10 New Happy Hours to Try Now

Post-work boozing just got more interesting.

Want to try Kapnos on the cheap? Check out the newly launched happy hour. Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Ah, Thursday—the day you most crave and deserve an after-work drink (though for the record, there’s nothing wrong with Martini Monday). Check out one of the many new happy hours around town, whether you’re drinking cheap beers at a new watering hole or noshing on recently discounted eats at a longtime favorite.

Copperwood Tavern
4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-552-8010
The deal: Due to Virginia lawmakers fancying mystery over practicality, we can’t tell you about this Shirlington Village tavern’s drink specials. But we’re pretty sure they exist in the month-old space, along with $1 oysters.
The details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7.

The Daily Dish
8301 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring; 301-588-6300
The deal: The Kalmia Road shutdown is apparently affecting commuters and traffic to this Silver Spring eatery, so it’s offering some liquid solutions: $5 “rush hour rum runners” and “sloe down gin fizzes,” as well as $4 brews and wines.
The details: Monday through Friday 3:30 to 6:30 at the cocktail bar.

The Heights
3115 14th St., NW; 202-797-7227
The deal: The recently revamped neighborhood restaurant offers two happy hours: one early-evening round of extensive discounts, and late-night offer with $4 to $5 bites such as shishito peppers and fried oysters.
The details: Regular happy hour runs daily from 4 to 7. Late-night happy hour runs Thursday 10:30 to 11:30 and Friday and Saturday 10:30 to midnight.

2201 14th St., NW; 202-234-5000
The deal: Go Greek for happy hour at Mike Isabella’s 14th Street spot, which dishes up $5 small plates like spanakopita and Greek fries, $7 boozy lemonades, and $6 on-tap Prosecco and vino.
The details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7.

Markhams Bar and Grill
7141 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda; 240-800-4700
The deal: The latest addition to the Bethesda bar/restaurant scene is this casual spot, which serves $3 rail drinks and domestic beers and half-price wine for happy hour. Come during the Redskins game on Thursday, November 7, and you can get messy with half-price wings.
The details: Monday through Friday 4 to 7.

Mi Cocina
5471 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 301-652-1195
The deal: Head to this Chevy Chase Tex-Mex spot for its brand-new Five at Five happy hour, with a handful of $5 options including classic and skinny margaritas, wines, nachos, and more. Two perks: a patio with heaters for channeling a summery vibe, and late-night deals.
The details: Monday through Friday 5 to 7, and then again from 9 to close.

Mintwood Place
1813 Columbia Rd., NW; 202-234-6732
The deal: Chef Cedric Maupillier’s newish happy hour menu has expanded, offering $5 refreshers and a large portion of the regular menu at a discount, including desserts.
The details: Tuesday through Friday 5:30 to 7 in the bar area only.

Park View Patio
3632 Georgia Ave., NW; 202-291-2182
The deal: The Park View neighborhood’s newest bar opens with a generous deal: buy-one-get-one-free drinks until 9. Indulge inside or on the roomy outdoor patio if the weather’s decent.
The details: Thursday through Sunday 6 to 9.

The W Hotel Living Room
515 15th St., NW; 202-661-2400
The deal: You don’t have to be a hotel guest to lounge in the W’s swank lobby. While cocktails normally start at $15, the newly launched happy hour offers $10 mixtures and snacks, $8 spirits and glasses of wine, and $5 brews. Not dirt cheap, but cheaper.
The details: Daily 4 to 7.

1155 14th St., NW; 202-379-4366
The deal: Launching today, November 7, you’ll find $1 local War Shore and Battle Creek oysters as well as regular happy hour deals. Eat more for the environment, as all shells are recycled to build Chesapeake beds.
The details: Thursday 3 to 7.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.