Description: A low-key joint refreshingly void of Capitol Hill's usual long lines.

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Decor: A mishmash of stained glass, wing chairs, and random antiques playing up the historic building, with carpeting—accented with splashes of neon pink—befitting a roller-rink lounge.

Fun fact: Charlie's has occupied the same spot on Broadway since its opening in 1976.

Other noteworthy 1976 happenings: The Son of Sam commenced his NYC murder spree, the Ramones released their self-titled debut album, Sylvester Stallone's Rocky won the Oscar for best picture.

Happy hours: Daily 3–7 pm and 10:30 pm–1 am.

Happy-hour drink specials: $3 MGD drafts, $3.50 select microbrews (Hale's Mongoose, Manny's), $4.50 select cocktails (Grape Nehi, Kamikazi).

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Happy-hour food specials: Discounted small plates, such as $5.25 deep-fried calamari and $5.25 tempura vegetables.

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