Updated: Snow-Day Specials Around Washington

All-day happy hours, cheap eats, and more.

No work? Sip wine all day during the many happy hours. Photograph via Shutterstock.

By now, you know the drill: The snow starts falling, offices close, and all-day happy hour ensues. Things could be worse than snow in March. We’ll keep you updated throughout the day as we get more details on specials.


Agua 301

This Navy Yard spot is open and serving happy hour drinks all day.

Al Dente

The Foxhall eatery opens at 4 today with half-price pizzas, $4 beers, and $5 house cocktails.

Alba Osteria

Head over for half-price pizzas at the bar all day and half-price wine all night long.

Black Squirrel

Head in for beers at an earlier noon-time hour.


Snow-day happy hour includes $25 pitchers of sangria, $5 churros, and more.

The Brixton

Trivia night starts at 7 with $4 wings and $5 wine.


All-day happy hour at this Penn Quarter spot includes eats such as $5 meatball sliders, garlic bread, and fried zucchini, as well as $12 cold antipasto (all portions serve two to four).

Cashion’s Eat Place

Looking for a nice lunch in Adams Morgan? Cashion’s opens at 1 with special chicken soup, bar snacks, and all-day happy hour that includes discounted bottles of wine, $5 beers, and $7 signature cocktails.

City Tap House

Think spring-y thoughts at this Penn Quarter brewhouse, which offers $4 Evolution Sprung beers.


It may not be gelato weather, but you can happily sip $3 hot chocolates at all locations.

Drafting Table

This 14th Street pub opens at 2 with all-day-and-night happy hour: $4 beers, wine, and cocktails.


Free tater tot alert: You can snag the comped snacks from noon to 4. Other draws include $7 Irish coffees and spiked ciders and a screening of the Nats vs. Yankees spring training.


Wine lovers, take note: There are half-price bottles for you.

El Centro D.F.

Both locations in Georgetown and on 14th Street offer happy hour all day.

El Chucho

All-night happy hour starts at 4.


The deal: all-night happy hour from 4 to close.


The restaurant opens at 4 for dinner, and in addition to the monthly industry night at 10, you’ll find $5 Fernet Branca snow cones.

Granville Moore’s

The H Street spot opens at noon with $12 bowls of mussels all day.

Hill Country

The market opens at 11:30 as usual with all-day happy hour ($3 PBR, $5 house wine/shots/margaritas), and $20 pitchers. All-you-can-eat Monday starts at 5.

Jack Rose

The doors open at 5 for $5 hot cocktail specials.

Jaleo Penn Quarter

Specials include a warming Basque veal stew and carrot soup with goat-cheese croutons.

Lupo Verde

This new 14th Street spot offers $10 pizzas all night and a selection of 15 half-price bottles of wine.


The bar opens at 5 for $4 Stellas, $5 rail drinks, and $6 wines on the covered deck. In the restaurant you’ll find half-price mussels, burgers, and hot toddy specials.

Menu MBK

Find free hot chocolate and $1 drip coffee.

Meridian Pint

Feast on all-day brunch while watching Star Wars, which begins screening at noon.

Osteria Morini

All-day happy hour!


The deal: $12 for a margarita, soup, and hot chocolate.

P.J. Clarke’s

Warming eats such as chili and burgers are priced at $10, while beers and rum-spike lattes are $5.


Head to Penn Quarter for all-day brunch, including the buzz-inducing Bloody Mary bar and all-night happy hour.


Bottomless mimosas can be yours during all-day brunch.

Sticky Fingers

Stop in for $5 Irish coffees, half-price beer and wine, and $1 cups of soup for every salad or sandwich order.

Tortilla Coast

The Capitol Hill location serves brunch all day, including a $5 Bloody Mary bar. At the Logan Circle branch guests receive free Mexican hot chocolate with every entrée order.


Another all-day happy hour for your snow-day drinking needs.


The H Street spot opens per usual at 5 with $1 sliders all night.


Order lunch or dinner alongside half-price bottles of wine.


Bethesda Row-Tini

The snow hasn’t stopped this martini competition—in fact, you now have an excuse to start drinking $5 to $8 cocktails earlier. Ten restaurants are participating, including Mussel Bar, Raku, Redwood, and more.

Caddies on Cordell

Lunch deals start at $9, plus you can drink $2 drafts, $7 pitchers, and half-price margaritas.

Clyde’s Chevy Chase

Half-price burgers and wine!

Jaleo Bethesda

It’s happy hour all day in Bethesda!

Pete’s Apizza

The dine-in-only deal in Silver Spring: half-price pizzas.


Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

Find all-day happy hour.


Jaleo Crystal City

Specials include squash soup, grilled chicken with Catalan spinach (both $10), and $15 fried cod with rosemary-garlic sofrito.


Northside Social

Caffeine-hunting in Clarendon? The cafe is open and serving up hot coffee alongside Nutella pop tarts.

Pete’s Apizza

The dine-in-only deal in Clarendon: half-price pizzas.

Taco Bamba

Warm up with posole soup, or opt for discounted warm drinks such as cinnamon coffee and Mexican hot chocolate.


Head in at noon for $7 specials like grilled cheese and tomato soup and hot toddies.

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.