Hank’s Oyster Bar has several locations, with Hank’s On the Hill appropriately found in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. There’s also an Alexandria outpost and the original location that opened in Dupont Circle more than a decade ago. The concept is from chef owner Jamie Leeds, who proudly serves up what she calls urban beach food. The beachy vibes extend with a happy hour that lasts four hours, takes a break for an hour and then is replaced by a half-price raw bar starting at 9 p.m. until close. The cocktails stand out, but there’s also an underappreciated beer list well-tuned to go with the fare.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: An Italian Gentleman Riding His Bike Through the Piazza With His Pant Leg Rolled Slightly Above His Ankle—the evocative name of this cocktail somehow perfectly describes gin, Aperol, grapefruit, mint and soda.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: The 3 to 7 p.m. happy hour draws crowds both for its ample raw bar specials, as well as a $4 and $5 beer and wine lineup to wash it all down with.