Happy Hour Guide

Chinatown: How to Hit Happy Hour All Day Like a Boss

DC’s Chinatown is a pretty popping place on any given day. Throw in some great weekend Happy Hours that take you from day to night, and you’ve gone from amazing to flipping fantastic. We don’t believe Happy Hour should be limited to one or two hours, and definitely not to just weekdays. Here’s our guide on how to make Happy Hour an all day affair #onaSaturday in one of DC’s most entertaining neighborhoods. These spots are all within a few blocks of each other, so grab your crew and Happy Hour hop!

4:00 PM: Start Early and Dish on Gastronomic Fare at China Chilcano’s Pisco Hour | Everyday 4-6p and all day Sunday

You’ve got a full day of eats and drinks ahead, so while your appetite is still fresh, grab a pork belly bun at this beautiful bar. China Chilcano, José Andrés’ take on Peruvian fusion cuisine, is serving up freshly frothed Pisco Sours with bar bites featuring Andrés’ innovative culinary creations. The Sánguche de Chancho, pork belly sandwiched in fry bread with a lime miso-sauce and bit of sweet potato, is a perfect start to this day full of Happy Hours.

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5:00 PM: Grab a Margarita and a Few Tacos at Rosa Mexicano | Everyday 4-7p

Ok, so now you’ve wet your posh palate and had your classy cocktail. Time to take it to old faithful with a fresh squeezed margarita or sangria and taco duo. The carnitas tacos with grilled pineapple are one of our go-tos, but there’s a little something for everyone. And if you’re feeling extra festive, grab the unlimited guac and chips. You still have a few more spots to hit, so simmer down with a cerveza.

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6:15 PM: Take a Dive at Cedar with Champagne and Chargrilled Wings | Everyday 4-7p

You’ve reveled in the lively atmosphere at Rosa, now let’s head to more chill vibes in the underground world of Cedar. After all, variety is the name of today’s Happy Hour game. For a refreshing change of pace, we’re sipping on bubbly and sharing a few classic American bar bites, because why not?! Save room for the Duck Fat Fries and Grilled Lemon Pepper Wings. To keep the buzz going, grab one of Cedar’s specialty cocktails and chat with the bar manager, Ben. He’ll concoct a cocktail that’s more than Happy Hour worthy.

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8:00 PM: Catch Up with Your Crew at Penn Commons | Everyday 4p- Close

The night is young, and you’re ready to hit one of Chinatown’s most happening bars. Even better, you can grab a tap beer or specialty cocktail (only $5!) on Happy Hour all night long! Yes, we know… sounds too good to be true, but it’s not – and we love it! So stop in, pregame, and enjoy.

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10:00 PM: End the Night with Crab Claws at Clyde’s Gallery Place | Everyday 3-6p & 10p-1a

By now you know that we LOVE late night Happy Hour. There’s no better way to top off a day chock full of HH than with the half off raw bar at Clyde’s. Whether you’ve been out partying, or are waking up from a refreshing nap after your earlier Happy Hour adventures, hit up this late night stop for a night cap and a few fresh oysters. The bar scene is classic DC, and you’ll enjoy the vibes of both tourists and locals alike. 

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