Drinks and Eats
3462 14th St., NW
If you’re looking for something different, try a great Laotian happy hour in Columbia Heights. Adventuresome dishes like mouth-searing rice noodle salad, fried pig’s ears, and grilled chicken hearts run $5 to $7. Wash it down with $3 Beer Lao, $6 wines, and $5 old fashioned.
When: Daily, 5 to 7.
1610 14th St., NW
One of the better dining deals in town can be found at Ghibellina’s bar, where the kitchen’s fantastic thin-crust pies go for just $10 (normally around $17). Additional specials include $6 Italian cocktails, $5 wines, and $6 20 oz. beers.
When: Daily (Monday and Tuesday, 4 to 6:30; Wednesday through Sunday, 3 to 6:30)
633 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Head to the oyster bar for $5 select beers, wines, and the house punch, and plenty of discount food options. Tasty snacks include $4 crispy fish tacos, $1.25 oysters, and $8 fried calamari with spicy remoulade.
When: Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7; Sunday, 3 to close (bar only)
2201 14th St., NW
A lengthy daily happy hour menu at Mike Isabella’s Greek spot includes a variety of $7 boozy lemonades and mini lamb gyros, $8 flatbreads, and a trio of their stellar dips for $14.
When: Daily, 5 to 7
1817 Columbia Rd., NW
Looking for late-night deals? Head to this boardwalk-inspired Adams Morgan haunt for a “shells and cans” deal: $1 select oysters, and $1 off all canned beers.
When: Friday and Saturday, 10 to close.
1612 14th St., NW
The bocce court is gone from this popular 14th Street hangout, replaced by Tilt, a separate pinball-themed bar. Luckily the same great Sunday happy hour remains. Deals include $10 buckets of beer, half-price drafts, $5 wines, two-for-one oysters, $7 pizzas and dive burgers, and more.
When: Sunday, 3 to 10 (a more limited happy hour runs Friday, 5 to 7)
1839 Seventh St., NW
Night owls can drop by Derek Brown’s Shaw cocktail/seafood bar for $1 oysters and rotating drink specials.
When: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 pm to close; Sunday, 9:30 pm to close.
1940 11th St., NW
Oenophiles can pick between 15 wines by the glass for $5, while beer drinkers will find $5 Peronis. A selection of small plates is also discounted. An added perk: free bocce.
When: Daily, 5 to 7
1914 Ninth St., NW
You’ll find a deal every day at this rustic Shaw Italian spot. Weekend-specific specials include half-priced cheese plates on Friday and Saturday, and all-day happy hour on Sunday.
When: Daily, specials and times vary
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1837 First St., NW
Chase your Nashville hot chicken sandwich with $5 beers, wines, and cocktails all weekend long at this Bloomingdale spot. Anything behind the bar is fair game—try bourbon-spiked apple cider to get in the fall spirit.
When: Everyday, 5 to 8.
1414 14th St., NW
This laid-back basement bar on 14th Street offers happy hour every day until 8 pm. Canned beer and canned wine go for $2, meaning you can crack a can of rosé for less.
When: Everyday, from when the doors open until 8 pm.
919 U St., NW
Kick back on weekend afternoons at this Mexican beer garden with $3 PBRs/Natty Boh, $6 margaritas, and $21 marg pitchers.
When: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 3 pm.
3628 Georgia Ave., NW
Grab a buddy for buy-one-get-one-free drinks at this Petworth neighborhood bar. No fine print here—any beverage the bar stocks is included in the deal.
When: Monday through Saturday, 5 pm to 9 pm
700 Sixth St., NW
Chef Jeff Tunks’s Penn Quarter spot offers an extensive happy hour, with 35 discount drafts ($5 for 14 oz. and $8 for 22 oz.). The bar also pours $5 select wines and cocktails.
When: Monday through Saturday, 4 to close; all day on Sunday
707 Seventh St., NW
The Clyde’s Group are well-known for their extensive happy hour offerings. On weekends, you’ll find both early and late-night deals near the Verizon Center—perfect for pre-and-post game around shows and sporting events.