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Going Out Guide Happy Hour

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Editorial Review

You like bars with big outdoor patios; we like bars with big outdoor patios. So come join the Going Out Gurus at one of the city's spots for imbibing al fresco: Nellie's Sports Bar. The U Street hangout's expansive deck is the perfect spot to spend a midsummer evening mingling and people-watching. By now, you should know the drill when it comes to our monthly shindigs: drink specials from 6 to 8 p.m. and free food while it lasts.

This month's snacks include hot dogs, tzatziki and hummus, and you can sip on $2 vodka drinks and $2 bottles of Miller Lite. But the raffle is outstanding: We'll be giving away pairs of tickets to see the Dave Matthews Band at Nationals Park, the Tony-winning "Avenue Q" at the Lansburgh Theatre, and Asia After Dark with DJ Rekha at the Freer, plus $50 gift certificates to Nellie's. As always, all you have to do to enter is show up and say "hi."