Happy Hour Hotline: National Zoo Edition
allisondesy | May 17, 2017 | 1:00PM |

Is there a better way to get ready for a night of eating and drinking at the zoo than by eating and drinking at bars first? Probably not. If you’re going to be hanging out with fish later, you better learn to drink like one. Take advantage of some Woodley Park and Adams Morgan happy hours before Zoofari. Do it for the animals.

Duke’s Counter

Start your day of food and drink off early. Happy hour begins at noon at Duke’s Counter. Enjoy $5 beers, wines, and well liquors until 7 p.m. That’s seven hours of happy hour deals. Seven. Hours. This is just the first stop on your Boozefari adventure.

St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar

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Friday 10/20
SAAM & BYT Present: Murder House Party! A Renwick Gallery Opening @ Renwick Gallery
55.00 / 65.00
SAAM + BYT Present: Murder House Party A Renwick Gallery Murder is Her Hobby Opening! EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE NOW! A murdery after hours featuring exclusive access to the BRAND NEW exhibition Murder is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death! Frances Glessner Lee crafted her exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” These dollhouse-sized diorama composites of true crime scenes were the equivalent of virtual reality in their time, and helped to revolutionize the emerging field of forensic science. Constructed in the 1940s and 50s, they are still used to train homicide investigators today.
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Madame Gandhi (DJ Set)

Barber Streisand (DJ Set) and more TBA! Ticket includes open bar, featuring: Beer from Denizens Brewing Co. and speciality cocktails featuring SKYY Vodka by: Big Chief / Highline +PLUS+ limited qty small bites from our friends at: Franklin Hall +CREEPY BONUS STUFF+ Face painter / OM Digital Photobooth / Caricature Artist / Special Appearance by the #BYQueens / Tarot Card Reader / Music Perfomances / Contortionist and more! Plus access to the entire museum including the new exhibition Rick Araluce: The Final Stop Transforming a gallery into an abandoned underground subway platform in the artist’s first large-scale installation on the East Coast. Stepping on to the platform, visitors are enveloped in the illusion of an eerie subterranean world where flickering lights and distant rumblings suggest the comings and goings of trains that never arrive. COOL. Croosh Deets October 20th, 2017 8:30pm-12:00am Renwick Gallery Pennsylvania Avenue @ 17th St NW Farragut West or North #BYTMurderHouse #RenwickGallery #BYThings Early bird $55 tickets ON SALE NOW Price goes up soon $65 day of - but we'll for sure sell out before then! This is a 21+ event As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend: Kid n' Child's Play / Cereal Killer / Jack the Ripper? I hardly knew her / Sherlock Holmes/Katie Holmes / The Zodiac Killer / The Chinese New Year Killer / The Tarot Card Killer / The Light as a feather stiff as a board killer / Jeffrey Dahmer Judi Dench / BTK / OMG / LOL / The Son of Samwell Tarly / Charles Manson in Charge / Death, The Destroyer of Worlds / Bloody Mary (the person) / Bloody Mary (the drink) / Vlad the Tame Impaler / Ivan the Everything's Terrible / Elizabeth Bathory/Elizabeth Showery / Baron Munchausen by Proxy Our friends:           SKYY Vodka / Denizen's/ OM Digital / Jackson Pro Audio ~~~ Brought to you by: BYT Productions BYT Productions / Smithsonian American Art Museum Stay informed: http://www.brightestyoungthings.com http://www.twitter.com/byt http://www.instagram.com/BYThings http://renwick.americanart.si.edu/ https://twitter.com/americanart Look how much fun we had last time: Just like any other ticket you buy, we are not able to issue refunds unless the event is cancelled. Talent and attractions subject to change.
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Beer and mussels go together like you and Zoofari. Swing by St. Arnold’s before the event for $5 half-liters of draft beers. $11 mussel pots and fries make for a great appetizer to soak up some of the drinks. Just saying. Come back on Monday and Tuesday for happy hour specials all night long. Regular happy hour runs 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Southern Hospitality

SoHo in AdMo offers $5 beers, rail drinks, and select wines between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nothing goes better with a glass of sauvignon blanc than some hummus or fried green tomatoes. It’s okay to act like an animal. Southern proper doesn’t count during happy hour, right?

Bar Civita

Imagine happy hour, but every single day of the week. Grab your Zoofari crew, pop a squat on the patio, and relax with $20 carafes of wine anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. If wine isn’t your thing, all draft beers are $6 or under. You’re probably also going to need a few orders of their $4 pecorino-oregano fries with a side of lemon parmesan aioli.


If you like whiskey, this is the happy hour for you. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can count on $5 whiskey of the day, $4 off cocktails, and $2 off draft beers. Get fancy with a julep or sip on a Sazerac and mentally prepare for a night of more food, more drinks, and a lot more exotic animals.