Over 150 DC Bars Can Serve Booze Until 4 AM On Thanksgiving Eve

The Brixton. Photograph by Scott Suchman

Many of us need a drink (or several) to get through Thanksgiving weekend with the relatives. Thankfully DC’s Alcoholic Beverage Administration agrees, and granted extra-late hours for over 150 restaurants and bars on Wednesday (a.k.a. Thanksgiving Eve). Under the city’s extended holiday hours program, these establishments can serve drinks until 4 a.m.

On U Street, popular spots like the Brixton, Marvin, and Nellie’s Sports Bar can all stay open late. It’s a similar situation over along the 14th Street corridor, where a variety of bars and restaurants like the Black Cat, Bar PilarGhibellina/Sotto, and El Centro D. F. can serve until the wee hours. Adams Morgan bar hoppers can head to Madams Organ (among others) for a late-night drink, while H Street, Northeast also offers a variety of options, including Little Miss Whiskey’s and Rock & Roll Hotel. The bar scene in Georgetown is also prime for night owls, with the likes of Chez Billy Sud and Malmaison ready for drinkers.

One word of warning (besides drink plenty of water): not all bars and restaurants that were granted approval will necessarily stay open until 4 a.m., so it’s a good idea to call before visiting.









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