DC bars to open early for Comey hearing watch parties

WASHINGTON — What’s a showdown without an audience?

The latest must-watch event — former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee — has some D.C. bars opening their doors as early as 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, to host viewing parties complete with food and drinks.

As Comey faces questions regarding his discussions with President Donald Trump about the federal investigation into Russia’s election meddling, watch partygoers can “watch the drama unfold” while tucking into “FBI”-themed fare or nursing Covfefe cocktails.

Click through the gallery below for the D.C. establishments holding Comey hearing watch parties.

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Shaw’s Tavern 

520 Florida Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Shaw’s Tavern plans to open its doors at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. For the viewing party, the establishment will feature an “FBI” breakfast special of French toast, bacon and ice cream, as well as an “FBI” sandwich with fried chicken breast, bacon and iceberg lettuce for $10 each. It also plans to feature $5 Stoli Vodka flavors.

Find more information on The Comey Hearing Covfefe event page on Facebook.

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The Partisan

709 D St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

The Partisan in Northwest D.C. invites patrons to grab a sandwich at its attached-at-the-hip butcher shop Red Apron before settling down at the bar to “watch it all go down.” The Partisan plans to open at 10 a.m. Thursday, and will offer drink specials including The Last Word and Drop The Bomb cocktails at $6 each.

Find more information on The Partisan’s Facebook page.

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Duffy’s Irish Pub

2106 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Duffy’s Irish Pub will screen “The Comey Show” on the large screen TV on the patio, as well as the 15 televisions in the establishment. The pub plans to offer free Wi-FI, “so you can pretend you are working” and the Covfefe Cocktail, which “is like drinking the Kool-Aid but only a small group of people know what’s in it.” Doors open at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Capital Lounge

229 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

The Capital Lounge in Southeast D.C., which usually opens its doors at 4 p.m., announced it will open at 9 a.m. on Thursday for the Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Famed California craft brewing company, The Bruery, is opening its first brick-and-mortar store east of the Mississippi this fall in D.C.’s Union Market district. (AP Photo)
Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

Starting at 9:30 a.m., the bar will buy rounds of drinks for the house every time Donald Trump tweets about the Comey hearing.

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Famed California craft brewing company, The Bruery, is opening its first brick-and-mortar store east of the Mississippi this fall in D.C.’s Union Market district. (AP Photo)

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