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Yes Way, Rosé – DC’s Best Rosé Happy Hours

Are you as ready as we are for rosé season?! Having a crisp, dry rosé in-hand has become an iconic part of warm weather & summertime. Rosé on happy hour? Now we’re really talking!

Did you know that the blush pink color comes from the skin of red grapes? Yup! The longer the wine ferments with the red grape skins, the darker the pink. Read on to find out where to drink rosé during happy hour now!

District Winery is a modern, working winery located right here in the District. If you haven’t been yet, you have another reason to go now. Starting April 23rd, the first DC-made wine they produced, a 2017 Dry Rosé, will be offered on happy hour for $8 a glass. How cool is that? Go to Navy Yard, head to a local DC restaurant/winery, and sip on a glass of 100% DC made wine. Cheers to that!

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The Unconventional Diner in Shaw opened this past December and has quickly become a neighborhood hotspot & favorite. Cozy up to the bar in this industrial yet rustic restaurant for a glass of one of their 2 rosé offerings on happy hour. For sparkling, choose the Garnatxa/Pinot Noir Cava Rose from Spain – Roman Canal. If you prefer your blush wine still, select the L’oliveto, from Russian River Valley California, made of 100% pinot noir grape. Glasses of wine are $6 on happy hour, yess!

Pro Tip: Order the pot pie poppers and/or kale nachos to nosh on with your wine—each $7 on happy hour.

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Hazel’s happy hour is truly one (happy) hour. Short, sweet, & totally worth it. They always have a rosé on happy hour, which rotates periodically. As of now, the HH rosé offering is the Domaine de Vetriccie from Corsica, France, made from the Niellucciu grape. You can feel fancy while drinking it, yet it’s only $6 per glass! This is the perfect rosé happy hour to enjoy pre-dinner.

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Drinking rosé on happy hour on the weekend? Now that’s what I’m talking about! The Bird currently offers two rosé wines on happy hour every day of the week! Choose from the Pol Clement Sparkling Rose (Rare Rose Blend), and Los Dos (85% Grenach, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon). Both are $6 during happy hour. As summer unfolds, they plan to add even more rosé options, so keep an eye out!

Pro tip: Any time Trump fires a White House official, The Bird discounts all drinks from our happy hour menu, including rosé, to just $4!

Photo by @TheBirdDC

Sunday Funday just got a whole new meaning. How about a rosé wine flight?! On happy hour! All day on Sunday! (And during happy hour the other days of the week too.) Head to the bar and enjoy a “think pink” flight of 3 generous half-glasses of rosé for $14. The exact rosé wines offered in the flight will change throughout the summer. As of right now, they are:

Domaine du Dragon ‘grand cuvee’ {grenache} côtes de provence – 2017

Dio Fili {Xinomavro Moschomavro}  grecia  – 2016

Le Fraghe, ‘chiaretto Rodon’ {corvina, rondinella} bardolino – 2017

Convivial is your trendy, sleek rose happy hour option. They offer both a still and sparking rosé for hh: the still– Reserve de la Saurine in Languedoc-Rousillion, and the sparkling– J.P Chenet Brut Sparkling Rosé. Each is $7. Bonus that happy hour is offered on Sundays too! The food here is incredible, so order some nibbles while you sip, or stick around for dinner after happy hour!

  • Fancy Radish | 600 H Street, NE | Tuesday-Friday, 5-7pm

Fancy Radish – a full-service vegan restaurant — opened last month on H Street and has already proved they’re here to stay! Currently they offer an orange wine on happy hour—Seeds and Skins by Old Westminster Winery. Once that runs out, they’re switching over to Early Mountain Rosé from Virginia (yay local!), which’ll be $7 a glass, and they will rotate through a slew of different rosés throughout the summer! Whether you’re a plant-based eater or not, the Fancy Radish is a delicious happy hour choice.

Photo by @fancyradishdc

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  • Whiskey Decanters September 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Hi Rachel Mastandrea , You shared the outstanding experience with the JP Chenet wine but i notice during drinking the quantity of alcohal are tohigh in it with the smell then i get a suggestion of professor zOE FOUNDER OF WINE he guide me you must use a water with the wine to decrease the effect of alcohal in it otherwise it was dangerous for your brain nerves and also damaged the lungs so take care of your life and avoid to drink it without the use of water with it.


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