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

July 9, 2013

Everyone likes a cheap beer. Here are two new happy hours to take advantage of this week.


The new Gordon Biersch brewpub near the Navy Yard offers six to eight house-brewed German-style beers on tap. (Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

Gordon Biersch Anniversary Happy Hours
Gordon Biersch is celebrating its 25th anniversary today by knocking its beer prices down to $2.50, beginning at 5 p.m. All area locations will mark the day with a special birthday party, which starts at 5:30 p.m. The centerpiece is the tapping of Blonde Bock, a 7-percent bock that was one of the brewpub chain's original offerings, though it hasn't been in the tap rotation for years. There will also be free cake, and proceeds from the night benefit local charities. (In D.C., for example, the recipient is D.C. Central Kitchen.)

Gordon Biersch will bring back the $2.50 prices on all draft beers from 5 p.m. to close on the next two Tuesdays, July 16 and 23.

Furlough Happy Hour
With many government agencies now furloughing workers on Fridays, Duffy's Irish Pub is holding Furlough Happy Hours on Thursday nights through Labor Day. From 4 to 7 p.m., the Shaw bar offers $1 pints of Sam Adams Boston Lager, Sam Adams Summer Ale, PBR, Tecate and Miller Lite, plus half-off its entire menu. (That's a dozen Chesapeake wings for $6.50.)

While Duffy's is launching this happy hour to mark the beginning of the Department of Defense furloughs, you don't need to work for the government to take advantage of the specials.

Fritz Hahn has written about 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. A product of Prince George's County public schools, Fritz majored in journalism at the University of Maryland and lives in the District.
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