Happiness Revisited: Late Night Happy Hours
Happy Hours exist for one reason: your day at work sucked, you can't face going home yet, and you need some sort of strong alcoholic beverage to bring you back to life. (Interns, this doesn’t include you -- your summer work experience issupposed to be meaningless). Restaurant gods, recognizing the glory that is employment, lovingly provide alcohol at discounted prices right after work ... and then jack up their prices when you want dinner. But some benevolent restaurants revisit the Happy Hour at 9PM.If Happy Hours exist as a response to the pencil pushing madness that is work, what exactly could happen between 7PM and 9PM that would bring about a desire to drink massive amounts of alcohol again? You’re happy! Work is over and doesn’t start for at least 10 more hours! Is this city really intent on making everyone an alcoholic (not that we object, we're just curious)? Whatever the reason, a number of restaurants in DC offer a Happy Hour Part 2 in the evening.
If you ever need a 9PM pick me up, try:
- Ceiba: $5 cocktails and half-price food from the bar menu from 9:30PM-close, Monday-Saturday.
- McCormick & Schmick's: Various food specials, including $2-5 burgers, tacos and pizza, Monday-Friday from 10:30-11:30PM.
- Old Ebbit Grill: All raw bar items are half off from 11PM-1AM.
- JR's Bar and Grill: Various specials on rail drinks and pints daily from 9PM-close.
- Garrett's Georgetown: Sunday-Thursday $3 beers and other drink specials from 9PM-close.
- Duffy's: On Saturday nights they offer $3 drafts and $2 cans of select beers from 10PM-1:30AM.
- Morton's the Steakhouse: From 9:30-11PM they have specials on bar bites including spinach dip and mini burgers.