Showing posts from June, 2015

Fanfare Celebrates 1 Year In Greenbriar

It seems like just yesterday that Fanfare Eatery opened up in the Greenbriar Shopping Center. However this semi-fast food sports hangout has been open for a full year. On Saturday afternoon the restaurant celebrated their 1 year anniversary with some free food and raffle giveaways. On the same rainy day there was also a Nats Happy Hour baseball watch event and combining the two events led to a fun time out.

Exploring Happy Hour: Chuy's (Fairfax - Waples Mill)

Happy Hour @ Chuy's Monday-Friday | 4:00pm - 7:00pm $3 Domestic Bottles - $5.25 House Margaritas - $9 House Texas Martinis - Free Nacho Bar

Welcome to happy hour at Chuy's! This new-ish tex-mex chain restaurant is located by the Fairfax Wal-Mart near the intersection of Rt 29 and Rt 50. This spot, that many people in the area don't even know exists, was formerly a Chili's but the new setup is looking good and the happy hour is absolutely awesome.

Anywhere that serves FREE nachos (with ground beef and awesome queso) out of the trunk of a Cadillac is ok with me. They also have some specials on Margaritas, beer and martinis too! Here's everything you need to know about one of Fairfax's "secret" happy hours.

Joe's Crab Shack: Two Dollar Seafood Tuesdays In Fair Lakes

One of the best kept secrets in the Fairfax area is the Happy Hour at Joe's Crab Shack in Fair Lakes. The restaurant is hidden away in the back of the secondary shopping center and is known for it's expensive crab dinners. However, if you hang around at the bar for happy hour you are going to get some really great deals.

And then on Tuesdays, it gets even better as Joe's throws one of the best specialty nights in all of Fairfax, and it runs til 9pm! Hurricanes, Seafood Appetizers, and beers, all for just 2 bucks. I joined a few friends at Joe's to try everything they have on their $2 "Two"sdays.

Buffalo Wing Factory Greenbriar: All You Can Eat Thursdays

Every Thursday night at Buffalo Wing Factory is their popular all you can eat wings, bites and fingers special. Each Thursday evening the restaurant area is packed with teenagers spending their parents money. But while there may be a young crowd at times there is also a fairly large bar area with tons of beers on tap. I went down to the bar and tried to eat as many wings as I could. I may have been sick later, but hey, I "got my money's worth"...

Lunch In Fairfax: Flame Kabob - Kabob Special

Flame Kabob is a tiny little spot in the Greenbriar shopping center next to the annoying Starbucks with a drive-thru. The restaurant specializes in, shocker, kabobs. They have a daily special for $7 where you can try one of their smaller sized kabob dishes. I went down and grabbed my own to try it out.

Steak, Beef or Chicken Kabob Special: $7.50 (after tax)

Lunch In Fairfax: Jason's Deli - Salad Bar

Jason's Deli is a deli located in the Fair Lakes shopping center of Fairfax. While they offer a variety of lunch options one of their most popular items is their great salad bar. I went down there for lunch to check it out.

All You Can Eat Salad Bar: $8.50 (after tax)

Lunch In Fairfax: Cantina D'Italia - Pizzas

Cantina D'Italia is an Italian Restaurant located in the Fair Lakes shopping center. It is sort of hidden and blends in with all the stores as I have lived in the area for years and had no idea this was even here. I finally made my first trip there after finding it after googling restaurants, and I decided to try one of their pizzas for lunch.

Italian Pizza: $13 (after tax & tip, $10 for more basic pizzas)

Lunch In Fairfax: Lebanese Kitchen - Gyros

Lebanese Kitchen is a fairly new carryout spot in the Greenbriar Shopping Center of Fairfax. They offer a variety of items including gyros, pizza, shawarma and kabobs among other things. I went down there to try out one of their gyros for lunch.

Gyro & Chips: $8 (after tax)

Lunch In Fairfax: Similians Thai Eatery - Kra Pow

Similian Thai is becoming one of the hottest Thai spots in all of Fairfax County. Located in Greenbriar Shopping Center, this tropical haunt features a great menu, which includes slightly lower prices during lunch hours. I stopped by to try a classic Thai meal, the beef kra pow.

