There’s nothing quite like unwinding after work with an adult beverage. Whether you prefer champagne and chocolate, locally brewed craft beers or a shot of whiskey, check out these best cocktail happy hours in D.C. and feel the stress from a hard day’s work simply melt away.
Smoke and Barrel
2471 18th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
If your happy hour drink of choice involves whiskey, then head over to Smoke and Barrel where you will find a fine selection of over 100 whiskeys to choose from. Happy hour specials include one $5 whiskey and one $9 whiskey. Smoke and Barrel also offers an ever-changing selection of draft beers, cask selections, craft cans and hard-to-find bottled brews. Enjoy four drafts for $4 plus other beer specials. While you’re at it, munch on some delicious homestyle barbecue favorites like pulled pork, smoked brisket or a half slab of ribs. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
2121 P St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Who says sparkling wine should only be enjoyed on special occasions? At Urbana, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine for $5 Tuesday through Friday. Other happy hour specials include a $5 daily cocktail specials, $4 Shiner Hefeweizen and $5 red and white wine selections. Bar snacks include grilled calamari, cast-iron roasted shrimp and beef and pork meatballs. Or, order the oysters and enjoy six for $6 or 12 for $12. Urbana also offers pizza, pasta, seafood and poultry/beef. Stop by on Sundays and enjoy a four-course meal for $35. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
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1238 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
For a happy hour with an international flair, head to Granville Moore’s where you will find a cozy “gastropub with a healthy Belgian fetish.” Happy hour specials include $2 off draft beers from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Choose from a wide selection of Belgian beers, including Houblon and Poperings Hommel. Granville Moore’s also offers wine, specialty cocktails, draft beers and cider. Each week features a new delicious cocktail. Other happy hour specials include Mussels Mondays and Tuesday Neighborhood Nights, which feature a variety of food and drink specials. Granville Moore’s is also open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
Kangaroo Boxing Club
3410 11th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
This totally unique establishment serves delicious drinks, creative sandwiches and sides all in a cozy atmosphere. Happy hour specials include $3 well drinks, $4 drafts, $4 wines by the glass and $4 select whiskeys. Enjoy a tasty snack with your happy hour drink, like the Constanza burger, which features a blend of Angus chuck and pastrami on a brioche bun, falafel bites or a bowl of fries with your choice of extra flavor. The Kangaroo Boxing Club offers a variety of beverages including local craft beers, a selection of top shelf alcohol and beer flights. Happy hour takes place Monday through Friday from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Co Co. Sala
929 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
If you enjoy sweet sips, then head over to Co Co. Sala where you will find happy hour specials, like its irresistible chocolates paired with a glass of Prosecco. Other signature drinks include the Co Cojito, which features chocolate-infused vodka, fresh mint and lime and dark chocolate flakes. Or, try the malted chocolate Rtini. All signature sips are $8. Other happy hour specials include $4 Amstel Light Beer and $6 house red and white wine. Co Co. Sala also offers savory bites, including bacon mac n’ cheese, mini cupcakes and shrimp crostini. Happy hour specials take place Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
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