Food & Drink in District of Columbia

$19 for Five Pints of Beer at Bardo Brewpub ($40 Value)

Bardo Brewpub

Washington

Brothers’ brewpub boasts 13 self-crafted beers on tap, including Marion Berry Ale, Zeus IPA, Imperial Chuck Brown Ale, Sour Mash, and DREMO

$40 $19

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One, Two, Four, or Ten Admissions to a DC Bar Crawl from Barcrawlin.com (Up to 80% Off)

Barcrawlin.com

The Atlas Room

Drink craft beer and cocktails at four to five bars while dressed according to a playful theme

$49 $19

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$69 for Farewell to Oktoberfest on November 1 at Biergarten Haus ($95 Value)

Biergarten Haus

Washington

Bar named one of DC’s best by the Washington Post invites patrons to celebrate the end of Oktoberfest with authentic German food and beer

$95 $69

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Halloween Pub Crawl from UStreetPubCrawls.com on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

UStreetPubCrawls.com

Multiple Locations

Lurch through U Street bars including Nellies, Ben’s Next Door, & Pure Lounge in your creepiest costume while enjoying food & drink specials

$30 $15

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Halloween Pub Crawl from UStreetPubCrawls.com on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

UStreetPubCrawls.com

Multiple Locations

Lurch through U Street bars including Nellies, Ben’s Next Door, & Pure Lounge in your creepiest costume while enjoying food & drink specials

$30 $15

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$22 for $40 Worth of Bistro Seafood for Dinner at Nage

Nage Restaurant

Dupont Circle

Cooks blend French and American culinary styles to produce hearty seafood dishes infused with bistro flair at casual, upscale eatery

$40 $22

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Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for Two, Four, or Ten from HalloweenEvents.com (Up to 54% Off)

HalloweenEvents.com

Multiple Locations

Gear up for, celebrate, and recover from Halloween, all with the same three-day pub crawl pass to bars like Buffalo Billiards and Dirty Bar

$30 $15

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Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl for Two, Four, or Ten from HalloweenEvents.com (Up to 54% Off)

HalloweenEvents.com

Multiple Locations

Gear up for, celebrate, and recover from Halloween, all with the same three-day pub crawl pass to bars like Buffalo Billiards and Dirty Bar

$30 $15

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First-Class Admission to Drink the World International Beer Fest on November 14 or 15 (34% Off). Three Options.

Drink the World International Beer Fest

Washington

For four hours sample beers brewed in international countries from all corners of the world, more time compared to general admission tickets

$59 $39

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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$9.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for One 16-Oz. Energy Bowl at Jamba Juice (Up to $19.47 Total Value)

Jamba Juice

Multiple Locations

New made-to-order Energy Bowls include fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, and organic granola

$6.49 $3.33

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Show and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Twins Jazz (Up to 53% Off)

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

$24 $13

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Thai Cuisine and Sushi at Sala Thai (38% Off). Four Options Available.

Sala Thai

Multiple Locations

Sushi rolls and traditional Thai dishes such as chicken satay, tom yum soup, and pad thai

$40 $25

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Thai Cuisine and Sushi at Sala Thai (38% Off). Four Options Available.

Sala Thai

Multiple Locations

Sushi rolls and traditional Thai dishes such as chicken satay, tom yum soup, and pad thai

$40 $25

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Italian Cuisine at Paper Moon (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Paper Moon

Paper Moon

Traditional Italian antipastos, pastas, and entrees

$20 $11

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$80 for $100 at Iconic Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Iconic Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse

Washington DC

Pair dry-aged USDA Prime steaks with premium seafood and wine from an award-winning list

$100 $80

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$24.20 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Hashi Sushi Georgetown

Hashi Sushi Georgetown

Georgetown

Sushi including spicy tuna and salmon; Korean specialties of pork belly and bulgogi; fresh udon- and ramen-noodle soups

$40 $24.20

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$22 for One Dozen Assorted Cupcakes at Red Velvet Cupcakery ($39.60 Value)

Red Velvet Cupcakery

Multiple Locations

Pastry chefs frost devil’s food cupcakes with Valrhona chocolate ganache and bake vegan and gluten-free varieties

$39.60 $22

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$20 for $35 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Adams Morgan

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso’s chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$35 $20

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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8 Ice-Cream Cones or 1 Year of Ice-Cream Pints from Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream (Up to 58% Off). Two Options.

