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Jeserf Aug 3, 2007 07:24 AM

What are some places with decent friday evening happy hours?

Preferably in the gallery place/metro center/dupont area....

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    WashDC33 Aug 3, 2007 07:47 AM

    The happy hour at Grill Fish in Dupont is pretty good. I believe it is 4 to 7. Half price appetizers and half price drink specials...wine, beer and infused martini drinks. You have to sit at the bar to get the specials but it is a good deal and pretty easy to make a meal out of a couple of appetizers.

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      Elyssa Aug 3, 2007 07:52 AM

      PS7, PS7, PS7!! They have a great happy hour with a cheap lounge menu. Their patio is really perfect for the summertime...although today it might be a bit too sizzling to sit out there.

      http://www.ps7restaurant.com/downloads/ps7_happyhour.pdf

      I highly recommend their tuna sliders. And their bread is enough to fill you up there. Really addictive. I'm almost positive they have Happy Hour on Friday but I would call to double check.

      Gazuza in Dupont Circle has a good Happy Hour Monday-Friday. $5 or so for a good mojito and other drinks. And they have a small menu that includes various sushi rolls for a cheap price. Sit out on the great balcony. www.latinconcepts.com/gazuza

      And then of course there is the best happy hour special in town at Taberna with 1/2 price tapas. Although I've only been Monday-Thursday so I don't know if it's available on Fridays. Someone else might know. You have to order everything before 7pm though.

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        Jeserf Aug 3, 2007 08:07 AM

        I have $30 remaining on a gift card to ps7, too....so maybe we'll do that...

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          Elyssa Aug 3, 2007 08:35 AM

          I highly recommend it.

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            Jeserf Aug 3, 2007 09:36 AM

            I've been before - it's good. the Pear Martini is fabulous

            However, friend picked matchbox.

            boring.

            oh well - i'll save PS7 for another day!

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              Elyssa Aug 3, 2007 09:45 AM

              Good luck with Matchbox. That place is PACKED on the weekends...especially during happy hour.

              If you can't get in there, PS7 is just a short walk away. And the new Proof might have some sort of HH special...but that place is jumping now too.

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                katecm Aug 3, 2007 12:25 PM

                PS7 makes my current favorite drinks. Their homemade sour mix makes everything so extraordinary. I could live off their gimlet, which makes every other gimlet pale in comparison. And that caramel corn...

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                  Elyssa Aug 3, 2007 12:39 PM

                  Wait...they serve caramel corn?? Is that a dish or something for free with the drinks? When I went there was no caramel corn (although I wish there was!)

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                    katecm Aug 3, 2007 01:14 PM

                    It's put out on the bar! It's obviously homemade and it is wonderful. And makes me drink more. They also have the little wonton crackers with sesame and poppyseeds, but I prefer the caramel corn.

                    Also, Oya has a good happy hour with drink specials and sushi specials, and it runs until 8, which is a very generous extra hour.

      2. KWynn Aug 3, 2007 07:52 AM

        PS7's. Although I haven't been for their happy hour, I hear it's great.
        Also Matchbox (but might be tough to get a spot at the bar) or Ella's, although Ella's no longer does their free pizza, they have decent priced sangria and beer.

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        PS7 Restaurant
        777 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

        Matchbox
        713 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

        Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza
        901 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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          Joanie Sep 26, 2007 12:53 PM

          Does anyone do a good weekend happy hour in DC?

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            cleveland park Sep 26, 2007 01:03 PM

            Best happy hour is the butcher board at restaurant kolumbia. I go almost every friday and its just a great move to have a bite to eat and some wine without filling up

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              jlc Sep 26, 2007 02:55 PM

              Clyde's in Chevy Chase has all day happy hour prices on Sunday at the bar. I think they still run the happy hour specials on Saturdays too.

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                katecm Oct 2, 2007 12:30 PM

                Also in Friendship Heights, Lia's does half priced wine on Sundays, in addition to their happy hour drinks, food, wine and beer from 5-7. They also have football Sunday specials.

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