What You'll Get
Winston Churchill famously told one of his cocktail party guests, "I may be drunk, and I may still be drunk tomorrow morning, but unless you lose that anchovy monocle, you will always be ugly." Enjoy a slightly more civil celebration of cocktails with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cocktails and pub bites at The Living Room in Capitol Hill.
Lauded by The Stranger for its homey, comely charm and humble knowledgeable staff, The Living Room offers a slew of crafty cocktails and casual hors d'oeuvres in a cozy, quaint space. Cocktails run the cultural gamut, from the dude (vodka, Kahlua, and cream, $4), to traditional mixed drinks such as the rye-centered old fashioned ($8) and the sidecar, served in a sugar-rimmed glass and named for the preferred getaway vehicle of most silent film villains' apprentices ($9). Tasty cocktail complements include an array of Spanish olives, popular in their home country for pelting bullfighters wearing post–Labor Day white denim cutoffs ($4), a cured meat plate served with herb crostini ($9), or the perfectly priced string cheese, freed once and for all of its residential kitchen fetters ($1).
The Living Room's rotating art installations, fireplace, and multiple levels of comfy couches and chairs all add to a milieu that resembles the home of welcoming, alcohol-licensed friends. Use today's Groupon to curl up fireside with a book and a cocktail, relax after work with other after-work relaxers, or meet up with friends for a mixed-drink-enhanced discussion of Ken Burns's latest documentary Flag Pins, Apple Pies, and Dogs Named Jake: The Most American Things in America.
Valid for dine-in only.
- …the Living Room is more like the enviable loft apartment of your favorite cousin—the one who makes exceptionally good drinks and doesn't mind at all if you just stop by and sit and read. – Bethany Jean Clement, The Stranger
- If you go expecting a pleasant, comfortable, and casual bar with a pretty epic happy hour, you won't be disappointed. – Gwen C., Yelp
- A great addition to the hill. I will surely be back. – Todd B., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 20, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Dine-in only. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. May be used during happy hour, but not valid for happy hour pricing. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Living Room
Amid exposed-brick and wooden walls, barkeeps at The Living Room blend libations such as Templeton Rye and St. Germain with sodas, fruits, and foams. Chefs whip up light bites, cheese plates, and bocadillo sandwiches to sop up the signature cocktails.
The Living Room's rotating contemporary-art exhibitions add intrigue to the downstairs bar and the upstairs fireplace, where a retired FDR still delivers his fireside chats to anyone who will listen. In addition to hosting Sunday-night trivia, The Living Room makes good on its title as "a beacon of eclectic sonic delights," according to (The Stranger), with a roster of DJs and electronic musicians.