my favorite happy hours | 14th St., NW

I love happy hour.  I like to meet friends early, have a few cocktails, discuss random topics (are you watching American Horror Story Freak Show????  Eiiiieeh!) and get home at a reasonable hour. There’s lots of happy hours on 14th St. but below are my favorites.

barcelona store frontBarcelona Wine Bar is a chain with locations throughout Connecticut and in Atlanta. Generally, I don’t like chains but this one is clever.  It has a wonderful patio and decent Spanish tapas.  They recently started offering happy hour from 4-6pm.  Go early..this place is popular and has some of the best people watching in DC.  The happy hour menu is generous.  There are 4 white and red wine options for $5 each.  The featured draft beer is $4 and there’s a handful of signature cocktails that are $5.  Plus nibbles for $4.

ghibellina exteriorThe highlight of Ghibellina’s happy hour is the pizza.  Good god..the pizza (!) and it’s half off during happy hour (4-6:30pm.)  There’s also $6 cocktails, $4 drafts and $5 wines.

pearl-dive-exterior-500Love oysters?  Then Pearl Dive has the happy hour for you.  Monday through Friday from 4-7pm they have 2 for 1 local oysters and the selection changes daily.  They also offer 1/2 price draft beer, $7 Sobieski vodka martini’s, wines by the glass for $5 (a red, white and sparkling) plus $10 oyster or shrimp po’boy or a pound of mussels for $9.  Understandably, it’s always packed.




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