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Being business-minded Bitches, we know there is no better end to a hard work day than unwinding with a cocktail at happy hour. With all the executive decisions to be made throughout the day, it is a relief when your only choices are where to go and what drink to sip. Given D.C.’s many off-the-clock options, the task of finding where to decompress can be overwhelming.
Luckily, D.C.’s Passport Program lets you know where to go and when to be there. A $20 passport will allow you to jet around town for two-for-one drink deals, with a different offering at each watering hole. Get dibs on your drink discounts by registering for a passport here and head out to happy hour at these local spots.
Get a head start on happy hour with Central’s brasserie bites available for $6-$12 on the patio and at the bar from 2:30-5:00 p.m. Sip on champers and then stay awhile for their stellar dinner menu featuring fabulous fried chicken, can’t miss mussels, and good to the last bite gougeres. Check out our gabbing about the gastropub here. Central is centrally located at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 626-0015.
El Centro D.F. and El Centro D.F. Georgetown
Sometimes the only thing that can spice up your week is a Mexican cocktail from taco-and-tequila favorite El Centro D.F. They boast an impressive happy hour with $5 margaritas, sangria, beer, and wine. Hang out at happy hour there all week long thanks to Sangria Sundays, Nacho Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and Margarita Wednesdays. The Latin spot is now passport-required with their Passport Program 2-for-1 special on a grilled pineapple infusion on 14th Street and a strawberry and basil variety in Georgetown. Read our review of El Centro’s brunch here. El Centro D.F. is located at 1819 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C., and El Centro D.F. Georgetown is located at 1218 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
Glen’s Garden Market
Eat local and drink socially at this restaurant, bar, and market hybrid that dishes up all things from the D.C. area. Can’t escape work in time for happy hour? Not to worry. Glen’s serves up suds for a mere $4 all day, every day, but lucky passport holders can serve themselves $50 worth of wine from their wine station for only $25. Read our review of the bagel-fueled brunch at Glen’s here. Glen’s Garden Market is located at 2001 S Street N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 588-5968.
Hank’s Oyster Bar
If you like your happy hour with a side of delicious seafood, then meet up at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Dupont Circle. Here, the happiest hour means drink specials, a daily punch, and $1.25 oysters. Take the break you deserve and order their Passport Program specialty cocktail, The Getaway. Happy hour runs Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the bar. Read our recent review of their sister spot Hank’s on the Hill here. Hank’s Oyster Bar is located at 1624 Q Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Bitches can land a deal at Lavagna’s happy hour happening from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday on Capitol Hill. The can’t-miss catches include $4 local craft beers, 25% off wine, and $7 cocktails. Stick around to indulge on their irresistible Italian fare to soak it all up when happy hour hits its limit. Read out latest review of Lavagana here. Lavagna is located at 538 8th Street S.E., Washington, D.C. (202) 546-5006.
Linger at Logan Tavern’s happy hour on the patio, around the communal table, or at the bar. Specials abound at the P Street hangout featuring discounts on wine, cocktails, and light fare. Make a night of it by continuing the evening at nearby sister restaurants Commissary and The Pig. Read our review of Logan Tavern here. It is located at 1423 P Street N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 332-3710.
Happy hour at 14th Street’s Masa 14 is a mainstay for a reason. The Latin-Asian fusion restaurant is mixing up deals on cocktails, drafts, and wine from 4-7 on Monday through Friday. Sample the steals at the bar or on the rooftop and don’t forget to indulge on small plates like bao buns, a bahn mi burger, and edamame. Pull out your passport to mix up your mules with a double-dose discount on Masa’s take on the classic cocktail. See what we had to say about the Logan Circle destination here. Masa 14 is located mid-town at 1825 14th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 328-1414.
Pop’s Sea Bar
Not beach bound this week? Soak in the seaside vibes at this Adam’s Morgan shore-inspired hangout. While the preconceived notion of the neighborhood is strictly for bar hopping, switch up your shooters with an ice cream sandwich luge top-off for dessert. Enjoy $1 bivalves and $3 beers at their happy hour that runs from Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The vacation-inspired joint will stamp your passport and serve you up their special on rotating craft beer. Pop into Pop’s at 1817 Columbia Road N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 534-3933.
A mere hop, skip, and a jump from Pop’s is Roofer’s Union, which is serving up discounted suds for $3, $4 wine and rail drinks, and food specials from 5-7 p.m. for happy hour. You’ll be raising the roof after your partake in the Passport Program special of 2-for-1 house cocktails or hoptails. Stake out your seat at the bar but be sure to head back on the weekends for punch and vitamin C on their sun-filled rooftop. Roofer’s Union is located at 2446 18th Street N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 232-7663.
Happy hour couldn’t be hotter at Sixth Engine which is offering $3 local beers, $4 house wines, and $7 specialty cocktail creations on weekdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Passport Program-holders can be choosers here thanks to their specials on select beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Don’t desert the downtown restaurant for brunch where you can grab the handcrafted Bitches Who Brunch Punch, crafted especially for yours truly. Read our review of Sixth Engine here. The restaurant is located at 400 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. (202) 506-2455.
Rappahannock Oyster Co.
See why some of the area’s best restaurants are locally sourcing Rappahannock’s bivalves at their Union Market out-post. Slurp up a dozen (or two) and sip on sparkling wine that is 2-for-1 with a Passport Program passport. Peruse the stalls of artisan producers throughout the market and check out their happy hour specials including discounted wine and beer at Righteous Cheese, $4 ciders and three for $7 tacos at Takorean, and a 10% discount on everything at Cordial. Happy hour at Union Market starts at 4 p.m. on various days for different vendors. Check out their website for more info here. Union Market is located at 1309 5th Street N.E., Washington, D.C.
Soak in all Union Market has to offer and stay a while at Suburbia, the nostalgic pop-up Airstream, back in the lot at the market. Sit outside on the lawn chairs and lay back with frozen drinks, cocktails, and classic beers. Grab a frozen cocktail for you and a friend with their Passport Program special on the frosty treats. Sharing is caring, Bitches.