THE HATCHET'S 2015 BEST OF NORTHWEST

DISTRICT COMMONS

BEST HAPPY HOUR

Location: 2200 Washington Circle NW

Runners up: Circa, Hill Country Barbecue Market

 

Instead of heading to the gym at 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, pull up a barstool at District Commons, where signature drinks are half-price for happy hour.

 

The restaurant’s specialities, like the Pony Express (organic vodka, ginger liqueur, ginger ale and fresh lime juice) and American Beauty (Smirnoff blueberry, passion fruit, creme de cassis, house sour and orange peel), cost $5 until 6 p.m. on weekdays and after 4 p.m. on Sundays.

 

The benefit of going to District Commons instead of just another bar, besides its proximity to campus, is its dinner menu, which includes skirt steak ($27), half-a-dozen oysters from the raw bar ($14) and sea scallops ($25). After a half-priced drink or two, you’ll hesitate less to splurge on dinner.

 

- Jeanine Marie

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