2018 Thanksgiving Eve Drink Specials in DC + Thanksgiving Day/Night Deals

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the country’s biggest single bar night. Known by some as Drunksgiving as well as other nicknames, it’s a night where all across the country, folks returning “home” meet up with buddies who’ve stuck around or have also come back. Due to the transient nature of #thistown, a lot of people go out of town for this night, but just as many come back since DC is a pretty convenient place to get to. In DC, bars can be open til 4a Wed-Sat night this week though expect most not to actually be open that late. That being said, here are some spots having specials: [EDIT: added Thursday deals as well, and took a bunch of great ideas from the Washingtonian’s recent college grad/fellow writer, Daniella Byck, so you should check that out as well]

Thanksgiving Eve/Drinksgiving Specials

  • Espita (Shaw)
    • HH all night
    • Specials include $3 tacos, $6.50 Margs/Mayahuel (mexcal margaritas), $6 beers, $7 wine
  • City Tap House (Dupont)
    • drink specials until 10p
    • HH 4-7p
    • specials till 10p include $2 Bud Light drafts, $5 pickleback shots, $5 mixed drinks, $10 shareable cocktails
  • Barrel (Eastern Market)
    • complimentary turkey dinner starting at 6p with purchase of 1 HH drink
    • HH all night (4p-close)
    • Specials include  $5 Old Grandad Bourbon/Rye (add $4 to make Old Fashioned/Manhattan), $5 select beer, $5 house red/white/rose, $8 barrel-aged Manhattans
  • The Graham Georgetown
    • specials at both The Alex Speakeasy and on Rooftop
    • $10 seasonal cocktails
  • Hawthorne (U St)
    • open til 4a
    • $5 16 oz. Bud Lights, $6 kamikazes, $7.27 Titos drinks
  • James Hoban’s (Dupont)
    • get a huge strip steak and craft beer for $25 (discount for pre-booking)
  • Biergarten Haus (H St)
    • $8 mulled wine
    • all night HH usually includes select $6 1/2 liters + $10 full liters + $6 rails/wine + 1/2 off apps
  • Nellie’s (U St)
    • $5 vodka drink deals paired with drag show
  • Little Miss Whiskey’s (H St)
    • 80s dance party
  • Jimmy Valentine’s (H St)
    • tons of music
    • def open til 4a
  • Wunder Garten (NoMa)
    • “Tur-Kegging Party”
    • $4.54 drafts / rails 8p-midnight
    • DJ + dance party
  • DC Reynolds (Park View)
    • normal 5-9p BOGO
  • Meridian Pint (ColHi)
    • Goose Island Black Wednesday starts at 3p
    • lots of varieties
  • Duke’s Grocery/Counter (Dupont/CP)
    • Normal $5 HH Noon-7p
  • Across the Pond (Dupont)
    • Normal HH from 4-8 pm (Stella now $5 during HH), with $5 apps, $3-5 beers & $5 rails; Also $5 Smithwicks during all Caps games; & Wednesday’s dinner special: 3 Beef Sliders & Fries, $11, 4-11 p
  • Service Bar (U St)
    • open til 4a
    • selling $15 750mL Miller High Life bottles

Thanksgiving Day Specials/When Open

  • Hawk ‘n’ Dove (Cap Hill)
    • free turkey dinner w/ purchase of 1 house cocktail/beer/wine
    • starts at 4p
  • Finn McCool’s (Cap Hill)
    • free turkey dinner w/ purchase of 1 drink
    • starts at noon
  • Wille’s Brew & Que (Navy Yard)
    • free turkey dinner w/ purchase of 1 drink
    • starts at noon
  • Shenanigan’s
    • Open noon-2a
    • free turkey dinner starting at 3:30p
  • Lyman’s Tavern (ColHi)
    • Thanksgiving potluck; bring a dish or eat buffet starting at 6p
    • open at 3p
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