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Fall Happy Hour Dining Guide

HappyHourGuideCollageWhether you’re looking for early evening gathering places or somewhere to spend your late night lingerings, Epicurean {in} D.C. has the lowdown on some of the hottest spots and Happy Hour deals in the District. Check out our Happy Hour guide and find out the best places to spend your Fall evenings.

nopa Kitchen + Bar: Enjoy 20% off all wines by the glass, craft beers, classic and signature cocktails including the “Barstow to Vegas”, “Chinatown Shake”, and “Blood & Sand”. It’s never wise to drink on an empty stomach, so pair your Happy Hour specials with savory snacks from Executive Chef McCarty’s fall menu. Choices include Ancho Chili-Glazed Baby Back Ribs, Twice Fried Chicken, and Blue Cheese Fondue with fruits and vegetables. Stop by nopa for a nightcap after the Capitols and Wizards win at the Verizon Center where you can get two signature cocktails (“John Wallbanger”, and “Ovi & Oates”) at 50% off. Happy Hour specials available Monday – Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Location: 800 F Street, NW, 20004
Contact: (202) 347-4667

Legal Sea Foods Restaurant & Oyster Bar: This place understands that not everyone can make it in early for Happy Hour, so they’re offering their specials Monday – Friday from 4pm to 7pm, Monday – Thursday from 10pm to close, and Friday from 11pm to close. Enjoy select oysters on the half shell for a measly $0.89 each as well as a selection of small plates all priced under $4. Small plate options include Buffalo Calamari, BBQ Kettle Corn, Blackened Fish Tacos, and the Tuna Burger.
Location: 704 7 Street, NW, 20001
Contact: (202) 347-0007

Jaleo: Not all the best deals are happening in D.C. Jaleo’s Bethesda, MD location is offering up an exclusive Happy Hour dubbed “Jaleo Hour” at their bar and the Elm Street Patio. Guests can choose between some of Jaleo’s most popular tapas, priced at only $4. Included in these specials is the Patatas Bravas, Gambas al Ajillo, and Croquetas de Pollo. Drink specials will include Jaleo’s famous red wine sangria, along with select wines and draft beer also priced at $4. “Jaleo Hour” will run Sunday through Friday from 4:30pm to 7pm and Saturday from 10pm to close.
Location: 7271 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, 20814
Contact: (301) 913-0003

Ardeo+Bordeo: Happy Hour is all about not breaking the bank, and this place has you covered. Enjoy $4 draft beer, $5 rail drinks, $6 red and white wine, and a $7 signature “cocktail of the day” exclusively Monday – Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Guests can also imbibe with new cocktails including “A&D Dreams”, “Kiss Me Kate”, and the “Mr. Roosevelt”. Pair your drinks with $3 snacks including Skuna Bay Salmon Croquettes, Crispy Southern Style Deviled Eggs, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Crispy Chickpeas. Valet parking is also available after 6pm for $8, or take the red line to Cleveland Park station.
Location: 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20008
Contact: (202) 244-6750

Agora: Break away from the traditional Happy Hour cuisine and drink for some Mediterranean fare. Visit the bar to enjoy Bacardi and Stolichnaya drinks for $5 each along with Efes Pilsner, Mythos Hellenic Lager and Peroni Lager beers for $4. A selection of Turkish wines are also available for $6. Soak up your drink gold mine with Flatbreads & Spreads available for only $4-$5. Selections include Hitpiti, Lahmacun, Taramosalata, and Sujukla Pide. On Mondays you might want to consider opting for a 50% discount on select bottles of wine. Happy Hour specials are offered Monday – Friday from 3pm to 7pm.
Location: 1527 17th Street, NW, 20036
Contact: (202) 332-6767

Daikaya: A brand new Happy Hour menu offers innovative Japanese food and libations. Offering $4 draft Sapporo beer, a shot of shochu and a beer for $6, a selection of wine by the glass for $6, and a selection eight-ounce carafes sake, you’re sure to find something to drown your work sorrows with. An ever-changing Happy Hour menu offers $3 small plates including Aji Fry, Chicken Karaage, Edamame, and Shiokara. Happy Hour is available Monday – Friday from 5pm to 7pm.
Location: 705 6th Street NW, 20001
Contact: (202) 589-1600

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar: Spice up your night with a little Latin “Caippy Hour”. Caipirinha cocktails are priced at $5 including a new Guava Caipirinha flavor. Glasses of house wine, sangria, and Tecate are priced at $4. Compliment your drinks with a a selection from their “small bites” menu. Dishes include Frituras de Malanga, Chicharrones de la Pollo, and Mamá Amelia’s Empanadas all priced at $4-$5. Small bites and drink specials are offered Sunday – Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Location: 801 9th Street, NW Suite A, 20001
Contact: (202) 408-1600

701 Restaurant & Bar: Last but not least, 701 is offering featured cocktails including “The Blonde”, and “Old Pennsylvania” for $7 in addition to a boutique selection of red, white and sparkling wines by the glass for $6. Enjoy your drink selections with an offering of small plates including Smoked Deviled Eggs, Duck Confit Tater Tots, Kettle Popcorn, and Merguez Meatballs priced from $3-$8. If those don’t suit your taste buds, guests can also enjoy “701 Classics” including Crispy Calamari, 701 Burger, and a Cheese Plate. “Classic” selections are priced from $10-$15.
Location: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 20004
Contact: (202) 393-0701

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About Rebekah (Editor)

Rebekah spent much of her childhood on the coast of Maine where she cultivated her affinity for local seafood. Her lust for traveling extended beyond her New England borders and so she spent time traveling to Nepal, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico, and various parts of the U.S. before taking up blogging and spawn rearing as her full time gig. A transplant into the DC Metro Area, she has a newfound enthusiasm for gastronomy, and finding the best indulgences in the District. Rebekah's photographs and writing have been published by various media outlets, however her love of adventure would find her constantly on the go exploring new places and cuisine.

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