Vidalia
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75 Great Bars (2013) Happy Hour

Vidalia
Address: 1990 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-659-1990
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Downtown
Cuisines: Southern, Modern, American
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Dupont Circle, Farragut North
Price Range: Very expensive
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Valet Parking Available
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday from 5 to 7: half-price wines, specialty cocktails, and libations; a selection of bottles and drafts for $3.50; changing menu of $3.00 bar bites (think house-made charcuterie and rillettes).

This white-tablecloth, Southern-inspired restaurant has one of the best happy hours in town: Monday through Friday 5:30 to 6:30, sommelier Ed Jenks offers a free tasting of three wines, and James Beard Award–winning chef R.J. Cooper pairs them with bite-size hors d’oeuvres, also free. The booze isn’t discounted, but a mint julep ($9.75) packs enough punch to count as two drinks. And like everything else at the bar, the complimentary nibbles—spiced corn nuts, marinated olives, miniature cheddar puffs—are a cut above.

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