With the federal government’s gears grinding to a halt for the foreseeable future, there’s really only one thing left to do: drink. Here’s where you can indulge in discounted (and themed) booze and food specials during the shutdown. The Bird 1337 11th St., NW This poultry-themed restaurant is offering a special called the “Art of the Ordeal”—wings and a beer for $8—during happy hour for those with government IDs.
The list of things threatened by a government shutdown is extensive: national parks, the Smithsonian, mortgage approvals, and passport applications come to mind, as does the daily activity of the nearly 380,000 federal workers in the Washington area. But even if the gears of the republic come crashing down, there are two pastimes we can always count on: drinking and hooking up.
The Bruery celebrates the opening of its first DC location, which is also a first for the Orange County-based brewery on the East Coast. Head to The Sovereign in Georgetown on Thursday to try several of Patrick Rue’s beers, including vintage bottles from the cellar and rare IPAs from Offshoot Beer Co. The event is free to attend, and you can visit the area around Union Market on Friday to check out The Bruery when it opens.
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