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.