Happy Hour Specials:
Drinks: Rail Cocktails: $4 | Draft Beer: $2 off (price varies) | House Wine: $5 | Busboys Classic Cocktails: $3 off (regularly $10)
Food: 50% off of: Sweet Potato Hash, Shrimp Cake, Lamb Sliders, Vegan “Beef” Sliders, Mezze, Halloumi Lentils (regularly $10-$12)
The Poet Mojito is tres yum! Pineapple and ginger add a nice flair to the standard mojito. If you are looking for a stiff – knock you out in one punch drink, you can’t miss the DC Tap Water. For food, the Lamb Sliders are seasoned to perfection. They’re as hearty as they are delicious, and great for sharing with your happy hour crew.
Our Overall Rating: 4.6/5
We love the atmosphere at Busboys and Poets, a DC staple. The quality of the food, the warm service, and the progressive spirit make this a sure win for a quick drink or bite. The drink specials are vast, and the food deals are yummy. To seal the deal on this cultural Happy Hour experience, make sure to check out the reads at Politics and Prose, the bookstore inside Busboys. Win. Win.