Furlough Specials In The DMV

Are you an out of work federal employee? Fear not! Plenty of places in the DC area are looking out for your needs, whether you have to feed yourself or drink your misery away. These are just some short-term deals in the area.

1. Z-Burger

Via sogoodblog,com

The Arlington, Columbia Heights, Tenleytown, and Southwest locations are giving out burgers to all furloughed employees during lunch (11-1 p.m.) and dinner (5-7 p.m.) with a proper ID for the length of the shutdown.

2. Jaleo

Via menuism.com

Chef Jose Andres is offering free sandwiches to all furloughed government employees (with an ID) for the duration of the shutdown. The offer applies to the Chinatown, Crystal City, and Bethesda locations as well as his other Chinatown restaurants, Oyamel and Zaytinya.

3. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe

Via ghostsofdc.org

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe is extending their happy hour ($5 beers, house wines, and rail drinks) until closing for the duration of the shutdown. As a caveat, members of Congress pay double. They still get paid during a shutdown, so they can afford it!

4. Union Pub

Via unionpubdc.com

Union Pub on Capitol Hill is offering “shut it down” whisky shots for $3 and pizzas for $6 from 2-5:30 p.m.

5. Granville Moore’s

Via twitter.com

Granville Moore’s is offering food specials and $1 Stella Artois throughout the shutdown.

6. Duffy’s Irish Pub

Via dchappyhours.com

The pub is offering $2 beers and $5 Jameson shots Mondays through Thursdays during the shutdown with a federal ID.

7. Sophie’s Cuban DC

Via twitter.com

Sophie’s Cuban DC is offering 3 free empanadas alongside any purchase (with a government ID).

8. Mockingbird Hill

Via twitter.com

Mockingbird Hill is offering a free glass of sherry to anyone with a government ID for as long as the shutdown lasts.

9. Gourmet Cottage

Via twitter.com

With a valid government ID, you can enjoy 15% off throughout the shutdown.

10. DC Reynold’s

Via twitter.com

Drinks are BOGO throughout the shutdown from 11-9 p.m.

11. The Phillips Collection

Via vimeo.com

Until Friday, October 4, the museum will waive its admission fee.

12. Beltway Plaza Mall

Via beltwayplazamall.com

Until October 31, anyone affected by the furlough can bring in a notice from their employer with their name, the name of their employer, and the dates of the furlough to Academy 8 box office from 10-6 p.m. In exchange, you’ll get a free lunch, fruit, or cookie.

13. Del Campo

Via twitter.com

With a government ID, Del Campo will offer its happy hour special ($7 margaritas and cocktails, $5 wine, and $4 beer) all day throughout the shutdown.

14. Pork Barrel BBQ Restaurant

Via porkbarrelbbq.com

Furloughed government employees can enjoy a free pulled pork sandwich each day of the shutdown. This specifically EXCLUDES members of Congress.

15. Cupcake Blvd

Via arundelvoice.com

Until Friday, October 4, furloughed employees (with an ID) can enjoy a free cupcake from 1-3 p.m.

16. Penn Social

Via pennsocialdc.com

For patrons with a government ID, Penn Social is offering $3 beers and 30% off all wings.

17. Urbana

Via urbanadc.com

For each day the shutdown continues, happy hour is extended by 1 hour, compounded every day. Specials include $7 cocktails, $6 wines, $5 bar bites, and $1 oysters.

18. 201 Bar

Via clotureclub.com

201 Bar offers $4 mystery beers and $15 growlers all day, every day throughout the shutdown.

19. Art and Soul

Via dchappyhours.com

Happy hour is extended until 8 p.m. for government employees during the shutdown. Specials include $4 regional drafts, $5 small plates, and $7 cocktails and wine. The bar will pick up the tab for your second drink.

MANY other places in the DMV are offering furlough specials. Just ask around, and good luck during the shutdown. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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