Furloughed Employees Offered Discounts
The U.S. government ran out of money at 12:01 a.m. this morning and for the first time in 17 years has shutdown. Hundreds of thousand of government workers have been furloughed. The shutdown includes the Smithsonian museums including the National Zoo, the monuments, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the D.C. golf courses. Evens weddings planned for the Mall have to be canceled or moved.
With the largest concentration of those laid off employees here in the D.C. area, what are you to do? Well many restaurants are offering furloughed federal employees discounts when you present your government employee ID.
Food & Drink
Art and Soul
415 New Jersey Ave. NW
Get your second happy hour drink for free at the bar tonight with a federal government employee ID. Happy hour is extended from 4-8 p.m.
915 E St. NW, Penn Quarter
Get 10 percent off your check during the shutdown with your federal government employee ID.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
1308 G St. NW
Receive one free doughnut or chicken purchase when you show your federal government employee ID as long as the shutdown lasts.
2413 Columbia Pike, Arlington
The cocktail bar will offer Furlough Foolery, a punch made with bourbon, apple and celery, for $4 a glass during happy hour from 5-7:44 p.m. weekdays.
1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington
Complimentary fresh beignets with the purchase of a coffee by government and military personnel.
2003 18th St. NW, Adams Morgan
Happy hour begins at 3 p.m. while the government is closed, with all draft beers less than $5.
14 H St. NE
Everyone can benefit from the all-day furlough happy hour with $5 local beers, Green Hat gin and tonics and a $7 Nonessential combo: a Narragansett tallboy and a shot of Old Overholt rye.
2321 18th St. NW, Adams Morgan
Furloughed government workers enjoy happy hour all night long Monday-Friday with $4 Heaven Hill and $2 off all drafts and specialty cocktails with federal government employee ID. “Thank the Republicans.”
1101 K St. NW
Federal and military employees can take advantage of a special $20 menu that includes dishes such as veal meatballs with harissa and yogurt, classic white-wine-steamed mussels and frites, and crème brûlée (pick an appetizer and entrée or entrée and dessert). Add a $2 “shot down” drink or $5 glass of wine.
Cashion’s Eat Place
1819 Columbia Rd. NW
Get half off wines by the glass, $5 craft beers and 50 percentoff appetizers until the government reopens with your federal government employee ID.
Clyde’s of Georgetown
3236 M St. NW
All cans of beer are $3, Leinekugel’s Summer Shandy Draft is $4, Starr Pils Draft is $4, all Absolut and Maker’s Mark cocktails are $4, Fireball and Rumchata shots are $4 and Rosemount Shiraz is $5 a glass. Also, blue plate specials are under $10.
Clyde’s of Chevy Chase
5441 Wisconsin Ave.
Get 20 perecent off your entire check (excluding lobster special) with federal government employee ID.
1720 14th St. NW
Get happy hour prices on wine “all day, all night, until the Hill kids start acting like grownups and end this insanity.”
Cork Market & Tasting Room
1805 14th St. NW
Receive a 10 percent discount on the market’s wine, beer and retail items with your federal government employee ID.
The Daily Dish
8301 Grubb Road, Silver Spring
Get a free cup of regular coffee. No purchase necessary. As its Facebook page says, “It’s on our house (as opposed to the House of Representatives).” Zagut also reported they are offering a “sequester special” for hungry civil servants. Federal employees can take a 20 percent discount on food during weekday lunches on furlough days.
3628 Georgia Ave. NW
Anyone can buy a drink, get one free from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. as long as the government is shutdown.
777 I St. NW
Happy hour prices will be available all night long at the bar if you show your federal government employee ID.
2106 Vermont Ave. NW
Show a federal government employee ID after 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday and get $2 beers (tall boy PBR, Natty Boh, Miller Lite, and Coors Lite) and $5 Jameson shots.
1323 Connecticut Ave. NW
All guests get happy hour prices from 4-8 p.m. during the shutdown with discounts on three rotating beers, $3 glasses of wine and $3 glasses of punch.
