Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Groupon-type deal at Lou's City Bar: $5 for $50, plus a happy hour

Just got this from The Capitol Deal, the Post's version of Groupon/Living Social. It's available until midnight on the 25th. Not too shabby:
The Capitol Deal, operated by The Washington Post, has an offer at Lou’s City Bar in Columbia Heights today: $5 discount punch card good for five x $5 burgers and fifteen x $2 off drafts (a $50 value).

I thought your readers on New Columbia Heights might be interested in accessing this deal:

Lou's City Bar is one of D.C.'s newest neighborhood sports destinations. It has 23 HDTV's, a 140" HD projector screen, and an outdoor patio with TVs easily accessible on Irving Street.

The Capitol Deal is also hosting a free happy hour at Lou’s this Thursday, June 23 with complimentary beer and cocktails from 5-8PM and $3 food discounts included. To RSVP, please visit:


  1. Pretty sneaky, sis.

    You pay $5 now for $50 worth of coupons, essentially.
    But you still have to buy five burgers at $5 each and 15 drafts at $2 each. That's $25 and $30, respectively.

    $60 for $105 worth of food. That $105 assumes that the discount of 5 burgers and 15 drafts equals $50, and with the website down (for me at least), it's hard to verify. The most expensive hamburgers are excluded from the promotion, so I'm guessing that's not likely.

    To top it off, the card expires August 31st. Okay if you're planning on going with a group of friends, but I know I won't be going to Lou's five times in the next two months.

    I hate to say it, but a new business trying to cash in on these group deals sounds like a death knell. Maybe they figured they find their niche without Commonwealth around, but Five Guys is just around the corner, and I-HOP has a surprising array of burgers as well.

  2. I wouldn't go to Lou's if they were giving away food for free.

  3. it's too bad. Lou's a great local spot for watching sports, solid layout and TVs.. but the food is nothing short of horrible. I would even be willing to pay a little more for something edible -- can't they find a chef and get a new menu?

  4. missescommonwealthbeforeitwentdownhillJune 23, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    Normally I try to give every new business in CH a shot. However, the reviews Lou's has been receiving on sites like Yelp have been so uniformly low that I've stayed away. Being a sports bar, they're already aiming low, and to fail even at that is a pretty impressive feat.

  5. I'll pass on the deal. Gave the place the one, two, three strike tries your out. Food, service and managerial response were all disappointing.


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