Happy Hour Hop: U Street and 14th Street



Do you find yourself hopping around the same handful of happy hour spots in DC? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to broaden your horizons with these five happy hour spots on U street and 14th street. Whether you want a cocktail, an ice-cold beer, some savory appetizers or all of the above; your taste buds will be satisfied. 


Sudhouse DC 

1340 U St. NW, DC

Begin and end your week on a happy note with Sudhouse’s extensive half-priced food and drink menu. Whether you’ve had a Monday of mayhem or are you’re just trying to get through hump day, this classic American spot is the perfect place to start. Begin with their variety of drink selections like $3 beers, $4 rail shots or $5 rail drinks and then finish off the happiest of hours with some $4 tater tots or maybe even a hearty pork slider trio. The options are endless. 


#FrayLifeTip: Sudhouse has happy hour all day Monday, 4-8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 2-6 p.m. on weekends. 



1336 U St NW, DC

Head to Hawthorne on weekdays from 5-7 p.m. for some $4 fireball shots, draft beers and $6 Tito or Jack Daniels mixed drinks. Not only do they have the drinks but they have all of the instagram-worthy aesthetics on their rooftop and also good music to dance to. 


Busboys & Poets

2021 14th St NW, DC

If you’re a lover of literature, food, coffee or cocktails than Busboys and Poets is the perfect bar hopping destination to check out. Head to the quadruple threat of a spot for their daily happy hour from 4-7 p.m for a $4 rail drink, drafts and more. 


The Smith

1314 U St. NW, DC

The Smith is your one-stop-shop for everything happy and hearty. Start your bar-hopping adventure with $8 cocktails, $5 draft beers. If you are craving some seafood, the $1.50 oysters are perfect too. Grab your pals and say cheers!


#FrayLifeTip: Partying all night long? The Smith has everyone covered with their late night comfort food like mac and cheese or fries. 


Colada Shop

1405 T St, NW, DC

If you like Pina Coladas and colorful decor than Colada Shop is the spot to go! Head to the Cuban-inspired spot on weekdays from 4-7 for $2 empanadas and  $6 cocktails and wine. 

What’s your favorite part of happy hour, the food or the drinks? Let us know in the comments or tag us on socials using #DCFray and #FrayLife

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