One, two, three, and four o’clock? Sure, they rock.
But nothing beats that happy hour of five.
Get bright-eyed and bushy cocktailed with gear from new booze-centric boutique The Hour, which has every ingredient for the perfect home bar.
Mix collections of vintage glassware in old-fashioned kitsch prints (think geraniums or bamboo) with new pieces like etched, mouth-blown highballs from Roost. Assemble proper, one-of-a-kind tools like retro shakers, jiggers, stirrers, ice tongs, and muddles for the full bartending stash.
Garnish your setup with festive accoutrements, including drinking games, napkins, and even ’50s-era jewelry. Then serve it all on trays like a classic inlaid Couroc piece decorated with dancing frogs, or redecorate with the shop’s midcentury furniture.
Just doing your part to keep five alive.
The Hour, 1015 King Street, Alexandria (703-224-4687 or thehourshop.com).