Monday through Friday 5 to 7 PM: $6 Russian beers, $7 house martinis and half-off appetizers.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Dimly lit chandeliers, mahogany, and dark-red walls make you feel as if you’ve been transported to Moscow when you enter this Dupont Circle restaurant and lounge. Specialties include caviar, martinis, Eastern European beer, and of course, vodka—more than 100 kinds. Despite the formal decor and expensive drinks, the bar draws crowds of twentysomethings on weekends and during happy hour (weekdays 5 to 7), when martinis are half price. If you’re lucky, you might spot the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin or Alexander Semin.