DC Area Waterfront Happy Hour Spots

DC Area Waterfront Happy Hour Spots

Laura Giannola

Need a happy hour spot that can also provide you with a cool waterfront breeze to help beat the DC summer humidity and heat? We've picked out a few of our favorite waterfront spots in the DC Area where you can cool down after work with an adult beverage or two.

DC Locations

Cantina Marina | 600 Water St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Located on the Southwest waterfront, this open air spot will let you enjoy all of the river breezes. With it's tropical decor and a few of their signature drinks, you might even forget you are in SW and think you are vacationing on an island. Oh, and did I mention the Corona-ritas? Those will definitely help you combat the DC heat.

Agua 301 | 301 Water Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
Agua 301 is located next to the fountains at the Yards Park in Southeast DC and has a great patio space. Their happy hour runs from 3:30-7:00pm and includes food options of $5 tacos and $6 small plates and drink options of $4 beers, $5 wines and $6 margaritas and sangria. An order of fish tacos and a beer at happy are are under $10 total here. Count me in.

Tony & Joes Seafood Place | 3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
With their expansive outdoor patio seating and outdoor bar area on the Georgetown waterfront, it's easy to see how this is a favorite waterfront bar option. Half priced oysters are a popular happy hour favorite here. Too crowded here? Walk the short distance across the harbor to find Nick's Riverside Grill (by the same owner) who also boasts a great outdoor patio for drinks.

Sequoia at Washington Harbor | 3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Sequoia is also located on the Georgetown waterfront and has happy hour from Monday-Friday from 4:00-7:00PM at their River Bar area. Take in the stunning views while enjoying some great summer cocktails, like their mojito.

VA Locations

Chart House 1 Cameron Street Alexandria, VA 22314
Located on the Alexandria waterfront, Chart House has a great patio overlooking the marina, Potomac River, Wilson Bridge, and National Harbor. Enjoy happy hour specials here from 4:00-6:30pm.

Blackwall Hitch | 5 Cameron Street Alexandria, VA 22314
You can find Blackwall Hitch right next door to Chart House with happy hour specials lasting from 3:00-7:00pm. Domestic bottles are $3, rail cocktails are $4, and select wines are $5. Small plates here are $6 and are delicious. The fried green tomatoes make a great happy hour snack. The deals get even better as Monday nights feature half price bottles of wine.

Indigo Landing Washington Sailing Marina, 1 Marina Dr, Alexandria, VA 22314
This spot is located on the George Washington parkway between Alexandria and Reagan National Airport. Take in the beautiful views of Washington DC, the Potomac River, and the planes landing from the airport from their outdoor patio.

MD Locations

Redstone American Grill 155 National Plaza, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Located on the waterfront at the National Harbor, this spot provides spectacular views of the Capital Wheel and harbor waterfront marinas. If it happens to be too hot for their outside patio, just step inside and enjoy the same great views from their dining area.

Looking to host a happy hour? Check out our event spaces which offer fantastic rooftop views in the DC Metro area.

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