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11 Destinations for Half-Priced Wine in D.C.

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Washington's international bent means restaurants and bars source some interesting wines from around the country and all over the world. Tasting all that inventory can quickly become a pricey hobby, particularly for oenophiles who gravitate toward finer vintages or favor ordering a bottle or two alongside dinner.

Paying full price for that next pour doesn't have to be a given, though. Many restaurants offer half-priced wines during off-times. Most of these specials happen early in the week, such as Mondays at Takoda and Duke's Counter, and Tuesdays at normally beer-centric Brookland Pint. And it's common to see "Wine Wednesday" promotions around the city to help guests get over hump day.

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1. All Set

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8630 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-8800
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All Set channels the New England coast with dishes ranging from clam chowder to fish and chips, and short ribs. Get them on Wednesday nights and take advantage of half-priced bottles of wine — including bubbles.

All Set MD wine Assorted wines at All Set. Photo: All Set Restaurant & Bar

2. Brookland Pint

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716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
(202) 758-2757
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Like its sister bar Meridian Pint, Brookland Pint is best known for its excellent beer selection. But each Wednesday, diners can score half-price bottles of wine with the purchase of an entree.

Brookland Pint DC lounge The bar at Brookland Pint. Photo by David H. / Yelp

3. Maple

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3418 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 588-7442
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Cozy up to this Columbia Heights bistro Tuesdays for half-off select bottles of wine during dinner service.

Maple DC wine Assorted wines at Maple. Photo: Maple

4. Duke's Counter

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3000 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 733-4808
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Duke's Counter sells half-priced bottles of wine from 7 p.m. to close Monday nights to pair with a Proper Burger or avocado toast. The same deal runs at Duke’s Grocery near Dupont Circle, and happy hour runs at both spots from noon to 7 p.m. too, with $5 glasses of wine.

Duke's Counter DC wine Assorted wines at Duke’s Counter. Photo: Duke’s Counter

5. Takoda

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715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 525-1252
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Grab a seat in the dining room or on the rooftop overlooking U Street and enjoy half-priced wine bottles on Mondays. Order the bar’s signature PB&J wings or nachos on the side.

Takoda DC setting A place setting at Takoda. Photo: Takoda

6. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

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1736 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-0111
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Discounts on wine aren’t just reserved for one day of the week at Bisto Lepic. During happy hour (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) from Wednesday to Monday, wines by the glass sell for half the normal price at this Georgetown establishment’s wine bar.

Bistrot Lepic DC dining room The main dining room at Bistrot Lepic. Photo: Bistrot Lepic

7. Urbana

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2121 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 956-6650
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Urbana, the wine bar inside the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, offers half-price bottles of wine from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m, Sunday through Wednesday. Order a bottle and kick back with some of the restaurant’s pizzas, pastas, and Italian bites.

Urbana DC bar The bar at Urbana. Photo: Urbana

8. Ankara

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1320 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 293-6301
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Explore Turkish grape varietals (like Emir, Narince, Kalecik Karasi, Boğazkere, and Öküzgözü) on the cheap Mondays. That's when all of Ankara's wines, both by the bottle and the glass, are half price.

Ankara DC wine Imported wines at Ankara. Photo: Ankara

9. Ambar (Multiple locations)

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523 8th St SE, Washington
D.C., 20003
(202) 813-3039
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On Mondays, diners can explore this Balkan restaurant's unique wine list for half-price at the original Barracks Row location. Try something from Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia or Croatia.

Ambar DC patio The patio bar at Ambar. Photo: Ambar

10. Pizzeria Orso

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400 S Maple Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 226-3460
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Pair a Neapolitan pie with some nice chianti or pinot noir for half-price. The Falls Church pizzeria offers certain bottles at a discount from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Pizzeria Orso VA dining room The main dining room at Pizzeria Orso. Photo by Tom M. / Yelp

11. Scarlet Oak

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909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Wednesday is wine night at this laid back Navy Yard eatery, which serves a blend of American and Italian dishes. Half-priced bottles are available all night long.

Scarlet Oak DC bar The bar at Scarlet Oak. Photo by Austin G. / Yelp

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1. All Set

8630 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910
All Set MD wine Assorted wines at All Set. Photo: All Set Restaurant & Bar

All Set channels the New England coast with dishes ranging from clam chowder to fish and chips, and short ribs. Get them on Wednesday nights and take advantage of half-priced bottles of wine — including bubbles.

8630 Fenton St
Silver Spring, MD 20910

2. Brookland Pint

716 Monroe St NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Brookland Pint DC lounge The bar at Brookland Pint. Photo by David H. / Yelp

Like its sister bar Meridian Pint, Brookland Pint is best known for its excellent beer selection. But each Wednesday, diners can score half-price bottles of wine with the purchase of an entree.

716 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

3. Maple

3418 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Maple DC wine Assorted wines at Maple. Photo: Maple

Cozy up to this Columbia Heights bistro Tuesdays for half-off select bottles of wine during dinner service.

3418 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

4. Duke's Counter

3000 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
Duke's Counter DC wine Assorted wines at Duke’s Counter. Photo: Duke’s Counter

Duke's Counter sells half-priced bottles of wine from 7 p.m. to close Monday nights to pair with a Proper Burger or avocado toast. The same deal runs at Duke’s Grocery near Dupont Circle, and happy hour runs at both spots from noon to 7 p.m. too, with $5 glasses of wine.

3000 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

5. Takoda

715 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Takoda DC setting A place setting at Takoda. Photo: Takoda

Grab a seat in the dining room or on the rooftop overlooking U Street and enjoy half-priced wine bottles on Mondays. Order the bar’s signature PB&J wings or nachos on the side.

715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

1736 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Bistrot Lepic DC dining room The main dining room at Bistrot Lepic. Photo: Bistrot Lepic

Discounts on wine aren’t just reserved for one day of the week at Bisto Lepic. During happy hour (5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) from Wednesday to Monday, wines by the glass sell for half the normal price at this Georgetown establishment’s wine bar.

1736 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

7. Urbana

2121 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
Urbana DC bar The bar at Urbana. Photo: Urbana

Urbana, the wine bar inside the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, offers half-price bottles of wine from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m, Sunday through Wednesday. Order a bottle and kick back with some of the restaurant’s pizzas, pastas, and Italian bites.

2121 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

8. Ankara

1320 19th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
Ankara DC wine Imported wines at Ankara. Photo: Ankara

Explore Turkish grape varietals (like Emir, Narince, Kalecik Karasi, Boğazkere, and Öküzgözü) on the cheap Mondays. That's when all of Ankara's wines, both by the bottle and the glass, are half price.

1320 19th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

9. Ambar (Multiple locations)

523 8th St SE, Washington, D.C., 20003
Ambar DC patio The patio bar at Ambar. Photo: Ambar

On Mondays, diners can explore this Balkan restaurant's unique wine list for half-price at the original Barracks Row location. Try something from Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia or Croatia.

523 8th St SE, Washington
D.C., 20003

10. Pizzeria Orso

400 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
Pizzeria Orso VA dining room The main dining room at Pizzeria Orso. Photo by Tom M. / Yelp

Pair a Neapolitan pie with some nice chianti or pinot noir for half-price. The Falls Church pizzeria offers certain bottles at a discount from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays.

400 S Maple Ave
Falls Church, VA 22046

11. Scarlet Oak

909 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Scarlet Oak DC bar The bar at Scarlet Oak. Photo by Austin G. / Yelp

Wednesday is wine night at this laid back Navy Yard eatery, which serves a blend of American and Italian dishes. Half-priced bottles are available all night long.

909 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

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