If it feels like all of your friends are meeting for Happy Hour at Adams Morgan’s Mintwood Place lately, that’s because they’re in on the secret. This understated neighborhood gem recently unveiled an all-new novelty HH menu that’ll make you eager to eat much earlier.
Mintwood Place’s French-inspired brasserie bar menu has recently been expanded with one major goal in mind — to allow guests to eat early, and eat well, for $10. But if you think you’ll just get some bar food — or smaller versions of what’s on the main menu — think again. Mintwood Place’s Happy Hour is an entirely dedicated offering.
We love the simply swanky and refined items like Chef de Cuisine Matthew Cockrell’s Smoked Duck Wings with mumbo sauce and Salt Cod Croquettes offered with salsa brava. But we also keep going back for more Corn Fritters (oh those rotating dipping sauces!) and Chef’s coveted Charcuterie Board. Love Macaroni & Cheese? Mintwood’s creamy saucy style doesn’t disappoint.
While flavor is the best part, it’s also pretty perfect that these bar snacks range from $5 to $10 during happy hour (and from $9 to $14 during regular service).
Drinking while you dine? Happy Hour specials are available Tuesday through Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Grab your draft beer for $5, wines for $6 — and that featured cocktail of the day for $8. Our favorite? Anjou Can Tell Everybody, with cognac, pear mix, lemon juice, lime juice and Peychaud’s bitters. (Normally priced $13-14.)
The only catch? These dishes rotate monthly and aren’t available in the dining room. So rush over after the workday to enjoy this happiest hour exclusively in the 31-seat bar and lounge.
*All images courtesy Mintwood Place