Happy Hour in Washington D.C.

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Downtown Washington, D.C., is both the area's business center and the core of nation's political pulse and history, making the happy hour venues filled with after-work employees eager to shake off the shackles and tension of the work place with some well deserved food and drink at reduced prices. Here are a few of the most popular.


Beacon Bar & Grill
4PM-7PM weekdays
1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-296-2100

Best deal: $3-$5 drink specials

Beacon Bar & Grill offers a location on Dupont Circle with views of the city skyline and a number of distinctive settings for happy hour, including patio dining and lounging al fresco in their Sky Bar from Wednesday through Saturdays. Drink specials from $3-$5 and a special appetizer menu are available during happy hour.

Capitol City Brewing Company
4PM-7PM weekdays
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20001
202-842-2337
Best deal: $3 pints and half-priced appetizers at the bar

As the "nation's monument to handcrafted beer and great food" -- and one of the D.C. area's best happy hour spots -- Capital City offers additional locations on New York Avenue and in Arlington, Va., in addition to its Capitol location on Massachusetts Ave. Known for their Buffalo wings, marinated steaks, seafood creations, hand-tossed salads and ribs, Capitol City offers happy hour specials at the bar that include $3 pint and half-priced apps.

Cafe Asia
4PM-7:30PM daily
1720 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
202-659-2696

Best deal: Nigiri for $1.25/piece, sake for $4 and beer for $2.50

Cafe Asia's dining room is spacious and loft-like, and fills up fast. The restaurant -- which has a second location in Arlington -- features a diverse Asian menu and a minimalist-chic dining room. There's a full sushi bar and, during happy hour Monday through Sunday from 4PM-7:30PM, diners can get Nigiri for $1.25 per piece, sake for $4 and beer for $3.

Lima
4:30PM-7PM weekdays
1401 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-789-2800

Best deal: $7 mojitos and churrasco skewers (3 for $9)

As the name suggests, most of the dishes at the Latin-themed Lima are complimented with lime, especially the ceviche (which they are known for). Specials during the Lima Power Hour (4:30PM-7PM on weekdays) include $4 beers, $5 cocktails/wine and $7 mojitos, plus $5 appetizers (including empanadas and ceviche shots).

Tuscana West
4PM-7:30PM weekdays
1350 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-289-7300

Best deal: Complimentary hors d'oeuvres

A downtown restaurant catering to power brokers during the day, Tuscana West offers a piano bar during dinner on weeknights and a happy hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drink specials that include $5 wine, domestic beer and cocktails. On Tuesdays and Thursdays $5 buys you martinis, mojitos and margaritas. Wednesday and Friday are Ladies' Night, with half-priced Absolut, Malibu and Rail cocktails.

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