Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Hour, More Than Just Cheap Drinks

What is the first thing you think of when someone says Happy Hour?.....Beer? Martini? Wine? Well, happy hour can also be a great time to get cheap eats as well.  I know some of you may be saying "I do not eat that early".  However, several restaurants are now featuring happy hours as late as 8 or 9 to encourage people to come for dinner as well.

For example, Chef Geoff's Restaurant has all night happy hours on Mondays and Tuesdays, featuring $6 gourmet burgers and $9 pizzas.  The portions are rather large so you could definitely take half home or split with a friend.  Wasabi features a 5 plate and drink deal for $20.  McCormick & Schmick's has one of the cheapest happy hours in town with $1.95 hummus or queso, $2.95 burger, or $3.95 shrimp scampi.

Other high end restaurants may serve smaller entree portions or cheaper appetizers at the bar during happy hour. The key to saving a buck while eating at a gourmet happy hour is to do your research.  Always check online first to see if they have a happy hour menu.  If not, try another place. There are so many restaurants to choose from in DC that you are sure to find a place with a great happy hour menu.

I would love to hear your favorite places to eat for happy hour in DC!

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