Food & Drink in Washington, D. C.

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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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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Tex-Mex Food and Drinks at El Tio Tex-Mex Grill in DC (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

El Tio Tex-Mex Grill in DC

Columbia Heights

Mimosas, margaritas, sangria, or beer accompany entrees such as vegetarian and jumbo-shrimp fajitas

$50 $35

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

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

Live_logo

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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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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Select Local Merchants

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

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

After strolling past clusters of Chinese eateries and shops, it might be a bit surprising to find an authentic Thai restaurant in the heart of Chinatown. The aroma wafting out of Kanlaya Thai Cuisine’s kitchen is unmistakably one of Thai cooking—a tangy mixture of basil, chili, black bean spice, and kaffir lime leaves. The fragrance only grows stronger and more enticing upon entering the bright, clean dining room and taking a seat at one of the glossy wood tabletops. Attentive servers bustle across the hardwood floors of the elegant space, taking orders, making suggestions, and noting diners’ spice preferences. Bartenders dart about behind a tiny corner bar, doling out imported beers and garnishing fruity cocktails with umbrellas and fresh fruit.

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, chefs are hard at work, folding natural ingredients into a sweeping array of aromatic traditional dishes. Using time-honored Thai cooking techniques, the chefs whip up fiery coconut curries, tangy fried rice, and noodle dishes with meat, seafood, and tofu. To craft their specialty pottery shrimp—a favorite of food critic Robert Shoffner of the Washingtonian—the chefs simmer shrimp, cellophane noodles, napa cabbage, and mushrooms in exotic spices. The chefs take great care in the presentation of their dishes, decorating meats with swirls of carrot flowers, serving rice in bowls made of pineapple halves, and dishing pad thai noodles onto plates made of Renaissance oil paintings.

740 6th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Even though Portuguese explorers couldn't pronounce the Swahili name for the African bird's eye chili—pili-pili—the sailors fully embraced its flavor shortly after landing in the region known today as Mozambique. Intrigued by the small, fiery pepper, they combined it with aromatic doses of herbs, garlic, and lemon to create the first peri-peri sauce. That sauce eventually became a wildly popular marinade for poultry, and the tasty concoction made its way to South Africa over the next several centuries. There, in 1987, two friends decided to honor this culinary legacy by founding the first Nando's Peri-Peri restaurant. The eatery continued to remain true to its South African roots, even while expanding to encompass locations in 24 countries across four continents.

Beginning with fresh chickens that never see the inside of a kitchen freezer, the chefs furtively marinate the birds in a secret peri-peri sauce for 24 hours before grilling them over an open flame. Diners dictate the heat level of their order, requesting that the grilled chicken arrive relatively mild or that wings be slathered with even more incendiary spices. The succulent chicken can be plated with hearty side dishes—such as Portuguese-style rice with herbs and peppers or peas with mint—or served in the form of a sandwich, wrap, or pita. To complement the menus' African flavors, Nando's worldwide locations collectively feature more than 4,000 pieces of African artwork.

819 7th St NW
Washington,
DC
US