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UPDATE (1/23/16): Find a more up-to-date list of restaurant and bar openings for Saturday, Jan. 23 here.
Avoid your local grocery store (yes, it already looks like a war zone) and venture out into the snow over the next few days for plenty of restaurant and bar deals. From discounted lasagna to cheap beers, there are plenty of ways to weather the storm. Want to add to our listing? Email email@example.com. We’ll continue to update this round-up.
Ambar 523 8th St. SE
The Balkan restaurant is offering Sumadija hot tea, a traditional Serbian drink with plum rakia, Becherovka liqueur, caramelized sugar, and a cinnamon stick garnish, for just $5. (It’s normally $10.)
The Argonaut 1433 H St. NE
Drinks are $1 off for every six inches of snow the National Weather Service reports.
Bar Dupont 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW
The pop-up snow bar—now Star Wars themed!—will be back Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday with hot cocktails ($12) and “hot chewbacculate” ($5). There will also be a costume contest with the chance to win a two-night stay at The Dupont Circle Hotel or a $75 gift certificate to Cafe Dupont. The winner will be announced Saturday at 5 p.m.
Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant 14th Street location (1622 14th St. NW)
Anyone who makes it out to the bar Saturday will be rewarded with free soup and spiced hot chocolate.
Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant Cathedral Heights location (3310 Wisconsin Ave. NW)
A hot chocolate station will pop up both inside and outside for guests and street traffic. Special snow menu items include grilled cheese and tomato soup, stuffed baked potato, cast iron black truffle mac and cheese, and s’mores.
Bayou Bakery 901 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington
Cajun turkey chili is $3 for a cup or $5 for a bowl plus beers are $3 all day on Saturday and Sunday.
The Black Squirrel 2427 18th St. NW
The “#Snowmageddon2016” special offerings include grilled cheese, ginger hot toddies, and spiked hot cocoa. Open all weekend from noon Friday, 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If the government closes Monday, The Black Squirrel will open at 11 a.m.
Brick and Mortar 918 F St. NW
Open 1 p.m. on Saturday for $10 hot toddies plus hot chocolate with chartreuse. If you want to ignore the cold and pretend it’s summer instead, grab an $11 tiki drink. Bottomless chili will also be available for $13.
Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen 3126 12th St. NE
Start your weekend as early as Thursday at 5 p.m. with warm apple cider with apple-infused Jameson ($12), spiked hot chocolate ($12), or a draft pineapple-infused vodka cocktail ($12). From the kitchen, there will be beer-braised brats using Denizens Big Red Norm served on pretzel buns with spicy chow-chow relish ($14).
Carmine’s 425 7th St. NW
All carryout orders are 25 percent off until 10 p.m. Friday. (The restaurant is closed Saturday.) The discount does not apply to dine-in orders and alcohol is not included.
City Tap House 901 9th St. NW
Cozy on up from Friday to Sunday with cookie dough in a warm skillet and hot mulled cider spiked with Captain Morgan for $7 each. If you feel like lingering for a bit longer, board games including Giant Jenga, Connect 4, Sorry, Uno, Apples to Apples, and Scrabble will be in the bar area.
Denizens Brewing Co. 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring
Fill up your growlers for $14, or if you want to be completely numb to the cold, you can get the aged quadrupel, which contains 11.3 percent alcohol, for $30.
Dino’s Grotto 1914 9th St. NW
Happy hour will be held continuously at the bar through Monday night. The restaurant opens 5 p.m. Friday and will take food orders until 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The Restaurant Week menu will be made available early. UPDATE: Dino’s Grotto will offer a limited menu until 8:30 p.m. and likely close Saturday and Sunday brunch.
ENO Wine Bar 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Open 1 to 8 p.m. Friday with $5 happy hour wines and half-priced cheese fondue all night.
Firefly 1310 New Hampshire. Ave
From 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, soup and grilled cheese go for $5 as does the hot cocktail of the day.
Hank’s Oyster Bar Dupont Circle (1624 Q St. NW)
As soon as the first snow starts falling, happy hour starts.
Hank’s Oyster Bar Capitol Hill (633 Pennsylvania Ave. NE)
At 4 p.m. Friday, grab $2 Narragansett Milk Stouts, $5 Hot Punch, or other happy-hour specials.
Hawk ‘n’ Dove 329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
All day happy hour today and all weekend with $5 soup of the day, $5 hot drinks, $5 wines, $5 rail drinks, and $4 Miller Lites.
Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club 103 Bladensburg Road NE
Drinks are $1 off for every six inches of snow the National Weather Service reports. Open Thursday through Sunday.
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab 750 15th St. NW
If the government shuts down either Friday or Saturday, you can settle into an all-day cocktail hour, with half-priced oysters, cocktails, wine, and draft beers.
L’Hommage Bistro Francais 450 K St. NW
Happy hour drink specials including $6 shots of Jameson Irish whiskey, $6 bottled beers, and $10 bowls of four types of mussels are available all day on Friday and Saturday.
Las Canteras 2307 18th St. NW
If you live in the 20009 zip code, get 10 percent off the Peruvian food and drink menu for lunch, brunch, and dinner from Saturday through Monday. The discount does not apply to happy hour.
Little Miss Whiskey’s 1104 H St. NE
Take $1 off for every six inches of snow the National Weather Service reports. Open for the weekend.
McClellan’s Retreat 2031 Florida Ave. NW
If there’s an official snow day Friday, you can come in around 2 p.m. to grab a spiked hot chocolate for $8.
555 8th St. NW
Anytime it’s snowing order a “Clicquot in the Snow,” which is a glass of Veuve Clicquot ($15). Happy hour will be all day Saturday and Sunday, and on Sunday you can get $6 frites, $10 burgers, and $6 chicken noodle soup from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Pug 1234 H St. NE
On Thursday, there will be $5 Atlas Brew Works and DC Brau beers from 7 p.m. until close. Drinks are $1 off for every six inches of snow the National Weather Service reports.
The Riggsby 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Hot toddies, mulled wine and spiked cider ($8 each) will be available alongside a manager’s selection of half priced “comfort reds.”
Slate Wine Bar + Bistro 2404 Wisconsin Ave. NW
A snack and a drink are $10 from 12 to 7 p.m. and $15 from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Texas Jack’s 2761 Washington Blvd., Arlington
Side dishes are two-for-one if the federal government is closed.
The Twisted Horn 819 Upshur St. NW
Starting Friday, grab $5 Angostura hot ciders, or hit the late-night happy hour for $4 dealer’s choice vermouth, $4 sparkling wine ($6 for both), or $2 Mexicali Pilsners.
Urbana 2121 P St. NW
Starting at 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, find $5 margherita pizzas, $7 Urbana boilermakers (shot of Fernet and a Peroni), and $7 “moonshot” hot cocktails.
Willie’s Brew & Que 300 Tingey St. SE
Happy hour lasts all day Friday and through the weekend with $5 wines, $5 rail dirnks, $5 Milagro Tequila shots, and $4 Miller Lites.
Photo by Jessica Sidman