We’ve searched around town and asked our most persnickety insider connections for the best of the best Happy Hours in and around the District Metro. The result is this Ultimate Happy Hour outpost list. See below and find your ‘Happy’!


DC Northwest

Mr Braxton | Mon-Friday ’til 7pm (Park View)

Archipelago Happy Hour   Tues-Fri Weekly (Cardozo)

Red Derby  Daily 5pm-8pm (Columbia Heights)

Colada Shop  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm (Shaw)

Barcelona Wine Bar  Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm (Shaw)

Joe’s Stone Crab  Daily 2:30pm-6:30pm (Downtown)

Bar Charley  Daily ’til 6:30pm (all nite on Mon) (Dupont Cir)

El Chucho  Mon-Fri 4pm-6:30pm (Columbia Hts)

Bistro Bohem  Daily (Bloomingdale)

The Hamilton  Daily 3pm-6,pm 11pm-12:45am (Penn Qtr)

Old Ebbitt Grill  Daily 3pm-6pm, 11pm-1am (Fri & Sat late night HH 11am-2am) (Penn Qtr)

City Tap  Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm (Penn Qtr)

Sudhouse DC  Monday all day, Tues-Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat-Sun 2pm-6pm (Adams Morgan)

Yard House  Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm, Sun 10pm-Close (Chinatown)

Smitty’s   Daily 5pm-8pm (Park View) 


DC Northeast

Brookland’s Finest Bar and Kitchen  Mon–Thur 4pm–7pm, Daily 11pm-close (Brookland)

Milk & Honey  Daily (H St. Corridor)

The Pursuit Wine Bar & Kitchen  Daily (H St. Corridor)

Bar Elena  Daily 4pm-7pm, 10pm-11pm (H St. Corridor)

Wunder Garten  Tues-Thurs 4pm-7pm (NoMa)

Dio Wine Bar  Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm (H St. Corridor)

The Queen Vic  Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 3pm (H St. Corridor)

Sospeso  Mon-Fri 5pm-8pm (H St. Corridor)

DC Brau  Fri 3pm-11pm


DC Southwest (Wharf DC)

Mi Vida  Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

Del Mar  Mon-Thurs 4pm-6pm, Sun 6pm-9pm

Canopy Central Cafe and Bar  Sun-Thurs Fri 5pm-7pm

Whiskey Charlie  Mon-Thurs 4pm-7pm

Hank’s Oyster Bar  Daily 3pm-7pm

Officina  Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm


DC Southeast

Lavagna  Wed-Sat 4:30-7pm, (Capitol Hill)

Chloe  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm, (Navy Yard)

Barrel  Daily 5pm-7pm (Capitol Hill)

the brig  (Navy Yard)

Taco City  (Navy Yard) Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm

Ambar  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm (Capitol Hill)

The Salt Line  Monday All Day, Tue-Fri 4:30-6:30pm (Navy Yard)



Blacks Bar and Kitchen Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm, Sat 12pm-6pm (Bethesda)

Jerry’s Seafood  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm (Bowie)

Fleming’s Prime  Daily 5pm-7pm and 8pm-10pm (Baltimore)

Azumi Restaurant  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm, Sat 12pm-6pm (Baltimore)

Gringos & Mariachis  Mon-Fri 4pm-6pm (Bethesda)

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm (Annapolis)

Succotash Daily 3pm-7pm, National Harbor

Barrel and Crow Mon-Fri  4pm-7pm (Bethesda)



Ambar  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm (Arlington)

Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar Mon-Sat 4pm-7pm (Fairfax)

Baba  Mon-Fri 4pm-7pm (Arlington)

Lyon Hall  Daily 3pm-7pm (Arlington)

Circa Clarendon  Mon-Thur 3pm-7pm, Fri 11am-7pm (Arlington)


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