Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel

This is Washington DC’s Bear Happy Hour and Rooftop Patio Bar with longstanding members of DC’s Bear community and lots of fresh faces.

We keep the traditional Bear Happy Hour alive with a relaxed atmosphere where it’s easy to strike up a conversation even with strangers at one of Washington, DC’s best rooftop patio dive-bars.

JUST RIGHT : Not too small, not too big at DC’s traditional outdoor rooftop patio party for Bears

Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel was created by Bears proudly for the Bear community and people of all sizes are celebrated.

Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel is in its 8th year of serving Washington DC’s Bear community

Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel is the longest-running continuously-operated Bear event going in Washington DC


When is Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel?

Every 2nd & 4th Friday
6pm – 10pm

FREE – No cover
Credit Cards, tabs OK
21+ ID Required

The following are the scheduled dates for 2019 (links go to Facebook RSVPs) updated Jul 9 ’19:

Winter 2018-2019
December 14
December 28
January 11 – M.A.L. Special BHH followed by Furball
January 18
January 25
February 8
February 22

Spring 2019
March 8
March 22
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24

Summer 2019
June 7 – PRIDE – Special BHH feat. DJ Strike Stone
June 14
June 28
July 12
July 26
August 9 – Our 2nd Yacht Rock Party feat. DJ Jim Gade
August 23

Fall 2019
September 13 – feat. DJ Adrian Collazo
September 27
October 11
October 25
November 8
November 22

Winter 2019-2020
December 13
December 27

Where is Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel?

Rock & Roll Hotel
1353 H Street NE
Washington, DC, 20002

(202) 388-7625


Google Map


On-street parking available

Uber & Lyft

Uber Code: uberBearNonsense

Details about Bear Happy Hour

FREE – No cover
Credit Cards, tabs OK
21+ ID Required

Rock & Roll Hotel is not a hotel. It’s a concert hall. Don’t wait in the wrong line for the show. Bear Happy Hour is on the roof. Come right up.


  • Draft beer specials, including pitchers
  • $6 Ketel One drinks
  • $4 rail drinks
  • $1 off everything else


  • Menu TBA


On event days, Bear Happy Hour at Rock & Roll Hotel happens rain, shine, snow or cold. The rooftop bar closes only in the most extreme weather.

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Directions on metro

From Gallery Place

X9 Express Bus

Gallery Place to 14th & H NE (2 stops, runs until 7pm)

X2 Bus

Gallery Place to 14th & H NE (local stops, 13-minute trip, every 10-15 minutes, all night)

From Union Station

X8 Bus, D6 Bus

Union Station and drop off 1 to 4 blocks south of H

From Adams Morgan, U Street, Shaw, Nellies, Town, Etc

90-92 bus

Travels U Street, NW,  and Florida Avenue. Get off at 8th and H NE. (Example: Leave 7th & Florida, 18 minute trip, every 10-15 minutes, all night)

From Anacostia or NE

B2 bus

Travels Mount Rainier (NE), Bladensburg Rd, Anacosia (SE), passes Rock & Roll Hotel. Get off at 15th & Bladensburg Rd. (near H)

From K St NW

D2 bus

Travels K Street to 13th St NE

See the Bus map for more.