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Weekend happy hours

Can’t make it to the excellent Mad Fox Brewing Company during the week? Don’t worry — all the regular house-brewed beers are $2 on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. (Evy Mages for The Washington Post)

Number Nine
The sweet-looking P Street gay lounge — formerly known as Halo and Mova — offers two-for-one drinks from 5 to 9 p.m. every day of the week.

El Centro D.F.
The two rustic-styled bars on El Centro’s wide-open rooftop serve up $4 drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. every day, including margaritas (frozen or on the rocks), Mexican beers and house red and white wines.

(See five more ideas after the jump.)

Ceiba’s Latin-American specialty drinks (caipirinhas, margaritas, Cuba Libres) are $5 every afternoon, and Dark and Stormy cocktails are $5 all weekend long.

Looking for a pre-concert happy hour? Head to DC9’s roof deck for $2.50 bottles of Bud and Bud Light, $3 rail drinks and a $3 selected beer of the week until 8 p.m.

Lyon Hall
The food is almost as much of a draw as the drinks at Arlington’s Lyon Hall. Between 4 and 7 p.m. every day, a selection of drafts are $3.50 and glasses of French and Austrian wine go for $5. Pair those with $5 gourmet frankfurters or a $10 pot of mussels.

Smith Commons
Not only does Smith Commons extend its popular Smith Hour of $5 beers, wines and appetizers to the weekend, it actually extends the hours to 3 to 7 p.m., as opposed to the 5-to-7 weeknight deals.

Mad Fox Brewing Company
Weekends are probably the only time city-dwellers can make it to Bill Madden’s great brewpub, and thankfully the happy hour specials — $2 off all of the house-brewed ales and lages — are offered from 3 to 7 p.m. on weekends as well as weekdays.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.


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