Recessions Happy Hour

Forget matters of atmosphere or style at this basement bar where "King Kong" beer mugs are, well, king.

With its basement location, grottolike walls, poor lighting, and green carpeting coming up at the seams, Recessions isn’t the most stylish spot in town. But that doesn’t matter, because it’s all about what this place does have: awesome after-work beer specials. From 5 to 7, you can get massive “King Kong” 26-ounce draft beers. With its L Street location, it’s also central to many of the offices and law firms that make up the so-called Golden Triangle, so you can be sure you’ll be sharing your evening with fellow office drones.