$12 for $25 Worth of Chili, Wings, Burgers, and More at Hard Times Cafe

Multiple Locations

95% of 19 customers

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In a Nutshell

  • Five flavors of wings
  • Four chili recipes
  • Watch sports on flat-screen TVs
  • Special text offer

The Fine Print

Expires May 19th, 2011. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table, per visit. Not valid at Nationals Park location. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A good chili restaurant isn't just the perfect place to practice close-up magic on unsuspecting patrons; it's also a great spot to meet friends and share Burton Gilliam gossip. Start your tongue wagging with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of chili, wings, burgers, and more at Hard Times Cafe. This Groupon can be used at 15 Hard Times Cafe locations. Menu prices may vary by location.

Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.

Each Hard Times Cafe is decked out in frontier décor, Wild West photographs, and cowboy movie posters. Observing the pioneer tradition of ritual athletic observance, Hard Times Cafe streams all the hottest sports games on multiple flat-screen TVs. Each restaurant boasts an expansive jukebox collection of vintage country western mp3s spanning 70 achy, heart-breaky years.


WTOP listeners voted the Bethesda location of Hard Times Cafe the Best Wings in DC in 2010. The Washington Post featured the Arlington location, and Zagat rated the Manassas location as good to very good:


  • “I enjoy the loyalty program, television viewing for sports events, and relaxed atmosphere”

  • “Awesome manager and attentive staff. Will be back!”

  1. A

    Old Town

    1404 King St.

    Alexandria, Virginia 22314

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  2. B

    North Bethesda

    4920 Delray Ave.

    Bethesda, Maryland 20814

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  3. C

    College Park

    4738 Cherry Hill Rd.

    College Park, Maryland 20740

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