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(Carol Guzy - The Post)

Best happy hours for impressing a date

Fritz Hahn  |  Updated 12/20/2013

Sometimes you want (or need) to meet for drinks at a place that's a little classier than usual your usual after-work joint. These happy hours will make you look good without breaking the bank.

 

Happy Hour at Firefly

Washington, DC  | Monday-Friday

From 4 to 7 p.m., the $5 menu includes a full-bodied (and full-size) Negroni and a potent Old-Fashioned. The Moscow Mule arrives in a frosted metal mug. These aren't rail-booze specials, either: The classic martini is made with Plymouth gin, Dolin vermouth and orange bitters; the John Collins pairs Bols Genever with lemon and a splash of soda. Remember to ask about the punch of the day, which could be a old-school concoction or a chance for bar director Jonathan Harris to show off his creative side.

 

Happy Hour at Pizzeria Paradiso

Washington, DC

Two two Pizzeria Paradiso bars in D.C. cut the prices of their draft microbrews in half on Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. while also marking down pizzas and appetizers. The Old Town location doubles the deal, offering it Monday through Thursday.

 

Happy Hour at Vinoteca

Washington, DC  | Daily

One of the best wine deals you'll find in town: Vinoteca's daily happy hour means 15 different vinos for $5 per glass, $5 Peroni drafts and a menu of discounted small plates and sandwiches.

 

Live Music at Bistrot Lepic

Washington, DC

Visit the cozy upstairs wine bar between 5:30 and 7 p.m. on Monday or Wednesday and take 50 percent off all French wines by the glass. Just as the specials end, jazz groups begin to perform.

 

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