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Best Capitol Riverfront Happy Hours

The Capitol Riverfront is home to two breweries—Bluejacket and Gordon Biersch—and a great place to find deals on after-work or pre-Nats game drinks and bar snacks. Find a curated draft beer collection on tap at The Big Stick, 2 for $5 tacos at Agua 301, discounted bulgogi sliders at Bon Chon, and many more excellent happy hour specials in the Capitol Riverfront.

Scarlet Oak – The contemporary American restaurant and bar offers happy hour specials Monday through Friday 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm including $4 drafts, $5 select wines, and $6 rail drinks; as well as $5 pizzas on Tuesdays, 1/2 off wine bottles on Wednesday, and all-night specials on Thursday.  909 New Jersey Avenue, SE

The Big Stick – On weekdays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, The Big Stick offers $2 off a finely curated selection of draft beers like Oregon’s Deschutes Back Beer Porter and DC’s Hellbender Brewing. Happy hours at The Big Stick includes $2 off rail drinks and wine and a delicious menu of “big sticks” including half smokes, brats, and chorizo.  20 M Street, SE

Justin’s Café – Beat the Clock with Justin’s Café’s weekday progressive happy hour. Starting at 4:00 pm, draft beers are $3, rail drinks are $4, and Firefly vodka and bourbon are $5. Prices go up $1 every hour until 8:00 pm, so get there early and stay a while.  1025 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Bluejacket Brewery – Even without a happy hour, Bluejacket Brewery is one of the best deals in the neighborhood. With a selection of 20 draft beers and cask ales brewed on-site at Bluejacket, the brewery offers discounted 4 ounce pours of all beers, so you can always try something new before committing to a pint.  300 Tingey Street, SE

Willie’s Brew & Que – Weekday happy hour specials at the lively barbecue restaurant and sports bar include $5 glass of chardonnay or cabernet, $5 rail drinks, $5 draft pints, and $20 pitchers 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  300 Tingey Street, SE

Agua 301 – Features happy hour food (weekdays) and drink specials (daily) 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm, including $4 draft beers, $5 wines, $6 margaritas, 2 for $5 tacos, and more.  301 Water Street, SE

Gordon Biersch – As one of the Capitol Riverfront’s two breweries, Gordon Biersh offers German beers on tap including Hefeweizen, a wheat beer, and Marzen, a Bavarian lager.  Food and beverage specials are available weekdays 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm.  100 M Street, SE

Bonchon Chicken – Happy hour at this Asian fusion restaurant and bar is Monday through Friday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm with discounts on draught and bottled beers, bulgogi sliders, seasoned fries, and potstickers.  1015 Half Street, SE

Due South – Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, the Capitol Riverfront’s newest Southern food destination features $2 off drafts, $5 house wines, and $6 rail drinks.  301 Water Street, SE

Osteria Morini – DC’s best Italian restaurant just got better on the weekdays. Every weekday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, sip $7 specialty cocktails, $5 draft beer, and $7 tap wine; or share $20 wine bottles at Osteria Morini.  301 Water Street, SE

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