If you are looking for the best happy hour on or near 14th street DC, then you are in the right place. Here are the top places with awesome happy hour specials and a great vibe in Washington DC’s 14th Street NW neighborhood.
Best Happy Hour 14th Street DC
These are listed in no particular order, as there are many great spots on 14th street NW.
Be sure to check them out and see which one is the perfect place for you. From craft cocktails to late night options, there’s no shortage of fun places with great deals that are open year-round.
1. Doi Moi
Doi Moi has prime location on 14th street in Washington DC. Depending on the time of year and the weather you can also sit outside on the outdoor patio.
This 14th street happy hour is extensive and is offered twice on almost a daily basis, except for Friday. Happy hour is Monday to Friday from 3 to 6 pm. Then, Monday to Thursday there is a second later happy hour from 9 pm to close.
In addition to drinks, Doi Moi has great small plates on their happy hour menu. Almost every food item is under $8 and includes menu items like crispy tofu, shishito peppers, and steamed dumplings. This is really a great deal when it comes to both happy hour drinks as well as food specials.
2. Mi Vida 14th Street
Mi Vida Washington DC is a very popular restaurant with one of the longest happy hours. There are 3 locations (14th street, The Wharf, and Penn Quarter) and the one on 14th street has happy hour Monday To Friday from 3 to 6 pm.
The happy hour specials include frozen and traditional cocktails. On Tuesday, there is a special for Taco Tuesday, where you can buy 2 tacos for just $9. In addition to their daily happy hour, Mi Vida has very good food, and a great vibe. All of these qualities makes it a popular choice for happy hour on 14th street in DC.
3. Lucy Bar DC
This is a newer restaurant on 14th street up near the Adams Morgan end of 14th St NW. It is right near the very famous restaurant Maydan, which is just around the corner.
Lucy Bar DC has Happy Hour every day from 5 to 7. It is one of the few places that has a Saturday happy hour in Washington DC.
This 14th street restaurant is also a great spot for live music with jazz on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The oysters are also on special during happy hour.
4. Lulu’s Wine Garden – Just off 14th street
Lulu’s is about a block away from 14th street’s main area. Lulu’s calls its happy hour the “Golden Hour.”
Lulu’s wine garden has happy hour Tuesday to Thursday from 5 to 7 PM. There is a happy hour on Friday as well from 4 to 6. There is no happy hour on Saturday, but happy hour is back on Sunday from 3 to 8.
5. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace
If you like oysters and mussels then Pearl Dive is the place for you. This is a very popular local favorite, but it gets very crowded quickly. Happy hour is only available at the bar, so you will have to cozy up next to some strangers to grab a drink.
In addition to drink specials, oysters are also half off during happy hour. The restaurant is just across the street from Stephen Starr Le Diplomate restaurant (which does not have happy hour specials).
6. Ted’s Bulletin
Ted’s Bulletin is another one of the neighborhood bars / restaurants that offers happy hour deals. Happy hour includes both drink specials and food specials. It is a great option for casual American dining. Happy hour runs Monday to Friday 3 to 630 PM.
7. Colada Shop – 14th Street NW Location
The location is just off of 14th street adjacent to the famous ice cream spot Ice Cream Jubilee. In the summer, this is a great place to visit in the late afternoon to evening.
8. Barcelona Wine Bar
Barcelona Wine Bar is a 14th street staple. It is one of the best wine bars in Washington DC.
Barcelona wine bar is very popular almost everyday of the week due to their trendy indoor atmosphere as well as inviting outdoor seating. It is one of the best place to people watch on 14th street.
Happy hour is offered during the week (Monday to Friday only) and it is til 6 PM. On Fridays, Barcelona opens at 2 pm so by 4 pm, the place may already be packed, especially if the weather is nice.
This is one of the best places to try some amazing glasses of wine. During happy hour, bottles of wine are half price and there are also some specialty cocktails that are discounted. In addition, this 14th street happy hour spot has some bar snacks available too for discount on their happy hour menu.
If you are going to check this out on a Thursday or Friday be prepared for a crowd. If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, check this place out earlier in the week on a Monday or Tuesday. If you are a solo traveler to Washington DC, this can be a fun spot to meet people as it is quite lively.
