Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Happy Hour Options from Knightsbridge Restaurant Group

From our friends at Knightsbridge Restaurant Group...

Look no further than Ashok Bajaj's popular DC restaurants for happy hour options that showcase delicious bar fare and tempting libations. First up is the Cleveland Park’s Ardeo+Bardeo, located at 3311 Connecticut Avenue, NW which invites guests to enjoy $6 draft beer, $4 rail drinks, and $6 red and white wine by the glass, available seven days a week, from 5 PM to 7 PM at the expansive bar. For the perfect pairing, a variety of savory snacks are available for just $3 each. Standouts include Crab Beignets with mango-habanero aioli; Sriracha Deviled Eggs with toasted peanuts and sesame; Porkquettas, braised pork, bacon, Fontina cheese and fig marmalade, and the Crispy Chickpeas with garlic oil and yellow curry. Guests can also enjoy Ardeo+Bardeo's "Pie & Wine" special during happy hour, $15 for any pizza paired with a glass of house wine. Pizza highlights include Wild Mushroom Pizza with mushroom puree, goat cheese and fig balsamic; Heirloom Tomato Pizza with house‎-made mozzarella and "rooftop" basil; Lamb Merguez Sausage Pizza with feta, olives, roasted bell pepper and tomato sugo, and Roasted Rapini Pizza with fresno chili, garlic and sea salt, served with piquillo mustard. Valet parking is available after 6 PM for $8 and the restaurant is metro accessible on the red line, Cleveland Park station. For more information, please call (202) 244-6750 or visit

Penn Quarter’s beautifully renovated 701 Restaurant, located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW welcomes fall with a special happy hour offering that is easy on the wallet. Guests can sip on featured cocktails, wines by the glass all priced at $7.01, which are available from 3 PM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday, in 701’s sleek lounge. Current libations include the Cure Royale, made with Prosecco, Lillet Blanc and blackberry liqueur; Old Fashioned made with McKenna 10yr bourbon and Angostura bitters, and the Moscow Mule made with Sobieski vodka, ginger beer and lime.  Guests can also enjoy a la carte bar snacks such as the Carrot Funnel Cake with Stracchino cheese and gooseberries; Calamari with charred poblano remoulade and smoked paprika; Sesame Hummus with miso, black sesame and grilled pita bread, and Duck Confit Steam Buns with cherry puree and butternut squash. Bar snacks range in price from $7 to $14.For more information call (202) 393-0701 or visit

Just steps from the White House, The Oval Room, located at 800 Connecticut Ave., NW offers 40 seats on its lovely patio as well as an intimate bar and lounge perfect for lingering over cocktails or grabbing a quick bite. Monday through Friday, from 4:30 PM to 7 PM, The Oval Room offers select cocktails for $8 and select wines by the glass for $7, and craft beer for $5, exclusively at the bar. Refreshing libations include an Oval Room Manhattan, Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, sweet vermouth and house cherry; The Lady Michelle, sparkling wine, vodka, lemon and lavender, and the Mumbai Mule, Bluecoat gin, cardamom, ginger beer and lime. For the perfect pairing, guests can enjoy savory bar bites from The Oval Room’s early fall menu. Current standouts include Papas Bravas, espelette pepper, sea salt and garlic aioli; Yellowfin Tuna Crudo with citrus salad, basil seeds and a yuzu emulsion; Marinated Olives with white anchovies, cornichons and pearl onions; Jumbo Lump Crab Balls with Sriracha aioli, as well as Chicken Liver Mousse with local apricots, pistachios and a shiro plum gastrique. Prices range from $6 to $12 each. For more information, please call (202) 463-8700 or visit

The sleek, light-filled Bibiana Osteria Enoteca, located at 1100 New York Avenue, NW is a wonderful oasis to enjoy a cocktail along with new bar fare. Happy hour specials are available Monday through Friday, from 3 PM to 7 PM. One can relax with a glass of house red or white wine, Prosecco, Peroni, as well as featured rail cocktails with favorite mixers for $6 each. Bibiana’s new happy hour menu offers small bites of “Stuzzichini.” Choices include house-made Ricotta, fresh milk ricotta with wild honey, chives and almonds; Costa di Agnello, lamb ribs glazed with sherry vinegar and saba; Arancini, stuffed rice fritter “Carbonara” with crispy parsley and fresh black pepper; Carciofi, fried artichokes with parsley and lemon; Polpetta, pork and veal meatballs with hearty tomato sauce, polenta, and Pecorino, as well as Olive Miste, house marinated mixed olives. The stuzzichini items are priced at $3 each, or one can choose two for $6. Additionally, there is a selection of three types of “Pizzette” featured on the menu: Margherita, mozzarella, tomato and basil; Funghi with tomato, wild mushrooms, mozzarella and basil; Salsiccia with sausage, garlic, red chili, tomato and pecorino, as well as Vongole with sliced local clams, white sauce, chili flakes, and Italian parsley. Each of the pizzas is priced at $6. For more information, please call (202) 216-9550 or visit the website at

nopa Kitchen + Bar, located at 800 F Street, NW offers a 14-seat bar and adjacent lounge perfect for lingering over cocktails or grabbing a quick bite. Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM, and Sunday from 3 PM to 9:30 PM, nopa offers 20% off everything behind the bar including wines by the glass, classic and signature cocktails, as well as high end scotches and whiskey. One can indulged in a specialty cocktail such as The Gardener, with basil, lemon thyme, lemon grass-infused Ultimat vodka, ginger liqueur, citrus and egg white, or the Mad Hatter And The Funk made with Hatter Royale Hopquila, house pineapple Chicha, muddled raspberry, rhubarb bitters and a sour raspberry rim. Prices range from $10 to $14 each. For the perfect pairing, one can enjoy a rotating list of bar snacks also at a discounted 20% off. Highlights include Roasted Almonds with sweet chili; Spicy Lamb Meatballs with polenta, or the Nopa Burger with pimento cheese "whiz". Prices range from $3 to $14 each.  For additional information please call (202) 347-4667 or visit