Friends meeting in a pub, drinking beer

One of DC’s most time-honored traditions, passed down from CEOS to interns, has to be happy hour. Join in on the city’s obsession at these five top spot to get your money’s worth after work.

Duke’s Grocery

The best thing about this British-influenced Dupont Circle gastro pub’s happy hour are the hours. Drink specials run from noon to 7pm at this neighborhood favorite, giving you plenty of time to get some bang for your buck. The second best thing about this spot? The avocado-laden, runny egg-topped Proper Burger, a definite DC staple.

1513 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 733-5623


This popular U Street spot offers overs a dozen $5 wines by the glass and Peronis every day of the week. In warmer weather, make your way to the patio to play a game of bocce in the restaurant’s outdoor court.

1940 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-9463

ENO Wine Bar

This Georgetown wine-and-cheese spot, located only a short walk from the Graham Georgetown Hotel, is a great spot for some happy hour vino. Make your way over for $5 glasses of wine Sunday through Thursday.

2810 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 295-2826


Happy hour at this chic Jose Andres-helmed Mexican spot near Metro Center is dubbed hora feliz. Come with a big group to enjoy treats like $4 ceviche and tacos along with housemade mojitos and margaritas.

401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-1005

Red Derby5pm-8pm

This Columbia Heights institution is one of the city’s coolest dive bars. Hang out on the roof deck with a $1 PBR (yes, you read that right) from 5-8pm on weekdays. Drink and take in a view of the city without burning through your savings.

3718 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
(202) 291-5000