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.
385 Water Street SE
The tasting bar opens at 1 p.m. with half-price wine tastings and 20 percent off carry-out bottles.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
11820 Trade Street, North Bethesda, Md.
All-day happy hour and half-off burgers.
709 D Street NW
Holiday beers are 50 percent off, including Oxbow Noel ($4.50) and the Bruery’s 10 Lords a Leaping ($6).
All-day happy hour and half-off pizzas (dine-in only).
1206 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Pair soups with a beer for $10, with options like Oxbow Saison Noel and the Veil’s Klean Belgiez.
Find $1 hot chocolates and all-day beer specials.