Known for its late night parties, Recess Lounge has added a Tapas Lounge to offer patrons a happy hour and dining experience throughout the week. Owners Brandon Howard and Fisayo Esconsay partnered with Chef Will Vivas to create a full tapas menu based on Vivas’ Venezuelan roots. Diners can expect menu items like tapas Lamb con Romero, Hongos Conservados (Aged Roasted Mushrooms), and Rolled Spongecake with Nutella.
The restaurant and lounge features 49 seats in the dining area and 10 bar stools for casual eating. Hours for the Tapas Lounge are Tuesday through Saturday 4:30-10pm, with Happy Hour specials from 4:30-6:30. Normal lounge late hours remain Tuesday 10pm to 2am and Friday- Saturday 10pm to 3am.
This Wednesday, July 11th, Recess is hosting a special friends and family opening of Recess Tapas Lounge. Beginning at 4:30pm, attendees will enjoy speciality drinks including The Summer Splash, X-Tini, Swedish Cosmo, Watermelon Martini, June Bug, Raspberry Blossom Black Snapper & Laguna Azul all for $5. In addition, happy hour small plates menu including Calamari Frito, Gambas al Ajillo (Garlic Shrimp), Croquetas de Bacalao (Cod Fish Croquettes) and Fresh Pei Mussels will be available for $5.
Following happy hour, the full dinner menu will be on display with light music by a guest DJ. There is no cover for the post happy hour event, however please call to reserve a table after 6:30pm. For reservations or additional information please visit www.recessdc.com or call 202-637-7667.
You all know I love going to happy hours so I may have to check this one out!