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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  | Begins 4/22

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  | Begins 4/21

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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