Drinks

Government Shutdown Specials

The Federal Government has shutdown and DC bars are giving back to those who may be needing a strong drink this week. Check out these shutdown specials across the city, in alphabetical order.

The Bird
$8 Korean wings and draft beer combo during happy hour for furloughed government employees.

Cafe Saint-Ex
Extended happy hour until 9 p.m. at the bar and beer+combo deals. Brunch on Monday, January 22.

Capitol Lounge
$5 specialty cocktails with a Federal employee ID, every weekday during shutdown. Themed drinks include the “To Flake or Not to Flake”, “Have You Ever Met a Haitian?”, “C’mon Chuck”, “Durbin Soda” with snitch sauce, and more.

Carmine’s
The happy hour menu will be offered all day in the bar as long as the shutdown continues. Happy hour bonus: order any happy hour item (like fried zucchini or meatball sliders), and they’ll throw in an extra meatball. In addition, all guests can enjoy a $12 “Hard Times Cocktail” made with Campari, bourbon, orange juice and thyme-infused simple syrup.

Cava – All DC-area locations
10% off single purchases of any bowl or pitas with a federal government ID. The deal is good for dining in only and applies to all locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia (except for those in Richmond).

Dino’s Grotto
Happy Hour for duration of shutdown, featuring $8 signature drinks & Negroni, $6 wine, Bellini & spritz, $4 taps, $5 antipasti, and  $10 charcuterie board {serves 2-4}, plus nightly special deal.

Finn McCool’s
Happy hour will be available all day and night as long as the shutdown continues, with a Federal government ID.

Granville Moore’s
30% off drafts for Federal employees with ID

Hank’s Oyster Bar
$9 hot toddies all day and happy hour food & drink prices

Hawk ‘n’ Dove
Happy hour prices all day and night for Federal employees with ID.

Little Miss Whiskey’s
$5 rail drinks and $5 tallboys of Bitburger Pilsner and Benediktiner Helles for Federal employees with ID.

Logan Tavern
$5 13-ounce draft beers and all-day happy hour at the bar during the shutdown.

Lola’s
Enjoy happy hour prices all day and night during the shutdown with a valid government ID.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – U St.
20% for furloughed workers with government ID.

Ophelia’s Fish House
Happy hour prices all day and night during the shutdown for Federal employee with ID.

The Queen Vic
30% off drafts for Federal employees with government ID.

Roofers Union
$6 specialty cocktails: Trumpty Dumpty Sat On a Wall and Orange Toddler. Special available Monday, January 22 through the end of the shutdown for all guests.

Tio Javier
Happy hour prices all day and night with Federal government ID.

Union Pub
$4 rail cocktails and shots during all opening hours, available for everyone.

Willie’s
Happy hour prices all day and night for Federal employees with ID.

Z-Burger Tenleytown
Free burger (one per customer) for government workers with ID 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday, January 22.

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