Second Floor Session: Salmon 101

Seafood enthusiast? We have the perfect workshop for you! Join us at Hank’s Old Town on Tuesday, August 27 from 6-7:30pm for Salmon 101. Stephanie Pazzaglia from JJ McDonnell, a leading supplier of premium seafood, will be your guide through the world of salmon. Discover the various types of salmon available in the market and learn the best preparation techniques for each variety.

In this hands-on workshop, you’ll create three different salmon dishes to take home while sampling the end products. Here’s a taste of what you’ll experience:

  • Salmon Tartare: Prepare the marinade and sauce for a delectable tartare to take home, while enjoying a freshly made tartare dish.
  • BBQ Salmon: Craft a savory BBQ rub for a delicious BBQ salmon, and savor a perfectly grilled BBQ salmon dish.
  • Poached Salmon: Make a flavorful broth with aromatics for poached salmon, and indulge in a delicately poached salmon dish.

We will feature three types of salmon: Sockeye, Superior Fresh, and Faroe Island. Each dish will highlight the unique qualities of these premium varieties.

Your $60 ticket includes a welcome glass of house wine or craft beer.


July 4, 2024

Second Floor Session: Zero Proof Cocktail Class

Dive into the world of shrub crafting with our corporate beverage director, Nate Oser, and discover the secrets to mixing sensational zero-proof cocktails at home. Sip and savor as you create and enjoy mocktails paired perfectly with a selection of bites from our happy hour food menu. As a special treat, take home kits will be provided so you can effortlessly recreate the showcased zero-proof cocktails and continue the celebration beyond the class. Join us for a day of flavor, fun, and newfound mixology skills!


Beverage Experience:

• Oyster “Shooter” with cucumber, ginger, cilantro juice, pink peppercorn-infused rice vinegar, shallot, and cilantro
• Thyme-Infused Olive Oil Sour with a pistachio garnish
• Cinnamon NA Paloma
• I Can’t Believe it’s Not Boozy Spritz
• Sparkling Cider with a special shrub twist

$45 per person.

July 4, 2024

Second Floor Session: Pupusa Making Workshop

Join us for a fun and interactive Pupusa Making Workshop at Hank’s Old Town on Sunday, August 4 from 4-6 pm. Discover the art of crafting delicious Salvadoran pupusas from scratch with Ana Reyes of El Tamarindo, who will reveal her secret recipes and guide you through each step.

Get ready to get your hands dirty as you knead, shape, and stuff the dough with mouthwatering fillings. Watch as Ana’s team grills them to perfection. Then, enjoy a tasting sampler of El Tamarindo favorites.

You’ll leave with three of your pupusa creations to-go, complete with curtido slaw and salsa de tomate to enjoy at home!


$60 per person.

July 2, 2024

Second Floor Session: Oyster 101

Get ready to dive into the captivating world of oysters with Sarah Matheson of Matheson Oyster Co. as she returns for an extraordinary workshop at Hank’s Old Town on Sunday, August 11 from 4-6pm.

Kick off your evening with a delectable Oyster Shooter, setting the stage for the culinary adventure ahead. Join Sarah for an in-depth Oyster 101 session where you’ll explore the nuances of oyster farming, conservation efforts, and the anatomy of these exquisite mollusks.

Taste a diverse selection of oysters from Virginia, the East Coast, the West Coast, and Kumumoto. Enjoy the distinct flavors and textures of each variety as you explore different cooking techniques, including frying, baking, and stewing.

Finish the evening by mastering the art of oyster shucking with Sarah’s expert guidance. Gain hands-on experience and learn the secrets to this skill.

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


$65 per person.

July 1, 2024

Fourth of July at Hank’s

Make your Independence Day unforgettable at Hank’s Oyster Bar! From Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7, visit us for delicious specials that will enhance your holiday weekend. Savor our:

Hank’s July 4th Picnic Platter for Two – $68

Half Rack of Pork Spareribs, two Chicken Drumsticks, two BBQ Beef Brisket Sliders, Corn on the Cob, Mac & Cheese, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Comeback & BBQ Sauce

Hank’s Crabby Hotdog – $25

Wagyu Beef Foot Long Hotdog topped with Crab Dip and served with housemade potato chips

Both specials are perfect for a pre-fireworks picnic and are also available via pickup or delivery.

