Beer director and general manager Brett Robison is running a great beer program in Takoma Park, MD. Republic is part of the Black Restaurant Group, so you know the food (and seafood) are solid. This happy hour sweetens the deal. From a press release:

Republic in Takoma Park just debuted a new happy hour menu featuring $7 select wines, $7 Addie’s Mussels and $1 Chesapeake Bay Oysters. Republic’s happy hour also allows guests to choose from their extensive all-local beer menu for any $5 mini pint [10 ounces], which currently includes a wide selection from Right Proper Brewing Company, RAR Brewing Company and Hellbender Brewing Company. The menu features seven different cocktails all for a special price of $7 including a Sazerac, Dirty Martini, Moscow Mule, Tom or John Collins, Aperol Spritzer, Sebring Convertible – the restaurant’s take on a Margarita made with tequila and lime, and a seasonal shrub. Throughout happy hour, guests are able to order off of the entire bar menu as well, featuring snacks like crispy Cotija cheese with lemon aioli, deviled egg and pickled veggies or the fried B & B pickles with smoked pepper aioli. Happy hour is available at the bar Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, Republic also offers a “late night” menu every evening from 10:00 p.m. until close, which will feature all of the happy hour drink specials along with $1 Chesapeake oysters. The full bar and happy hour menu offerings can be seen below.

Republic is located at 6939 Laurel Ave in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Bar Menu

Happy Hour

Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm; Sunday-Saturday 10pm-close

$5 Mini Pints

$7 Select wines by the glass

$7 Happy Hour Cocktails:

  • The Sebring Convertible Tequila, Sunshine, Lime
  • Tom or John Collins Gin or Bourbon, Lemon, Sugar
  • Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Absinthe, Bitters
  • Dirty Martini Vodka, Dry Vermouth, Olives
  • Moscow Mule Vodka, Lime, Ginger Beer
  • Aperol Spritzer Aperol, Sparkling Wine, Orange
  • House Shrubs Liquor, Sugar, Fruit, Vinegar

$7 Addie’s Mussels

$1 Chesapeake Bay Oysters


  • Deviled Eggs fried capers… $6
  • Fried B & B Pickles Smoked Pepper Aioli… $8
  • Spiced Cauliflower… $8
  • BBQ Fries w/ BBQ Pork & Cheddar Cheese… $9
  • Empanadas Smoked Pork, Green Chilies & Cheese… $11
  • Tempura Green Beans Toasted Sesame Seeds, Soy Dipping Sauce… $8
  • Caesar Romaine Hearts, Focaccia Croutons, Parmesan Reggiano, White Anchovies… $11
  • Mixed Field Greens Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Shaved Radish, Aged Sherry Vinaigrette… $9
  • Ancient Grain Salad Pomegranate, Pistachios & Mint… $10
  • Burrata Cheese Farro, Basil, Celery, Lemon, Arbequina Olive Oil… $13
  • Crispy Cojita Cheese Lemon Aioli, Deviled Egg, Pickled Vegetables… $11
  • Fried Oysters Tartar Sauce, Fresh Lemon… $10
  • Duck Confit Cubano Country Ham, B & B Pickles, Swiss Cheese, Poblano Chilies… $16
  • Chesapeake Oyster Sliders…$12 or Gulf Shrimp Sliders…$10 Kimchi, Sriracha-Lime Aioli, Fresh Cucumber
  • Smith Meadows Farm Burger Mustard-ale Cheese, Pretzel Bun, Lettuce, Aioli (Add bacon $1) … $15
  • Addie’s Mussels w/ Tomato, Garlic & Lemon… $12