Fast-casual dining turns fun-casual at HalfSmoke in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood. Owner Andre McCain established HalfSmoke in 2016 as his fresh, millennial-friendly take on the traditional fast-casual restaurant but with fine-dining quality food. They specialize in gourmet sausages (like rosemary lamb, Thai chicken, and their signature Half Smoke sausages), but don’t let that stop you from trying their the do-it-yourself flatbread making station, mini funnel cakes, boozy milkshakes, and more. If you’re waiting for your food, why not start a game of foosball or giant Jenga? Or you can hang out by the fireplace on one of HalfSmoke’s cozy couches.
Fun fact: HalfSmoke has a bottomless happy hour every day from 5 to 7 PM where you can enjoy cocktails, wine, beer, or all of the above for just $30