Happy hour at Sauciety, the restaurant inside the Westin Washington National Harbor, just might be the best-kept secret in the DC area. With its stunning views of the Potomac and its easy access to the Capital Beltway, it’s an attractive rendezvous point after the workday is done.
The happy hour specials in the street-level bar area are no joke, either: You’ll find cocktails, wine, beer, and appetizers like loaded tater tots all for just $5 from 4 pm to 7 pm on weekdays. If you want a more formal dining experience, check out the downstairs dining room, which serves lunch and dinner in an "elegant casual" style (standout dishes include the PEI mussels, salmon teriyaki, and the house-cut ribeye). Brunch in the sun-filled dining area is another attractive option, with Chesapeake-style omelets and eggs benedict, along with your choice of freshly-squeezed juices or boozy brunch drinks.
Parking is available for reduced rates at the nearby Mariner Garage, or you can go with valet parking at the Westin.