Going Out Guide: Happy Hour


Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Cheap beer at Gordon Biersch, Rock Bottom through Thursday

Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom have knocked the price of a beer to $3 or less this week.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Brewpubs, Happy Hour

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Spend happy hour drinking like Ernest Hemingway

Cocktails featured in Hemingway’s novels sell for $5 during a special event at Bar Pilar.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014

El Rey launches new happy hour, immediately changes new happy hour

$7 DC Brau becomes $3 Natty Boh in less than 24 hours.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:52 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, El Rey, Happy Hour, U Street

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Tonight: $1 PBR tallboys at Duffy’s

The pub’s new happy hour isn’t fancy, but it sure is cheap.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Polar Vortex food and drink specials

Warm up and save money while it’s super cold outside.

By Margaret Ely  |  01:26 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Virginia bars will soon be able to tell you if they offer happy hour

But they won’t be able to tell you what their happy hour specials are.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:21 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Stoney’s on L: same food, new atmosphere

The new Stoney’s is open at 2101 L St. NW.

By Margaret Ely  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Beer, Happy Hour, Openings, Restaurants

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Your week in ugly holiday sweaters, from happy hours to a 5K

Love tacky Christmas sweaters? Check out these festive events.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:52 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, holidays, Poor Fashion Choices, Ugly Sweaters

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 12/09/2013

District Karaoke teams take the stage for citywide finals

Watch eight teams compete at Penn Social tonight.

By Margaret Ely  |  02:33 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Happy Hour, Karaoke, Music

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013

How to get half-price pizza and wine at RedRocks on H Street

Depending on the night, you’ll find half-price pizzas, half-price bottles of wine or all-night happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, H Street NE, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013

This thing you should try: Fuego’s habanero-infused Mala Suerte margarita

The tequila is sharp and peppery on its own, but this has a serious burn to it.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:18 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Tacos, This Thing You Should Try

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Celebrate one year of Satellite Room with $1 beers

The bar marks its first birthday tonight with a special happy hour.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, U Street

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Kapnos launches happy hour tonight

$5 appetizers and boozy lemonades make this newcomer worth a visit.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:44 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Celebrate Cuba Libre’s birthday with free cava and $3 mojitos

Order dinner and receive free tres leches cake, too.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:02 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Penn Quarter

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Have a free drink with Liz Taylor tonight at Dacha

Gaze upon a new mural of the legendary actress in Shaw.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Shaw, Shutdown

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Happy hour specials: Eat and drink for less during a government shutdown

Local bars offer happy hour discounts to furloughed government workers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:17 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Shutdown

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Where to watch tonight’s Redskins-Eagles game

Discount drinks, 50-cent wings, half-price burgers and "Hail to the Redskins" on repeat.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Football, Happy Hour, Redskins

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Local beers and the Roots at happy hour

This week's plans include late-night mini-golf, late-night dancing and celebrating local breweries.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Oyster happy hours for National Oyster Day

Take advantage of today's "holiday" with half-price oysters and discounted drinks.

By Fritz Hahn  |  01:34 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Fake Holidays, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Sample new restaurants for less at happy hour

Sip and snack your way through new hot spots.

By Fritz Hahn  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Restaurants

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 07/09/2013

New happy hours: Cheap beers at Gordon Biersch and Duffy's

Gordon Biersch offers $2.50 beers on Tuesdays to mark its 25th anniversary, while Duffy's eases furlough pain with $1 drafts.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:43 AM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Half-price pizza makes Ghibellina's happy hour a little more awesome

The 14th Street Italian restaurant's crispy Neopolitan pizzas are now officially a steal.

By Lavanya Ramanathan  |  11:16 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  14th Street, Happy Hour, Pizza, Restaurants

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Nightlife Agenda: Fireworks, seersucker and swing dancing

This week's highlights include rooftop parties on July 4, two of the country's best swing bands and Moneytown's fifth anniversary bash.

By Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, July 4, Live Music, Nightlife Agenda

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Five reasons to come to Friday's happy hour at Suburbia

The Going Out Guide is hosting a happy hour at the pop-up bar outside Union Market from 5 to 9 p.m. Stop by for drinks, food and corn hole.

By Fritz Hahn  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Going Out Guide, Happy Hour, Union Market

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Tuesday is D.C.'s best day for happy hour, and other important facts

You should never pay more than $2 for a taco during happy hour, and other wisdom from In the Capital's happy hour spreadsheet.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/25/2013

P.J. Clarke's celebrates Rammy win with extended happy hour

Order 50 cent oysters, $3.50 DC Brau beers and $1 sliders from 2:45 p.m. until 1 a.m.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Raise funds (and a glass) for Frager's tonight

Capitol Hill restaurants and merchants hold a happy hour to benefit employees of Frager's Hardware and neighboring businesses.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Events, Happy Hour

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2013

At Donovan House, Pimm's on draft and summer's best brain freeze

At Donovan House, sip half-price drinks while hanging out in the sun.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:55 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, summer

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Sneak out of the office for barbecue and beer at the National Building Museum

Hill Country's Backyard Barbecue offers live music, brisket and Shiner after work.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:17 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Happy Hour, Something for the Weekend

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Cantina Marina's anniversary present to you is an all-day happy hour

The Southwest Waterfront bar marks 10 years in business with drink and taco specials.

By Fritz Hahn | @fritzhahn  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, Southwest

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/22/2013

A happy hour to benefit Boston Marathon victims

The Massachusetts Society of Washington hosts a happy hour and fundraiser to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

By Fritz Hahn  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/18/2013

GBD's excellent happy hour launches tonight

The fried chicken and doughnut purveyor unveils its new happy hour, featuring $3 punches and wines by the glass, and a selection of $4 beers.

By Fritz Hahn  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Dupont Circle, Happy Hour

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/22/2013

Join us for March Madness happy hour at Penn Social

Head to Penn Social at 4 p.m. to watch college hoops on a 22-foot screen, enjoy discounted food and drink and try your hand at a Pop-A-Shot competition.

By Fritz Hahn  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Happy Hour, March Madness

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Brisket and chopped liver at DGS Delicatessen's new happy hour

There aren't too many local happy hours that feature brisket and chopped liver; the Dupont deli mixes the $5 noshes with $6 wines and $7 cocktails.

By Fritz Hahn  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bars, Dupont Circle, Happy Hour

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Brickside opens in Bethesda; Bourbon Adams Morgan gets a beer boost

A new Bethesda bar offers discount drinks and Prohibition-themed cocktails; Bourbon unveils a new 20-tap beer lineup.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:36 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adams Morgan, Bars, Bethesda, Happy Hour

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Escape your wine comfort zone for $5 a glass at Clarendon's Northside Social

Don't expect to find your standard pinot grigio or chardonnay on the list, which changes every week or two.

By Fritz Hahn  |  03:12 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Bars, Happy Hour