The 5 Best Washington Corridor Happy Hours
If you love happy hour as much as we do, you'll love this new series. We're taking a look at the best happy hours in town, 'hood by 'hood. To narrow it down, we're focusing on the spots with the best deals on not only drinks, but eats, too. From upscale eateries serving bar bites and half-priced wine to dives with cheap beer and burgers, we've got it all. See the complete list at the end of this post
Photo by Troy Fields Cozy up to Coppa's bar for happy hour treats like no other.
This week, we're taking a look at the bars and restos in Washington Corridor.
Note: For purposes of this post, the Washington Corridor is defined as the strip of Washington running from Westcott to Houston, with a few blocks north or south on either side.
Honorable Mention: $2 off wines and beers by the glass and mid-day bites at BRC Gastropub; drink specials and burger and steak nights at Winston on Washington's dog-friendly patio; and half-priced apps at J. Black's.
Coppa Ristorante Italiano Weekdays 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (bar and patio only)
Photo by Phaedra Cook You'll be diving into this plate of luscious meatballs al forno at Coppa.
The weekday happy hour is one of the best ways to experience this classic but funky Italian eatery on a dime. Step into the chic, playful space and order yourself a glass of wine ($5) or a specialty cocktail ($5 to $8). A selection of chef Brandi Key's smart, vibrant fare -- from killer burrata-studded arancini and crispy spiced chickpeas to prosciutto plates and margarita pizza -- is a steal at just $4 to $10.
Max's Wine Dive Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. + last 2 hours of business (food only)
This cool and eclectic dive is not a four-time Best Of Houston winner without reason. Get chipotle-honey-drizzled buttermilk chicken wings, salad and cheese plates, and sandwiches -- like Max's infamous truffle-oil-drizzled fried egg sandwich, a monster bacon PB&J, or an insanely good pulled pork and housemade pickle number -- for $6 during HH and late night hours. Beers and wines from the draft can be had for 5 bucks, while a special selection of wines by the glass are discounted at $7 to $11.
Soma Sushi Monday 4 p.m. to close; Tuesday through Friday 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday noon to 7 p.m. and all day Sunday
Photo by Mai Pham Find bright and balanced sushi rolls and more at Soma's happy hour.
This sexy lounge is serves up everything from pancake-battered Japanese corn dogs and spicy salmon rolls to Korean spiced chicken wings and housemade pork and kimchi buns. And you can find all of it for $8 and under during their daily happy hours. Of course, you may need some drinks to wash it all down. That's where $6 specialty cocktails -- like lychee martinis and mint-and-thai-basil-infused "Somajitos" -- swoop in FTW! Oh, and the $4 sakes, $5 wines, and $3 beers, too.
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