Saturday, July 12, 2008

Affordable Summer Cocktails

In hard economic times like these, you have to have your priorities straight, right? Well, of course. And the first on the list if you're like me is figuring out where to go any day of the week for a good, cheap drink. The last thing you want to do is give up cocktail night with the girls. Lately, I've noticed a few I thought I would mention. And yes, it's always good when the place is within walking distance of your home.

Sundays at Merkado
Bring your own wine night - no corkage fee. If you love wine and have a favorite for under $10, this is the place for you! As we who eat out know, it's the alcohol that always hikes up the bill so, this is truly a bargain. And if you order the giant plate of nachos which are excellent for sharing, you're all set.

Corduroy Happy Hour
As Metrocurean recently mentioned, this newcomer to Shaw but known to many foodies for the past several years, is now offering a happy hour from 5-7 pm every weekday. It includes: $6 house wines, $7 cheese plate featuring 5 different cheeses, and $4 spring rolls. But just a glance at the amazing full menu will make you want to break the bank and stay for a 3-course meal!

This little Mediterranean gem now has a lovely patio. Here's their lineup of specials:
Tuesdays - 1/2 priced bottles of wine
Wednesdays: - $4 Sangria
Thursdays - $4 Mojito
Fridays - 1/2 priced Mussels


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capitolhill20210 said...

merkado sounds awesome thanks for posting these, nothing like cheap wine and nachos

City Girl DC said...

capitolhill20210- you're quite welcome!

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, two things I need right now: cheap fun and booze.

City Girl DC said...

Hey Shaw Girl - just let me know when. I'm always up for cheap fun and booze!

Megan Coyle said...

Oh I've never heard of these places...I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog. I love cheap finds.