Clown Around Downtown Happy Hour: Tuesday March 13

by Sophie Pyle · March 8, 2012

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey presents Fully Charged is coming to Washington next week, and they're kicking off their performances with a night time Pachyderm Parade on Tuesday, March 13 at 8pm! The parade will begin on Capitol Hill, then end at the Verizon Center.

To celebrate the parade, 15 of our favorite watering holes in Chinatown and Penn Quarter will be having happy hours. Stop into any of the spots below between 5-7:30pm on Tuesday for specials!

Circus tickets: [Ticketmaster]

Graffiato 707 6th St NW

The High Wire - $8

Carmine's 425 7th Street NW

“Tame the Tiger” (Absolut Mandarin & Vanilla with OJ) shots from 4-7pm - $4

Join them for dinner before the parade (and check your leftovers!) while you watch the elephants arrive

Redline 707 G Street NW

Circus Cocktail (Pinnacle Whipped Cream, Sprite and Orange) - $5

[Water for Elephants] [Lion Tamer]

Ping Pong Dim Sum 900 7th Street NW

Special menu items include the following for $5:

Water for Elephants: martini bianco, white wine and lychee juice served with Asian basil seeds - $5

Lion Tamer: tea infused bourbon, with fresh mint and sugar - $5

Big Top: spiced rum, extra dry vermouth, ginger ale and lime - $5

Bearded Lady: black forest berries stirred with Italian prosecco - $5

10% off your drink tab for wearing a clown nose after the parade

20% off your drink tab for wearing a clown nose at Ping Pong Chinatown anytime on Tuesday, March 13th, posting the photo on the Facebook page and showing it your server

Other participating restaurants/bars:

Bar Louie, 701 7th Street NW

Coco Sala, 929 F Street NW

Cuba Libre, 801 9th Street NW

Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Hill Country DC, 410 7th Street NW

Meatballs, 624 E Street NW

Nando's Peri Peri, 819 7th Street NW

RFD, 810 7th Street NW

Rosa Mexicano, 575 7th Street NW

The Green Turtle, 601 F Street NW

Vapiano Chinatown, 623-625 H Street NW

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