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It’s the last full week of August. Next Thursday is the first day of September and after that, summer is basically over. No more pool parties, no more BBQs, no more sweltering D.C. weather. I don’t know about you, but I know I’m not ready for the cold. I’m not ready for jackets and scarfs. I want everything to stay just the way it is. Unfortunately, mother nature doesn’t care what I think, so I’m going to go hard this week and hit up as many summery, outside, patio, rooftop happy hours I possible can. Feel free to join me.

The Royal

Swing by The Royal anytime (and any day) between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to enjoy their happy hour, which includes $5 house vermouth, $5 Narragansett tall boys, and $7 cocktails. Lucky for you, the cocktails range from Daiquiris, to Palomas, to a classic Old Fashioned. You really and truly cannot go wrong. Grab one of the little baby seats outside, order a couple rounds of daiquiris, and soak in the final days of summer. Also, get a pupusa. You should always get a pupusa.


Bar Deco

Bar Deco’s patio is a thing of beauty, so while the weather is still nice (seriously it’s been beautiful the last couple of days), make your way over. You’ll probably need to fight other people for seats, but it will be worth it. Just make sure to grab one of their $5 beers, rail drinks, or house wines. Booze makes everything better.



Takoda has a slew of happy hour specials with different options, so if you need a little variation in your life (but don’t want to spend too much money), this is a great spot. On Mondays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. you can grab half price wine bottles and small plates. Tuesdays, it’s half price cider and salads. Wednesday is half price whiskey and wings. Thursdays are half price beers and burgers. Scope out a patio spot and spend an hour or too lounging.



Whaleys might be all the way out in Navy Yard, but there Happy Hour has a lot going on. From food to drinks to beer and wine, there’s something for everyone. Start with cocktail #5 (which includes Stiegl’s Radler), grab some Old Bay chips, then maybe finish it all off with a $5 draft.