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DC is known for having a bustling happy hour scene and it can get tough to choose considering there are plenty of amazing bar specials available around town. Here are our top five recommendations for enjoying happy hour around DC, from a Dupont Circle sushi spot to an Italian restaurant on 14th Street.

Thai Chef

Dupont Circle’s Thai Chef serves a sushi happy hour every night of the week, meaning you can get maki rolls and drinks on the cheap. We recommend coming early so you can grab a table before it starts getting busy and order options like the salmon, tuna, shrimp, and hake-covered rainbow roll.

1712 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-5698

Sushi Taro

Michelin-starred Sushi Taro, located just off Dupont Circle, has a fantastic happy hour deal that lets patrons enjoy half-off sushi if they seat at the bar. Arrive early to ensure you get a seat and don’t be surprised to see a line around the block. Although Sushi Taro’s been open for years, the restaurant has a top-notch reputation keeping it one of the city’s most popular happy hour spots.

1503 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 462-8999

Ghibellina

14th Street Italian restaurant Ghibellina has a popular happy hour featuring $10 pizzas along with cocktails and wine and beer. With seven types of pizza to choose from, ranging from classic Margherita to toppings like provolone and capers, there’s bound to be something that everyone can like.

1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 803-2389

Vinoteca

Head over to this 14th Street favorite to enjoy a game of bocce, an old-school Italian game that happens to be wildly popular in the DC bar scene. In the meantime, choose from the wide selection of happy hour wines and enjoy a drink while you wait your turn to play.

1940 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 332-9463

Commissary

Logan Circle’s Commissary is a classic neighborhood bar that’s always filled with locals. Join the crowd for happy hour and enjoy sweet and savory snacks (we’re all about the buffalo mac and cheese) along with your drink.

1443 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 299-0018