Election 2018 DC Specials

Not surprisingly, many DC bars are hosting watch parties and showcasing election specials for the mid-term elections coming up Tuesday, November 6th. [Note that 18 USC 597 technically prohibits someone from “making or offering to make an expenditure” vote, or from someone from accepting money when there’s a federal candidate on the ballot, guessing DC Delegate race counts. Some real lawyers (not me, this ain’t legal advice) say offering a discount to someone in a “I voted” sticker is the same as “making an expenditure” but there’s not evidence this has ever been charged]

DC is overwhelmingly liberal, but if you want to avoid some conservatives, don’t goto Navy Yard or the Hill because there will be some there.

Here’s a list of spots and details (updated as plans emerge:

  • Barrel (Eastern Market)
    • $1 Old Fashioneds (must give “I Voted” sticker to bar), limit 1. 4-8:30p
  • Union Pub (Cap Hill)
    • Red and blue cocktails (names and ingredients TBD), $4 select bourbons, & $4 Belgian beers from 5p until close.
    • Social media vote for other options ($3 rails or $2 featured shots, $3 mystery beers, and $12 Narragansett beer) (EDIT: $3 rails won)
  • Roofer’s Union (Adams Morgan)
    • all night HH includes $4 local drafts, $5 cask beer/ house wine / spirits
    • Denizen’s Mini-tap takeover (all Denizen’s half off)
    • half-price large-format bottled beers
    • $9 Blue Negroni
  • City Tap Dupont 
    • HH 4-10p ($4 craft beer cans, $5 select drafts, $6 house wines, $7 premium mixed drinks)
  • Free State (PQ/Chinatown)
    • 10% discount for wearing I Voted sticker. Bar will donate 10% of your tab to Planned Parenthood
  • Ventnor Sports (Adams MOrgan)
    • 10% off to anyone in an “I voted” sticker
    • perennial spot to watch election results
  • Pennsylvania 6 (Downtown)
    • extended HH 4-10p ($5 rails, $5 selected drafts, $5 house wine)
  • Ana at District Winery (Navy Yard)
    • “I Voted” sticker gets you 20% off check
  • Liaison Capitol Hill
    • bourbon samples from Republic Restoratives to those wearing bowtie
    • drink specials start at 6p
  • Logan Tavern 
    • free trail mix for those with I Voted sticker
    • noon-close election-speicials (all day  HH)
  • The Bird (Shaw)
    • Moscow Mueller for $4 with I Voted Sticker
  • Ambar (Barracks Row)
    • HH from 4-10p ($5 drinks and Bites), which is extended 3 hours
  • Bar Deco (Chinatown)
    • viewing party on 3rd floor
    • $7 Old Fashioneds/Manhattans
  • Dyllan’s Raw Bar (Georgetown)
    • mini-muffins
    • $1 off 2 specialty cocktails with I voted sticker
  • Mission Navy Yard
    • $7 margs / $5 Dos Equis drafts / $5 Patron shots
    • $8 quesadillas
    • owner is a big Republican fundraiser FYI
  • Matchbox (Chinatown, 14th St, Barracks Row)
    • all day HH
  • The Park at 14th (Downtown)
    • election night watch party 5-11:30p
  • Rare Steakhouse & Tavern (Downtown)
    • all night HH starts at 4p
    • food/drink deals
  • Upper West Side Cafe (West End)
    • Free Eggenberg draft beer to those who show I Voted stickers
  • Teddy and the Bully Bar (Dupont)
    • 3p-midnight
    • $5 American mules / $7 wine
    • food specials
  • Duffy’s (H Street)
    • Free Guinness Blonde draft with I Voted sticker (limited supplies)
  • Reliable Tavern (Petworth)
    • Beto O’Rourke watch party
    • Texas-themed specials
  • The Pinch (ColHi)
    • red/blue lemonades, beer specials
    • poker at 6:30p / improv at 7p
  • Across the Pond (Dupont)
    • HH all day: $3-$5 beer specials; $5 rails, $5 house wine/glass & $5 apps
  • Biergarten Haus (H Street)
    • all day drink specials (opens at 4p)
    • normal trivia 8-9:30p
  • Wisdom (Capitol Hill / East)
    • I voted sticker gets you a Freedom Punch
    • HH on beer/wine extended all night for everyone (past 7:30p normal)
  • Exile’s (U Street)
    • drink specials all night sponsored by Jameson
  • Dino’s Grotto (Shaw)
    • HH deals on antipasto and drinks all night when you show I voted sticker
    • everyone gets normal 1/2 off great burger
  • Satellite Room (Shaw)
    • $2 Election special cocktail shooters all night with I voted Sticker
  • Beuchert’s Saloon (Eastern Market)
    • normal amazing Tuesday special of 1/2 price great burger (w fries) + $5 select beers all night
  • Pitchers (Adams Morgan)
    • show I Voted sticker when you walk in door, get 1st drink free
  • Tortilla Coast (Capitol Hil)
    • HH all day long if wearing I voted sticker
    • specials include $5 Donkey Tail (Hotdog wrapped in flour tortilla & fried, topped with melted cheddar cheese +salsa), $4 Elephant Ears (2 fried flour tortillas, tossed in cinnamon sugar, served with scoop of ice cream), $6 Stars & Stripes Frozen Lime & Strawberry margs, topped with blue curaco
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2018 H Street Festival Bar Specials

Here’s a quick list of bars and specials for the 2018 H Street Festival, today Saturday October 13, 2018. The festival runs from Noon to 7pm.

