Aside from happy hours, where can a middle class joe like myself just get a good old-fashioned $2 or $3 draft or can in D.C.? While I love $8 bottles of craft IPAs as much as the next guy, I’d like to know if there is anywhere that serves up an affordable draft on a regular basis.
You’re not likely to find $2 drafts anywhere in D.C. during nonhappy hours—it’s 2014, after all, and The Common Share’s been closed for years—but a couple of places do still serve decently priced cans. Red Derby easily has the largest selection of affordable beers: Cans of Budweiser, Natty Boh, and Strohsare two bucks, while PBRs, Tecates, Millers and Miller Lights cost $3. Comet Ping Pong serves PBR for $2.50, as well as a half-pint of any beer on tap for $3. You can also find $3 Natty Bohs at Boundary Road and Showtime Lounge, which also serves $3 Tecates. If you’re in Petworth, try DC Reynolds for $3 Natty Bohs and PBRs.