Open Bar Events in DC

A little infatuation of ours is keeping those motions of reaching for your wallet to a minimal amount. And the bar community in DC does a great job at that too. Happy hours and daily specials, but it’s the open bar policies that get us off the edge of our seats.

Here are some known open bar events currently taking place:

Kelly’s Irish Times – One of the top Irish pubs in the lands of DC, Kelly’s also is an establishment that puts its guest ahead of themselves. Providing an energetic atmosphere and wondrous drink specials throughout the entire week, on Saturday’s they offer an “All-You-Care-to-Drink” special of Miller Light and Blue Moon products from 8-11pm – for $15.

Midtown– Exhibiting multiple floors of fun, the Red Bar on the 3rd floor is where your Friday night party is at. A comfortable setting with multiple entertainment options provided by live on-stage performances, Midtown offers a $25 open bar every Friday from open to close (10pm-3am). Tickets sell quick and are only given to the first 120 guests. The drink menu consist of Svedka (includes flavors), Grey Goose, Bacardi, Tanqueray, Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, Miller Lite, Yuengling and Corona. Tickets can ONLY be purchased ahead of time online – here.

Policy – Let’s be honest, we are starting to loathe the days of Thursday because of our daily monitoring of our Facebook and Instagram newsfeeds, but Policy’s Throwback Thursday makes many long for it. Kicking off the weekend early at the Policy lounge, a favorite among numerous groups and individuals, is their themed night out with classic old beats spun by the live DJ from 9pm-1am. As if that isn’t enough, the open bar exists from 10-11pm, with drink specials throughout the entire night afterwards. Strap those dancing shoes on tight, because at the Policy your Thursday’s just got better.

Sign of the Whale – Continuing to serve some of the best food and drink specials in all the District, the Whale’s open bar event appears every Saturday from 7-9pm. The two hour $15 event includes Call Mixed Drinks and Domestic Beer.

The Town Tavern – A country bar at heart, but an open bar galore for better. Starting first with “Hot Mess Friday’s,” the Town Tavern offers a $12 All-You-Can-Drink rule of domestic bottles and Mixed Rail drinks from 10-11pm. Pouring over into Saturday morning, it’s the “Keg Kill” begins as early as Noon-3pm, which permits you to an unlimited amount of domestic drafts for just another $12. If you failed to make it to the previous events, no worries, because the “Saturday Night Shakedown” from 8-10pm is still there, where for $10 you are feed with an unlimited amount of domestic bottles and Mixed Rail drinks.

Trusty’s Full-Serve Bar – Fascinated with the upstairs feature, a school bus bar, Trusty’s takes its visitors to school by teaching them how to have a good time. With 3 different packages to choose from, starting at $25 Trusty’s Bus Bar package includes two hours of beer, wine, and appetizers (with an option for an additional hour $7-$14 more, depending on which package). The $35 package includes Rail drinks, while the $45 package includes Rail and Call drinks. For more information regarding the Bus Bar package deals, visit Trusty’s website.

Ultrabar – One of DC’s best nightclubs, the Ultrabar is home to two open bar nights. Thursday’s College Night and Ultra Friday’s, you can enjoy the beats of the top hits from the DJ’s while enjoying the 10-11pm open bar.

Add these bars to your personal wishlist for another time and don’t forget to tip your bartender!


– barHappy Team

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