Happy Hour Hotline: DC Cheap Drinking Updates
BYT Staff | Apr 9, 2013 | 10:30AM |
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A column dedicated solely to the latest and greatest in affordable alcohol (and food, we guess) consumption news in DC. Never say we don’t love you. A LOT.



all sorts of anniversary specials this week:

  • Matchbox in Chinatown is turning 10. So all month there are special. According to the press release: “Each Monday alumni bartenders from the past ten years will be pouring their favorite cocktails and specialty beers, offering giveaways for food, drink, and sponsor prizes. Guests can also enjoy $10 pizzas on Tuesdays and $10 for 10 mini-burgers on Wednesday.”
  • DC BRAU celebrates turning 2 NEXT MONDAY @ Meridian Pint – All DC Brau drafts and casks will be $5 all night!
  • TONIGHT: Free drinks + UBER rides: Ping pong Dim Sum is launching their new Prix Fixe menus today and as an extra incentive is including a free cocktail with the dinner AND an UBER voucher which is good through Sunday
  • $1 Oysters on Mondaysnow at Lyon Hall too – ALL DAY TO BOOT (for more oyster happy hour suggestions, check out last week’s HAPPY HOUR HOTLINE)
  • DC Reynolds JUST opened their SWEET NEW OUTDOOR patio bar, and the happy hour deal is pretty amazing: 5-9pm, it is BUY ONE GET ONE FREE situation. WELCOME TO OUTDOOR DRINKING SEASON.
>>>>>>>>>>>> Here is a Featured Event >>>>>>>>>>>>
DECLASSIFIED: Carnival of Sins featuring Storm Large & Hudson Shad with the National Symphony Orchestra
Friday 04/29
DECLASSIFIED: Carnival of Sins featuring Storm Large & Hudson Shad with the National Symphony Orchestra @ Kennedy Center Concert Hall
A lead singer with Pink Martini, Storm Large is a "sensational" (The New York Times) entertainer in her own right. She performs cabaret songs plus Kurt Weill's wickedly delightful The Seven Deadly Sins in concert with all-male vocal quartet Hudson Shad. Led by "talented young American conductor" (The New York Times) James Gaffigan, the program also includes Richard Rodgers's fanciful Carousel Waltz. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ABOUT DECLASSIFIED: FRIDAYS AT 9 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The secret is out! Some of the NSO's Friday night programs are taking on a whole new vibe with a fresh mix of sound and vision plus exciting pre- and post-concert activities, all at a great price. For the 2015–2016 season, the NSO has "unlocked" some of its standard Friday programs and opened them up to fresh concepts in concert-going with DECLASSIFIED: Fridays at 9. Not your typical Concert Hall experience, these late evenings will include an eclectic mix of classic and modern sounds, special guest artists, dynamic multimedia, audience interaction, and pre- and/or post-performance activities. They'll begin at 9 p.m. (an hour later than usual) and last 60–75 minutes (shorter than a typical program), all at a great price for making memorable nights out with a date or a group of friends! If you heard about the NSO's concert at D.C.'s Echostage in January 2015, you'll know exactly what to expect at these new concerts: - Come as you are: straight from work, in jeans, or whatever suits your fancy. Be ready to move! - Arrive early and/or stay after the concert for added fun to be announced--each night will be a different experience. - Grab drinks or snacks anytime and bring them back into the Concert Hall. - Most importantly, open your mind to a music experience where anything can happen! Performance Timing: Approximately 85 minutes, with no intermission
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speaking of which…


This week, we focus on OUTDOOR DRINKING HAPPY HOURS – yes:

  • EL CENTRO DF ROOFTOP HAPPY HOUR – 5-7pm, $4 Margaritas, rocks & frozen, Sangrias Mexican Beers, Red & White Wine. 5-9pm, $6 Guacamole, Tacos & more
  • BIERGARTEN HAUS – Monday-Friday, 4-7pm, $5 Franziskaner Hefe-Weizen, Paulaner Pils, Becks Maibock, $5 House Wine (White, Red), $5 Loaded Fries, Hamburger Sliders, Garden Currywurst
  • 1905 Rooftop – 5:30-7:30,  $4 Cans/Bottles of Beer; $3 PBR Tall Boys; $4 Rails
  • LARRY’S LOUNGE – $3 rails, $3.5 draft special, $4.5 Absolut drinks. And the wine is super cheap too.Basically living the dream.
  • BOURBON – 6-7:30pm, $3 Drafts; Specials on Selected Bourbons; Cocktail Specials
  • VINOTECA-not only are the drinks affordable, BUT there is a plethora of food options for $6 and below
  • RNR Hotel Rooftop -6-8pm daily – $4 Rails; $3 PBR; $6 Pitchers; Buck Off Everything Else
  • RED DERBY – rooftop. $1 natty bohs and other classy specials during happy hour.



Your recommendations, of course, welcome in the comments (And if you want your happy hour included in one of the future lists/have a happy hour to recommend email us at: happyhour@brightestyoungthings.com)


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