Ben & Jerry's

Multiple Locations

Celebrate the Cherry Blossom Festival with a scoop of Cherry Garcia ice cream, a cherry ice cream chock-full of cherries and fudge flakes

$34.08 $17

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$12 for $20 Worth of Asian Cuisine at Wok and Roll

Wok and Roll

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Specialty sushi rolls, tempura, and Chinese entrees such as general tso's chicken, kung pao delight, and pineapple shrimp

$20 $12

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Cocktail Mixer and Glass of Wine for Two or Four, or Bottle Service for Four at MIA Lounge (Up to 67% Off)

MIA Lounge

Dupont Circle

Stylish nightclub hosts weekly cocktail mixers or treats VIP tables to bottle service with mixers & spirits like Absolut vodka or Malibu rum

$10 $5

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$89 for Six Bottles of Spanish Red Wine at Imperial Liquors ($180 Value)

Imperial Liquors

Dupont Circle

Boutique liquor shop packs six bottles of a Spanish red with a 90+ score from Wine Advocate that has notes of woodsmoke, spice, and cherry

$180 $89

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Burgers and Shakes at Z-Burger. Six Locations Available.

Z-Burger

Multiple Locations

Burgers with a choice of 20+ toppings and milkshakes in 75 flavors

$10 $6

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Ethiopian Dinner or Lunch Cuisine at Etete (Up to 44% Off)

Etete

Logan Circle - Shaw

Two brothers gifted their mother the space that houses this traditional Ethiopian restaurant, lauded by the Washington Post

$25 $14

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$15 for a Sandwich Meal for Two with Chips and Soft Drinks (Up to $26.26 Value)

White Apron Specialty Sandwiches

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Sandwiches inspired by international flavors, such as the Greek Tuna with feta or the Chimichurri with roast beef and Argentine pesto

$26.26 $15

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11-Item Turkish Tasting Menu with Wine or Chef Tasting Menu with Wine Pairing for Two at Mezè (Up to 39% Off)

Mezè

Adams Morgan

Tasting menus give guests a complementary selection of Turkish delights, sweetened with a harvest of piquant wines

$122 $75

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$25 for $50 Toward American Bistro Brunch for Two Plates and Two Drinks Per Person

Rumors

Dupont Circle

Brunch classics include corn beef and hash, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros with eggs, cheese, and beans in a corn tortilla

$50 $25

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VIP Bottle Service for Five or More, or $15 for $30 Toward Premium Cocktails for Four at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

$30 $15

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$45 for an Indian and Nepalese Meal for Two at Himalayan Heritage ($82 Value)

Himalayan Heritage

Multiple Locations

Biryani, tandoori-baked dishes, and other Indian and Nepalese dishes served amid cultural décor

$82 $45

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$9 for $15 Worth of Mexican Food at Super Tacos & Bakery

Super Tacos & Bakery

Washington D.C.

Traditional Mexican cooking inspired by regional staples, including tortas, chicken flautas, and tamales wrapped in banana leaves

$15 $9

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$16 for $30 Worth of Belgian Cuisine at Sur La Place

Sur La Place

Foxhall - Palisades

The Belgian eatery whips up 20-plus varieties of mussel and pan-seared fish filets amid red drapes and exposed brick

$30 $16

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$10 for $17 Worth of Chinese Takeout from Spring Garden

Spring Garden

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

Massive menu of popular Chinese dishes such as peking duck with homemade pancakes, sweet-and-sour pork, vegetarian general tso's tofu

$17 $10

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Sunday Brunch or Mediterranean Food at Twist Dupont Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Twist Dupont Restaurant

