(in my best Troy McClure voice)

Greetings fellow beer drinkers,

This is Tony Budny. You may remember me from our local beer column, Screaming Into the Void. I am here to tell you about the best local happy hours for people like us, who like to relax in the evenings with a cold one. Craft beer will be the main focus, but I will also include happy hours of note outside of the realm of small(ish) breweries. I’m sure eventually the Brewers Association will update the definition to include many of those breweries anyway.

Happy hours in the DMV

The list is broken down by geography for easy searching. For DC, because of the high volume, they are ranked them in groups based on how good the deal is compared to the region. We are DC Beer after all. 

Unless the beer is killer, anything $6 or above for a pint for happy hour didn’t make the list. Deals of $1 or, in most cases, $2 off drafts didn’t make the cut on this list either, with special consideration for venues that have a great selection of drafts beyond a few flagship offerings.


This list isn’t meant to be all-encompassing, just a good list of locations that offer affordable craft beers. Also, I have only included happy hours I was able to confirm either through a personal visit or on the venue’s website.

We will revise the list as necessary. Check the date for when the latest update was made and if you have any suggestions, please to send them to us and we’ll update it.

Maryland Happy Hours

Silver Branch Brewing – 8401 Colesville Rd #150, Silver Spring, MD  

Quarry House Tavern – 8401 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Rock Bottom – 7900 Norfolk Ave. Bethesda, MD

Denizens Brewing Co – 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 4550 Van Buren St, Riverdale, MD

Black’s Bar and Kitchen – 7750 Woodmont Ave. Bethesda, MD

DC Happy Hours



Biergarten Haus – 1355 H Street N.E.

Wunder Garten1101 First St NE


Right Proper Brewing – Shaw and Brookland locations 

Roofers Union – 2446 18th St NW

Pizzeria Paradiso – 5 locations in the DMV- click the link for specific locations

The Sovereign – 1206 Wisconsin Ave NW


DC Reynolds – 3628 Georgia Ave NW 

Anxo – 300 Florida Ave NW

Smoke and Barrel – 2471 18th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C.


Midlands – 3333 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC

DC Brau –3178 Bladensburg Rd NE Suite B, Washington, DC

Virginia Happy Hours

Galaxy Hut – 2711 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Ted’s Bulletin – 6 locations in the DMV (click for specifics)

Cheesetique – 3 locations in Fairfax, Del Ray, and Mosaic

Rustico – 4075 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, and 827 Slaters Ln., Alexandria, VA

Virtue Feed and Grain – 106 S. Union St Alexandria, VA

Westover Market & Beer Garden – 5863 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA

Last updated August 2, 2019