Top 14 Happy Hour Spots in DC

Top 14 Happy Hour Spots in DC

 

Get ready! We’re covering the top 14 happy hour spots in DC

While there’s absolutely no way we could cover everything, we did our best to include a variety of different happy hours across neighborhoods, types of food, and overall feel. All, however, are very highly rated and have killer happy hour deals! 

Let’s dive in! In no particular order..

Interior of Dauphine's, featuring gorgeous iron railing, beautiful plants, and an overall authentic New Orlean's feel

Interior of Dauphine’s, featuring gorgeous iron railing, beautiful plants, and an overall authentic New Orlean’s feel. Photo posted by Yelp user Hanna

1. Dauphine’s Happy Hour – Downtown DC

Cajun-inspired cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere – complete with subtle New Orleans influences, creating a transportive experience

When: Tue-Sun 5PM-6:30PM (at the indoor & outdoor bar) 

Where: 1100 15TH ST NW

The Deal: Drinks – $4 select beer, $9 select wines by the glass, $9 signature cocktails; food – $2 oysters, $6 select snacks, including deviled eggs with crab, fried hog’s head cheese, and black-eyed pea falafel

Features: Takes reservations, outdoor seating, vegetarian options, private events, street and garage parking available  

Menu: Dauphine’s HH Menu

Yelp: Dauphine’s Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Dauphine’s on OpenTable

Number: (202) 758-3785

2. Nagomi Izakaya Happy Hour – Downtown DC

Authentic Japanese small plates, noodles, and sushi rolls in a cozy eatery 

When: Mon-Fri 5PM-7PM

Where: 1990 M St. NW

The Deal: Drinks – $4 wine by the glass, $20 bottles of wine, $4 pints, $14 pitchers of beer, $4 Sake, $5-$8 cocktails, food – small plates from $3.50-$6.50, including $4.50 fried oysters, $6.50 fried spicy squid legs, and $6.50 karaage plus A La Carte sushi 

Features: Takes reservations, vegetarian options

Menu: Nagomi Izakaya HH Menu

Yelp: Nagomi Izakaya Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Nagomi Izakaya on their website

Number: (202) 525-4016

 

Prime beef sliders (2) with aged cheddar, heirloom tomato, lettuce, and dijonaise.

Prime beef sliders with aged cheddar, heirloom tomato, lettuce, and dijonaise. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

3. BLT Steak Happy Hour – Downtown DC

Modern American steakhouse

When: Mon-Fri 5PM-7PM

Where: 1625 I St. NW

The Deal: Drinks – $7 wine by the glass; food – bites from $5-$15, including $12 prime beef sliders (3), $15 east coast oysters (6), and $15 steak or shrimp BBQ skewer 

Features: Takes reservations, vegetarian options, private events 

Menu: BLT Steak HH Menu

Yelp: BLT Steak Yelp Page 

Reservations: Make a reservation at BLT Steak on OpenTable OR on Tock

Number: (202) 689-8999

4. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Happy Hour – Downtown DC

American surf ‘n’ turf restaurant serving upmarket fare & cocktails in a lavish 2 story space

When: Mon-Thu 11:30AM-3PM

Where: 750 15th St. NW

The Deal: Drinks – ½ price classic cocktails, wine by the glass, and draft beer; food – ½ price oysters on the half shell, $7.95 seafood trio (one jumbo shrimp cocktail, one oyster on the half shell, one Alaskan King Crab leg), various snacks from $2.95-$4.95, including buffalo cauliflower, french dip slider, lobster deviled eggs, and fried chicken drums among others 

Features: Takes reservations, private events

Menu: Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab HH Menu

Yelp: Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab on OpenTable OR on Tock

Number: (202) 489-0140

5. Logan Tavern Happy Hour – Logan Circle

Casual American eatery with a modern tavern feel

When: Daily from 3PM-7PM

Where: 1423 P St. NW

The Deal: Drinks –  $4 White Claws, $5 cans, $6 select wines, $7 rails, $7 select pints, $8 cocktails; food – from $3-$10, including various burgers, sandwiches, mac & cheese, truffle fries, and more! 

Features: Takes reservations, private events, outdoor seating 

Menu: Logan Tavern HH Menu

Yelp: Logan Tavern Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Logan Tavern on OpenTable

Number: (202) 332-3710

 

draft beer and skillet mac & cheese served during The Smith's happy hour

Draft beer and skillet mac & cheese served during The Smith’s happy hour. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

 

beautiful interior of the Smith - U Street with gorgeous tiling on the walls and floor plus an exquisite bar

The Smith – U Street Corridor

6. The Smith Happy Hour – U Street Corridor

Spacious NYC offshoot for upscale American eats & specialty drinks in hip, modern surrounds

When: Mon-Fri 3PM – 6PM

Where: 1314 U St. NW

The Deal: Drinks – $6 drafts, $8 cocktails, $8 select wines; food – featured $19 burger & beer combo; $2 oysters; $6-$12 snacks, including spicy chicken wings, mac & cheese, shishito peppers, and more! 

