We don't know who invented happy hour, but we really have to hand it to them. The concept of a period of time where drinks and food are cheap and everyone has an excuse to unwind from work is, well, nothing short of genius. The only thing better than that? Experiencing it outdoors, in the summer. So just for you, we tracked down the best places in the DMV where happy hour specials can be enjoyed on a breezy roof deck, a chill patio, or both. Go ahead — round up your coworkers and head to one of these spots while we've still got a few good weeks of warm weather left.
Chez Billy and American Ice Co. photographed by Audrey Melton; Courtesy of Screwtop Wine Bar; Courtesy of Jackson 20.
Wonderland Ballroom photographed by Audrey Melton; Courtesy of Poste; Courtesy of Vinoteca; Courtesy of Redwood.