If you’re on Capitol Hill, and you’re not quite ready to cram into Metro or sit in traffic or get hassled on your bike, not too worry. There’s a happy hour for everyone. We’ll start off with these three:
Fancy Pants:Art and Soul. 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Art Smith’s elegant bar and bistro offers a seasonal happy hour.
Medium Cool:Tunnicliff’s. 222 7th St. SE. Dark wood. Decent beer selection. Sports or Sportscenter on the boob tube.
Down Home: Tune Inn. 331 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Lots of dead animals on the wall. A jukebox that, even in the digital age, is stuck in the 1970s. National Bohemian beer with little to no irony.
Roll Call After Dark is about what Washington does when it's not at work.
The District of Columbia is a cultural capital where you can you get your kicks from movies projected on the National Mall, lectures on vermouth or Russian avant-garde art. There's always something to do.
Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick