To mark the first big snow day of the winter, lots of bars and restaurants around town are offering a flurry of deals to get remote workers out of their houses and into their establishments. Furloughed workers can also check out this updated guide for shutdown specials. The latest deals for affected employees with a government ID include free guacamole or a house margarita at El Centro, and free shepherds pie at Ri Ra Georgetown.
6641 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia
The new-ish pizzeria has all-day happy hour.
2003 18th Street NW
The bi-level Irish bar is serving $5 mules and half-priced burgers all day.
Cork Wine Bar & Market
1805 14th Street NW
The 14th Street NW staple is offering all-day happy hour on drinks along with $1 cookies.
406 H Street NE
The H Street vegan bar has a free stack of pancakes for kids under 12 and $5 Irish coffees or spiked hot chocolate for grown-ups. Sister bakery Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights (1370 Park Road NW) is also slinging free pancake stacks for tikes along with $5 chili mac.
777 6th Street NW
The Chinatown wine haunt is running all-night happy hour starting at 5 p.m.
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Chef Jamie Leeds’ restaurants have all-day happy hour specials like $1.50 oysters on the Wharf and Capitol Hill and $2 oyster shooters and middle neck clams in Dupont.
1350 I Street NW
The bar is keeping the snow party going with $1 cups of hot cocoa. Newly added spiked versions include Winter is Coming ($14) with amaretto, baileys, whipped cream, and a cinnamon stick, or the Hazelnut Hug ($11) with crème de cocoa, Frangelico, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.
Quarry House Tavern
8401 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, Maryland
The Silver Spring watering hole is opening at 4 p.m. with discounts on seasonal beers and pub quiz trivia starting at 7 p.m.
1595 Eye Street NW
The Midwest chain’s downstairs tavern is running all-day happy hour.
Chef Victor Albisu is offering $1 hot cocoa and all-day happy hour at all area taco shops.
1410 14th Street NW
The Logan Circle gay bar is opening early (2 p.m.) for a “huge happy hour” with large-scale drinks and $4 beer and wine.
Monday, January 14, also marks the start of D.C.’s winter restaurant week. Picks include District Commons, which is reviving its newly shuttered sister spot Acadiana with a New Orleans-inspired menu. For Officina’s first go at restaurant week, diners can get a last taste of winter truffles for $35 extra.