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!