With the rebirth of so many districts around town, the Southwest waterfront is one area I think we all thought would never happen! Slowly but surely (D.C.'s unofficial motto) Southwest is coming back.

My spy deck located a new spot called Station 4 - right where the old EPA building used to be.  This place should be everyone's party in hiding! It is swank, eclectic, sexy and warm. But best of all, it's not in the mix of everything.  

So, if you're a happy hour queen like me, then you know how it can be sometimes.  Every now and then, you want get out and find somewhere low-key but you don't want to deal with traffic, bad parking, and swarms of people. Well, this is it!

Erica Hankerson

What's also cool about this place is the eclectic crowd. You get a good vibe of warm people, who aren't too pretentious but appreciate class. It's a great spot to meet up with friends and coworkers.

Apparently, the owners came up with the name because it's their fourth restaurant in D.C. and it's right across from the Southwest Waterfront Metro Station.  They also have Tunnicliffe, Ulah Bistro, Stoney's, and Bullfeathers...So that makes five?  Not so sure about this story...

With ample parking and the Southwest waterfront Metro station just across the street, there's no reason to miss their happy hour! Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., they spoil you with select whites and reds for $5 and select beer for $4. If you're feeling hungry, all bar food is half price.

I sipped on their Bonterra sauvignon blanc and snacked on their pineapple barbecue pizza. With so many options and a great location, Station 4 is a perfect pleasure hideout!

Station 4
1101 4th St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 488-0987

Erica Hankerson is a writer, socialite and happy hour queen. You can read more of her posts at Cocktail Commentaries.