Tax returns are due this Monday, April 18. Bars and restaurants will look for any reason to run a special these days, but maybe their customers do deserve a reward for filing taxes on time. Plus, those who paid a hefty tax bill can find solace in a cheap drink. Here's a selection of D.C. area restaurants and bars offering discounts for Tax Day.
Alphonse Italian Market & Osteria
1212 U St. NW
The deal: In addition to their regular happy hour specials, guests can "save some dough" with a complimentary pizza with any Negroni purchase.
1625 I St. NW
The deal: BLT Steak is easing the burden of tax payments with 50 percent off all alcoholic beverages all day long. This includes cocktails, craft beers, wines by the bottle and by the glass.
McCormick & Schmick's
1652 K St. NW
The deal: Partake in happy hour pricing all day long.
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
The deal: The pizzeria is trying to cure Tax Day sadness with a buy one get one free deal on slices.
Poste Moderne Brasserie
700 F St. NW
The deal: The Penn Quarter restaurant is picking up the tax (10 percent) on all dining and bar tabs.
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro
2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The deal: Get happy hour prices all day long like $5 draft beers, $7 house wines and select cocktails, and discounted food.
Trummer's on Main
7134 Main St., Clifton, Va.
The deal: Enjoy half off sparkling wine and Rappahannock Oyster Co.'s Stingray Oysters at lunch and dinner.