Sake Workshop

Immerse yourself in the splendor of Washington D.C.’s cherry blossom season at Hank’s Dupont Circle with an exclusive event! Delve into the world of sake with an enlightening class and pairing menu led by Andrew Sowers, a respected regional sake specialist and JOTO Sake brand ambassador. Embark on a flavorful journey through sake, accompanied by a meticulously crafted five-course small-bites food pairing by Corporate Chef Terri Cutrino and Beverage Director Nate Oser. Explore the versatility of sake firsthand as Andrew presents two standout sakes, integrated into Japanese-inspired cocktails. Join us for an unforgettable celebration of cherry blossoms and the artistry of sake!


March 26, 2024

Cheese 101 Workshop

🧀 Unleash Your Inner Cheese Connoisseur at Hank’s Oyster Bar! 🧀

Join us in a delightful journey through the world of cheese with our exclusive Cheese 101 Workshop, led by none other than Alice Bergen Phillips, the visionary behind Cheesemonster. Cheesemonster, dedicated to promoting artisanal cheese and cheese education since 2017, brings a wealth of passion to this experience.

During our immersive workshop, you’ll explore the diverse world of cheese with a curated selection of five distinct cheese styles, all made by female cheesemakers in the United States. From creamy bries to sharp cheddars, each cheese tells a story of craftsmanship, culture, and terroir.

Under Alice’s guidance, delve into the nuances of cheese production, exploring topics such as cheesemaking techniques, regional influences, and the art of cheese pairing (wine will be available for purchase). As you sample each cheese, you’ll also enjoy a selection of complementary accoutrements designed to elevate your tasting experience.

Plus, enjoy a toast of sparkling wine to whet your palate. Additional drinks can be ordered a la carte.

Whether you’re a seasoned cheese enthusiast or a curious beginner, Cheese 101 is the perfect class for you!


March 20, 2024

Easter Specials

Indulge in our Easter delights at all Hank’s Oyster Bar locations from Friday, March 29 to Sunday, March 31! We’re serving:

Braised Lamb Stew with potato/celery root puree, baby carrots, pearl onions and peas – $34

Shio Koji with marinated sautéed calamari and beech mushrooms with black garlic soy sauce -$22

1/2 Dozen Oysters on the Half Shell with pickled daikon, koji, and furikake – $23

Bon appétit! 😋

March 13, 2024

Cherry Blossom Cocktails

Step into spring at Hank’s on the Wharf. We’re mixing four cherry blossom inspired cocktails through Friday, April 12. Sip on:

Lychee in Osaka at Midnight: featuring Haku Japanese Vodka, jasmine green tea syrup, lychee, Dolin Blanc, lime juice, and cava

Matcha Made in Heaven: crafted with Roku Japanese Gin, matcha tea powder, mint, saline, orange bitters, and strawberry boba pearls (pictured)

Peach Oolong Old Fashioned: savor the blend of Suntory Toki Japanese Whiskey, peach oolong tea syrup, orange bitters, and orange citrate

Suntory Toki Highball: enjoy the refreshing combination of Suntory Toki Japanese Whiskey, Angostura, Q Mixers Club Soda & ginger ale, and lime

Come and experience the essence of the cherry blossoms in each sip!

March 2, 2024

Second Floor Session: Oyster 101 – A Hands-On Oyster Experience

Step into the celebration of Women’s History Month with our Second Floor Sessions at Hank’s Old Town. This series of dining experiences promises an evening filled with culinary exploration

Prepare to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of oysters as we partner with Sarah Matheson of Matheson Oyster Co. for an unforgettable workshop on Sunday, March 17.

Upon arrival, savor a tantalizing Oyster Shooter to ignite your palate for the night ahead. Delve deep into the realm of oysters with a comprehensive Oyster 101 class led by Sarah herself. From the intricacies of oyster cultivation to conservation endeavors and the anatomy of these delightful mollusks, Sarah will cover every facet.

Then go on a guided tasting journey featuring an array of oysters: Virginia, East Coast, West Coast, and Kumumoto. Discover the nuances of flavor and texture that each variety offers as we explore different cooking methods, including frying, baking, and stewing. Engage in lively discussions while indulging in various oyster preparations served family-style.

Cap off the evening by mastering the art of oyster shucking under Sarah’s guidance. Get hands-on experience as you try your hand at shucking, unlocking the secrets to this timeless culinary skill.

As a token of appreciation, take home a curated selection of goodies, including half a dozen fresh oysters, an oyster knife, shucking glove, branded oyster towel, Hank’s Cocktail sauce, and recipe cards.


Pssst…catch Chef Jamie Leeds on NBC Washington talking about Women’s History Month.

February 27, 2024

Golden Oyster: Leap into Luck

Dive into a sea of savory surprises this Leap Year. Uncover a secret golden oyster nestled within your order of a dozen oysters and strike it rich with a $150 gift certificate. Join us at any of our three Hank’s Oyster Bar locations on Thursday, February 29, when two lucky patrons at each spot will find these special shells. That’s right, we’re randomly hiding six golden oysters, two at each location, in orders of a dozen or more oysters! Good luck.