Features: Takes reservations, private events, great for groups, outdoor dining available at Penn Quarter location 

Menu: The Smith HH Menu

Yelp: The Smith U Street Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at The Smith U Street on OpenTable

Number: (202) 250-3900

 

light and bright interior of Succotash with high ceilings, gorgeous chandeliers, a stunning multi-paneled, full wall, nature mural, and a 2nd level overlooking the bar and luxurious booths below

Stunning interior of Succotash – Penn Quarter. Photography by Rachel Paraoan

7. Succotash Happy Hour – Penn Quarter 

Southern fare in an elegant, multi-tiered environment 

When: Daily 4PM-8PM

Where: 915 F St NW

The Deal: Drinks – $4-$6 draft and bottled beer, $7-$9 wine by the glass, $7 sangria, $35 sangria pitchers, $8 cocktails, $39 “Belle’s Punch” pitcher; food – $1.50 deviled eggs (each), $1.50 smoked chicken wings (each – min. 4 per order), $5 cornbread cakes, $5 crispy green beans with wasabi ranch, $12 chicken & waffles, $13 hot fried oysters, $14 country ham & pimento cheese crudité, $16 pimento cheese burger, expanded wing menu (on Wed. until 8PM only) 

Features: Takes reservations, private events, vegetarian options, gluten-free options, text or call for wheelchair access & assistance (main line, extension 9), live music from Sara & Austin Jazz Duo on Friday, Sunday, and Monday evenings

Menu: Succotash Happy Hour Menu

Yelp: Succotash Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Succotash – Penn Quarter on OpenTable

Number: (202) 849-6933

 

close up of pizza & wine served during happy hour at Ella's Wood Fired Pizza

Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

8. Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza Happy Hour – Penn Quarter 

Bustling pizzeria serving traditional, Neapolitan-style, thin-crust pies, sangria & craft beer 

When: Mon-Fri 4PM-7PM

Where: 610 9th St NW

The Deal: Drinks – $4 red or white sangria, $18 carafe sangria, $4 house red or white, $1 off pints, $6 rails; food – $7 starters, $6 pizzas

Features: Takes reservations, private events, outdoor seating, vegan and vegetarian options  

Menu: Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza – Penn Quarter HH Menu

Yelp: Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza – Penn Quarter Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Ella’s Wood Fired Pizza on OpenTable

Number: (202) 638-3434

 

Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with cilantro and sesame crackers served at Bar Charley during happy hour

Yellowfin Tuna Tartare with cilantro and sesame crackers served at Bar Charley during happy hour. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

 

patio at Bar Charley with a stunning green wall, beautiful plants, and plenty of picnic tables to spread out

Amazing patio at Bar Charley. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

9. Bar Charley Happy Hour – Dupont Circle 

Community favorite gathering spot with a casual, easy-going vibe 

When: All night Mon; Tue-Thu 5PM-6:30PM; Fri-Sun 4PM-5:30PM

Where: 1825 18th St. NW

The Deal: Drinks – $7.95 classic cocktails, $4 Narragansett tallboys; food – $7 catalan fries, $11 tuna tartare, $12 Korean BBQ wings, $15 Charley burger 

Features: Takes reservations, outdoor seating 

Menu: Bar Charley HH Menu

Yelp: Bar Charley Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Bar Charley on Resy

Number: (202) 627-2183

 

Wagyu Burger w/ Duke's jam (bacon, onion, cabernet sauvignon, tomato), cheddar, romaine, garlic aioli, brioche at Duke's Grocery

Wagyu Burger w/ Duke’s jam (bacon, onion, cabernet sauvignon, tomato), cheddar, romaine, and garlic aioli on a brioche at Duke’s Grocery. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page.

10. Duke’s Grocery Happy Hour – Dupont Circle

Comfy, East London-inspired hangout, offering farm-fresh cuisine & craft cocktails on 2 levels; voted best burger in DC!