Dupont Circle

The kitchens bring together the flavors of worldly dishes made from scratch with gourmet Mediterranean-style spins and fresh ingredients

$70 $35

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Dine-In or Carry-Out at i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar (Up to 45% Off)

i-Thai Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Georgetown

Spicy mingles with sweet in traditional Thai dishes alongside Japanese-inspired entrees

$40 $22

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$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Mediterranean and Eastern European Cuisine at LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar

LiLLiES Restaurant & Bar

Lillies Cafe

Eastern European–influenced Italian Mediterranean dishes, such as lobster ravioli, goat-cheese panini, and greek omelets

$30 $15

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Kings Treat Meal for Two, or $15 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Mehak

Mehak

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

Amid orange walls, Indian eatery's cooks whip up charcoal-grilled tandoori dishes, lamb and chicken curry, and warm naan

$30 $15

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Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Rasoi Indian Kitchen (40% Off). Three Options Available.

Rasoi Indian Kitchen

Downtown

Tandoori dishes and aromatic curries served amid metal statues and mint-hued walls

$30 $18

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Two Classic or Fall-Themed Beer Flights with Two Appetizers for Two at Uptown Tap House (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Tap House

Washington

Enjoy appetizers such as truffled steak and cheese eggrolls, paired with flights of craft beers or fall-themed premium beers

$34 $17

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$11 for a Large Specialty Pizza and Breadsticks at Jumbo Pizza ($22.75 Total Value)

Jumbo Pizza

U Street - Cardozo

Specialty pies topped with ingredients such as pesto, roasted red peppers, and gorgonzola cheese

$22.75 $11

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Upscale Pub Lunch or Dinner for Two at Sign of the Whale (Up to 50% Off)

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

$30 $15

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Classic Diner Food at American City Diner ($36 Value)

American City Diner

Chevy Chase-DC

Designed in the mold of classic Americana diners, this 24-hour eatery serves breakfast, burgers, milkshakes, and malts all day long

$12 $6

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Raw-Food or Juice Cleanse, or Raw Food at Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar. (Up to 64% Off) Five Options Available. 

Khepra's Raw Food Juice Bar

H Street - NoMa

Chef Anu prescribes raw meals and 16-ounce juices made from fresh coconut water, leafy greens, citrus, and seeds to cleanse bodies

$189 $72

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Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or Four at Axum Restaurant (Up to 52% Off)

Axum Restaurant

U Street - Cardozo

Spongy pieces of injera soak up the spicy and herb-filled stews of doro wat, split lentils, sautéed spinach, and tender lamb

$24 $12

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Indian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (51% Off)

Heritage India (Wisconsin St)

Multiple Locations

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$101.90 $50

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Indian Dinner with Appetizers, Dessert, and Wine for Two or Four at Heritage India (51% Off)

Heritage India (Wisconsin St)

Multiple Locations

Attention to detail is evident in the authentic elements that surround guests as they dine on savory Indian fusion cuisine

$101.90 $50

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$8 for $16 Worth of Spices and Teas at The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

The Spice & Tea Exchange of Georgetown

Georgetown

Cooking apothecary houses shelves of gourmet spices, cooking herbs, naturally flavored salts, infused sugars, and loose-leaf teas

$16 $8

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Indian and Pakistani Food at Aatish on the Hill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Aatish On the Hill

Capitol Hill

Chefs fill charcoal-heated, clay tandoor oven with halal meats and vegetables to add subtle smoke to traditional Indian and Pakistani food

$6 $3

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$27.50 for $50 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Asian Spice

Asian Spice

Downtown - Chinatown - Penn Quarter

Craft beers compliment dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and beyond in a sleek three-floored dining room

$50 $27.50

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$36 for $60 Worth of Modern American Cuisine at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro. Groupon Reservation Required.

Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Glover Park

Perusing the menu of lesser-known, sustainably produced wines is half the fun—the other half is finding the perfect entree pairing

$60 $36

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$29 for a 12-Month Meal-Plan Subscription to Make 5 Dinners in One Hour ($72 Value)

Make 5 Dinners in One Hour

Online Deal

Monthly timesaving meal plans show clients how to do five days' worth of cooking in about an hour; feeds 4–6 people

$72 $29

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$17 for $30 Worth of Indian Cuisine at Flavors of India

Flavors of India

Washington

Chefs draw inspiration from northern Indian recipes and culinary techniques, forging meaty, vegetarian, and vegan entrees for all palates

$30 $17

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Master Gourmet Wine Seminar for Two or Four at Little Washington Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Little Washington Winery

Washington

Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

$80 $39

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Burger Meals or Brunch for Two at Desperados Burgers & Bar (Up to 31% Off)

Desperados Burgers & Bar

U Street

Take a bite out of custom burgers and signature frickles—fried pickles— or brunch benedicts and omelets with a spiked pitcher

$56.45 $39

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

$40 $22

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Steak fajitas, spicy wings, and tightly wrapped burritos fill bellies in a festive atmosphere featuring live music, dancing, and karaoke

$40 $22

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Happy-Hour or Football Package at Fast Eddie's Sports and Billiards (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

Fast Eddie's Sports and Billards

Dupont Circle

Catch the game while snacking on nachos, wings, bacon-wrapped shrimp, or fries and sipping on beer

$21 $11

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Soul Food Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizer and Beer or Wine at Langston Bar & Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Langston Bar & Grille

Kingman Park

Southern-style feasts of fried fish, chicken and waffles, and grits served in a cozy lounge space with patio seating and a full-service bar

$68 $36

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four, Lunch for Two, or Lunch or Dinner Takeout at Ristorante i Ricchi (Up to 60% Off)

Ristorante i Ricchi

Dupont Circle

Diners choose from the full menu, including the risotto of the day, grilled lamb chops, jumbo lump crab cakes, calamari, and tiramisu

$169 $69

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$49 for Six Bottles of French Wine at MacArthur Beverages ($96 Value)

MacArthur Beverages

Foxhall - Palisades

Get 2 bottles of red bordeaux from Chateau Dallau & 2 from Chateau Merlet, as well as 2 bottles of white bordeaux from Chateau Haut Mirambet

$96 $49

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Steak and Seafood Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at The Gryphon (Up to 41% Off). Groupon Reservation Required.

The Gryphon

Washington

Restaurant borrows elements of different dining venues to create a social-house experience, wherein groups chat and pass shareable plates

$100 $59

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Cajun Seafood for Two or Four at Pier 2934 (Up to 45% Off)

Pier 2934

Georgetown

Classic boils featuring shrimp, crab, or lobster, or Cajun favorites such as po’ boys and fried catfish

$20 $12

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$54 for a You Pick Case of 12 Wine Bottles at Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe ($107.88 Value)

Sheffield Wine & Liquors Shoppe

Chevy Chase

Make your own case of wine with a dozen bottles, including varietals like shiraz, cabernet, merlot, and verdejo

$107.88 $54

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Cuban Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Habana Village (50% Off)

Habana Village

Adams Morgan

Classic Cuban meals include croquetas stuffed with chicken, garlic, and cream, or warm roasted pork sandwiches with pickles and Swiss cheese

$40 $20

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Ethiopian Cuisine at Uptown Ethiopian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off)

Uptown Ethiopian Cuisine

Washington

Rich meats and veggies cooked in Ethiopian style match with hookah and live music

$30 $15

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Mussels and Beer Meal for Two or Four at Hans Pedr' Kaffe (42% Off)

Hans Pedr' Kaffe

Adams Morgan

Two-pound orders of traditional Belgian mussels prepared seven different ways and paired with Belgian ales

$84 $49

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Beer Tower and Fried-Goal Sampler for Two at District 2 Bar & Grille or Jake's American Grille (Up to 35% Off)

Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

Neighborhood sports bars welcome guests with beer and appetizers on football game days

$60 $39

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Beer Tower and Fried-Goal Sampler for Two at District 2 Bar & Grille or Jake's American Grille (Up to 35% Off)

Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille

Multiple Locations

Neighborhood sports bars welcome guests with beer and appetizers on football game days

$60 $39

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30% Off Your Entire Bill at Café Dupont. Groupon Reservation Required.

