DC Cocktail Week 2018

A Great Time for Happy Hour in Washington, D.C.

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During DC Cocktail Week, more than 50 Washington, D.C. area restaurants and bars offer specially priced cocktail and food pairings to entice guests to try something new. Sponsored by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), participating restaurants will pair their featured cocktails with delicious bites for a single price. This is a great opportunity to check out the local happy hour scene. Participating restaurants range from hot spots such as Zaytina in Penn Quarter to City Perch Kitchen + Bar in Bethesda to Mazagan Restaurant & Lounge in Arlington.

Dates: November 12-18, 2018

Tips for Getting the Most out of DC Cocktail Week

  • Make a reservation. Many of the most popular restaurants will get busy and it’s always a good idea to plan ahead if possible. Note that some restaurants do not take reservations.
  • Cocktails are expensive in DC so this is a good time to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.
  • Read menus and reviews so that you know what to expect. Look at the menu price range. Be aware that you will probably need to eat additional food, so plan accordingly.

Restaurants and Bars Participating in DC Cocktail Week

In Washington, D.C.:

  • Bar Dupont (Dupont Circle)
  • Cedar Restaurant (Penn Quarter)
  • Charlie Palmer Steak (Downtown)
  • China Chilcano (Penn Quarter)
  • Claudia’s Steakhouse (Downtown)
  • Convivial (Shaw)
  • DBGB (Penn Quarter)
  • Dino’s Grotto (Shaw)
  • District Distilling Co. (U Street)
  • Dram & Grain (Adams Morgan)
  • Etete (U Street/Shaw)
  • Farmers & Distillers (Mt Vernon Triangle)
  • Fig & Olive (Penn Quarter)
  • Firefly (Dupont Circle)
  • Graffiato (Penn Quarter)
  • Hard Rock Café (Downtown)
  • Indique (Cleveland Park)
  • Jack Rose Dining Saloon (Adams Morgan)
  • Kapnos (U Street)
  • Mintwood Place (Adams Morgan)
  • miXX Lobby Lounge and Wine Bar (Penn Quarter)
  • Muze (Downtown)
  • Nazca Mochica (Dupont Circle)
  • Occidental Grill & Seafood (Downtown)
  • Oyamel (Penn Quarter)
  • Pennsylvania 6 (Downtown)
  • Quarter+Glory (U Street)
  • Sally’s Middle Name (H Street)
  • Silver (Cathedral Heights)
  • Sixth Engine (Mt Vernon Triangle)
  • Slate Wine Bar + Bistro (Glover Park)
  • Stable (H Street)
  • Taqueria del Barrio (Petworth)
  • Zaytinya (Penn Quarter)

In Maryland:

  • City Perch Kitchen + Bar (Bethesda)
  • Jaleo (Bethesda)
  • Silver (Bethesda)
  • Sushi Ko (Chevy Chase)

In Northern Virginia:

  • BaBa (Clarendon)
  • Jaleo (Crystal City)
  • Mazagan Restaurant & Lounge (Arlington)

About the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events.

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