4th-5th Streets

  • The Big Board
    • extended “New Belgium patio” with $5 New Belgium drafts/cans
    • $3 hot dogs, “crazy” corn, cookies
    • games + giveaways
    • $20 credit/debit card minimum
  • Bar Elena
    • $4 hot cider (add $3 bourbon shot)
    • other food/drink deals
  • Nando’s
    • extended patio

7th-10th Streets

  • Taqueria Rosticeria
    • extended patio
  • Po Boy Jim
    • extended patio
    • Po Boy eating competition at 7p (no utensils)
    • DJ
  • Dio Wine Bar
    • culmination of 1 year anniversary celebration
    • “autumn-inspired, warm and whimsical wine garden”
  • Dirty Water
    • will be crazy with UGa-LSU at 3:30 and Sox game at 8
    • extended patio
  • Chupacabra
    • extended patio

10th-12th Streets

  • The Haymaker
    • extended patio
  • Duffy’s Irish Pub
    • 20 oz specials: $6 Guinness (on tap), $5 Guinness Blonde, $4 Miller Lite
    • $3 PBR/Natty Boh Tall Boys
    • sidewalk patio sales
  • Ben’s Upstairs
    • drink specials upstairs
  • Little Miss Whiskey’s
    • beer garden out front
  • Cusbah
    • $8 Crown Royal (including flavors)
    • $6 Smirnoff
    • $5 Brooklyn Summer Ale
  • Choong Man
    • extended patio

12th-13th Streets

  • The Queen Vic
    • Jameson Irish Whiskey Double Decker bus parked in front
  • Sticky Rice
    • open
    • extended patio
  • On the Rocks
    • extended patio
  • The Pug
    • open
  • Granville Moore’s
    • extended patio
    • $5 Ommegang Short Sleeve saison and Boulevard Jam Band cans / $7 Duvel and Ommegang Nirvana IPA
  • Dynamix Lounge
    • extended patio

13th-15th Streets

  • Dangerously Delicious Pies
    • extended patio
    • Free live music upstairs in Pie Shop starting at 2p-midnight (shows on the hour)
  • Hill Prince
    • Federalist Pig BBQ stand in front!
    • extended patio
  • Biergarten Haus
    • huge beer garden in front
    • Brats and beers in festival area cash only
  • RedRocks H Street
    • extended patio
    • DJ sets all day
    • $8 House Sangria / $10 Tropical Red Bull slushies / $6 Draft beer & cans / $7 Sankofa Hypebiscus pale ale
    • $8 Redrocks spicy sweet chili wings, $14 whole pepperoni neapolitan pizzas / $12 whole cheese pizzas / $8 ravioli pomodora
  • H Street Country Club
    • patio extended onto street
  • Rock and Roll Hotel
    • “Browdown Throwdown 7”
    • Free open to all ages
    • Bands 1st floor, DJs on 2nd floor and rooftop
    • extended patio
  • Star and Shamrock
    • open
    • extended patio
  • Sospeso
    • special menu 9a-9p
    • balcony open
  • Impala
    • $5 Modelo, Corona cans / $6 Pacifico draft
  • Stable
    • extended patio
  • IMM on H
    • extended patio
  • The Pursuit
    • $8 Rose
    • $35 Rose all day

Gin Bar Wisdom Celebrates a Decade in Hill East

Wisdom

Wisdom, the low key gin emporium next to the Potomac Ave. Metro in Hill East, celebrates ten years in business the week of October 14th-20th. Owner Erik Holzherr has established both a great neigborhood spot and where gin lovers come to sample an extensive selection.

Specials (including normal HH specials)/Hours (subject to change for anniversary week)

All Week
The Blue Hour: $10 Bluecoat Martinis during Happy Hour (open until 7:30p except on Sat.)
Sunday, Oct. 14 (5-11p)
Free Gin & Tonic
(first drink free + bartender’s choice)
Monday, Oct. 15 (5:30p-midnight)
$3 Craft Beer
 
Tuesday, Oct. 16 (5:30p-midnight)
1/2 Price Gin & Tonics for Gin Club Members
Wednesday, Oct. 17 (5:30p-midnight)
$5 Wine
Thursday, Oct. 18 (5:30p-midnight)
BIRTHDAY PARTY
with cake + a celebratory toast
Friday, Oct. 19 (5:30p-2a)
Complimentary Welcome Punch
Saturday, Oct. 20 (5:30p-2a)
$10 Nolet’s Martinis