Café Dupont

Dupont Circle

Swiss-born chef puts a creative, seasonal twist on French fare, decorating scallops with nettle foam and soup with fiddlehead ferns

$10 $10

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Diners dig into authentic Mexican eats, such as quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, and ceviche

$40 $22

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$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food at Haydee's Restaurant

Haydee's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

Diners dig into authentic Mexican eats, such as quesadillas, sizzling fajitas, and ceviche

$40 $22

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Mixed Case of Sicilian and Spanish Red and White Wine at Potomac Wines and Spirits (49% Off)

Potomac Wines and Spirits

Georgetown

Mixed case includes reds that pair with pastas and grilled meats, and crisp, dry whites with flavors that complement chicken and seafood

$107.88 $55

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$24 for $40 Worth of Pizza — Citi Pizza

New Citipizza

Washington

Handmade pizzas, subs, and chicken wings

$40 $24

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To get a sense of The Greene Turtle's commitment to the neighborhood, one need only sit at the bar and look up. Dozens of mugs hang above the counter, emblazoned with the pub's logo and a unique number—each one belongs to a recurring patron. The Mug Club awards its members with draft-beer discounts and other specials, but more importantly, it allows loyal patrons to feel as though they own small slices of the venue without tattooing their names on the bartender's arm. This sense of shared familiarity is what fuels the entire franchise, which refrains from calling its locations "restaurants" in favor of friendlier terms: gathering places, communities, havens.

Many of the locations contribute more than mugs to their districts. Staff members who participate in the annual Tips for Tots program donate the entirety of one day's tips to a nearby Toys for Tots initiative, and Tuesday Funds for Friends events benefit local organizations. These efforts have been chronicled by press sources such as Food and Drink magazine, with features that liken The Greene Turtles' philanthropic generosity to the generous portions of comfort food that leave the kitchens.

From cheeseburger sliders and flatbread pizzas to handmade lump-crab cakes, the offerings on the menu embrace barroom traditions along with ingenuity. The steak and chicken entrees arrive with classic sides of green beans and yukon gold mashed potatoes, whereas the eastern shore mac ‘n’ cheese updates a comfort staple with chopped bacon, lump crab, scallions, and Old Bay seasoning. Diners can enjoy their meals by the glow of private flat-screen TVs—there's one in every booth—or beneath one of many larger televisions broadcasting sports games throughout the venue.

601 F Street Northeast
Washington,
DC
US

A palate-friendly palace in gold and green, Heritage India is the latest outpost of owner Sanjeev Tuli?s globe-spanning career in the hospitality business. Past ornate artwork and an elegant dining room, head chef Dawa Tamang draws on the culinary styles of his birthplace. The influence shows in menus of flavorful fusion cuisine, including calamari saut?ed with curry leaves and coconut milk; hyderabadi murgh haleem, a dish of chicken, barley, lentils, and spices; and golgappas, a popular street food made of puffed wheat, potato, and chickpeas.

Key Ingredients on the Menu

  • Curry leaves : combined with coconut milk, lemon juice, and tomato sauce while the chefs saut? calamari appetizers * Dry mango powder : adds a hint of sweetness to seared okra with ginger
  • Cardamom : used with black pepper to flavor the tandoori-roasted chicken kebabs
  • Tamarind : flavors the chutney that accompanies freshly fried samosas
  • Kashmir red chilies : lend fiery spice to the servings of lamb vindaloo

