7 New Happy Hours to Try Around DC

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Everyone loves a bargain, which is why happy hours are so popular. After all, why not drink and eat at your favorite watering holes when deep discounts are on tap? Here are eight new happy hours to check out, offering everything from Miller Lites to cocktails on tap — all on the cheap.

Alta Strada
When: 11 PM–1 AM Friday and Saturday
The Gist: Launched at the end of June, this happy hour includes discounts on antipasti, salads, meatballs and pizzas, pictured above. (There’s also a weekday happy hour with different deals that runs from 3–7 PM.)
The Best Deal: Pizzas for $7 and $9 that normally go for $15–$17.

465 K St. NW; 202-629-4662

Photo courtesy of Twisted Horn

Photo courtesy of Twisted Horn

Twisted Horn
When: 4–8 PM Tuesday–Friday
The Gist: Deals abound on bar bites and low-brow brews like Tecate and Miller Lite, plus wines and $5 Old Fashioneds and punch.
The Best Deal: Select cocktails and wines for $5, $3 tacos and a three for $10 meat and cheese board.

819 Upshur St. NW; 202-290-1808

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Photo courtesy of Bangkok Joe’s

Bangkok Joe’s
When: 4–7 PM daily
The Gist: After going back to its roots and re-launching as Bangkok Joe’s, the refreshed concept offers a Thai street food happy hour menu that includes drink specials for $5 and newly discounted dishes for $3.50–$5 in the bar area.
The Best Deal: Issan sausage wraps and grilled lemongrass pork for $4 per order, plus the $5 punch.

3000 K St. NW; 202-333-4422

Photo by Rey Lopez

Photo by Rey Lopez

Ottoman Taverna
When: 4–7 PM weekdays
The Gist: After-work grazers can order $5 small plates and $5 drinks.
The Best Deal: The falafel and the Carcashian chicken, normally $10, and the saksuka, which usually runs $9.

425 I St. NW; 202-847-0395

Photo by Gabriele Stabile

Photo by Gabriele Stabile

Momofuku CCDC
When: 5–6:30 PM weekdays
The Gist: The happy hour debuted this spring offering deals on buns, a changing menu of snacks and drinks at the bar — and the patio, weather permitting.
The Best Deal: Buns sell for $5 each (normally $11–$13 for two), and drinks range from $5–$7 each.

1090 I St. NW; 202-602-1832

Photo by Susan Mezzullo

Photo by Susan Mezzullo

Bonfire
When: 3–8 PM daily
The Gist: Offered at the bar only, you’ll find $5 select drafts; $6 house wines; a half-dozen $7 cocktails on draft; and plenty of bar bites for $7.
The Best Deal: The cocktails, normally priced from $10–$13, chicken wings that usually cost $12 and a Blood Line IPA nitro that usually runs $7.

1132 19th St. NW; 202-833-1860

Photo courtesy of Brasserie Beck

Photo courtesy of Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck
When: 5–6 PM and 9–10 PM daily
The Gist: Robert Wiedmaier’s ode to Belgium recently added a cheesy freebie to its happy hour by offering free raclette with potatoes and gherkins in the bar area.
The Best Deal: It doesn’t get much better than free — but select wines are also available for $4 a glass.

1132 19th St. NW; 202-833-1860