Snow Day Food and Drink Specials Around DC

Joselito offers a discounted food and drink menu, starting early for snow day. Photograph by Rey Lopez, courtesy of Joselito.

The federal government remains open through the sleet and snow (with a three hour delay), but you’ll still find plenty of restaurant and bar specials. We’ll update the list throughout the day; email Kayla Randall,

Joselito Casa de Comidas

660 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Early happy hour alert: Capitol Hill’s Spanish cafe starts their “Hemingway hour” at 11:30 am. The full drink and restaurant menu—including a special lentil stew with Iberian meats—is offered at a 20% discount.

Tredici Enoteca

2033 M St., NW

All raw bar items and Champagne (by the glass and bottle) are served at half-price at the St. Gregory hotel restaurant.

Takoda Restaurant and Beer Garden

715 Florida Ave., NW

Head to this Shaw spot for $2 off hot toddy cocktails made with Redemption bourbon, tea, and cinnamon syrup ($10).


1443 P St., NW

Grab a spiked chocolate, Natty Boh combo, or spiked caramel cider–all for $4, and a $5 veggie or beef burger if you get hungry.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St., NW

Grab an $8 hot cocktail by the fire in the balcony room, or warm up on the heated rooftop terrace. Warming food specials ($8) include grilled cheese with tomato soup. The deals run through the cold weather Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at 5 pm.


3417 Connecticut Ave., NW

Enjoy an all night happy hour at this Cleveland Park restaurant, from 5 pm until close.

The Blaguard

2003 18th St., NW 

The Adams Morgan pub opens early at 1 pm with a special on a tallboy-and-rye combo ($6).

Ice Cream Jubilee

301 Water St., SE; 1407 T St., NW

Both shops open at 2 pm with a special white hot chocolate in addition to dark cocoa (and of course, frozen treats).

Town Hall and Sixth Engine

2340 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 438 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Head in to these sibling bars—one in Glover Park, the other Mt. Vernon Triangle—which both open at noon, and serve happy hour until 7 pm. Town Hall will also pour half-price bottles of wine all day.

City Tap 

901 9th St., NW

The Penn Quarter bar and restaurant offers happy hour specials all day with $5 select drafts, $6 house wines, $7 mulled spiced wine, and a $7 cookie dough smash cocktail.

G by Mike Isabella

2201 14th St., NW

It’s an all-day happy hour at the bar of Mike Isabella’s sandwich shop/Italian restaurant.

The Royal

501 Florida Ave., NW

The Royal in LeDetroit Park is hosting all day happy hour that won’t end until close tonight, including $5 house vermouth, $5 draft beers, $2 Miller High Life cans, and $7 classic cocktails and wines.

Del Campo

777 I St., NW

This Chinatown restaurant offers all-day specials including $12 sandwiches, chicken short rib asado special for $30, and a shot of Bulleit and a beer for $12.

Taco Bamba

2190 Pimmit Dr., Falls Church; 164 Maple Ave. W, Vienna 

Warm up with all-day beer specials and $1 hot chocolates at chef Victor Albisu’s taquerias.


2201 14th St., NW; 4900 Hampden Ln., Bethesda; 4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Enjoy an all-day happy hour at the bars of both Taverna and Kouzina, and extended hours for the happy hour menu at Kapnos.

Casolare Restaurant

2505 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Celebrate the snow day and Pi Day with $10 pizzas and an all-day happy hour with drink specials like $5 prosecco, $5 red and white wine, $4 beers, $6 Americanos, and $8 for all other cocktails.

El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave., NW

Bloomingdale’s Cal-Mex restaurant is open early for lunch today at 11:30 am.


707 6th St., NW

Mike Isabella’s flagship restaurant serves an all-day happy hour at the bar.


1905 9th St., NW

Warm up with hot chocolates and other winter warmers at this Shaw bar.


4000 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

This Mexican cantina in Ballston is offering an all-day happy hour.


Mosaic District, 8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax

If you’re in the Mosaic District, enjoy extended hours for Requin’s happy hour menu.


1073 31st St., NW

The Georgetown restaurant is serving half-priced pizza for lunch and dinner. You can even keep warm outside with restaurant’s overhead heat lamps and big blankets.

Ice Cream Jubilee

301 Water St., SE; 1407 T St., NW

Enjoy $1 off ice cream sundaes at both locations.


2121 P St., NW

Starting at 3 pm, Urbana is offering $5 margherita pizzas, $7 Urbana boilermakers, and $7 special hot cocktails.

Hank’s Cocktail Bar

819 Upshur St., NW

The bar opens early at 2 pm and has drink specials, including $7 Irish coffees and spiked hot cider.


1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Michel Richard’s restaurant is offering up complimentary gougeres (flaky choux dough cheese puffs) for all dinners from 5 to 10 pm tonight.

Duplex Diner

2004 18th St., NW

Warm up with half-priced burgers all night and free tater tots at the bar from 6 to 8 pm.

Restaurant Closures/Delays:

2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church

Closed for lunch and dinner.

Daikaya Izakaya

705 6th St., NW

Closed for lunch but open for dinner at 5 pm.

Pizzeria Orso 

400 South Maple Ave., Falls Church 

Closed for lunch and dinner.

Indique Chai + Wifi

3512 Connecticut Ave., NW

Chai + Wifi closed today.

DC Brau

3178-B Bladensburg Rd., NE

Tasting room closed tonight.



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.

Former editorial fellow Kayla Randall is City Lights editor at Washington City Paper.