Johnny's Half Shell
400 N. Capitol St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7:30: discounted appetizers, beer, and cocktails.
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
This classy seafood joint practically in the shadow of the Capitol building fills up with lobbyists and Hill staffers during happy hour, 4:30 to 7:30 Monday through Friday. The drink deals are nothing special: draft beers $5, cocktails $7 to $9. Discounts on the excellent food are the draw. Oysters are $10 for a half dozen, and you can easily make a meal of a couple of hearty appetizers—a mini-burger ($2.50), grilled squid ($5), barbecue shrimp with Asiago-cheese grits ($6), and more.