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Where to Find #BombCyclone Food and Drink Specials

A D.C. snow day calls for lots of discounted drinking

Cork Wine Bar has an all-day happy hour on Thursday.
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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

With the light dusting of flakes that greeted commuters already turning into mush, restaurants all over town are rolling out food and drinks specials Thursday, January 4, to commemorate the first “snow day” of 2018.

It’s also an opportunity for bars to push product, with lots of holiday-themed brews half off everywhere. Another side effect of slippery conditions: all-day happy hours. Read on to craft a DIY bar crawl:


300 Tingey Street SE

Drink specials are as follows: half-priced casks, $4 Bluejacket classics (Forbidden Planet, Lost Weekend, Mexican Radio), and $7 Rittenhouse hot apple cider. Discounted comfort food includes risotto balls ($6), baked shrimp mac ($14), and tater pot pie ($8).


1337 14th Street NW

Nearly a dozen holiday beers are half off, for as little as $3.50. There’s Dieu du Ciel! Solstice D’Hiver, Harvey’s Christmas Ale, and Ridgeway Criminally Bad Elf.

Cork Wine Bar & Market

1805 14th Street NW

The newly-consolidated eatery is pushing an all-day happy hour, paired with $1 cookies.

District Winery

385 Water Street SE

The tasting bar opens at 1 p.m. with half-price wine tastings and 20 percent off carry-out bottles.

The Fairmont

2401 M Street NW

A special day-of drink, the Snow Bomb Cyclone Martini, is now being served in the Fairmont’s lobby, and comes with organic coconut crème, Malibu rum, and coconut rum ($8). Tell a server or bartender “I Walked Through The Snow For A Cyclone Martini” and get half off from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fare Well

406 H Street NE

Head to H Street for $5 Irish coffee or “grown-up” hot cocoa, alongside house salad, daily soup, and bottomless coffee for $10.


524 Eighth Street SE

This Barracks Row restaurant is extending its regular happy hour prices ($7 for select food and drinks) from now though Friday night. It’s also brought back fondue service ($18) which includes “a warm fuzzy blanket.”

Hamilton’s Bar & Grill

233 Second Street NW

The neighborhood watering hole is serving $1 PBRs and Miller High Lifes.


1924 8th Street NW

The Shaw eatery is extending its happy hour menu all night at the bar beginning at 5:30 p.m. with $6 specialty cocktails and glasses of wine; $3 Sapporo and sochu; and $5 snacks including its creme friache wings, mussels (saffron coconut, pork belly), bao buns (pork belly, hoisin), and fried okra (cilantro-fish sauce).

Lucky Buns

2000 18 Street NW

The new burger bar has an all-day happy hour, $5 boozy hot chocolates, and live music from artist Sean Chyun starting at 10:30 p.m.

Mike Isabella Concepts

Multiple locations

Happy hour runs from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the family of restaurants, including Kapnos (D.C.), Kapnos Taverna (Arlington), Kapnos Taverna (College Park), Kapnos Kouzina, Pepita, Graffiato, Arroz, and Requin Brasserie.

Ocean Prime

1341 G Street NW

Find an all day, one-day only Pork Belly BLT with house-brined pork belly on toasted brioche, avocado mayo, and choice of side for $17. Following lunch, guests can order it at the bar until close, with happy hour kicking off from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Owen’s Ordinary

11820 Trade Street, North Bethesda, Md.

All-day happy hour and half-off burgers.

The Partisan

709 D Street NW

Holiday beers are 50 percent off, including Oxbow Noel ($4.50) and the Bruery’s 10 Lords a Leaping ($6).


Multiple locations

All-day happy hour and half-off pizzas (dine-in only).

The Sovereign

1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Pair soups with a beer for $10, with options like Oxbow Saison Noel and the Veil’s Klean Belgiez.

Taco Bamba

Multiple locations

Find $1 hot chocolates and all-day beer specials.


1924 8th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 525-2383 Visit Website


707 6th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 289-3600 Visit Website


2201 14th Street Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 234-5000 Visit Website

Kapnos Taverna

4000 Wilson Boulevard, , VA 22203 (703) 243-4400 Visit Website

Kapnos Kouzina

4900 Hampden Ln, , Maryland 20814 (301) 986-8500 Visit Website

Ocean Prime

1341 G Street Northwest, , DC 20005 (202) 393-0313 Visit Website

The Sovereign

1206 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 774-5875 Visit Website

Taco Bamba

4000 Wilson Boulevard, , VA 22203 (571) 777-1477 Visit Website