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Where to Find Half-Price Wine Nights Around DC

Restaurants and bars pouring discount vino, all week long.
Where to Find Half-Price Wine Nights Around DC

Starting Monday

Al Dente

3201 New Mexico Ave., NW

Chef Roberto Donna’s pizzas and pastas can be ordered with half-priced bottles of Italian wines.

When: Monday and Sunday, all night.

Ambar

523 Eighth St., SE

Looking for something more exciting than Malbec? Browse this Balkan restaurant’s list of wines from Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, and more, all offered at half-price.

When: Monday, all night.

Ankara

1320 19th St., NW

Dupont’s new Turkish spot offers free range of their list for half-price wine night, which includes a large number of bottles from Turkey.

When: Mondays, all night.

Barcelona

Multiple locations

Drop by the popular 14th Street location, Cathedral Heights, and Reston for list of Spanish bottles at half-price.

When: Monday, all night.

Duke’s Grocery

1513 17th st., NW

Start the week right with a Proper Burger and half-price bottle, starting at 7. Want to drink earlier? Happy hour specials on a variety of drinks run from noon to 7.

When: Monday, starting at 7.

Masa 14

1825 14th St., NW

Pair Latin-Asian small plates with half-price bottles anywhere in the restaurant. If sipping glasses is more your speed, happy hour pricing on vino—plus beer and cocktails—runs all night on Tuesday.

When: Monday, starting at 5; all night happy hour on Tuesday.

Water & Wall

3811 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington

Sample chef Tim Ma’s creative cooking while ordering any bottle of wine under $75 for half-off, Monday and Sunday.

When: Monday and Sunday, all evening.

Cava Mezze: built for sipping wine with small plates. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Tuesday

Cava Mezze

Multiple locations

Sip half-price bottles with your Mediterranean small plates at all three local branches of Cava—Clarendon, Capitol Hill, and Rockvilleoffered throughout the restaurants, all night long.

When: Tuesday, all night.

Town Hall

2340 Wisconsin Ave., NW

This Glover Park neighborhood joint pours half-price bottles to pair with their higher-end pub fare.

When: Tuesday, all night.

Trapezaria

11 N. Washington St,, Rockville

Drop in for an early dinner at this stellar Mediterranean restaurant and take advantage of half-price bottles of Greek wine.

When: Tuesday, 4 to 7.

The best pairing for Pizzeria Orso’s wood-fired pies: half-price wine. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

Wednesday

Mason Social

728 N. Henry St., Alexandria

Head to this Alexandria neighborhood spot for any bottle of wine for half-off, all night long.

When: Wednesdays, all night.


Pizzeria Orso

400 S. Maple Dr., Falls Church

Take advantage of “wine Wednesdays,” when select bottles are poured for half-off during happy hour and dinner.

When: Wednesday, 4 to 9.

Chef Geoff’s

Multiple locations

Chef Geoff’s offers one of the most generous happy hour menus, day after day, year after year. Wednesdays bring half-price bottles, open to close, at all locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Glasses of house wine go for $6.95 during happy hour, offered seven days a week.

When: Wednesday, all day and evening.

Drop into a Chef Geoff’s location on any given day, and you’ll likely find discount wine. Photograph via Chef Geoff’s.

Thursday

Bayou Bakery

1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington; 901 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Abita may be the traditional pairing with New Orleans-style eats, but we’ll take our jambalaya with half-priced bottles at both Bayou Bakery locations.

When: Thursday, starting at 5.

Radius Pizza

3155 Mt. Pleasant St., NW

Large, thin-crust pies can be ordered alongside half-price bottles all night at this neighborhood pie joint in Mount Pleasant.

When: Thursday, all night.

Wind down the week with–you guessed it–more wine. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Starting Sunday

Dino’s Grotto

1914 Ninth St., NW

The best wine deal at Dino’s doesn’t come from the Italian restaurant’s cellar: no corkage fee on bottles—i.e. bring your own for free—Sunday through Tuesday. Other options include a 33 percent discount (almost half price!) on bottles $50 and over on the same evenings. Find discount glasses in the bar during the many happy hour times.

When: No corkage and 33 percent off wines, Sunday through Tuesday.

Floriana

1602 17th St., NW

Guests can sip any wine from the large list at half-price at this neighborhood Italian to beat the Sunday Scaries or Hump Day. The patio is a great place to take advantage in warm weather.

When: Sunday and Wednesday, all night.

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Anna Spiegel
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.