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This week our Happy Hour Hotline is combining two of life’s simple joys: alcohol and laughter. And what’s even better than drinks and comedy? Cheap drinks and comedy. After a long day at the office, one of the best ways to unwind is to get a little drunk and listen to really funny people. So venture outside your comfort zone and try these bars with comedy, they won’s disappoint. And don’t talk during a show, no matter how tipsy you get.


If you are on your way to the Kennedy Center for a comedy show, Circle Bistro is the perfect place to stop for a few drinks. Located in Foggy Bottom, Circle Bistro’s happy hour runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and includes $7 bites like flatbread or mussels. Grab some drinks and noms before you laugh your ass off. Do this before you see Todd Glass on Thursday.


Comedy Night is every Sunday and Tuesday night at Desperados Burgers & Bar. Drink specials include wine and rail drinks for $4.50, draft beers for $3.50, and Dogfish $4.50. Grab a brew and a burger, and get ready to laugh. But please, don’t snort beer out of your nose, it’s not fun…not that I would know…


The Big Hunt hosts Underground Comedy Wednesday through Saturday nights starting at starting at 8 p.m.. Food and drink specials include half-priced burgers (Wednesday night), $4 select beers and rail drinks, as well as $1 tacos (Friday nights). There are few things I love more than cheap food and cheap laughs.

Its Lit


Last Resort Comedy is at Town Tavern every Wednesday night starting at 8 p.m. Happy Hour starts at 5 p.m., with $3 domestic bottles, $4 rail drinks, $5 draft pints, and $5 house wines. You can start drinking a little before the show and have some down time, before the laughs begin.


“Don’t Block the Box” Comedy Show will be at Wonderland Ballroom on Friday starting at 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour goes from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and features $2 off rail drinks and drafts. Grab your work friends and head over straight from work to pre-game the show, and start your weekend off on a humorous foot.

Church Night at Wonderland