Great Bars 2013: Sonoma
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75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour

Address: 223 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Phone: 202-544-8088
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
Cuisines: Modern, Pizza
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 10 PM; Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11 PM; Sunday from 5:30 to 9 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Capitol South
Price Range: Moderate
Reservations: Recommended
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Happy Hour Details:
Tuesday through Friday 5 to 7 PM: $3 peroni, $5 house wine, $5 signature cocktails.
Happy Hour Days:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Long before Spike Mendelsohn became reigning king of Capitol Hill, Sonoma was an oasis of good wine and small plates in a desert of dive bars full of fratty Hill staffers. Pennsylvania Avenue may have evolved since then, but Sonoma’s exposed brick, long cement bar, and rows of wine bottles still outclass other neighborhood watering holes. The Monday-through-Friday happy hour in the upstairs lounge offers discounted drinks and snacks, but the real draw is the extensive, West Coast-centric wine list. Insider tip: Flashy slices down the street at Mendelsohn’s We, the Pizza might get more attention, but the $10 Margherita on Sonoma’s menu is a thin-crusted steal. Restaurant open daily. Lounge open Monday through Saturday.

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