There are boozy brunch specials to be found all over the city every weekend. However, a boozy weekday lunch deal is a bit harder to come by. Fear not, we’ve done the work for you and tracked down a few of our favorites. We’ve gathered a range of cuisines to suit any palate and all for $20 or less. So whether its your coworker’s birthday, your boss is out of town, or you need just a bit of liquid courage before that afternoon pitch (note: we said, “just a bit”) these five restaurants will fix you right up!
Come here for the classic. Liberty Tavern offers a great deal on a burger and a pint. Choose from three specialty burgers of beef, lamb, or tuna and pair it with one of their nine brews on draft. The offer ranges from $14.95- $16.50 and runs Monday through Friday 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM.
DC may be a big city but we’ve got our roots in the water. BlackSalt is your one stop shop for all things seafood, and the Express Lunch Special is sure to alleviate that saltwater craving. Choose any three of a drink, soup, salad, entree, or dessert for $20 or just $5 more will buy you a 4th item. The offer stands Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM.
Known for their creatively modern cuisine and impressive wine collection, Proof offers a lunch deal that gives you a bit of both. The Lunch Crush special is available in the bar and lounge areas and offers a choice of five unique entrees paired with a glass of house red or white wine. Proof offers this deal for $14 during their lunch hours of 11:30 AM- 2:00 PM Tuesday through Friday.
Bibiana is the place for authentic and upscale Italian cuisine. Apparently, it’s also the place for a killer lunch special. For just $17, customers get a bit of everything. Sit at the bar and you’ll be served a glass of wine followed by your choice of a pizza or pasta dish, and finished with a serving of homemade sorbetti. The deal is offered Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM. Two words: yes, please.
This Barcelona- inspired tapas restaurant offers perennial favorites as well as fresh weekly change-ups to their menu; and their Tapas Bar lunch special lets you choose three. Here’s where it gets fun: those three items can be anything off the tapas bar menu, which could mean a drink, a salad, and a dessert OR three drinks OR three desserts. Judging? We most certainly are not. This enticing deal is offered for $14 Monday through Thursday from 11:30 AM- 3:00 PM.