Kra Pow Lunch w/ Rice, Salad, Crispy Roll: $12 (after tax & tip)

Exploring Happy Hour: Guapo's (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

Happy Hour @ Guapo's Monday - Friday | 3:00pm - 7:00pm $2.50 Domestics - $3 Mexican Beer - $6 Tequila Shots - $5.50 Margaritas - $4 Shooters - Food Specials

Welcome to happy hour at Guapos. This is a nice little Mexican style restaurant with a great Mexican style happy hour. From Mexican beers to margaritas to tequila shots to food, Guapos has something for everyone. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Guapos.

Exploring Happy Hour: Olive Garden (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

Happy Hour @ Olive Garden Every Day | 3:00pm - 6:00pm $5 Wine - $3 Domestic Beer - $4 Cocktails - $4 Small Plates

Welcome to happy hour at Olive Garden. Wait, Olive Garden has a bar....and a happy hour? Yep they do, and its not the worst one out there. The restaurant typically has interesting seasonal specials and it might be cool to team them up with happy hour for some good old fashioned fun. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at the Olive Garden.

Exploring Happy Hour: Logan's Roadhouse (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

Happy Hour @ Logan's Roadhouse Every Day | 3:00pm - 6:00pm $3 22oz Domestic Drafts, House Wine, Margaritas, Rail Drinks, Appetizers

Welcome to happy hour at Logan's Roadhouse. From the peanuts on the floor to the big barrel shaped mugs of cheap beer this really feels like a bar on the side of the road. The happy hour at this restaurant chain features a bunch of cheap $3 drinks and snacks that goes along with the setting. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Logan's Roadhouse.

Exploring Happy Hour: Joe's Crab Shack (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

Happy Hour @ Joe's Crab Shack Monday - Friday | 4:30pm - 7:00pm $3 Drafts, Hurricanes, Margaritas, $5 Patron Margaritas, $5 Select Appetizers

Welcome to happy hour at Joe's Crab Shack. This seafood joint hidden away behind Fair Lakes overlooking the parkway has a friendly bar with an underrated happy hour. They offer several great food and drink specials for solid prices. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Joe's Crab Shack.

Tsunami Sushi: All You Can Eat Sushi Lunch Buffet

Tsunami Sushi is a small sushi restaurant located inconspicuously in the Fair Lakes shopping center next to Toys R' Us. I've never heard much about it but the place is well known in the area for their all you can eat lunch sushi buffet ($15 after tax). I went down to Tsunami to check it out and find out what the hubbub is all about.

All You Can Eat Sushi Buffet: $15 (after tax & tip)

Exploring Happy Hour: Blue Iguana (Fairfax - Fair Lakes)

Happy Hour @ Blue Iguana Monday - Friday | Open - 8:00pm $3.50 Dom Bot/Drafts, House Wine, & Rail Drinks - $3 16oz PBR - $3 Fireball - $5 Apps

Welcome to happy hour at the blue Iguana. This weekday happy hour is great because it runs all the way up until 8pm, an extra hour of specials compared to most of the bars in the area. The setting is a little dark and divey (the patio is great though) and there are a lot of old regulars at the bar, but if you want some cheap food and drinks (or Fireball shots if you are going nuts) in Fair Lakes this is your spot. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Blue Iguana.

Olive Garden's Breadstick Sandwich Lunch Special

This month, the Olive Garden rolled out a brand new lunch special featuring two new menu items called breadstick sandwiches. The special, for $7 ($10 after tax & tip), includes unlimited salad (or soup) and breadsticks, and your choice of two sandwiches with french fries (during lunch only - before 4pm). Here's the low down on this interesting and affordable lunch special.

Auld Shebeen Happy Hour - Old Town Fairfax

Happy Hour @ Auld ShebeenMonday - Friday
3pm - 7pm
$5 Irish Drafts - $4 House Wine & Rails - $3 Domestic Drafts - $1 off Bottles & Import Drafts - 25% off Appetizers

Welcome to happy hour at Auld Shebeen. This Irish pub in downtown Fairfax features specials on beer, wine, rail drinks and appetizers. Happy hour runs on weekdays from 3pm-7pm. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Auld Shebeen.

