Written By Samentha Moore
Washington, DC is the mecca of Happy Hour. In this fast paced city, sometimes grabbing a drink to catch up with friends, unwind, tie up loose ends with coworkers, or meet someone new is the only leisure time we can squeeze in. Finding a reason to enjoy a good libation isn’t the problem, it’s finding a worthy spot that’s daunting! No fear loves, I’m here to help. Here is a head start to planning your next memories with these 5 awesomely different happy hours!
Teddy & The Bully Bar 1200 19th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20036
This distinctive restaurant pays homage to American President, Theodore Roosevelt. The attention to detail is evident in the menu, and the decor is both charming and educational. An extensive drink menu includes anything from the 26 day barrel aged cocktails, to beer and wine. Sheeny’s Ricky—just one of their handcrafted drinks, holds the esteemed title of “The District’s Official Cocktail” by The Food Network.
Want a sip? Head over to their happy hour every day of the week from 3pm to 7pm in the bar area and enjoy drinks ranging from $5 to $9.
Coco Sala 929 F Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20004
If there is anything you should know about me, I LOVE chocolate. Coco Sala is a restaurant with an adjoining chocolate boutique where they make homemade chocolates. Yes, you read that right! Their menu masters implementing chocolate into many dishes and cocktails.
Their “Chocolate & Bubbles” happy hour is 4pm to 7pm Monday thru Friday and 3:30pm to 5pm Saturday in their sultry bar area.
Provision 14 2100 14th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20009
When people ask me what I prefer to drink, they are always surprised to hear me say whisky. I love a clean drink with not too much going on and you can certainly find that here.
Head over to Provisions’ bar or patio and indulge in a pre-Prohibition drink, wine, beer or cocktail, Monday thru Thursday 5pm to 9pm and Friday 5pm to 8pm.
Stan’s Restaurant 1029 Vermont Avenue, Northwest, Washington DC, 20005
So, I cheated a little, but trust me when I say it’s worth it. There is no happy hour here, and for good reason—Stan’s has some of the best drinks in town! When I order my gin and tonic, I get 12 ounces of my gin and about 6 ounces of my tonic for $12, which is about 2 drinks in one! The after work atmosphere and dim setting makes every night feel like a Friday night!
City Perch 11830 Grand Park Avenue, North Bethesda, MD 20852
If you find yourself in the Bethesda area, make your way to City Perch. If nothing, the delicious drinks and small bites are worth it! Their happy hour is from 4pm to 7pm in their bar and lounge area. This area is especially amazing in the spring and summer when they open up the back wall of the restaurant, leading to their outside patio.
If you decide to grab a small bite with your drink, you cannot go wrong with the loaded baked potato croquettes, trust me!
Bonus: Blue Duck Tavern 24 & M Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20037
I love a curveball, and here it is. This happy hour is not your run of the mill happy hour. It is called “tea time”. This is the perfect place to take someone who is not too keen on the “bar” scene. If you come to Blue Duck from 2:30pm to 5pm, you can sip on your favorite teas, or be daring and try something rare. Their tea game is like no other, traveling around the world obtaining some of the most unique and expensive teas. Munch on some of the amazing charcuterie along with your tea to make it a full experience!
If tea isn’t your thing, not to worry, Blue Duck has an extensive wine and drink menu.