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The New Moxy Hotel Downtown Pours $6 Cocktails at Happy Hour

There are more deals on naan flatbreads, draft beer, and fries

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Cocktails at The Moxy ($10-$13) include The Layover, right, with Reyka Vodka, lillet blanc, fresh lemon, and honey.
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After opening earlier this week, Moxy Hotel’s lobby-level bar is in full swing, serving naan flatbreads, creative cocktails, and truffle fries to downtown’s 9-to-5 set.

The daily happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) is centered around a neon-lit bar that doubles as a check-in stand to its 200 rooms. The neighborhood may be high end, but there are deep discounts at Moxy. During happy hour, prices on some signature cocktails — like the “Relationship Status” margarita — are slashed in half to $6. Happy hour draft beers are $5, and snacks such as buffalo chicken flatbread are $7.

Here’s a look at the all-day menu at the casual newcomer:

The new 14-story Marriott hotel (1011 K Street NW) was booked solid on its third day of business, a rep tells eater. The lobby encourages customers to stay for a while, with lockers for briefcases, board games, tic-tac-toe, and cozy seating. There are also “Vote for Pizza” pillows, “Make Pizza Not War” display pizza boxes, and other nonpartisan political trinkets.

A mezzanine level — a rare feature across Moxy’s 40 properties worldwide — boasts a bird’s eye view of the action below. It’s decorated with disco balls, busts of U.S. presidents, a chain link-covered booth for dates, and a ping pong table for late-night competition.

For now, diners have to order from the bar, but staff may take orders on the upper level soon.

An unplugged rotary phone, one of several vintage accents at Moxy, is strictly ornamental.
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The lobby is lined with quirky, and sometimes racy, pieces of kitsch.
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Charcuterie plate at Moxy hotel ($11).
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The red hot chicken naan with pickles, cream cheese, cheddar, and hot sauce is one of the most popular orders across Moxy’s portfolio.
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