Last week in preparation for our National Geographic takeover we gave you five trivia spots to embrace your inner geek, this week we’re encouraging you to pull on your toga, eat a lot of hummus, and drink yourself Greek.
Post up in Kapnos’s bar from 5-7 p.m. any night of the week for $5 beers, $6 wines and $7 cocktails. Pair these with Greek small plate staples like dolmades, grilled haloumi, and spanikopita for $6 each, or grab an assortment of spreads and a plate of flatbread for $14 and you’ll be well on your way to philosophizing with the best of ’em.
If I’m not mistaken the Greeks were really big fans of figs and alcohol, therefore what better way to feel Greek than imbibing in Agora’s Fig Delight cocktail for $7 at happy hour, Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday after 5 p.m. If beer and wine are more your thing, then Agora’s got you covered as well, with $4 draft and bottled beers, and $6 wines. They haven’t left you hanging food-wise either, you can find a $10 cheese plate, a selection of $4 spreads, and $6 flatbreads on their menu as well.
While Ankara offers the standard weekday happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m., they go above and beyond by extending their same deals to Saturday as well. This is great news for you because you can keep living as the Greek you became at our event all the way through Saturday evening. Take advantage of their $3 glasses of house wine, $15 wine flights, $3-4 beer, $6 specialty cocktails and $4 plates of hummus and htipiti.
Back to the subject of figs; the Greeks probably sat around and drank under fig trees a lot, I mean, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, we don’t have that many fig trees in the District, as far as I know, but the Veranda is home to one in their patio, so roll on over for their $3.5o rail drinks, $4 wine and $3 select beers from 5-7 p.m. on Monday to Friday for a classy end to your day.
Every day from 4-7 p.m. at Rosemary’s Thyme in Dupont Circle you can find an extensive list of happy hour cocktails, including the blatantly Greek inspired Aegean Citrus, ranging from $5-8, or grab some $4 bottles of beer or a glass of house wine for $5. Drink up and say “Yasou!” (the Greek equivalent of “cheers”).