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Join us for happy hour in Arlington

For the next installment of Greater Greater Washington's happy hour series, we're heading to Virginia! Join us next Tuesday, October 1 from 6-9pm at Fire Works Pizza in Arlington's Courthouse neighborhood.

Fire Works Pizza in Arlington. Photo from Google Street View.

We look forward to getting contributors, editors, and readers together for some drinks and lively conversation. Fire Works is at 2350 Clarendon Boulevard at North Adams Street in Arlington, just two blocks from the Court House Metro station (Orange Line).

We'll be on their heated patio with a fire pit, in case it gets a little chilly. Fire Works is known for its pizza, but there's also a respectable beer list with a handful of local breweries on it.

If you'd like to avoid the notorious Orange Crush, you can also reach Fire Works from the Metrobus 38B (Farragut Square-Ballston) and a variety of ART routes. The nearest Capital Bikeshare stations are at the Court House Metro station and at Wilson Boulevard and North Barton Street, two blocks away.

These happy hours are a regular occurrence, moving to a different (Metro-accessible) part of the region each month. Since June, we've been to downtown DC and Silver Spring. In the future, we'd like to hold meetups along the Green Line in DC, in Prince George's County, and in Alexandria, among other places. If you'd like to have one in your neck of the woods, let us know in the comments and we'll consider hosting an event there.

Dan Reed is an urban planner at Nelson\Nygaard. He writes his own blog, Just Up the Pike, and serves as the Land Use Chair for the Action Committee for Transit. He lives in downtown Silver Spring. All opinions are his own. 


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For those who are cheap like me, their Happy Hour specials run until 6:30. They have some food specials--the pretzels are great, and I hear the lamb and goat cheese meatballs are excellent--and usually run several draft beers at $3 each.

Also, regarding the metro, Fire Works is closest to the elevator entrance/exit of Courthouse right as you come out through the fare gates. I wouldn't suggest knocking those who need to use the elevator out of the way, but if there's space it can save you several blocks of walking.

by Gray on Sep 24, 2013 2:00 pm • linkreport

Also, if you use the "Google Offers" app, Fire Works sometimes offers instant-use deals.

by Bitter Brew on Sep 24, 2013 5:02 pm • linkreport

I believe that parking garage is free after 6 too.

by selxic on Sep 24, 2013 5:12 pm • linkreport


Boo free parking.

by ImThat1Guy on Sep 24, 2013 5:13 pm • linkreport

Parking is actually FREE after 5pm in the county garage just past Fire Works on the right. You will need to get a ticket when entering but will be able to get out for no charge!

by JonnyD on Sep 24, 2013 10:03 pm • linkreport

Thanks JonnyD. I always forget the time. Weekends are also free.

by selxic on Sep 25, 2013 12:24 am • linkreport

Hey, if the off-street parking is free, that gets people to stop looping to find the free parking on the street.

They probably built the garage for the peak use and this is just the off-peak

by Michael Perkins on Sep 25, 2013 8:19 am • linkreport

You should have your next happy hour series in SE DC (I am really serious!). There is a nice restaurant called Nooshi (524 8th St SE). The new highway is being built south of 8th street and also with resurgence of Navy Yard it would be perfect. I hope to see you soon!

by @edmund on Sep 25, 2013 4:17 pm • linkreport


That's not a bad idea. Also, I know exactly where you're talking about! I definitely need to look at venues in that area in the future. It would be a great chance to check out the latest happenings in the Navy Yard area and Canal Park which, sadly, I have not yet visited.

by dan reed! on Sep 25, 2013 4:22 pm • linkreport

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