Double-sided sign at Kingfisher on 14th Street NW courtesy of Kingfisher

D.C. restaurants and bars are letting potential patrons know where they stand in advance of tonight’s white supremacist “Unite the Right 2” rally. The rally is scheduled to take place in Lafayette Square from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and participants could want a meal or a drink afterwards. 

As Washingtonian reported in 2017, restaurants are legally allowed to turn away white nationalists and other “fringe ideological groups.” The magazine also reported this week that the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) distributed information to its members regarding their rights to refuse service to such groups. 

Some operators have decided to post their stances on social, thereby taking the guesswork out of whether or not those who preach hate will be served. 

Check out a collection of their messages below. 

Instagram, courtesy of Cafe Chocolat
Outside Glens Garden Markets Garden Market
Courtesy Comet Ping Pong
Instagram, courtesy of Pow Pow
Instagram, courtesy of The Passenger
Instagram, courtesy of Dorjee Momo
Courtesy Sugar Shack Donuts
Sign at Maté in Georgetown Credit: Laura Hayes
Beucherts Saloon, Instagrams Saloon, Instagram

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