Great Bars 2011: Brasserie Beck
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Happy Hour Great Bars 2011

Brasserie Beck
Address: 1101 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-408-1717
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, Belgian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday for dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner.
Nearby Metro Stops: Mt. Vernon Square/7th St.-Convention Center, McPherson Square
Price Range: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Poached egg and toasted baguette atop a garlicky mushroom sauce and spaetzle; golden fries with a trio of mayos; lush pea soup with veal-cheek meatballs.
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
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Dark wood paneling and wicker barstools combine with a soaring ceiling and exposed ductwork to give this beer spot a cool, old-meets-new vibe. Resist the urge to play it safe and instead take advantage of the long menu, which includes 13 pages of bottles plus another page and a half of drafts. General manager Thor Cheston, the beer sommelier, is happy to answer questions and offer samples before you commit. Belgian fare—such as frites and mussels prepared several ways—is a perfect complement to the brew.

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