As if RAMW’s Unleashed wasn’t enough for you next week, Yelp is also getting 17 DC bars and restaurants to participate in Yelp Drinks.
Who’s up for a city-wide happy hour… all day long, all week long?!
For many of us, there is nothing like unwinding with a cold beer, glass of wine or a tasty cocktail. This March, for the first time ever in DC, Yelp brings you Yelp Drinks, a city-wide opportunity to sample some tasty, alcoholic beverages at some of the places that locals love most! Participating locations will feature up to 3 adult beverages for 50% off, all week long during their business hours.
Yelp Drinks prices are good all day Monday through Sunday while supplies last. Though we’re calling this a happy hour, it’s more like a happy week – lasting for 7 straight days!
I know some of us cast a side glance at those people sitting at bars with drinks in the early daylight hours, but maybe next week they’re just taking part in the deals. Not just restricted to Happy Hour, these specials being offered all day is pretty unique. From $2.50 for a Great Lakes Amber Lager at SOVA Espresso and Wine to $14 for a Pitcher of Fusion Sangria Margaritas at Hudson Restaurant and Lounge, there’s something for everyone in this list: beers, mixed drinks, martinis, classic cocktails and perhaps a few surprises. The “100 calorie cocktails” being offered at PS7’s are intriguing to say the least.
There’s a kickoff party tonight at The Park at Fourteenth from 5-10p if you want to mingle with some fellow Yelpers–is that what they call themselves? Between Unleashed and Yelp Drinks, I’m looking forward to chasing away some of the winter doldrums with a few friends, a few bites and more than a few drinks!
The RAMW has just announced UNLEASHED. Over 100 area restaurants will be offering specials during the week of March 1-7, 2010.
This will be a great way for patrons to unleash the pent up dining passions that have been so constrained over this winter […] it’s not just dining; this is also about social contact, conviviality, decompression and so much more that we tend not to think about until it is taken away. Think of our Unleashed week as an intense, really big, group therapy session.
— Lynne Breaux, President of RAMW
A quick read over the list shows a nice selection of participating restaurants, so it shouldn’t be hard to find a qualifying table. Many are offering one of my favorite things, multiple-course fixed price menus. Of course, those restaurants may not whip out the steak and lobster, but I think the lessons of many Restaurant Weeks past in this area have taught them not to scrimp–and not to place upcharges on everything.
During the snowstorms, there was a lot of twitter buzz over which restaurants were open/closed and which were still debating it. Even those diners that did make it out found that many places didn’t get their usual deliveries and weren’t fully stocked. Hopefully the Unleashed week of specials will get more people out to eat and help more than a few venues recoup the social if not financial capital that being snowed-in took away. In any case, most people in DC hardly need a reason not to cook, but these specials might serve to sweeten the pot.