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D.C.’s Colada Shop Adds All-Night Happy Hour at Its Rooftop Garden This April

The Cuban cafe is serving up pouched cocktails and island tunes upstairs

Daiquiris are slated to be served on Colada Shop’s rooftop this season.
Colada Shop [official photo]
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Budding local chain Colada Shop wants to maintain its status as a 14th Street hot spot by installing an all-night happy hour on Thursdays and serving up pouched cocktails on its tropical rooftop.

A new “Havana Nights” event every Thursday (starting April 12) at both its D.C. and Sterling locations will feature an all-night happy hour from 4 p.m. to close with $6 cocktails, $2 empanadas, and Caribbean tunes.

Starting on Friday, April 13, its rooftop garden will open on weekends and serve up pouched cocktails (such as the Babalu, Guava Daiquiri, and Rum Mule) for $10; pineapple sparkling sangria and mojito pitchers for $35; and all-day bites like empanadas, pastelitos, and croquetas. A photo of the space was not immediately available, thanks to the snow this week.

The rooftop, a shared space with neighbor Bresca’s herb garden, is projected to operate Fridays from 4 p.m to close, and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The rooftop will remain open, weather permitting, the rest of the week from Monday to Wednesday with regular service.

A year after debuting inside the District, Colada Shop hopes to open a third TBA shop by the end of 2018 — with plans to add more locations the following year, co-owner Daniella Senior tells Eater.

It’s not the only venue in D.C. to expand outdoor programming this spring. Navy Yard’s the Salt Line is adding a new outdoor lounge area with more room for raw bar offerings and drinks.

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