February 23, 2024

Second Floor Session: Seafood Pairing Battle of Beer v. Wine

Celebrate Women’s History Month with our Second Floor Sessions at Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town, Alexandria!

Get ready for an Epic Seafood Pairing Battle: BEER VS. WINE! Led by industry experts Mary Ann Burns of Old Ox Brewery and Zena Polin, Owner of Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique, this FIVE ROUND showdown will pair beer and wine with delectable seafood bites from Hank’s Oyster Bar’s menu.

Join us on Sunday, March 24 for an unforgettable beverage showdown!

Tickets are $75, including 5 beer tastings, 5 wine tastings, and 5 seafood bites.


Event is 21+.
Given the format of the event, we are unable to accommodate any allergies.



Salty Wolfe Oysters on the Half Shell, Lower Chincoteague, Virginia

Steininger Sauvignon Blanc Sekt, Kamptal, Austria


Fried Oysters with Cayenne Remoulade

McPherson Sparkling Chenin Blanc Brut, High Plains, Texas


Seared Sesame Crusted Tuna: Salmon Roe, Avocado Mousse, Aji Amarillo, Ginger-Soy Sauce

Selva Capuzza “Hirundo” Sparkling Turbiana, Lombardy, Italy


Pan Seared Diver Sea Scallop with Celery Root Puree, Swiss Chard, Oyster Mushrooms, Guanciale, and Blood Orange Glaze

Venturini Baldini “Rubino del Cerro” Lambrusco Brut, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


Chocolate Mousse

Little Bosco Malvasia di Castelnuovo di Don Bosco, Piedmont, Italy


Psssst…catch our Chef Jamie Leeds on NBC Washington talking about Women’s History Month.

February 15, 2024

Second Floor Session: The Ladies of Thompson Italian

Join us for Women’s History Month celebrations with our Second Floor Sessions: a special series of dining experiences held on the 2nd floor of Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town, Alexandria.

On Sunday, March 10, we’re thrilled to welcome Executive Chef Lucy Dakwar, Chef de Cuisine Sarah Ewald, and Chef/Owner Katherine Thompson, our esteemed neighbors at Thompson Italian, as they collaborate with Hank’s Chef and Owner Jamie Leeds to present a delightful four-course dinner with optional wine pairings.

Potato Croquettes, prosciutto, soppressata

First Course:
Cauliflower Caesar, roasted cauliflower, tri color cauliflower, miso aioli, colatura, olive granola

Second Course:
Artichoke and Kale Ravioli, saffron brodo, ricotta, pecorino

Third Course:
Braised Heritage Pork, celery root puree, fennel. pickled grapes

Chocolate-Almond Torta, Vanilla Cream

Every Sunday throughout March, be a part of these unique events, featuring Jamie Leeds alongside remarkable women in the food and beverage industry, promising an evening filled with exceptional cuisine, delightful drinks, and enriching conversation.


Psssst…catch Chef Jamie Leeds on NBC Washington talking about Women’s History Month.

February 15, 2024

Second Floor Session: Pupusa Making Workshop

Join us in honoring Women’s History Month with our Second Floor Sessions: an exclusive series of dining experiences taking place on the second floor of Hank’s Oyster Bar in Old Town, Alexandria.

Dive into a fun and interactive Pupusa Making Workshop at Hank’s on Sunday, March 3 from 4-6pm. Learn the art of making delicious Salvadoran pupusas from scratch with El Tamarindo’s Ana Reyes, who will share her secret recipes and guide you through the process.

Get your hands dirty as you knead the dough, shape the dough, stuff it with mouthwatering fillings, and then Ana’s team will grill them to perfection. Enjoy bites like oysters from Hank’s Oyster Bar, pupusas & empanadas from El Tamarindo while you work. You’ll get your three pupusa creations to-go along with curtido slaw and salsa de tomate to try at home!

Every Sunday throughout March, indulge in these unique events curated by Chef and Owner Jamie Leeds of Hank’s Oyster Bar in collaboration with remarkable women in the food and beverage industry.


February 15, 2024

Mardi Gras Specials

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler with Hank’s Oyster Bar on the Wharf!

From Friday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 13, Hank’s Oyster Bar on the Wharf is serving up a true New Orleans style Fat Tuesday celebration with a variety of delicious in-house food and drink specials including:

Shrimp, Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Cajun Rice, Onion, Bell Peppers, Scallions.

4 head on Shrimp basted in Porter, Hot Sauce, Worcestershire Sauce, Rosemary, and Butter
Served with Grilled Crostini

Served with beads while supplies last!

Plus, we’re also pouring Carre on My Wayward and Classic Sazerac cocktails.

Please note that we are closed on Sunday, February 11.


February 1, 2024