Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer — so much so, that this sentiment overshadows the original roots of the Monday holiday. While it’s clear September in D.C. will still be hot as heck, this is as good a time as any to celebrate the “end” of summer as if it will be autumn come Tuesday morning. Here are a bunch of restaurants and bars with Labor Day specials to indulge on this Monday holiday.
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613 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
The Capitol Hill bar will be open Monday, serving full brunch menu including bottomless mimosas from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
1337 14th St. NW
The Logan Circle place for craft beer lovers is opening early on Labor Day Monday, at 12p.m. noon, and is offering $5 Hop Draft beers throughout the day.
1206 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The Georgetown Belgian restaurant is open its regular hours on Labor Day Monday, and is offering happy hour deals all day.
1616 N Troy St., Arlington
Arlington’s Southern-tinged Tupelo Honey is offering $3 mimosas all day on Labor Day Monday. The restaurant is also doing a Monday brunch; this location of the chain opens on Monday at 9a.m.
1090 I St. NW
The D.C. outpost of native son David Chang — a brand which critics agree is good again — is open normal hours throughout the weekend, and will be open on Labor Day Monday from 11:30a.m. until 6p.m. Monday is also the last day of the patio-only Seafood Shack menu — seafood by the pound, seafood-inspired dishes, plus Maryland beers — available until 4p.m.
709 D St. NW; 1309 5th St. NE; 415 8th St. SE
The homegrown butcher mini-chain is offering a cool hot dog special at all three of its locations — assorted hot dogs will be $6 per pound. Meanwhile, you can grab 6 dogs with 6 buns for just $9.
Busboys and Poets
450 K St. NW
Meanwhile, why stop the fun on Monday? Busbys and Poets is offering free continental breakfast and free coffee to celebrate the opening of their latest shop (across the street from their former K St. NW shop.) The freebies start at 7a.m., with regular restaurant service starting at 11a.m.
Teddy and the Bully Bar
1200 19th St. NW
This restaurant is also getting in on the Labor Day brunch thing — it’s unlimited and prix fixe. $48 nets a variety of dishes like chicken and waffles, huevos rancheros, an omelet station and plenty more (including unlimited mimosas and bloody Marys.)
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
2007 18th St. NW
Jack Rose is throwing a “Labor Day Lunacy” rooftop party starting at 3p.m. on its terrace. On feature are hard-to-find beers from The Lost Abbey of Southern California. Additionally, beers are $2 off from 3p.m. until 9p.m., and foot is half priced all day.
501 Florida Ave. NW
The LeDroit Park spot is going all-in for Labor Day with a seven-hour happy hour. Specials include discounted eats (half-price house fries, lower priced grilled avocado and hearts of palm), $7 classic cocktails and $7 wines. Plus, The Royal’s bird dog sausage is discounted by $5.
1520 14th St. NW
Estadio is open regular hours on Labor Day Monday, and is offering plenty of late-summer specials like grilled octopus, roasted sweet corn and crispy soft shell crab sandwiches. It’s also the last day to imbibe the spot’s “slushitos” in watermelon (with jalapeño rum) and blueberry julep.