Where to Drink in DC during the Blizzard

A historic snowstorm (Jonas) is coming to DC today (Friday January 22, 2016 for those of you reading this in the future), bringing over 2 feet of snow (I predict 16 inches at DCA); the government’s closing at noon today (and I predict Monday too) and Metro will go dark at 11p tonight for entire weekend. Of course, this means drink specials for bars that stay open. I recommend you just head to your favorite neighborhood bar or stay home; if not, I’ve highlighted actual good deals at recommended bars ($1 off beer isn’t included). For more comprehensive posts (which I generally stole from anyways), check out the solid roundups at City Paper, Post, Eater, and Washingtonian.

  • Dupont
    • Urbana
      • $5 Margherita pizzas, $7 shot of fernet and a Peroni, $7 “moonshot” hot cocktails
      • Starts 3p Friday and Saturday
    • Bar Dupont
      • Star Wars themed pop-up patio snow bar Sun from 10a-4p
    • Hank’s Oyster Bar
      • Happy hour starts when snow starts
    • Duke’s Grocery
      • Robert Burns Day celebrations start early all wknd
      • $7 Barrelhound Scotch, Skull Splitter Orkney Ale, Belhaven Thistle IPA, Rusty Nail and Hot Toddies
    • Sushi Taro
      • Awesome HH (1/2 off sushi and drinks) extended to whole restaurant and til 8p Fri
  • H Street
    • The Argonaut, Jimmy Valentine’s, Little Miss Whiskeys, The Pug
      • Drinks $1 off for every 6 inches of snow (The Pug only Friday night)
    • Atlas Arcade
      • $5 Abita Purple Haze & Goldschlager shots
      • Opens at 1p Fri
  • Eastern Market/Capitol Hill
    • Beuchert’s Saloon
      • $5 Laphroaig 10 year scotch, $5 Chartreuse, mulled wine specials
    • Barrel
      • $3 Harpoon Winter Warmer beers, $5 Peak Organic Winter sessions,$5 Hot Toddies
    • Bayou Bakery
      • $3 beers all day Sat/Sun
    • Hank’s on the Hill
      • $2 Narragansett Milk Stouts, $5 hot punch
      • Starts 4p Friday
  • Chinatown / PQ / Downtown
    • Joe’s Crab
      • All day Fri and Sat cocktail hour in Banking Hall (normally just 2:30-6:30)
      • $5 cocktail size sandwiches, 1/2 off oysters, and other $3-6 snacks
      • Half priced signature cocktails, wines by glass and draft beer
  • Petworth / Columbia Heights / MtP
    • The Twisted Horn
      • $5 Angostura hot ciders, $4 vermouth, $4 sparkling wine, $2 Mexicali pilsner beers
    • DC Reynolds
      • BOGO starts at noon
  • Foggy bottom/ Gtown / Glover Park
    • Bayou
      • $2 cups gumbo, $6 Sazeracs/Hurricanes, $18 buckets of 5 Abita beers
  • NE DC/Brookland
    • Brookland Pint
      • 10% off bill for every foot of snow + extra $1 off for all adult hot beverages for every 6 inches.
      • Snowman building contest for kids and adults at 4 and 5p Saturday with $150 gift card
  • 14th Street/U Street/Shaw/Bloomingdale
    • Dino
      • All weekend HH inc $6 wine, $4 local drafts and half price antipasti
    • Fainting Goat
      • 80s snow movies, hourly contests
    • The Royal
      • All day HH inc. $5 vermouth/Miller High Life and $7 wine/classic cocktails
    • Tico
      • All day HH Fri (after 3p) and Sat w/ $5 beer/wine + $6 cocktails + $4 tacos + $5 small plates
    • Vinoteca
      • Fri night: $5 wine/beer, $8 mulled wine
    • Kapnos
      • Open at noon with all day HH
  • Adams Morgan
    • Jack Rose
      • HH 5-8p Fri and Sat.
      • $8 spiked cider and buttery bourbon, $5 drafts, $6 wines, and half priced snacks. Boozy snow cone cocktail
    • Pops Sea Bar
      • Open all afternoon and night Fri and Sat
      • 50 cent wings + $5 boozy hot cider
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