5.
2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
Warm up with all-day happy hour and drink specials.
2250-A Crystal Dr., Arlington
Specials include squash soup and chicken atop Catalan spinach (both $9).
7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
Happy hour starts at 3 and runs all night.
7262 Woodmont Ave., Betheda
It’s happy hour all day, and you can get $5 shots of Jameson and pints of Guinness.
3017 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
Those who make their way to the restaurant will find half-price pizzas all day.
3181 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
It’s all fun and games with free shuffleboard and pool, plus all-day happy hour starting at noon.
2190 Pimmit Dr., Falls Church
Warm up with atole de fresa, a special masa-based hot drink with fresh strawberries ($3).
4870 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Salud! Frozen margaritas are $5 and Dos Equis are $3.
4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington
The eatery will be closed for lunch, but the bar opens at 4 with the Nosh menu available, plus a clam chowder special and St. Patrick’s chocolate stout cakes. Dinner starts at 5:30.
7111 Bethesda La., Bethesda
Spend $5 and get both a hot chocolate and a dulce de leche cookie.
7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda
All-day happy hour!
962 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring
Half-price whole pizzas all day (dine-in only).