Want to Make Your Happy Hour Even Happier? Relax and Unwind at DC’s Best Waterfront HH Spots.



Nothing says summer more than chilling with your friends and family waterside with an ice cold drink, but what if you’re not able (or willing to fight the traffic) to make it to the beach or spend a weekend at a lake house?  

Don’t worry – you can get your water fix right here in D.C. and watch the kayakers as you sip your drink right on the river!  

Check out some of our favorite waterfront locations to happy hour in style this summer.  Have a favorite waterfront happy hour that didn’t make the list? Let us know in the comments or on social using #FrayLife!

Osteria Morini

(301 Water Street Southeast, Suite 109)

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Taste a bit of Italy in the Navy Yard by visiting Osteria Morini.  Stop by Monday through Friday between 4 and 7 pm for their happy hour special – 20% off all drinks!  Too busy to stop in? Morini Piccolo is now open on the riverwalk! Grab some quick Italian snacks or drinks right on the water.

#FrayLife Tip: Been following the World Cup? Osteria Morini has got your back! Pop in to catch the game and take part in some happy hour deals while you’re at it!

District Winery

(385 Water St SE)

Photo Credit: District Winery

Stop by District Winery if you’re craving a sip of locally made vino. Tastings are half price Monday through Thursday to encourage a little excitement on weekdays. Choose from three flight options ranging from $14 to $16.  Rather have a full glass? Head to Ana at District Winery for some waterfront dining or partake in their happy hour at the bar Monday through Friday from 3:30-6: 30 pm.

#FrayLife Tip: Grab the Date Night package for a night to remember! $50 a person includes a tour, tasting, dinner reservation and 1 glass of wine. Learn more about District Winery from #FrayLife.

Salt Line

(79 Potomac Ave SE)

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Big fan of baseball? Get your drink fix before the game at Salt Line, which opens early before every Nats game. Stop in weekdays from 3-6pm for their happy hour which includes $3 Narragansett Lager, $5 wine and draft beer, and half-priced oysters. Get your fix of the waterfront view at their outdoor bar and patio, which is open 3pm-midnight Monday through Thursday and for extended hours on weekends.

#FrayLife Tip: Make Salt Line your next Sunday Funday brunch location!  The patio opens at 11 am.

Agua 301

(301 Water Street, SE, Yards Park)

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Head to Yards Park to get your fix of some modern Mexican fare. Agua 301 has happy hour from 3:30-7pm every day. Partying all night long? Their drink specials also apply from 9 pm to close every single day! If Thirsty Thursday is your thing, happy hour deals include 2 for $5 tacos, $4 draft beers, $5 wines, and $6 select drinks. Grab some outdoor seating for a view of the Anacostia!

Due South

(301 Water St, SE, Navy Yard)

Photo Credit: PBS

Due South is the place to go if you’ve been craving southern fare. Restaurant happy hour is from 3:30-6:30 pm Monday through Friday, featuring select yummy bar bites like pulled pork nachos and butter mean hummus. Drink specials include $5 beers, $6 select wines, and $7 Kentucky Mules or whiskey over the day!  For an excellent water-side view head to Due South Dockside, right behind the restaurant. Summer hours are Monday-Friday opening at 4 pm and Saturday and Sunday opening at 11 am.

#FrayLife Tip: Big Nats fan but didn’t manage to nab tickets to the game? Not to worry! Due South Dockside has an outdoor TV and sound system that plays all Nats home games. (It’s also the home of our pregame party for #FrayLife Beer & Baseball Nights at the Nats.


Do you have a go-to spot on the water that has happy hour specials as awesome as the views? Tell us what other cool places belong on our list!


Want even more fun times on the water? Check out all the #FrayLife adventure at Harpers Ferry!


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