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While the government is closed, restaurants and bars are open with snow day specials. It’s also Fat Tuesday. Here are today’s snow Fat Tuesday specials. We’ll be updating throughout the day.

Also: handily sorted by neighborhood to optimize minimal travel to cheap food and drink today


Everywhere –  Drinking at Home?

14th street / Logan Circle

  • Cafe Saint-Ex – Open at 11 a.m. for lunch with happy hour drink prices until 7 p.m. and $8 Irish coffees.
  • Bar Pilar – Open at 2 p.m. with happy hour prices until 7 p.m.
  • Compass Rose – Opening at noon. Specials will include slushy drinks and a “snow day” menu.
  • Logan Tavern – Happy hour all day at the bar and community table
  • Commissary –  Half off all hot cocktails, and $4 spiked chocolates, $4 Natty Boh and a whiskey shot and $5 beef or veggie burgers. BONUS: MOVIES PLAYED ON THEIR PROJECTOR ALL DAY.
  • Tortilla Coast – Open at noon, happy hour specials all day.
  • El Centro DF – All of these are $5: El Centro Margaritas (frozen/on the rock), Wines (house red / house white), Cervezas (dos equis lager / dos equis amber / tecate corona / corona light / modelo especial)

Dupont / West End

  • Hank’s Dupont – Boozy hot chocolate at the bar for $9.
  • Firefly – Cadillac grilled cheese (gruyere, cheddar, béchamel) and a soup of the day for $5 (down from $12)
  • Urbana –   Ask for the discounted snow day cocktails and $5 pizzas.
  • Cafe Deluxe – ALL LOCATIONS  – open at noon, and with happy hour specials all day.


H street NE

  • Granville Moore’s – Opening at 11:00 a.m. for a special snow day lunch and day-drinking. The kitchen will offer the full dinner menu plus an egg sandwich during the day until regular service begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday night is also NeigHborhood Night at Granville Moore’s – 12.38% off if you’re a local (just mention Neighborhood Night to your server).

Adams Morgan

  • Jack Rose is keeping warm with two seasonal hot cocktails – their famous Mulled Wine with Cardamom Pods, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Black Pepper, Vanilla, Clove, Orange, Lemon; and the Hot Whiskey Cider made with Jim Beam Bourbon and fall spices, which are only $6 during Happy Hour from 5-7:30pm.

U Street

  • The Brixton – Open at 1 p.m. with $5 mulled wine, $5 hurricanes and a limited food menu.
  • Vinoteca – U Street’s Vinoteca is extending Happy Hour ALL NIGHT (usually runs from 5-7pm) with 20 wines at $5, $5 beer and discounted bar snacks.


  • El Centro DF – All of these are $5: El Centro Margaritas (frozen/on the rock), Wines (house red / house white), Cervezas (dos equis lager / dos equis amber / tecate corona / corona light / modelo especial)

Columbia Heights / Petworth

  • Chez Billy Petworth – Open the main bar at 2 p.m. and will feature their Royale burger with cheese for $10 and $6 French onion soup.
  • Meridian Pint – EXTRA BRUNCH DAY! Brunch begins at 10 a.m. Free homemade cocoa and coloring books are available for children, and alcohol available for spiking the parents cocoa. EVERYONE WINS!
  • Looking Llass Loungs – Open at noon (enough said).


  • BLT Steak  – has half-priced hot cocktails at the bar all day and night, including their Hennessy Hot Toddy ($6, usually $12), made with Early Grey Tea-infused Hennessy VS, Fresh Gingered Honey, Lemon Juice and Hot Water garnished with a freshly-charred Lemon Wheel.
  • Toro Toro: All of these are $5 all day:  Wine (MALBEC argentina , SAUVIGNON BLANC argentina),  Beers (CORONA EXTRA mexico , CORONA LIGHT mexico , BROOKLYN LAGER new york , MAHOU spain), Cocktails (The Caipirinha, Mojito Traditional, Margarita and Tinta Roja)

Capitol Hill


Chinatown / Penn Quarter

  • Hill Country Barbecue Market – All day happy hour prices, $3 PBR, $4 house wine, $5 house margaritas, $20 pitchers and $5 well drinks. Hill Country Hot Chocolate is $4 all day, spiked for $4 more.
  • Poste  – $15 glasses of Veuve Clicquot, so you can keep it classy this snow day.
  • Penn Social – $4 Abitas all night because it is not only snow day it is FAT TUESDAY TOO.
  • Zengo: all of these are $5 all day – margarita, mojito, mojito pina, caipirinha, moscow mule, white wine, red wine, dos equis amber, corona, tecate


  • Dino’s Grotto – Offering a free mug of soup with the purchase of any other food. Bonus: $6 lemon, honey, and ginger hot toddies.


Navy Yard

  • Aqua 301 – Opens at 11 a.m. with $2.50 tacos, $3.50 Corona Lite drafts, and $5 margaritas.
  • TaKorean – Both locations have all day happy hour with $4 craft beers.


  • Brookland Pint – Free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entree today.