Where to Find Snow Day Food and Drink Specials Around DC

Start the weekend early with cozy cocktails and extended happy hours.

Hi-Lawn is serving hot drinks on a cold day. Photograph courtesy of Hi-Lawn.

Snow is falling in DC, and local bars and restaurants are inviting people to defrost with deals on cozy food and drinks. We’ll keep this list updated throughout the day, so check in later for more specials. 



location_on 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

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This beer bar at the Roost in Capitol Hill is hosting an all-day happy hour with discounted lagers and boozy or non-alcoholic hot cider. 



location_on 1309 5th St., NE

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The rooftop bar and restaurant on top of Union Market is pouring $7 hot cocktails from 11 AM to 5 PM. There’s hot cocoa and cider on the menu, too. If you want to build a snowman, the bar is providing carrot noses. 



location_on 300 Tingey St., SE

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Escape the icy streets in the Navy Yard brewery, which is offering happy hour prices from 11 AM to 6 PM. 


City-State Brewing Company

location_on 705 Edgewood St., NE

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Celebrate the return of snow’s with an extended happy hour from 1 PM to 8 PM. 


The Brighton

location_on 949 Wharf St., SW

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If you have a snow day, the Wharf restaurant is serving brunch until 3 PM. Hot cocktails are half off.



location_on 711 Kennedy St., NW

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Head over to the cidery—also home to Brightwood Pizza—from 12 PM to 6 PM for snow day deals. Specials include $5 drafts and $7 margaritas, plus hot chocolate and mulled cider. 


Charley Prime Foods

location_on 9811 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg

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If you’ve got kids home from school today, bring them to the Gaithersburg eatery for a free lunch.


Colada Shop

location_on 10 Pearl St., SW; 1900 N St. NW; 1405 T St., NW;  2920 District Ave., Fairfax; 7993 Tuckerman Ln., Potomac

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Stop by multiple locations of this Cuban cafe for all-day happy hour, which includes toasty empanadas for $2.25 and cocktails for $8.


Union Pub

location_on 201 Massachusetts Ave., NE.

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This Capitol Hill bar is serving $5 mimosas and Bloody Marys, as well as $8 Irish coffee and boozy hot chocolate.


The Sovereign

location_on 1206 Wisconsin Ave., NW

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A snow day menu features onion soup gratinee and a hot toddy riff for $10 each. Special drafts are available for $5.


Hank’s Oyster Bar

location_on 701 Wharf St., SW; 1624 Q St., NW; 818 N St. Asaph St., Alexandria.

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Bring in kids for a free lunch or dinner at the seafood spot’s multiple locations. The bar is pouring two-for-one hot toddies ($17); there’s three different varieties to try.

Omega Ilijevich
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