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Erin Ruberry


A BAR: New West End Happy Hour Spot (PHOTOS)

Posted: 06/27/2012 11:50 am

Summer in D.C. means men in seersucker suits, outdoor movie screenings, Jazz in the Garden and happy hour on the patio. At A BAR, opening tonight at 25th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. in the West End, another huge patio awaits post-work Washingtonians looking for cool drinks and a relaxing atmosphere.

Happy hour deals, offered Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m., include $6 specialty cocktails like spicy "Midnight In Paris" with homemade jalapeño-habanero grenadine. There's also $4 "Patio Punch" and $5 glasses of select red and white wines. Brennan Adams, who previously helmed the bars at Masa 14 and El Centro D.F., crafted the drinks menu.

Hungry? Try half-price small plates like crostinis and paninis, along with light and refreshing shrimp ceviche off a menu by chef Garen Minton (formerly of Volt and Graffiato).

Check out a slideshow of some of A BAR's offerings and stop by tonight for happy hour specials until close.

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  • Happy hour specials at A BAR include $6 cocktails and $4 patio punch.

  • Patio seating for summer, with more seats inside.

  • Midnight in Paris (Sparkling Brut, St Germain, Lime Juice, Chili Grenadine Syrup)

  • Le Poitier (Zardetto Spumante Brut, Kings Ginger, Luxardo Maraschino, Homericon, Limonata)

  • Patio Punch (Lambrusco, Elderflower, Orange, Lemon, Mango, Thyme, Apple Brandy)

  • The Clooney (Old Forester Bourbon, Original Sin Pippin Cherry Tree Cider, Carpano Antica, Orange Bitters)

  • Tomato, Pesto and Goat Cheese Crostini

  • Kumquat, Prosciutto and Maple Yogurt Crostini

  • Rustic Grilled Cheese

  • Shrimp Ceviche


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