UPDATED: Snow-Day Food and Drink Specials Around Washington

Discount brews, lunch deals, brunch, and more.

Warm up with cheap beer. Photograph via Shutterstock.

It’s not a snow day, federally speaking, but the flakes are falling, the roads are slushy, and the restaurant/bar specials are coming. We’ll update the list throughout the day. In the meantime, it’s great weather to start planning your next drink by the fire.

Agua 301

301 Water St., SE

Tacos are $2.50 all day long, while Coronas are just $3.

Buffalo & Bergen at Union Market

1309 Fifth St., NE

Stop by for an all-day happy hour featuring $5 wines, bourbon-spiked cider, and Rebel IPA.

DC Empanadas at Union Market

The food truck’s stall in Union Market offers a buy two-get-one-free deal until 2 today. There’s also chicken-andouille gumbo to warm up.

DC Reynolds

3628 Georgia Ave., NW

The Petworth bar offers a lunchtime deal: a sandwich, fries, and soda for $9.

Drafting Table

1529 14th St., NW

The 14th Street bar/restaurant opens early for an “adult snow day” at 2, offering happy hour deals until close. A hot, boozy rum cocktail is also on offer.

Hank’s on the Hill

633 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

The Capitol Hill location of Hank’s offers happy hour all day at the bar, including $5 wines, beers, and punches, and $1.25 select oysters. The Dupont location is closed due widespread power outages in the area.

Jack Rose

2007 18th St., NW

Starting at 5 you’ll find $6 hot apple brands toddies, warm whiskey-cider, and mulled wine. The deals go all week long.


All area locations

Head in to any location for a $10 dining deal that includes a bocata sandwich and soup (either gazpacho or butternut squash with goat cheese).

Nage Bistro

1600 Rhode Island Ave., NW

The restaurant offers happy hour specials and half-price coffee drinks through 7 today.


401 Seventh St., NW

Warm up with a Mexican meal that includes a orange-infused tequila margarita, black bean soup with avocado and crispy ancho chiles, and Oaxacan hot chocolate ($12 total). There’s also a special hot cocktail with five-spiced tequila ($12).

Screwtop Wine Bar

1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington

The Arlington spot is open for brunch as of 10 with Sunday-like mimosas.


2121 P St., NW

The Dupont eatery will offer the same special every time it snows this winter, work or no: $5 pizzas to go or eat on premises (typically $15), and $7 specialty cocktails and hot cocoa.


701 Ninth St., NW

The Mediterranean spot says cheers to the snow day with half-priced bottles of wine.

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.