UPDATED: Snow-Day Specials Around Washington

Where to eat and drink your way through the storm.

Spend your snow day taking advantage of specials such as free sherry, half-price pizza, and more. Image via Shutterstock.

The flakes are falling, and you know what that means (besides total chaos): food and drink specials! Washington restaurants and bars are stepping up per usual to make your snow day as fun as possible. We’ll update the list throughout the afternoon as more deals become available.


Alba Osteria

Half-price pizzas in the bar area all day.

The Blaguard

The bar opens early with a limited menu, but you will find tater tots and beer—what else does life need?

The Brixton

Head in for $5 mulled wine from 5 to close.

Buffalo & Bergen at Union Market

Gina Chersevani serves up $3 hot cider and $10 Kentucky Snowballs.


Order a small or medium sub at this Vice President-approved sub shop and get a free upgrade to the next size.

Cashion’s Eat Place:

It’s closed for dinner, but the regular happy hour is offered from 5 to 9.

Chez Billy

This bistro boasts a wood-burning fire (as do these places) and an $8 hot toddy special all night.


The salad chain offers $8 salad deals at participating locations.

DC Reynolds

The usual buy-one-drink-get-one-free happy hour special lasts all day.

Duke’s Grocery

This Dupont spot dishes up sandwiches and $5 happy hour specials.

El Chucho

Warm up with $3 hot beverages and Tecate and $5 Jameson.

Food Wine & Co.

All-day beer specials include Star Hill’s appropriately named Snow Blind for $5. Buy one All-American burger and get a second of your choice for only $5.

Granville Moore’s

The bar opens a bit early, at 3, to allow for snow-day drinking.


Head over for half-price beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as extended Restaurant Week specials.

Living Room at the W Hotel

The swanky hotel lobby offers its barrel-aged Manhattan for $8.

Maple Ave.

While many Virginia spots are shutting their doors, Maple Ave. is open and offering its two-course lunch ($20 per person).

Mockingbird Hill

Stay warm with free glasses of sherry from 5 to 6.

Nick’s Riverside Grill

The Georgetown waterfront spot offers $3 beer, house liquor, and hot chocolate all day.

Osteria Marzano

You’ll find happy hour all day, with deals such as $10 pizzas, $2 giant meatballs, and $5 flatbreads. It’s Virginia, so ask about drink specials when you get there.

Osteria Morini

The extensive happy hour menu is offered all day.

The Pig

You don’t have to love swine to enjoy happy hour all day at the bar.


Half-price pies are yours at both the Arlington and 14th Street locations.

Righteous Cheese at Union Market

“All-day fun day” includes Alpine cheese and beer flights for $19 (regularly $24), and a racelette special for $13.


The new restaurant offers lunch service today for the first time from 11:30 to 3. No deals per se, but a burger sounds pretty good right now.


Head to the Capitol Hill spot for dinner and get half off a bottle of Italian red or white wine.


Cava: All three locations closed after 3 PM.

DGS Delicatessen: Open for lunch but closing for dinner.

Granville Moore’s: Beer dinner moved to Wednesday.

Grapeseed: Closed.

Industree “young bloods” event: moved to January 29.

Mari Vanna’s anniversary party: Moved to February 4.

Pizzeria Orso: Closed for lunch and dinner.

Port City: Tasting room closed.

Water & Wall: Closed for dinner.

2941: Closed for lunch and dinner.

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.