Thousands of supporters are expected to flood D.C.’s streets for the third annual Women’s March on Washington scheduled for Saturday, January 19.
Lots of women-owned bars and restaurants are offering deals throughout the day to keep participants caffeinated, buzzed, and entertained.
Attendees will start gathering at 10 a.m. at Freedom Plaza (1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW), and the march will kick off at 11 a.m. from Pennsylvania and 13th Street. A rally is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Freedom Plaza.
Crimson @ Pod Hotel
627 H Street NW
The tri-level Chinatown venue, home to the Whiskey Bar, Diner, and The View penthouse, will offer a #WomensWave happy hour drink menu, donating 25 percent of proceeds to the Women’s March. The Diner’s happy hour will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Whiskey Bar and View will be open from 5 p.m. to close on march day.
Dyllan’s Raw Bar Grill
1054 31 Street NW
The Georgetown seafood spot’s “Happiness Hour” menu will be extended from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in honor of the Woman’s March, with $3 to $4 discounts on beer, wine, and cocktails. Prices will be slashed on a daily selection of East Coast and West Coast oysters, maki rolls, tinned fish and appetizers ($2 to $20).
1201 K Street NW
In partnership with Republic Restoratives, downtown’s progressive new hotel will offer a special cocktail this weekend at its rooftop Wild Days and speakeasy Allegory bars. A portion of sales from the No Turning Back (Civic Vodka, Fino Sherry, Cocchi Rosa, grapefruit-lemongrass cordial, $14) will be donated to Collective Action for Safe Spaces.
1101 Connecticut Avenue NW
The New York City java import will offer a complimentary drink at its newest Connecticut Avenue location to people rocking march gear.
1423 P Street NW
A themed cocktail dubbed The Future is Female ($11) is a spin on the French 75. It’s made with rose water simple syrup, Bluecoat gin, and sparkling wine. A percentage of proceeds of each sale will go to Planned Parenthood.
2007 14th Street NW
The U Street NW bar will offer free water to marchers outside its doors, as well as complimentary Marvin’s Cups — its version of a hot toddy — with Crown Apple, apple cider, lemon, and star anise. Music played across the two-level space that day will be entirely be by female artists. DJs M Dot and Reets will be spinning upstairs from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sharnice The Singer will perform live downstairs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
775 G Street NW
All weekend, the Penn Quarter mainstay will offer 50 percent off select women-made wines off its “Women Rock Wine!” menu with a $16 “Amelia Earhart” flight featuring four women-made wines. Proof will also be open for a special Saturday lunch from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. to feed march attendees.
1369 New York Avenue NE
The women-owned craft distillery will host a Women’s March after-party at its tasting room from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Republic Restoratives founder and former Gabby Giffords chief of staff Pia Carusone will be joined by the Baltimore-based mother-daughter duo behind Sporty Dog Creations, which will serving beef and vegan brats. A percentage of proceeds will be donated directly to the Women’s March.
Brixton (901 U Street NW), Satellite Room (2047 9th Street NW), American Ice Company (917 V Street NW), El Rey (919 U Street NW), Players Club (1400 14th Street NW), Ten Tigers Parlour (3813 Georgia Avenue NW), Brighton (949 Wharf Street SW), Gaslight Tavern (2012 9th Street NW) and Chez Billy Sud (1035 31st Street NW)
All of the above bars owned by brothers Eric and Ian Hilton will knock 10 percent off tabs for those sporting Women’s March swag. An additional 10 percent of each bill will be donated directly to the Women’s March.