The Definitive List of Happy Hours at the District Wharf
Happy hours at the Wharf are back and offering daily drink and food specials. Here’s the definitive (and alphabetical) list of happy hours at The Wharf, and where to find the bargains.
This french inspired bistro features happy hour from 3pm – 6pm Monday through Friday. The Bistro happy hour features $6 beer, $7 wine, $8 bubbles and a selection of snacks for less than $5.
Boardwalk Bar and Arcade
Happy hour should be fun, and there’s plenty of fun, food and drink at Boardwalk Bar and Arcade. This adult arcade has old school video and pinball machines and classics like skee ball. Happy hour at Boardwalk is 4pm – 6pm every day and has beer for $6.95, rail drinks for $7.95 and snacks such as hog dogs and corn dogs for $5.95. Check out the Happy Meal, 10 oz Miller High Life, a shot of whiskey, and popcorn for $10.95.
Conveniently located next to The Anthem, The Brighton is a spacious bar with big screen TVs and indoor/outdoor seating. Happy hour at The Brighton is Monday-Friday 3pm-6pm and features $6 beer and well drinks and an $8 rum punch.
Located above Transit Pier, Cantina Bambina provides the closest views of the Washington Channel and nearby marinas. It’s an open-air bar and known for its fun vibes and great bartenders. Bambina forgoes traditional happy hours for daily specials and events.
Daily specials include:
Modelo Monday – $6 Modelos
Tito’s Tuesday, $2 off Titos’ cocktails all night long, and
$6 Pacifico Beer every Wednesday
Cuban inspired Colada Shop hosts happy hour from 3pm – 6pm Monday through Friday with Empanadas for $2.25 and drink specials that include $5 beer, $8 wine and $8 slushees.
The Grill celebrates happy hour Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm with a fun menu featuring grilled lamb skewers ($3 per), crispy calamari ($13), Oysters of the half shell ($2/oyster), caramelized onion dip ($9) and the Grill Burger ($15).
The drink list includes draft beer, wine, and specialty cocktails like The Grill Martini ($11) and Grill Punch ($8 glass/$39 pitcher).
Easy Company Wine Bar
Like the name says, they got wine and they make getting it easy, especially during happy hour. Easy Company features 10 wines for $10 each and light food priced from $5-$8. Happy hour is 4pm – 6pm Monday through Friday.
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Located near Recreation Pier at 7th Street, Hank’s has extended outdoors areas including its patio to ensure social distancing. At Hanks happy hour is referred to as “Oyster Hour” where you can get $1.50 oysters and beer, wine, and cocktail drink specials ranging in price from $5 -$8. Oyster Hour is available every Tuesday-Friday from 3pm-6pm.
La Vie’s ornate Mediterranean decor, located high above the promenade at District Square, has broad views of the marina and beyond making this chic location a happy hour favorite.
Happy Hour is Monday – Thursday, 5pm -7pm and features a “cocktail of the week” for $9, house red, white, or bubbles for $9, beer for $6, and an oyster shooter for $6. Happy hour food ranges from $9-$12 and includes hummus, arancini, grape leaves, truffle frites, spanakopita, meatballs, and kefta sliders.
Mi Vida is a high-quality Mexican restaurant located at District Square near Transit Pier. The space is beautiful and provides lots of outdoor seating.
Happy hour is held every Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm. The happy hour menu features beer for $4 and wine and cocktails for $6. Food options range from adoobo-rubbed chicken wings ADOBADAS ($2 each), tacos dorados $6; queso fundido $8, and tantanachos $11. Tuesdays are even happier because it’s Taco Tuesday at Mi Vida. Enjoy two tacos for $9.
Officina is an Italian inspired culinary collective with something for everyone. The multi-level location includes a cafe, trattoria, and rooftop terrazza with stunning views of the Washington Channel. Happy hour is Tuesday-Friday 5pm-7pm and includes $8 wine, $6 Peroni, and $8-$10 cocktails. Officina’s $3 HH eats might be the best steal at the Wharf and features: carnaroli risotto, pizza al taglio, and crostini.
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Rappahannock Oyster Bar has cozy indoor and outdoor seating with water views. It hosts happy hour from 4pm-6pm Monday – Friday, which features beer and wine for $7, seasonal sangria for $8, and $1.75 oysters on the half shell.
The lone distillery at the Wharf is Thrasher’s Rum and conveniently includes an on-site bar and restaurant, Tiki TNT.
Happy hour is Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm. The HH rum drinks range from $5-$7 and include Thrasher’s rum; Frozen Rum & Coke, and the house daiquiri. Beers for $4. Food specials include Hawaiian classics such as Spam musubi, crystal shrimp dumplings, tiki wings, and tiki tots.
Located directly below the Hyatt House / Canopy hotels, on the corner of Pearl and Water, the Union Stage Tap Room is a destination for pizza, beer and vibes. Happy hour is celebrated daily from 5pm – 7pm with a half a pizza and featured can or draft for $12.
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