Happy Hour Hard Times Cafe Fairfax

Happy Hour @ Hard Times CafeMonday - Friday
11am - 7pm
$2.50 Domestic 14oz Drafts
$3 Rails
$3.50 Rail Martinis
$3 House Wine
$1 Off other drinks


Welcome to happy hour at Hard Times Cafe! This bar/restaurant chain known for its chili offers a weekday happy hour at it's Old Town Fairfax location with specials on beer, rail drinks, wine, martinis and more. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Hard Times Fairfax.

Whole Foods Sports Spot - Happy Hour - Fair Lakes

Happy Hour @ Whole Foods Sports SpotMonday - Wednesday
3pm - 6pm
$1 Off All Draft Beers = $3.50 Craft Beer

Welcome to happy hour at the Whole Foods Sports Spot. This sports bar (more like cafeteria/beer garden) with a great patio is located in the lobby of the Whole Foods grocery store in the Fair Lakes area. They offer a full food menu (with good daily specials), beer and wine, and 12 craft beers available on draft. For the first 3 days of the week (weak!) they offer happy hour specials on their draft beers. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Whole Foods Sports Spot.

Dogfish Head Alehouse Ahi Tuna Sandwich

If you've ever been to the Delaware beaches (or nowadays the grocery store or any bar) you know about the awesomeness of Dogfish Head beer. We are lucky enough in this area to have 2 different Dogfish restaurants in our area and they serve nothing but delicious beer from Milton Delaware. In some crazy scheme to make a profit, this restaurant/bar actually serves good food as well. I went down to Greenbriar to check out the Fairfax location and grab a quick lunch.

Exploring Happy Hour: Old Firestation #3 (Fairfax - Old Town)

Happy Hour @ Old Firehouse #3Monday - Friday
4:00pm - 7:00pm | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
$2.50 Domestic Drafts, $3 Rail Drinks, $3 Vodka Bombs | $2.75 Domestics (7-9)

Welcome to happy hour at the Old Firestation #3 in old town Fairfax. This restaurant/bar, built in an old Fairfax firehouse, offers several drink specials at their weekday happy hour. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Old Firestation #3.

Exploring Happy Hour: Dogfish Head Alehouse (Fairfax - Greenbriar)

Happy Hour @ Dogfish Head AlehouseMonday - Friday
4:00pm - 7:00pm
$1 Off Drafts - $1 Off Appetizers - $1 Off Pizzas

Welcome to happy hour at Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax. This craft beer brewpub features many of the wonderful beers brewed in Milton Delaware by Dogfish Head Brewery. During their weekly happy hour these draft beers are all on special for a $1 discount. They also have discounts on pizza and appetizers as well. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Dogfish Head.

Exploring Happy Hour - Bonefish Grill (Fairfax / Greenbriar)

Happy Hour @ Bonefish GrillEvery Day
4:00pm - 6:30pm
$1 Off Draft Beers - $3.50 Rail Drinks, Wine, Some Premium Calls

Welcome to happy hour at Bonefish Grill. This semi-upscale Florida chain restaurant specializes in seafood, as you would imagine from the name. However they also have a large bar area and it is a common place for people to meet up and get a drink. Here's all you need to know about happy hour at Bonefish.

Exploring Happy Hour: Buffalo Wing Factory (Fairfax - Greenbriar)

Happy Hour @ Buffalo Wing FactoryMonday - Friday | Saturday
4:00pm - 7:00pm | Noon - 5:00pm
$2 Off Draft Beer, Wine & Cocktails - $3 Orange Crush (summer) | $2 Off Local Craft Beer

Welcome to happy hour at Buffalo Wing Factory. BWF is a local chain restaurant with 4 locations. The Fairfax location has a decent sized bar that doesn't get too crowded and a large dining section. Their happy hour features $2 off wine, signature cocktails and their 30+ beers on tap which includes a large selection of craft beers from around the country. They even have a special Saturday happy hour with a spotlight on local craft beers. Here's everything you need to know about happy hour at Buffalo Wing Factory.