Derek Brown is no fan of the happy hour, which is why drinkers have never really had a proper one at places like Eat the Rich or Mockingbird Hill. "But I realize our city loves them, and I love selling local booze," Brown said via email. "So I had an idea. Let's have a happy hour that's actually good."
He's launching one at oyster and music haunt Eat the Rich. They'll have cocktails made from local booze (New Columbia Distillers, Catoctin Creek, James River and One Eighth) for $7. They'll also have local beers and Virginia wines for $5. Plus, there are local oysters from Rappahannock for $1. Get the deal Tuesdays-Fridays from 5-7 pm.
They have a few special events planned, too, including a James River Distillery sampling on Feb. 24, a "Point Break" screening and trivia night on March 3 (with a chance to win tickets to "Point Break Live") and more.