Let’s celebrate the upcoming three-day weekend by getting, yes, you guessed it, oysters! Okay so you didn’t guess that to be the theme, but that’s okay because nothing goes together better than warm weather and fresh shellfish. Can’t get away for the weekend? These happy hours are perfect for a great stay-cation on the water front and feature cheap drinks and food. So take that clichéd Instagram shot of your drink and fresh oysters by the water — you earned that shit.
Beer, wine, and rail drinks for $4, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., if you sit at the bar right on the Georgetown waterfront — could you think of a more perfect happy hour? Yes, if the happy hour were free that would be even better, but this is the next best thing. Sun on your face, drink in your hand, and oysters on your plate. Don’t forget about their Taco Tuesday specials featuring fresh seafood-filled tacos for $15.
Local’s only happy hour features $1 oysters and drink specials from local producers, Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. They also offer late night specials from Tuesday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to close, and Sunday 9:30 p.m. to close. They sell drinks by the pitcher and feature locally-inspired cocktails like the Capital Dill or Brookland Love.
Hank’s has multiple locations around the district including in DuPont and Capital Hill, and offers happy hour specials Monday through Saturday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar and banquet. Oysters with half shell are $1.25 each, and they have a variety of other classic bar foods like fish tacos or wings for under $10. They also offer $5 select house wines and cocktails as well as $4 select beers.
Wednesday happy hour at J. Paul’s is the place to be, with half priced raw bar from 5 p.m. to close. Can’t make it on Wednesday? Do not fret, they half $1.50 oysters (half shell) Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar. If that isn’t enough oyster for you, they also offer all-you-can-eat oysters for $40 a person, Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to close.
Did someone say half priced wings and pretzels? Oh that’s right, they did. Orange Anchor has your pick of raw or grilled oysters for $1 each in addition to the awesome wing/pretzel special. Sip your $6 draft dock-side and put all your stress away for a hot sec, this is more important.