Wednesdays and Thursdays at Hotel Helix

Enjoy great drink specials for you, and delicious snacks for your pup.

Washington, DC (June 1, 2011) – With summer arriving in full force to the District, Kimpton’s Helix Lounge is offering Washingtonians two weekly ways enjoy the warm weather on its spacious outdoor patio with the return of Doggy Happy Hour and Backyard Bash, starting this week and running through September.

Doggy Happy Hour Wednesdays

Locals and their canine companions can relax on the Helix Lounge’s spacious outdoor patio while enjoying Doggy Happy Hour with special prices on cocktails and food, while pets enjoy free treats and time to socialize. The pet-friendly happy hour, which will benefit the Shaw Dog Park, will take place every Wednesday from 5 pm to 7 pm. Offerings for humans include:

  • Coco’s Cosmo –Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime and Cranberry, $5
  • Mollie’s Ale – Ice Cold Yuengling Lager, $3
  • Ginger’s Juice – Crisp Pinot Grigio, $5
  • Dogs can enjoy Filtered Ice Water and Assorted Dog Treats.

One dollar from each specialty drink purchase will be donated to Shaw Dog Park for future projects, maintenance, and general upkeep. The Doggy Happy Hour specials are available in addition to Helix Lounge’s nightly happy hour specials, which include half-price burgers and $3 Yeungling bottles and PBR cans, from 5pm to 7pm.

The very cool patio of the Hotel Helix.

Backyard Bash Thursdays

No summer is complete without an outdoor barbeque, and for city-dwellers who cannot grill out at home, Helix Lounge is offering its Backyard Bash, to be held every Thursday from 5 – 7 pm, through September.

For $6, guests can enjoy:

  • Choice of a hamburger, veggie burger, or two hot dogs freshly grilled on the Helix patio
  • Toppings bar, including cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, relish, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
  • Choice of either homemade coleslaw or potato salad, and a bag of chips

The summertime fare is offered in addition to the Helix Lounge’s regular Happy Hour specials, including $3 Yeungling bottles and PBR cans.

A favorite with hotel guests and neighborhood locals, Helix Lounge features a mod décor, signature cocktails and American comfort food. Helix Lounge is open from 5 pm to close seven days a week. Helix Lounge is located at Helix, a Kimpton Hotel, 1430 Rhode Island Ave, NW; (202) 462-9001;

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