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Great Bars 2011 Happy Hour

Address: 777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.742.8550
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter/Chinatown, Downtown
Cuisines: Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Open for dinner Monday through Thursday from 5:45 to 9:45; Friday and Saturday from 5:45 to 10:45. Bar and lounge open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 AM until closing.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Gallery Place-Chinatown
Price Range: Expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Tuna Sliders; fried oysters; shortribs with foie gras; lobster with scrambled eggs; veal breast with wild mushroom ragout; lobster sausage; cider-braised pork belly; fall-spiced creme frite; Valrhona mousse with lemon-olive oil gelato and candied beets.
Price Details: Lounge menu, $10 to $24. Dining room, $10 to $23. Five-course tasting menu, $77.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details:
Monday 4 to close, Tuesday through Friday 4 to 7 PM: $3 beer, $4 wine, $7 daily seasonal punch, half-price flatbreads, $5 salami poppers, and half-price burgers on Monday.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

This jazzy lounge, adjacent to Peter Smith’s Modern American dining room, already wooed us with snacks such as tuna sliders with white-miso aïoli and miniature house-made hot dogs. But it recently landed another big draw: Gina Chersevani, the sass-talking bartender with a fan-club-like following. Her drinks favor infused rums, bourbons, and fresh juices. We like two recent additions: the “Yes We Can”ton, a gingery flute of pineapple juice and Cava, and the Situation Rum, like Hawaiian Punch gone glam. During the weekday happy hour from 4 to 7, cocktails are $10, with a rotating special $4, and Miller Lite or Yuengling (depending on the night) is $3.

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