Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Hump Day Happy Hour

An easy go-to place for a dependable happy hour exists at Capitol City Brewing Company. Not only do you get some mighty tasty beers at a discount but you also get half price appetizers at the bar. This being the case, it can also be a crowded happy hour so it’s probably the right place for two or three friends to grab some stools but not the place for all twenty of the after-work gang to grab a drink. It’s runs from 4-7.


I personally tend to get the Capitol Kolsch. It’s a golden ale and for me a good choice for a beer when you are eating. I’ve tried the rest of the signature brews and you generally can’t go wrong. Check out the listed percentage of alcohol because some of them will leave you staggering out. Happy hour prices on beers are $3.50 until 7.


Seriously, the appetizers are huge. I’ve had good experiences with the Capitol Hill Hummus (regular price $7.50, half price $3.75), Spinach-Artichoke Dip (regular price $8.25, half price $4.15), and the Chicken Quesadilla (regular price $8.75, half price $4.40). The Fish Tacos have been both very good and very bad (over seasoned). I’ve tried to order the Eastern Shore Crab Dip only to find they are out. Be sure to ask if they are serving soft pretzels because they are delicious, especially with the mustard that is served with it. Half price until 7pm.


2700 S. Quincy St
(703) 578-3888

2 Massachusetts Ave, NE
(202) 842-BEER

1100 New York Ave, NW
(202) 628-2222