A few months ago, an unexpected piece of the beach washed ashore in Penn Quarter in the form of The Boardwalk DC. The bar/arcade draws inspiration from the beachside arcades of the boardwalk, adding an upscale element with specialty cocktails and elevated pub bites.
The surfer-chic space hosts happy hour seven days a week, from 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 2 to 5 p.m. on weekends. It’s the perfect time to join some friends from The Residences at Eastern Market to try one of the signature cocktails, which are all on tap and inspired by boardwalk staples. The Butter Corn Old Fashioned features butter-washed bourbon, demerara, black walnut, and bitters, while the Cotton Candy Collins showcases a simple mix of vodka and fresh lemon with an actual tuft of cotton candy on top. Enjoy your cocktail with a snack like a boardwalk chili dog or popcorn.