Kangaroo Boxing Club
3410 11th St. NW
Get $3 screwdrivers from noon-5 p.m. The first is free with your federal government employee ID.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Everyone can receive all-day happy hour prices from opening to close including $5 beers, rail drinks and house wine. Members of Congress pay double.
2461 18th St., NW
Get half off the entire food menu during the shutdown with federal government employee ID.
3400 11th St. NW
The restaurant is offering 10 percent off from noon-5 p.m. with your federal government employee ID. It is also offering three local beers for $5.
1843 7th St. NW
Receive a free glass of sherry with your federal government employee ID as long as the shutdown lasts.
600 14th St. NW
During the shutdown, get $6 margaritas and $6 taco platters (three tacos per order) with your federal government employee ID.
Nando’s Peri Peri
Will messages like “Boneless Chicken, Spineless Congress” and “Dear Congress, Hurry the Cluck Up!” the Portuguese chicken chain has been offering free specials for furloughed employees who show an ID and sign up for the chain’s deal. Check their Facebook page for today’s special.
6361 Walker Lane, Suite 140, Alexandria
Receive half-off select pizzas as well as $3 select draft beers and $4 for hours liquors with your federal government employee ID. Happy hour from 4-7 p.m. weekdays offers $4 drafts and wines by the glass at the bar.
2727 Merrilee Dr., Merrifield
Get a complimentary bruschetta appetizer from noon-3 p.m. with your federal government employee ID.
1600 K St. NW
Receive a free draft beer when you show your federal government employee ID and purchase any of the new “hamburger deluxe” items from the menu, which start at $17.
1200 16th St. NW at the Jefferson Hotel
Anyone can get $2 “furlough fries” with red pepper dipping sauce through the shutdown.
5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 201
Receive a free Margherita pie with your federal government employee ID.
3417 Connecticut Ave. NW
Happy hour prices all day long with your federal government employee ID including half-price wine and draft beers during the shutdown.
2100 P St. NW, Dupont
1200 East-West Highway, Silver Spring
Both locations are offering early happy hour with half-price drafts, $5 wine and $4 rail drinks until 7 p.m.
520 Florida Ave. NW
Tuesday 2-for-1 happy hour with two-fer drafts and glasses of wine. Also, burgers are half price.
2118 14th St. NW
Get a 10 percent discount on Pennsylvania-grown produce, grass-fed meats, French wines, craft beers and more with your federal government employee ID.
223 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Get $2 DC Brau pints, $4 bottled beer specials and half off small plates during the shutdown with your federal government employee ID.
Sprinkles Over 3015 M St. NW Receive a free cupcake on Oct. 1 when you show your federal government employee ID.
Taylor Charles Steak & Ice
1320 H St. NE
Receive 10 percent off cheesesteaks with federal government employee ID.
Get a 10 percent discount and a free cookie with the purchase of any hoagie or salad as long as the shutdown continues with your federal government employee ID.
Joe Theismann’s Restaurant
1800 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria
Anyone can get 10 percent off your food purchase with their online coupon.
1432 Pennsylvania Ave. SW
Get 20 percent off your entire bill starting Tuesday.
Z-Burger Canceled All D.C. locations Get a free burger with your federal government employee ID from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. as long as the shutdown continues.
While the historic theater is shutdown, the Ford’s Theatre Society will present free performances of its current show, The Laramie Project, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street NW, just a block from the theater on Oct. 4 and Oct. 8. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come basis beginning at 6:30 p.m. On Oct. 7, the Lincoln Legacy Project panel discussion has been relocated to the Center for Education and Leadership, 514 10th St. NW, across from the theater at 7 p.m. Also, walking tours will continue during the shutdown.
The Energy Club
2900 S. Quincy St., Shirlington
Offering “Don’t Furlough your Fitness” campaign with free workouts to keep you in shape. All federal employees and contractors have to do is take their furlough papers and government IDs, and get “free workouts on the days” they’re furloughed, a club announcement says.
If you know of any other eateries offering shutdown discounts, let us know at email@example.com and we’ll update the list.
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