9. Gypsy Kitchen On 14th Street
This is a newer addition to the buzzy restaurant scene on 14th street in Washington DC. Called the Garden Bar Happy Hour, it is available on the 2nd floor of the restaurant every Monday to Friday.
Happy hour specials run from 4pm to 6pm. Some deals on signature cocktails that we have seen in the past include $8 Spritz Variations, $8 Espresso Martinis & Old Fashioneds, $7 Wine Features, a Seasonal Punch. In addition to discounted cheap drinks, the restaurant also offers bites to share with your friends.
If you want to bring a large group here, no problem! This restaurant is also great for large group dining.
10. Mexicue 14th Street DC – Closed
Mexicue use to have a Happy hour from Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 PM. This restaurant closed in 2023.
11. Commissary – Just off 14th Street
Commissary is just off 14th Street on P street between 14th and 15th streets. It is a classic neighborhood spot with happy hour every day of the week. They also offer happy hour on their patio and in their dining room, so you don’t need to just be at the bar to get a special on draft beer and house wine. They also have some classic cocktails as well on their happy hour menu.
12. The Artemis
The Artemis is a bit further away from the main action of 14th street, but has some great specials worth checking out. When it comes to sports bars this place has it all.
On weekdays from 5 to 6 PM they have dollar beers, and then a regular happy hour that follows from 6 to 7 PM with $5 rail drinks. This sports bar also has specials on starters and appetizers. It is near the Petworth neighborhood in Washington DC.
13. Vin Sur Vingt Wine Bar
Vin Sur Vingt is a popular DC wine bar and it is located right next to the very popular restaurant Le Diplomate. While Le Dip, as it is commonly called, does not have happy hour, this neighboring French wine bar does.
Happy hour here is every day from 4 to 6 PM and it includes specials on bottles. You can also enjoy outdoor seating here on 14th street when the weather is nice.
14. Salazar – New to 14th street
Salazar is a new spot on 14th street in Washington DC. This restaurant moved into the space that was previously known as El Centro DF.
The bar and restaurant have a happy hour every day, except on Mondays when they are closed. From Tuesday to Friday you can enjoy happy hour from 4 PM to 7 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, the weekend happy hour lasts from 4 PM to 6 PM. On Thursdays, it is happy hour all night!
The happy hour specials here include both food and drink. Margaritas are a popular choice during happy hour and you can pair that with one of their happy hour food items like a cheese quesadilla.
15. Chicken & Whiskey
Chicken & Whiskey started off on 14th street Washington DC. Since its first opening, its now expanded to several locations.
The 14th street DC location does have happy hour. The timings of the happy hour here are 5 PM to 7 PM from Monday to Friday.
The whiskey bar at Chicken + Whiskey boasts a collection of over 99 whiskies, including international stars and local favorites. You can enjoy these whiskies on the rocks, neat, or in a cocktail.
16. Nama Ko Sushi
Nama Ko is in the space where Tico Restaurant use to be on 14th street. This wide open restaurant space also has a large bar as well as a happy hour.
This 14th street happy hour is fro Wednesday through Sunday from 4 PM to 7 PM. There are discounts on Japanese whiskey, sake, select cocktails, beer and wine. During this time there are also food specials on on sushi rolls, sashimi, and nigiri.
17. Jane Jane
Jane Jane is a cute cocktail bar in the middle of 14th street’s main hub. In addition to having creative cocktails, they also have some snacks you can enjoy alongside your drinks.
Happy Hour here is from 5 PM to 7 PM Monday to Thursday.
18. Bar Japonais – Coming in 2024
The owners of Bar Chinois will be taking over the previous Estadio space on 14th street since Estadio closed after the pandemic. While we don’t know for sure if this new restaurant will be offering happy hour, we are pretty sure they will have some amazing specials to kick off their opening on 14th street. This restaurant will have prime location and will be sure to impress.
Best Happy Hour 14th Street DC
The best happy hour on 14th street in Washington DC includes Barcelona Wine Bar, Gypsy Kitchen, Mexicue, Pearl Dive, Colada Shop, Lucy Bar DC, Mi Vida 14th street, Lulu’s Wine Garden, Doi Moi and Artemis. Bar Japonais will be opening in 2024 (in the previous space occupied by Estadio) and will likely offer a happy hour as well.