Restaurants will latch on to any opportunity to push specials. Leap Day is no exception. Celebrate this extra day of the year with wine tastings, extended happy hours, or even frog legs. Sadly, no appearances of Leap Day Williams have been scheduled — yet.
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1) Wine Tasting
What: Try wines by Stags Leap Winery with food pairings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Make reservations ($45 per person) by calling (202) 588-1211.
Where: Bar Civita, 2609 24th St. NW
2) Sangria and Paella
What: The Spanish restaurant is offering pitchers of sangria and paellas for two for $29.
Where: Boqueria, 1837 M St. NW
3) Frog Legs
What: Order some frog legs for $2.29. One ounce pours of PBR will be available for 29 cents. The specials are available from 8-10 p.m.
Where: Poste, 555 8th St. NW
4) Free Birthday Dinner
What: Those with a Leap Day birthday can present a valid photo ID for a complimentary birthday dinner. It includes a glass of wine or cocktail, appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
Where: Urbana, 2121 P St. NW
What: All locations of the The Greene Turtle (except BWI and Verizon Center) are offering wings for 29 cents all night.
Where: The Greene Turtle (multiple locations)
6) Allagash Leap Day Bash
What: Beer Director Nahem Simon is pulling out Allagash rarities from his collection of special vintage beers. These include some beers that are no longer available elsewhere. Nine beers will be available for $5 during the event from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Jack Rose, 2007 18th St. NW
7) Beer and a Shot
What: Select beers are available with a shot for $10 each.
Where: Twisted Horn, 819 Upshur St. NW
8) Extended Oyster Happy Hour
What: Select oysters for $1.25 and other happy hour specials at the bar are extended until 8 p.m. at all locations.
Where: Hank's Oyster Bar (multiple locations)
9) Meatballs and Drink Specials
What: $1 meatballs and drink specials at the bar extended until 8 p.m.
Where: Hank's Pasta Bar, 600 Montgomery St., Alexandria, Va.
10) Free Entree
What: Those born on Leap Day can present a valid photo ID for a free entrees from the "Leaplings Eat Free" menu. Choices include Caesar salad, burgers, a pulled-pork sandwich, and more.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E St. NW
11) Discounted Whiskey
What: Brick and Mortar is offering a substantial 29 percent off whiskeys (not including whiskey cocktails) today.
Where: Brick and Mortar/Whiskey Bar at Prequel, 918 F St. NW
12) Free Milkshakes
What: Have a Leap Day birthday? Then show an ID and get a free shake at Burger Tap & Shake. Choose from flavors like chocolate, vanilla, blueberry-pomegranate, double espresso, peanut butter, and more.
Where: Burger Tap & Shake (multiple locations)