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Here's One Way to Get People in the Door of a New Restaurant — Free Beer

DC Harvest has found success offering the beverage to those who try their Old Bay fried chicken.

DC Harvest
DC Harvest
R. Lopez
Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

Nothing gets the attention of 20-something and 30-somethings (and those beyond that demographic, really) like free beer.

That's a lesson learned by DC Harvest, the new farm-to-table restaurant open on H Street NE. The restaurant has periodically been offering free beer on random Monday and Tuesday nights for those who come in and buy their Old Bay fried chicken. The chicken is prepared sous vide for two hours in a marinade of garlic, herb and buttermilk before dredged in whole wheat and Old Bay breading and fried.

"We just really wanted to make sure that as many people as possible could try this amazing chicken," said co-owner Jared Ringel via email. "We love meeting the community and are always looking to find new ways to meet people and share what we have with them." The last giveaway, which was last night, brought in more than 50 people to the restaurant. The offer continues tonight.

Ringel plans to continue to offer the deal on some Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the winter, so keep an eye on the restaurant's Twitter account for updates (as well as new promotions).

Old Bay fried chicken at DC Harvest.

DC Harvest

517 H Street Northeast, , DC 20002 (202) 629-3296 Visit Website