Many thanks to The Washington Post’s Going Out Guide for naming the Union Stage Tap Room as one of your best bets for Happy Hour at The Wharf! We’re open every day at 5 PM, slinging pizza, beers and cocktails, and forever dishing out the vibes.
While it’s best known for the cozy basement concert space, Union Stage has a small street-level bar that deserves to be known as a destination in its own right. The beer list is solid, with taps from Ocelot, Oliver and other local craft breweries. The thin-crust pizzas — sorry, ‘Jersey-style bar pies’ — are perfect bar food, especially the ‘Hot and Sweet,’ topped with sopressata, peppers, multiple cheeses and a drizzle of honey. Pair a personal-size ‘half pizza’ with the house IPA or Pilsener, made by Vienna’s Caboose Brewing, for $10 every day between 5 and 7 p.m.