Some D.C. bars, restaurants and even a yogurt shop are hoping to lift furloughed workers' spirits with freebies and deals. Here are some shutdown specials.
WASHINGTON — With the federal government shutdown, some D.C. bars, restaurants and even a yogurt shop are hoping to lift furloughed workers’ spirits with freebies and deals.
Here are the specials that are confirmed to kick in.
The Bird: Any furloughed government employee can enjoy “The Art of the Ordeal” — Korean wings with any draft beer for $8 during happy hour.
China Chilcano: Government employees not being paid during the shutdown get a complimentary pan con pollo at the bar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Capitol Lounge:$5 “shutdown cocktails” with colorful names like “C’mon Chuck” and “Durbin Soda” will be available for those who show a federal employee ID.
Carmine’s: The happy hour menu will be offered all day in the bar as long as the shutdown continues. Everyone, not just furloughed feds, will be able to order a $12 “Hard Times Cocktail” made with Campari, bourbon, orange juice and thyme-infused simple syrup. Also: Order any happy hour item (like fried zucchini or meatball sliders), and they’ll throw in an extra meatball.
CAVA: All furloughed federal employees get a 10 percent discount on single purchases of bowls and pitas during the shutdown (with a valid work ID, of course).
The Commodore Public House: Offers $3 Narragansett drafts and an added shot for $3 more.
DCity Smokehouse: Offers happy hour, every hour for all government employees with a government issued ID.
dcWisdom: Extended happy hour with government ID every night of the shutdown. $2 off all house infused gin and tonics, $1 off all ciders/beers, wine and winter warmers, $6 off all rail drinks.
Dino’s Grotto: Until the shutdown is over, it will be happy hour for government employees.
Federalist Pig: Narragansett Beer is $3 with a government ID.
Firenza Pizza: $3 pizzas all day Monday when you say “shutdown,” and each order Monday gets a coupon for a free pizza when you buy one on your next visit. (Good at Virginia stores only.)
Finn McCool’s: Enjoy happy hour prices all day and night, as long as the shutdown continues, with a valid government ID.
Granville Moore’s: Federal workers who show their government ID can take 30 percent off drafts.
Hawk ‘n’ Dove: A valid government ID gets you happy hour prices all day and night during the shutdown.
Jaleo: Every D.C.-area location is offering a complimentary flauta de tortilla de patatas at the bar Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
JINYA Ramen Bar: 50% off selected items for the first 100 federal employees, only at the 14th Street location in D.C.
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar: For government workers, they’ll have $5 rail drinks and $5 tallboys of Bitburger Pilsner and Benediktiner Helles (both German imports).
Lola’s: You’ll pay happy hour prices all day and night during the shutdown with a valid government ID.
Mad Fox Brewing Company: All federal workers get 20 percent off food with a valid ID. The company’s Instagram post states that members of Congress will be charged 20 percent more.
Menchie’s U St.: Furloughed workers who show their government ID will get 20 percent off.
Merzi: Government employees who show their ID’s get a 20 percent discount until the shutdown ends.