Happy Hour Guide

Best of 2018: DC’s Top Happy Hours

2018 was a great year for Happy Hours in the Nation’s capital! New venues popped up offering top notch nosh, and old favorites expanded their HH offerings to include even more cocktails… and we launched our extended happy hour program (woop woop for HH until 9pm!).  From cocktail utopias, to margarita madness and ridiculously gorgeous interiors, here are our picks for the best happy hours in 2018!


BEST COCKTAIL UTOPIA

Provision 14 | 2100 14th St NW | Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5:00-8:00pm and Sat 4:00-8:00pm

When every craft cocktail is on happy hour, and said happy hour is every day… goes until 8pm… and is available in the ENTIRE restaurant, we call this happy hour cocktail heaven! Provision 14 easily tops our list for best cocktail happy hour of 2018 with their rotating list of seasonal, spirited cocktails – all on happy hour. If you haven’t stopped by yet, now is the time to grab a draf-tail!

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TOP FOODIE HAVEN

Chloe | 1331 4th St SE | Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5:00-7:00pm

This comfortably posh Navy Yard spot from Chef Haidar Karoum stands out for its extensive list of expertly executed small plates. From the Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Crostini, to the Crispy Cauliflower, to the Potato Gnocchi, literally everything is tasty… and on happy hour! They’ve recently added cocktails to the happy hour menu, so get there soon and sip on a sophisticated spirit with your gnocchi.

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BEST MARGARITA MADNESS

La Puerta Verde | 2001 Fenwick St NE | Happy Hour  Tuesday-Friday from 5:00-6:30pm & Saturday-Sunday from 2:30pm-5:00pm

We’re super suckers for fresh shaken margaritas with uber fresh ingredients. The margs at La Puerta Verde hit this tequila soaked nail on the head. The happy hour also features $3 tacos (we love the al pastor and pescado, but legit every one of them is fire) and $4 elote. La Puerta Verde’s happy hour runs on the weekend, too (because… yes!) making it our pick for the best Margarita HH of 2018.

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MOST GORGEOUS VENUE

Primrose | 3000 12th St NE | Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 5:00-7:30pm

Three words: Ostrich Feather Chandeliers. Primrose’s blue and yellow pastels amid classic french decor make it one of the most gorgeous spots on DC. It doesn’t hurt that the food is also top notch. Get over to Brookland and add Primrose to your happy hour list.

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BEST VINO-CENTRIC HAPPY HOUR

Pursuit Wine Bar | 1421 H St NE | Happy Hour Wednesday-Saturday from 5:00-7:00pm and Tuesday  all night

Wine flights have never been this gorge.. and generous! The standby wine flight at Pursuit Wine Bar changes daily and features a variety of 5 top quality wines for $12. It’s also a bit of a hidden gem, tucked away at the end of the H Street Corridor. Hop on over and enjoy your flight!

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Did we miss your fave? Have a category you’d like to see next year? Tell us in the comments!

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