When: Mon-Fri 12PM-7PM

Where: 1513 17th Street NW (plus Woodley Park & Foggy Bottom locations) 

The Deal: Drinks – $6 beers, wines, and well liquors, $11-$13 specialty cocktails, half priced bottles of wine (Mon only – 7PM-close); food – $10 Wagyu burger (Wed only – all day) 

Features: Takes reservations, private events, outdoor seating, vegetarian options

Menu: Duke’s Grocery HH Menu

Yelp: Duke’s Grocery Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Duke’s Grocery on Resy

Number: (202) 733-5623

 

Mission Margarita Pitcher w/ chips & guac on the patio

Mission Margarita Pitcher w/ chips & guac on the patio, technically from Mission’s bottomless brunch (Sat & Sun 11AM-4PM; guac available during HH just not included in HH deals). Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

11. Mission Happy Hour – Dupont Circle

Hacienda-style Mexican restaurant with an outdoor patio, serving traditional tacos & lots of tequila

When: Daily 4PM-6PM

Where: 1606 20th St. NW

The Deal: Drinks – $5 tequila shots, $5.50 beer, $9-$10 cocktails, $26-$27 pitchers; food – $4 single cheeseburger slider, $4.50 chicken tinga taco, $8 queso fundido skillet, $10 nachos volcán

Features: Takes reservations, private events, outdoor seating, vegetarian options 

Menu: Mission HH Menu

Yelp: Mission Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Mission on OpenTable

Number: (202) 525-2010

 

Tortilla Coast happy hour items, including a frozen margarita pitcher, beer buckets, chips & queso, quesadillas, coast tacos, and buffalo wings.

Tortilla Coast happy hour items, including a frozen margarita pitcher, beer buckets, chips & queso, quesadillas, coast tacos, and buffalo wings. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

12. Tortilla Coast Happy Hour – Capitol Hill

Lively neighborhood watering hole serving Tex-Mex fare & margaritas inside & on a patio

When: Tue-Sat 4PM-7PM

Where: 400 1st St. SE

The Deal: Drinks – $4 bottled beer, $6 wine or sangria, $9 el grande drafts, $20 beer buckets (5), $20 margarita pitchers (rocks or frozen); food – $3 coast taco, $5 chips & queso, $5 cheese quesadilla, $10 bean & cheese nachos, $10 grilled wings (6) – BBQ, buffalo, or ranch

Features: Takes reservations, private events, street parking available  

Menu: Tortilla Coast HH Menu

Yelp: Tortilla Coast Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Tortilla Coast on OpenTable OR on Tortilla Coast’s website

Number: (202) 546-6768

 

Dacha Beer Garden Navy Yard's beer & burger happy hour combo

Dacha Beer Garden – Navy Yard’s beer & burger happy hour combo. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

 

Two gorgeous Cocker Spaniels, one loving the camera while the other is over it, at Dacha's Beer Garden - Navy Yard.

Two unknown Cocker Spaniels, one loving the camera while the other is over it, at Dacha’s Beer Garden – Navy Yard. Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

13. Dacha Beer Garden Happy Hour – Navy Yard

Airy, stylish outlet, offering elevated American comfort cuisine plus a dog-friendly beer garden

When: Mon-Thu 4PM-7PM

Where: 79 Potomac Ave. SE (plus a Shaw location – original location)

The Deal: Beer & burger happy hour 

Features: Outdoor seating, private events, great for groups, kid friendly, dog friendly (puppuccinos available), vegetarian and vegan options, cashless establishment  

Menu: Dacha Navy Yard Menu

Yelp: Dacha Beer Garden Navy Yard’s Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Dacha Beer Garden Navy Yard on Resy

Number: (202) 919-3801

 

Chaplin's Hiyashi Chuuka (chilled ramen)

Chaplin’s Hiyashi Chuuka (chilled ramen). Photo courtesy of business via Facebook page

14. Chaplin’s Happy Hour – Shaw 

1920s Charlie Chaplin–themed eatery with Japanese fare & cocktails named after the actor’s films

When: Daily 4PM-7PM (#chappyhour)

Where: 1501 9th St. NW

The Deal: 1/2 off wine by the glass (except bubbles), cocktails, and drafts

Features: Takes reservations, private events, outdoor seating, vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free options 

Menu: Drink Menu, Food Menu

Yelp: Chaplin’s Yelp Page

Reservations: Make a reservation at Chaplin’s on OpenTable

Number: (202) 644-8806

That’s All Folks!

Ok honestly, you guys owe me for this. The time and effort I put into this list, scouring countless websites, social media profiles, Yelp pages, etc.  – just wow! 

In all seriousness though, we hope you were able to find your next happy hour spot. Keep checking back with us on our blog for more DC foodie content! And if you think your favorite DC restaurant, bar, etc. is worth featuring, let us know!

Happy cocktailing!

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