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Last week we did a roundup of the best places to grab brunch during the Dog Days Sidewalk Festival. The festival might be over, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t spend your weekend getting drunk on U Street. The 14th and U Street corridor is a prosperous area full of great booze deals and local businesses. Remember, getting drunk at five different happy hours just means that you’re a really important contributor to the local economy.

Local 16

With a $5 across the board happy hour menu, getting drunk on a budget is finally attainable. Draft beers, cans, house wines, rail cocktails, specialty cocktails, and snack offerings are all $5. That means you can try a bunch of their delicious craft cocktails, like the maple Moscow mule with cinnamon syrup, without breaking the bank. Munch of some delicious Afghan food (the bolani are a must-try) and relax on their amazing roof deck daily from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Sudhouse is serving up great drink deals and even better food deals. Bring a group and split some delicious $4 snacks (like fries pickles, tater tots, and mozzarella sticks) and wash it all down with $5 drinks of your choice, like draft beers, rail drinks, or wines by the glass. Happy hour is 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends, and all day Monday, so you’ve got plenty of time daily to stop in.

Pearl Dive

The only thing better than fresh local oysters is half off those oysters during happy hour Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. To sweeten the deal, Pearl Dive also offers half priced drafts, $7 vodka martinis, and $5 wines by the glass at the bar. Fresh seafood and great drinks sure make the dog days pass by quickly.

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Quarter + Glory

Quarter + Glory offers an array of both specialty and classic cocktails from $7 to $9 that will satisfy your liquor desires. Call Me is a gin-based cocktail flavored with grapefruit liquor and honey then finished off with some champagne. It’s dangerously refreshing and you’ll probably want to drink five. Good thing they have some cheap bites, like grilled cheese, fries and beef sliders to tide you over until that next cocktail.


B Too’s happy hour is the perfect time to try some of their high quality wines, signature cocktails, Belgian draft beers and bar food. While B Too’s full price drinks can be expensive ($19 glasses of wine, $14 cocktails, and draft pours well over $10), all drinks are half priced from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, plus 4:00 p.m. to close on Sundays. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try some fried pig ears, snail croquettes, or fried duck bitter balls, which are all half priced during happy hour as well.