People drink during the holidays, Thanksgiving is no expectation. Benjamin Franklin wanted the national symbol to be the turkey; he clearly drank a lot regardless if it was a holiday or not. Now that was an American. Now it’s time you began thinking of what might pair best with that food baby that’ll be gestating in your bloated stomach come Thursday. While let’s start by finding you something affordable, festive, and far removed from your folk’s living room.
Pre and post turkey day festivities:
- Derek Brown, master of all things drink, would like you to celebrate Drinksgiving aka the day before Thanksgiving at Eat the Rich. Where they’ll be doing happy hour from 5pm until close with a special $7 Boh and O combo( a Natty Boh tallboy and a shot of Old Overholt) and they have $1 oysters.
- Bobby McKey’s has $3 Coors Light drafts; bring a canned food item and you’ll also get a free pumpkin shooter. What a wonderful world.
- LIMA has all things good waiting for you and your friends. Happy hour is from 4pm-7pm and features $4 beers, $5 mixed drinks, $5 wines by the glass and $7 Mojitos ($29 Mojito Pitchers too!). $5 Menu: Beef Empanada, Chicken Croquette duo, Ceviche shots, Mussels, Arepas and Queso Manchego.
- All day and all night happy hour at the Sign of the Wale. All drinks are half priced–now that’s something to be thankful for.
- Bar-Code will have a premium happy hour starting at 10:30pm with drinks half off until midnight.
- Pizza Paradiso is having an Imperial Stout Tasting on Black Friday, where all drafts are available in 4 ounce pours. It’s first-come, first-serve so make sure to come early!
- DC Brau would like you to fill up your growler for the holidays. Full growler = good holiday.
- The night before Thanksgiving is an American craft beer extravaganza at ChurchKey. Their draft list is normally amazing, and it’s only going to be better.
- At the Irish Whiskey Public House enjoy $3 beers & $5 Jameson cocktails all night. Your money will be benefiting Movember, which is good to know.
Gobblin’ up for the big day:
- First you might want to check out our robust guide to celebrating Thanksgiving in DC.
- It’s the fourth annual Lincoln restaurant Thanksgiving feast. Priced at $58 per person and only $21 for kids 12 and under, so you don’t even have to break out the turkey fryer that nearly set your house on fire last year.
- For $45 per person and $25 per child have a three course Thanksgiving meal at Ardeo Bardeo.
- Once you look at The Blue Duck Tavern’s Thanksgiving menu, all farm-fresh and splendiferous, it’ll be impossible for you to eat cranberry for a can. to make it easier not to lift a finger this holiday. The Thanksgiving menu will offer a three-course service from 11:30am until 9am priced at $100 for adults and $45 for children.
- There a few festive specials that nopa Kitchen + Bar is dishing out this Thanksgiving including “Kabocha Squash Salad, and a roasted turkey with chestnut and herb stuffing and porcini mushroom jus. There is also seasonal dessert offerings sure to out do trite pumpkin pie.
- Legal Sea Foods will stuff a turkey, but they’ll also stuff a lobster. And you never had a stuffed lobster for Thanksgiving, though the idea now seems so obvious. How could you have not thought of it before? The turkey dinner is priced at $21.95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and $7.95 for children 12 and under. Cheers to getting deals before Black Friday.
- In the mood for Italian, Dino’s in Cleveland Park hosting a Thanksgiving style meal. As their website reminds us “Italians do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but they do love turkey!” The meal is $49 per person and kids are $19.
- Love irony? Then give eating Indian food for Thanksgiving a chance. The Bombay Club is offering a Thanksgiving menu is offering a special Thanksgiving dishes. It’ ll be open from 11:30am to 2:30pm and for dinner from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.
- The Oval Room‘s menu is made of the stuff that Thanksgiving dreams are made of. They’re three-course holiday menu, offered from 12pm to 8pm, is priced at $50 per person.
- To start off your meal with crab beignets or duck-chestnut meatballs, would you even care about turkey anymore? Maybe it’s time I began a new Thanksgiving tradition of the prix fixe menu at 701 Restaurant. This special meal is priced at $48 per person, and $24 for children 12 and under.
- The prix fixe menu at Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca is priced at $48 per person, excluding gratuity and tax and will be served from 11am to 8pm on Thanksgiving.
- This year, Dean & DeLuca will offer one-on-one menu planning and entertaining advice, to make your Thanksgiving celebration worry-free. Online ordering is now available and can be placed until Monday, November 25 at 5pm. All orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 27 between 10am. and 5pm or Thursday, November 28 between 9am and noon.
- J. Paul’s will be open this Thanksgiving. They’ll be offering some traditional Thanksgiving favorites such as butternut squash soup, hand carved turkey, mashed potatoes, sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans and pumpkin cheesecake, for $20.95.
- Clyde’s of Georgetown is down to do the cooking this year. Why not let them, it’s only $25.95 for adults and $15.95 for children. Also on the menu is Clyde’s applewood smoked ham for $16.95.
- For this year’s Thanksgiving feast, enjoy Cafe Milano‘s Thanksgiving Sparkling Buffet served from 4 to 11pm or familiar favorites from the a la carte menu from 6 to 9 p.m. The Thanksgiving Sparking Buffet is $79 per adult and $35 per child and includes prosecco.
‘Til next time, may your Thanksgiving food coma be full of gratitude!