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The sold out Murder House Party is this Friday at the Renwick Gallery, so we know you’re going to need some liquid courage before you attend this horrifying event. We’ve scoped out some of the best spots and best deals going on within walking distance to the Renwick so you can kill some time before the main event.


Fill yourself with bread, cheese and booze before you join us at the Renwick. From 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. all beers, cocktails, and house wines are two dollars off, plus shared plates are 25% off, so you’ll have plenty of cash left over for a grilled cheese.

Elephant & Castle

This Canadian-owned British pub chain offers $5 beers, well drinks, and house wines. They also have a seasonal beer selection that’ll get you in the fall mood (we’re just hoping it’s not pumpkin spice latte flavored). Happy Hour specials are Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Off the Record

If you’re feeling fancy, head over to the Hay-Adams Hotel for some classic cocktails and upscale bar food. Their cocktails are on the expensive side, but you can’t put a price tag on a chance to drink with Frank Underwood. Plus, it’s your last day on earth so you might as well go out with a bang.

City Tap House – Penn Quarter

While this is spot is a lengthier walk from the Renwick, their happy hour specials make it well worth the trek. They’ve got $5 craft beers, $6 house wines, and $7 beer with a shot. Just be sure not to go too hard because our Murder House Party is fully equipped with an open bar.