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These D.C. Bars Were Made for Day-Drinking

Because sometimes it just can't wait until 4 or 5 p.m.

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It's a familiar situation. Coworkers sneak out of work early — like 2 p.m. early. They head to their favorite bar around the corner. Oops; it doesn't open until 5 p.m.

It's a frustrating situation, but it can be avoided. Here are 14 bars that open early enough to accommodate day-drinkers both on weekdays and the weekend. Consider them for festive days and irresponsible decisions.

—Additional reporting by Meredith Bethune

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bluejacket Brewery/The Arsenal

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300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

The Arsenal is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekdays, and until 2 a.m. weekends.

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2. Boundary Road Restaurant

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414 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4336
(202) 450-3265
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As long as you don't day drink on a Monday (then, they open at 5:30), Boundary Road kicks things off at 11 a.m.

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3. Boundary Stone Public House

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116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 621-6635
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Boundary Stone opens at 11 a.m. daily, and keeps things going until 2 or 3 a.m.

4. Brine

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2985 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 280-1000
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Brine kicks things off at 11:30 a.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on the weekends.

5. Cantina Marina

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600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 554-8396
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Cantina Marina's open 7 days a week during the warmer months starting at 11:30 a.m.

6. Duke's Grocery

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1513 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 733-5623
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Head over to Duke's starting at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. on weekends).

7. El Centro D.F. 14th Street

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1819 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-3131
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El Centro opens at 11 a.m. (though the rooftop doesn't kick things off until 5 p.m.)

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8. Mad Hatter

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1321 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 833-1495
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Dupont's Mad Hatter opens at 11:30 on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends.

9. Pop's SeaBar

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1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 534-3933
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Pop's SeaBar kicks off the action at noon daily, but starts at 3 p.m. during the winter.

10. Rappahanock Oyster Bar

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1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 544-4702
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Enjoy the ambiance of Union Market by hitting up Rappahanock starting at 11 a.m.

11. Stan's Restaurant & Lounge

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1029 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 347-4488
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Sidle up to divey Stan's beginning at 11:30 a.m. (save Saturdays, when they open at 4).

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12. The Eddy Bar

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633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

The Eddy Bar at Hank's on the Hill opens at 11:30 weekdays and 11 a.m. weekends.

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13. The Partisan

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709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

The bar at The Partisan opens daily beginning at 11 a.m.

14. The Royal

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501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 332-7777
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Food offerings switch depending on the time of day, but The Royal kicks things off at 7 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends.

1. Bluejacket Brewery/The Arsenal

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Eater.com

The Arsenal is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. weekdays, and until 2 a.m. weekends.

300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

2. Boundary Road Restaurant

414 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4336
https://www.facebook.com/boundaryrd?fref=ts

As long as you don't day drink on a Monday (then, they open at 5:30), Boundary Road kicks things off at 11 a.m.

414 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4336

3. Boundary Stone Public House

116 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Boundary Stone opens at 11 a.m. daily, and keeps things going until 2 or 3 a.m.

116 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

4. Brine

2985 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031

Brine kicks things off at 11:30 a.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on the weekends.

2985 District Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031

5. Cantina Marina

600 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

Cantina Marina's open 7 days a week during the warmer months starting at 11:30 a.m.

600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

6. Duke's Grocery

1513 17th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Head over to Duke's starting at 11 a.m. (10 a.m. on weekends).

1513 17th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

7. El Centro D.F. 14th Street

1819 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
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El Centro opens at 11 a.m. (though the rooftop doesn't kick things off until 5 p.m.)

1819 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

8. Mad Hatter

1321 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Dupont's Mad Hatter opens at 11:30 on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends.

1321 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

9. Pop's SeaBar

1817 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

Pop's SeaBar kicks off the action at noon daily, but starts at 3 p.m. during the winter.

1817 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

10. Rappahanock Oyster Bar

1309 5th St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

Enjoy the ambiance of Union Market by hitting up Rappahanock starting at 11 a.m.

1309 5th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

11. Stan's Restaurant & Lounge

1029 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
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Sidle up to divey Stan's beginning at 11:30 a.m. (save Saturdays, when they open at 4).

1029 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

12. The Eddy Bar

633 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
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The Eddy Bar at Hank's on the Hill opens at 11:30 weekdays and 11 a.m. weekends.

633 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

13. The Partisan

709 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

The bar at The Partisan opens daily beginning at 11 a.m.

709 D St NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

14. The Royal

501 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Food offerings switch depending on the time of day, but The Royal kicks things off at 7 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends.

501 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

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