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Good Happy hour bar - lively crow of 30 somethings and decent bar food

Soup Mar 20, 2011 06:53 PM

Am looking for a good happy hour bar in NOVA and DC. More 30 something crowd and decent bar food.

Appreciate any suggestions.


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  1. ktmoomau Mar 21, 2011 08:24 AM

    Liberty Tavern although it is packed and there might be a 50/50 20 something to 30 somethings ratio, Lyon Hall, Restaurant 3, Boulevard Woodgrill, Eventide, Eat Bar.

    In DC: Zaytinya, PS7, Poste especially when the weather is nice.

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

    701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

    Restaurant 3
    2950 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

    The Liberty Tavern
    3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

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    1. re: ktmoomau
      agarnett100 Mar 21, 2011 08:50 AM

      Marvins has a nice Happy Hour they also have a roof top deck which is especially nice when it is warm.

      Also try the Reef Bar in Adams Morgan.

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      Elyssa Mar 21, 2011 01:26 PM

      I enjoy PS7 for this sort of thing. Other places worth checking out are Bourbon, the bar at Ris, and Cafe St. Ex.

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

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        erinnf Mar 21, 2011 04:52 PM

        My favorite happy hour spots are Oyamel, which features $5 margaritas and sangria and 2 for $5 taco specials. It goes from 4-7, which is nice for those of us that can't leave work early. Also, The Source has an Izakaya menu from 4-6pm, which is 3 for $20 small plates. Unfortunately, no drink specials. The pork belly bao buns though make the $10 drinks worth it!

        Poste is also good, especially in the nice weather months, when you can sit outside.

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          EJA86 Mar 23, 2011 03:55 PM

          Second Liberty Tavern and Eventide; maybe Clarendon Ballroom, too?

          The Liberty Tavern
          3195 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

          1. ChristinaMason Mar 24, 2011 10:02 AM

            Bourbon Glover Park (2348 Wisconsin Ave. NW)! Great crowd of regulars in their late 20s and mid-30s, neighborhood vibe, more than decent bar food. $2 off drafts M-F 5-7:30pm; 1/2 price wine, Willett bourbon, and 750ml bottles of beer on Wednesdays, fried chicken special on Thursdays, and $6 Manhattans on Fridays. One of the few places you can get a very good beer for $3 in the city.

            Full disclosure: I work here. But I would go here even if I didn't.

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