Dickson Wine Bar
903 U St., NW
Washington, DC 20001
Nearby Metro Stops: U Street/African-American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo, Shaw-Howard University
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Sunday 6 to 7 PM: $5 glass of sparkling fruit, Pinot Grigio and Brut Rose; $4 select beers; $10 meat and cheese platter
Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
With poured-concrete floors, candlelight, and a wall of recycled wine bottles, this sleek space in a former art gallery manages to feel industrial and cozy at the same time. The wine list is diverse—Pinot Noir from Patagonia, Riesling from Germany, Chardonnay from Santa Barbara—and every selection is either organic or biodynamic. Come hungry if you want to try upmarket versions of Vietnamese bánh mì ($10 to $12); choose from pork belly, chicken, or rib eye. Insider tip: For good people-watching, grab a barstool along the third-floor railing—through large windows, you’ll be able to see the roof-deck revelers at Nellie’s and the U Street scene below. Open daily.