Shutdown Specials or Great Drink Deals for a Furloughed DC

Now that a large population of the US capital no longer has to go to work, the bars and restaurants of DC have taken it upon themselves to give these employees something to do, namely drink.  There are some amazing specials in DC that will last the duration of the shutdown, so save your penny’s and enjoy these locations on the cheap.   Below are some of the best deals I could find.

DC Shutdown Drink Specials

Austin Grill: Happy Hour specials are offered all day to anyone with a government ID or furlough notice for as long as the shutdown lasts. (source: The Washington Post)

Brasserie Beck: Show a federal or military ID and get a two-course lunch for $20, or $2 shots made with Jack Daniels whiskey and Punt-e-Mes vermouth. (source: The Washington Post)

The Brixton: The U Street bar opens its large rooftop daily at 1 p.m. for grilling (hot dogs, burgers and veggie burgers) and drink specials, such as a $4 Furlough Punch. (source: The Washington Post)

Capitol Lounge: A popular hangout for Congressional staffers is about to get more popular: Show a government ID at the door and you’ll get a ticket good for any beer on tap. This deal runs as long as the shutdown does. (source: The Washington Post)

Ceiba: Different specials will be offered every day of the shutdown, starting with $5 margaritas on Tuesday.(source: The Washington Post)

DC Reynolds: Each day the government is closed, DC Reynolds will open at 11 a.m. and offer buy-one, get-one-free drinks until 9 p.m. You don’t need to be a government worker to take advantage of this outstanding offer. (source: The Washington Post)

Duffy’s Irish Pub: Show your federal ID for $2 beers (Miller Lite, Natty Boh, Coors Light or PBR tallboys) after 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday during the shutdown. (source: The Washington Post)

GBD: How does an extra hour of happy hour sound? Every day from 4 to 8 p.m., anyone can have $3 punches, $3 wine on draft and a rotating selection of discounted drafts. Beers change daily, but Tuesday’s selection included $3 Avery Dugana Imperial IPA, $4 Bear Republic Tartare Berliner Weisse and $5 De Dolle Oerbier Belgian Strong Dark Ale. (source: The Washington Post)

Granville Moore’s:  Offering $1 Stellas until the shutdown is over. The deal starts today at 2 p.m., along with food specials. (source: DC Eater)

Hill Country: Show a government ID at Hill Country during the shutdown and you’re eligible for all-day happy hour specials, including $3 PBR bottles and $5 margaritas, rail drinks and shots. (source: The Washington Post)

Ireland’s Four Courts: The Irish pub is extending happy hour from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day for the rest of the shutdown, with a mix of half-price appetizers and rotating drink specials. (source: The Washington Post)

Kangaroo Boxing Club: Take 10 percent off your tab with a federal ID. The discount will grow 5 percent every week the shutdown lasts. Members of Congress pay double. (source: The Washington Post)

Kramerbooks: The cafe’s usual happy hour — $5 beer, rail drinks and house wine — will be offered from opening to close at the bar. Members of Congress have to pay double – a priceless addition. (source: The Washington Post)

Madam’s Organ: Bring a government work ID to the Adams Morgan bar between 5 and 8 p.m. any day during the shutdown and your first drink is free. Food will also be half price until 8. (source: The Washington Post)

Marvin: Marvin is hosting daily shutdown day parties until the situation is resolved. Doors open at noon with a DJ and $1 Stella Artois. Beer prices go up $1 per hour – they’ll cost $2 from 1 to 2 p.m., and $3 from 2 to 3 p.m., etc. – until 4 p.m. After that, they’re $4 beers all night. (While everyone is eligible for the discounted Stella, Marvin also offers a special for government employees: Show your badge and get happy hour prices on mixed drinks and wine all night.) (source: The Washington Post)

MIghty Pint: Always a great source for happy hours, checkout the “Happiest Hour” from 4-5pm with $1 rails and drafts (including Sam Adams and Guinness). After that it’s regular happy hour with $3 drafts and $5 rail cocktails.  Oh yeah, and everthing including the cocktails are served in a pint glass. (source: The Mighty Pint)

Osteria Marzano: Government workers with ID get 50 percent off select pizzas during happy hour (4-7 p.m.. Monday-Friday), as well as $3 on select draft beers and $4 house liquors. (source: The Washington Post)

Penn Social: Show a government ID during the shutdown and get one of six selected draft beers for $3 (including Dogfish Head Punkin, Bell’s Oktoberfest and Brooklyn Lager) and 30 percent off all wings. (source: The Washington Post)

Piola: All government employees receive 40 percent off their meal and any beer for $2.95 during the shutdown when they present a valid ID at either the Rosslyn or 14th Street locations. (source: The Washington Post)

Red Rocks: The Columbia Heights pizzeria will open daily at 11 a.m. for lunch during the shutdown, offering daily drink specials, such as $5 Dark and Stormys, and an extra 10 percent off to anyone with a government ID. (source: The Washington Post)

Thomas Foolery: Thomas Foolery’s “Angry Hour” special is one of the weirder happy hours in D.C.: From 5 to 7 p.m., you take $1 off your drinks if you order with an angry tone of voice. Since many people are ticked off about the shutdown, Thomas Foolery is letting them vent early: Angry Hour deals run from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the length of the shutdown. (source: The Washington Post)

The Ugly Mug: Bring a government ID to the Barracks Row sports bar for $4 draft beers, rail drinks and wine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. any day during the shutdown. (source: The Washington Post)

Union Pub: As long as the shutdown lasts, Union Pub will offer $3 “shut it down” whiskey shots and $6 pizzas from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (source: The Washington Post)

Z-Burger: Not a drink special, but who wouldn’t want a free burger?  Yours  at all DC locations while the shutdown lasts if you present a federal ID. (source: Huffington Post)

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