UPDATED: Luck of the Irish: More Snow-Day Specials Around Washington

Where to find all-day happy hour, discount eats, and more.

Happy St. Patrick’s snow day! Photograph via Shutterstock.

If there’s a silver lining to some serious flakes falling on St. Patrick’s Day, it’s all the restaurant and bar specials that come along with the snow. We’ll update the list throughout the day, where you’ll find plenty of St. Paddy’s wintry fun.


Agua 301

301 Water St., SW

Sip discount margaritas during all-day happy hour.

Alba Osteria

425 I St., NW

Drink away your March-snow-day blues with half-price wine all day.

Cashion’s Eat Place

1819 Columbia Rd., NW

The Adams Morgan spot opens at 2 with a chicken soup special, plus $5 beers and rails, $7 cocktails, half-price wine by the glass, and 30 percent off bottles.

DC Reynolds

3268 Georgia Ave., NW; 202-506-7178

The ol’ buy-one-get-one-free drink deal is still in effect, but you can also “buy one, give one”: the owners will donate the cost of the second drink to Boundary Stone’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation campaign.

Del Campo

777 I St., NW

Belly up the bar for all-day happy hour.

Dolcezza (Dupont)

1704 Connecticut Ave., NW

The Dupont location offers a sweet combination: $5 for a hot chocolate and dulche de leche cookie.

El Centro D.F.

1218 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 1819 14th St., NW

Happy hour (beverages only) lasts all day.

Et Voila

5120 MacArthur Blvd., NW

Head in for a comforting dinner of duck-leg confit, olive mashed potatoes, and a mixed green salad ($26).

G by Mike Isabella

2201 14th St., NW

Snow Patrick’s Day specials include $7 Irish coffee and $12 corned-beef-and-cabbage sandwiches.

Granville Moore’s

1238 H St., NE

The H Street favorite opens at noon for pots of mussels and more at lunch.


1200 New Hampshire Ave., NW

The Foggy Bottom spot opens late (at 4 versus 11), but you’ll find drink specials all evening.

The Heights

3115 14th St., NW

Hot and cold Irish-style drinks are the name of the St. Paddy’s/snow-day game: Irish hot chocolate spiked with Bailey’s hazelnut and pints of Conway’s Irish ale ($6). Order a sidecar of Tullamore Dew for just $3 more.

Hill Country

410 Seventh St., NW

Specials start at 11:30 with $4 Shiner Bock beers, $20 pitchers of margaritas, and pit-smoked wings. Regular happy hour starts at 3.

Jaleo Penn Quarter

480 Seventh St., NW

Look for a lunch combo of a bocata sandwich with a cup of soup and either Spanish coffee or sangria for $12. Otherwise all-day specials include $9 Spanish coffees spiked with whiskey and Liquor 43.


465 K St., NW

Dine in and get half-price maki rolls.

Logan Tavern

1423 P St., NW

Half-price beer, an Irish quiz, and all-day food-and-drink specials are all part of the festivities.

Menu MBK

405 Eighth St., NW

Find free hot chocolate in the market.

P.J. Clarke’s

1600 K St., NW

In addition to the planned lineup of St. Patrick’s Day festivities, you’ll find specials such as $5 Jameson shots, pints of Guinness, and Irish coffees.

Poste Moderne Brassiere

555 Eighth St., NW

Monday brunch time! Head over for the Bloody Mary bar, bottomless mimosas, and happy hour all day.

Satellite Room

2047 Ninth St., NW

After checking out earlier happy hours, head to this spot behind the 9:30 Club at 5 for $5 Overholt and $3 PBR.

701 Restaurant

701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Even if you’re not headed to the Kennedy Center for a show you can try the three-course pre-theater dinner all night ($34 per person), or snag a tummy-warming glass of port for 50 percent off.

Shake Shack (Dupont, Penn Quarter)

1216 18th St., NW; 800 F St., NW

While it’s not technically a snow-day-only special, today is perfect for snagging the chain’s green-and-white St. Patrick’s Day treat: Irish fries topped with horseradish cream, scallions, and crispy bacon.

Sticky Fingers

1370 Park Rd., NW

Snow-day specials such as half-price beer and wine and $4 spiked coffees join St. Paddy’s day offers including vegan stout cupcakes and bourbon-pecan sandwich cookies.

Ted’s Bulletin 14th Street

1818 14th St., NW

Ted’s gets into the St. Patrick’s snow day spirit with green coconut-covered snowballs.


2121 P St., NW

Look for happy hour from 4 to close.


701 Ninth St., NW

Booze it up with half-price wine at lunch and dinner.


781 Seventh St., NW

Look for happy hour all day and night on drinks only.


Cafe Deluxe Bethesda

4910 Elm St., Bethesda

Half-price bottles of wine.

Dolcezza (Mosaic District)

2905 District Ave., Fairfax

The Fairfax location combines a hot chocolate and dulche de leche cookie for $5.

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

Warm up with all-day happy hour and drink specials.

Jaleo Crystal City

2250-A Crystal Dr., Arlington

Specials include squash soup and chicken atop Catalan spinach (both $9).

Mon Ami Gabi

7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda

Happy hour starts at 3 and runs all night.

Mussel Bar

7262 Woodmont Ave., Betheda

It’s happy hour all day, and you can get $5 shots of Jameson and pints of Guinness.

Pete’s Apizza

3017 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington

Those who make their way to the restaurant will find half-price pizzas all day.

Spider Kelly’s

3181 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

It’s all fun and games with free shuffleboard and pool, plus all-day happy hour starting at noon.

Taco Bamba

2190 Pimmit Dr., Falls Church

Warm up with atole de fresa, a special masa-based hot drink with fresh strawberries ($3).

Uncle Julio’s

4870 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda

Salud! Frozen margaritas are $5 and Dos Equis are $3.

Willow Restaurant

4301 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington

The eatery will be closed for lunch, but the bar opens at 4 with the Nosh menu available, plus a clam chowder special and St. Patrick’s chocolate stout cakes. Dinner starts at 5:30.


Dolcezza (Bethesda)

7111 Bethesda La., Bethesda

Spend $5 and get both a hot chocolate and a dulce de leche cookie.

Jaleo Bethesda

7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda

All-day happy hour!

Pete’s Apizza

962 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring

Half-price whole pizzas all day (dine-in only).

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.