Something for the weekend: Saturday and Sunday happy hours
Most of us think of happy hour as being after work on weekdays -- generally from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday -- because that's when most bars and restaurants offer discounted food and drink. That's not always the case, however. You can save money on Saturdays and Sundays, too; you just have to know where to look. Here are three of my favorite weekend happy hours.
In Falls Church, the two-week-old Mad Fox Brewing Company is more like a Mad House on weeknights, with standing-room-only crowds jostling at the mile-long bar. The draw is a wide selection of ales and lagers brewed by Bill Madden, who has won multiple awards during a storied career at Capitol City Brewing Company, Vintage 50 and the now-closed Founders. There are at least six or seven of Madden's beers available at one time, including cask-conditioned versions. Beers fly on and off the taps quickly, but look out for the crisp, summery Kolsch; the rich Scottish-style Wee Heavy; and a very malty and pleasing American Pale Ale, especially if it's on cask.
Mad Fox's beers usually aren't expensive -- most are just $5 -- but everyday from 3 to 7 p.m., the price is slashed to $3. This is one of the best deals in town for beer lovers, and worth a special Sunday afternoon drive.
More suggestions after the jump.
During football season, Radius Pizza's Slice and a Pint Happy Hour was one of my favorite sports-viewing happy hours in town, offering a large slice of New York-style cheese pizza and a choice of any draft beer for just $5 whenever there was a game on. (It was also offered from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays.) Since the football specials worked so well, Radius now offers the same bargain all day Saturday and Sunday. Stop in between noon and 11 p.m. and grab a seat at the bar.
How about spending some of the waning days of summer outdoors? Hit Vinoteca and partake of the wine bar's great happy hour -- 20 wines offered for $5 a glass from 5 to 7 p.m. daily -- and play bocce on a specially constructed court on the back patio. Games are free and on a first-come, first-to-play basis, so early arrival is suggested.
-- Fritz Hahn
| July 30, 2010; 2:31 PM ET
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