Shutdown Survival Kit: All DC Happy Hours


It takes a high-functioning alcoholic to put the answer to “Hey, I wonder where there’s a happy hour?” in a 4382-cell spreadsheet.

If you are one of the 800,000 federal workers who have been furloughed due to Congress’ ineptitude the government shutdown, you probably need a drink.  Thanks to a tireless and single-minded federal worker, you can peruse all of DC’s happy hour options right here in one spreadsheet. You can sort through it by day of the week, neighborhood, times, and deals.

Download it here or view it as a Google spreadsheet here. As a service to our readers, we will update this spreadsheet periodically and re-post it regularly. If you see anything missing, tell us in the comments section.  Let’s crowdsource the **** out of this.

War on the Rocks will be celebrating/commiserating with our furloughed readers after work today at James Hoban’s by Dupont Circle, where they have, according to the spreadsheet,  $4 rails/house wines/domestic beers, $5 classic mojitos, irish import beers, most pub food under $10.


Ryan Evans is the assistant director at the Center for the National Interest and the editor-in-chief of War on the Rocks.