Media Mentions

  • The Washington Post's editors picked Heritage India for its "rich meats, luscious veggies, creamy lentils and warm and wonderful breads."
  • The Washingtonian named the restaurant one of the city's 100 best in 2010, lauding its atmosphere. "With carved wooden screens, British Colonial furnishings, and vintage sepia photos of Indian princes, the main dining room channels the days of the Raj."
  • Fodor's praised the eatery for its authenticity. "There's incredible attention to detail in everything from the tapestried chairs to the paintings of India and the traditional tandoori and curry dishes."
1633 P St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Considered to be the country's only public museum devoted to the history of global espionage, the International Spy Museum teems with multimedia displays, hands-on activities, and educational events. Filled with low-lit halls and mysterious doors, the museum backs up its exhibits with experience; many of its board members, staff, and speakers are former spies. Executive Director Peter Earnest, for one, spent more than 35 years in the CIA and its National Clandestine Service; frequent speaker Oleg Kalugin once held a position as major general of the KGB. Through special talks and an array of exhibits, the group reveals several hundred years of spy techniques and gadgetry, showcases connections between real spies and pop culture, and draws from international backgrounds to grant a global perspective.

In the Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains exhibit, visitors explore the most memorable villains from throughout the James Bond film series, discovering the role the series played in shaping public perception of spying and exploring how the villains changed to reflect their times. Featuring over 110 movie and historic artifacts, a series galleries allows visitors to learn about the wide variety of evildoers from many perspectives. For an additional charge, guests can opt to embark on a simulated covert mission entirely based on real intelligence case files in Operation Spy, a one-hour interactive exhibit during which participants ride in simulated truck beds and use video surveillance to find leaked nuclear-trigger technology in a fictional country.

800 F Street Northwest
Washington,
DC
US

In lieu of buns, Duffy's Irish Restaurant & Pub's Monster Burger earns its name by piling bacon, grilled onions, and a half-pound burger between two grilled cheese sandwiches. The Washington Post profiled the beastly eat and its “calories-be-damned goodness” in its This Thing You Should Try series. Those with tamer appetites assemble less daunting burgers with a beef or homemade black bean patty served on a white or whole grain Kaiser roll. Along with burgers, Duffy's culinary team crafts casual dishes such as mushrooms fried in peanut oil, vegan pasta tossed with homemade tomato sauce, and seven wing varieties voted the city's best in 2012 by readers of Washington City Paper.

Along with the menu of daily grub, Duffy's staff supplies discounted drinks and quesadillas at weekday happy hours and hosts brain-teasing pub trivia challenges every Wednesday night. 12 flat-screen TVs throughout the bar stay tuned to the latest Florida Gators and Green Bay Packers games, a more thrilling alternative to watching looped footage of an actual gator attacking a defenseless cheese wheel. In addition to front of the house entertainment, Duffy's accommodates private soirees with a back room equipped with more flat-screens, skeeball, darts, and an internet jukebox.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

To say Capital Teas? founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle?s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather?s tea. Manelle?s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store?s tasting stations to explain each flavor?s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples?which are brewed fresh daily?while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

1625 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

To say Capital Teas? founders, Manelle and Peter Martino, know tea might be a bit of an understatement. Fifth-generation tea merchant Manelle?s great-great-grandfather, Francis Van Reyk, was a Dutch tea planter who immigrated in the 1870s to present-day Sri Lanka, where he planted and managed the Diyagama Tea Estate, from which the Martinos now source their Great Grandfather?s tea. Manelle?s family has been in the tea trade ever since, a tradition she has carried to her own specialty tea business, which has boutique locations throughout the Washington D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland area. Additionally, Peter has become a popular speaker at World Tea Expos, where he frequently educates and inspires the tea world.

In addition to tea from Sri Lanka, Capital Teas carries more than 200 loose teas and herbal infusions from 18 countries including India, China, Japan, Malawi, and Kenya. A sniffing wall dispenses wafts of black, oolong, and green teas, and knowledgeable employees drift around the store?s tasting stations to explain each flavor?s nuances.

Capital Teas also pairs customers with accompaniments such as teapots, infusers, treats, and artisanal honey. In-store patrons may sample free tea samples?which are brewed fresh daily?while online purchasers receive a free sample with every order.

1614 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US