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The government shutdown has not been good for federal employees, but the news about it isn’t all bad.
Washington, DC area federal employees can score some discounts from local businesses and restaurants during the shutdown.
Free Burgers on Monday
Z-Burger is giving away free burgers today at its Tenleytown location from 11 AM to 4 PM. All it takes is a government ID.
Just like in the 2013 Federal Government #Shutdown, @zburger TODAY- Monday, Jan 22, will be giving Fed workers any #FREE single burger at Tenleytown @ZBurger location only (4321 Wis Ave NW) from 11a-4p with Gov ID – 1 per person
— Z-Burger (@zburger) January 22, 2018
Capitol Lounge began offering drink specials at 12:01 AM Saturday that will continue for every day of the shutdown.
Available at 12:01AM pic.twitter.com/P0smk3Svsc
— Capitol Lounge (@CapLounge) January 19, 2018
Queen Vic, Granville Moore’s, and The Pug are offering a 30% discount:
30% off all drafts for federal workers while the government is shut down. Come scream at the tv and drown your sorrows!
— The Queen Vic (@queenvicdc) January 20, 2018
The government’s closed, but don’t worry federal workers, we’ll make this a little easier on you. 30% discount… https://t.co/d1MlaRGL0L
— Granville Moore’s (@GranvilleMoores) January 20, 2018
So, yeah, cop, firefighter, teacher discount will be extended to Feds who are shutdown. 30 per cent.
— The Pug (@thepugdc) January 20, 2018
Carmine’s says it’s happy hour all day while the shutdown is in effect:
They can #shutdown the #government but they can’t shutdown your fun. Federal Workers get All Day #HappyHour as Long as the shutdown continues. pic.twitter.com/VIIgMPbozA
— Carmine’s NYC (@CarminesNYC) January 20, 2018
Several other bars and restaurants in the DC area are offering specials. The Hill has a list as does ABC News.
Free Basketball Tickets
Federal employees can get two free tickets to the upcoming Georgetown Hoyas vs. DePaul basketball game on January 24 at 8:30 PM. It just takes a valid federal ID.
Their doors are (still) closed (for now), so we have opened ours! During the government #shutdown (and even if a resolution is made) we are inviting all federal employees to attend the @GeorgetownHoops game vs. DePaul on Wednesday for FREE! pic.twitter.com/ASrVPgmMBJ
— Georgetown Hoyas (@GeorgetownHoyas) January 22, 2018