Make this Independence Day the tastiest one yet!

June 27, 2024

Ladies Tea: Beach Edition

Get ready for a fabulous summer event at Q Street, Hank’s Dupont Circle! Join us for Ladies Tea on Saturday, July 27 from 2-5pm.

🎧Live DJ: Dance to the beats of our amazing DJ.

🍹Special Drinks: Sip on refreshing drinks from our Surf’s Up Pop-Up.

🍽️ Happy Hour Menu: Enjoy our full happy hour menu with delicious options.

🎟️Raffle Prizes: Enter for a chance to win incredible prizes.

Don’t miss out on this delightful summer afternoon!


Ladies Tea Party at Hank’s Dupont Circle was created in 2015 as a safe space for lesbian and queer womxn to gather and meet over drinks. We are proud this tradition continues.

June 27, 2024

Surf’s Up Pop-Up

Get stoked to join the sun worshippers at Q Street, Hank’s Dupont Circle for a beach-inspired experience at our Surf’s Up Pop-Up this July!

Drift over to the sandbar at Hank’s for surf tunes, sandy vibes, and a refreshing lineup of coastal cocktails and seafood delights. Grab your flip-flops, bring your beach buddies, and get ready to make a splash at the ultimate beach bash.

Ladies Tea: Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27 because Ladies Tea is back and better than ever! RSVP

Cocktail Menu

Blood in the Water Casa Del Sol Blanco Tequila, Lime, Agave, Grapefruit Soda, Grenadine

Endless Summer Don Q Pineapple & Coconut Rums, Hank’s Hurricane Mix

Hang 9 Ritual Zero Proof Rum, Cranberry Juice, Peach Purée, Lime, Lemon-Lime Soda (n/a) 

Miami Noiiice Don Q Coconut Rum, Pineapple, Lime, Q Club Soda, Strawberry Purée

Sea Foam Spritz Deep Eddy Peach & Lime Vodkas, Lime, Pandan Syrup, White Wine

Sunrise Surf Sesh Seagram’s Gin, Blue Curacao, St. Germain, Lemon, Basil Syrup, Tiki Bitters, Sparkling Wine


June 25, 2024

Golden Hour Pride Pop-Up

Join us for the Golden Hour: Pride Pop-Up on Tuesday, June 4 from 4-8pm at Q Street, Hank’s Dupont Circle. Celebrate pride with our Golden Girls-themed event — groove to the beats of DJ Jaquan and participate in our $5 raffle for a chance to win prizes such as Hank’s Gift Cards and T-Shirts. All raffle proceeds benefit SMYAL and PFLAG. Don’t miss this fun-filled evening of celebration and support for a great cause!


May 29, 2024

Rainbow Rooftop Rendezvous

Join us at Hank’s Old Town on Wednesday, June 5 from 4-7pm for a Rainbow Rooftop Rendezvous: Happy Hour & Charity Raffle. Enjoy an extended happy hour on our Rooftop Lounge with DJ Tristan spinning great tunes.

Purchase $5 raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes like Hank’s Gift Cards, Oysterfest tickets, T-shirts, and more. All proceeds benefit SafeSpace NOVA, supporting LGBTQ+ youth in Northern Virginia.

Celebrate Pride Month with us and support a great cause!


May 29, 2024

Cinco de Mayo

Get ready to add some zest to your Cinco de Mayo weekend at Hank’s! Join us from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, as we bring the fiesta right to your table with our delectable Taco Trio Combo. Indulge in one shrimp taco, one pork taco, and one steak taco—all for just $21.

Enhance your experience with our refreshing beverage specials, including our signature margarita priced at just $10. We’ve got the ideal drinks to perfectly complement your meal and ensure the festivities continue in full swing!

May 1, 2024