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10 Rooftop Happy Hours to Try Now

Get a deal with a view

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| R. Lopez

Nothing says spring like drinking a favorite beer while peering down at the neighborhood below. Even better than that? Paying $4 for that drink.

Here's a guide to some of the best rooftop happy hour deals around town, from tiki drinks to maki rolls and half-priced whiskey. It includes Japanese food at Perry’s Restaurant in Adams Morgan, where guests can sip some $4 sake and pick their two favorite maki rolls from the following: crunchy shrimp, spicy tuna, salmon skin, California, and veggie lover.

Fans of tiki drinks can head over to the rooftop tiki bar at Jack Rose Dining Saloon Thursday evenings for half-priced tiki drinks and food. Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden offers happy hour Sunday through Thursday and switches up the half-priced offers each day. Fans of mimosas and desserts should head there on Sundays while whiskey and wing lovers should go on Wednesdays.

So head upstairs to the roof and take advantage of these deals with a view. Not as interested in a bargain? Don't forget to check out this guide to essential rooftop bars.

Editor's note: Dogs are allowed on Ambar's regular patio, but not its rooftop.

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Ambar Balkan Cuisine

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Happy hour is available Monday through Friday, from 4 -7 p.m. and features $4 beers, wine, and cocktails as well as a variety of $4 small plates from this restaurant with Balkan cuisine. They also have an all-day happy hour Tuesdays.

Bar Deco

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Chinatown’s newest rooftop bar offers happy hour at 4 -7 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Dig into $6 chips and guacamole or $10 plates, including nachos with smoked pork. Drink specials include $5 rail beverages and house wines, $8 seasonal cocktails. and DC Brau Corruption IPA for $5.

El Centro D.F. 14th Street

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El Centro’s rooftop deck has two bars that offer $5 margaritas, select beer, and house red and white wine daily from 4-7 p.m.

Hawthorne

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With a retractable glass roof, Hawthorne is a good option on a cloudy day. Happy hour is offered daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with half-priced mussels, $5 craft beer, $6 select wines, and a Hawthorne Smash cocktail for $7.50.

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Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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Jack Rose’s rooftop tiki bar offers a happy hour on Thursdays, from 5-9 p.m. with half-priced cocktails and food. Its regular rooftop terrace features half-priced bites and $2 off draft beer and wine by the glass on Monday through Friday, from 5-7:30 p.m.

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Masa 14

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Masa 14 offers $5 beer, cocktails, and house wine during the week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Small plates include edamame ($4), lamb reuben ($7), and teriyaki glazed shrimp ($5). The Asian-Latin fusion restaurant also offers a Sunday happy hour from 3-7 p.m. and starts serving the food at 5 p.m.

Perry's Restaurant

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A happy hour that serves sushi is one of the best deals around. Offered everyday at the bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m., it includes two maki rolls for $10, sashimi for $5, and nigiri for $7. There’s also $4 beer, wine, and sake and a daily cocktail for $7.

Roofers Union

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Find a view of Adams Morgan and $3 local draft beers on the rooftop of Roofers Union. Offered during the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the happy hour also includes $5 wines, $5 house spirits, and a rotating $5 punch. French onion dip with chips ($4), and chicken wings with Sriracha honey glaze ($5) are among the offered light bites.

Takoda’s rooftop garden offers sweeping views of Shaw, U Street, and LeDroit Park and happy hour specials Sunday through Thursday that change daily. On Mondays, it’s half-priced wine bottles and small plates. On Wednesdays, there's half-priced whiskey and wings. Dessert and mimosa fans should head there on Sundays.

The Graham Georgetown

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It’s not exactly a budget option, but a crew of diners can select the fruit display ($30), chips and salsa ($20), or other fare that serves four people from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Ambar Balkan Cuisine

Happy hour is available Monday through Friday, from 4 -7 p.m. and features $4 beers, wine, and cocktails as well as a variety of $4 small plates from this restaurant with Balkan cuisine. They also have an all-day happy hour Tuesdays.

Bar Deco

Chinatown’s newest rooftop bar offers happy hour at 4 -7 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Dig into $6 chips and guacamole or $10 plates, including nachos with smoked pork. Drink specials include $5 rail beverages and house wines, $8 seasonal cocktails. and DC Brau Corruption IPA for $5.

El Centro D.F. 14th Street

El Centro’s rooftop deck has two bars that offer $5 margaritas, select beer, and house red and white wine daily from 4-7 p.m.

Hawthorne

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With a retractable glass roof, Hawthorne is a good option on a cloudy day. Happy hour is offered daily from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with half-priced mussels, $5 craft beer, $6 select wines, and a Hawthorne Smash cocktail for $7.50.

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Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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Jack Rose’s rooftop tiki bar offers a happy hour on Thursdays, from 5-9 p.m. with half-priced cocktails and food. Its regular rooftop terrace features half-priced bites and $2 off draft beer and wine by the glass on Monday through Friday, from 5-7:30 p.m.

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Masa 14

Masa 14 offers $5 beer, cocktails, and house wine during the week from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Small plates include edamame ($4), lamb reuben ($7), and teriyaki glazed shrimp ($5). The Asian-Latin fusion restaurant also offers a Sunday happy hour from 3-7 p.m. and starts serving the food at 5 p.m.

Perry's Restaurant

A happy hour that serves sushi is one of the best deals around. Offered everyday at the bar from 5:30-7:30 p.m., it includes two maki rolls for $10, sashimi for $5, and nigiri for $7. There’s also $4 beer, wine, and sake and a daily cocktail for $7.

Roofers Union

Find a view of Adams Morgan and $3 local draft beers on the rooftop of Roofers Union. Offered during the week from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the happy hour also includes $5 wines, $5 house spirits, and a rotating $5 punch. French onion dip with chips ($4), and chicken wings with Sriracha honey glaze ($5) are among the offered light bites.

Takoda

Takoda’s rooftop garden offers sweeping views of Shaw, U Street, and LeDroit Park and happy hour specials Sunday through Thursday that change daily. On Mondays, it’s half-priced wine bottles and small plates. On Wednesdays, there's half-priced whiskey and wings. Dessert and mimosa fans should head there on Sundays.

The Graham Georgetown

It’s not exactly a budget option, but a crew of diners can select the fruit display ($30), chips and salsa ($20), or other fare that serves four people from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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