Here in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, we like to say that "the porch light is always on." Despite the federal government shutdown, there are still a variety of restaurants and attractions for all to enjoy including specials for government employees.
The National Museum of the U.S. Navy at the Washington Navy Yard is still open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. The museum is open to the public, but according to the museum website, visitors without a military ID must check in at the Visitor Control Center (VCC) at the primary access gate at 11th and O Streets SE (GPS address is 1022 O Street SE, Washington, DC). The VCC is open weekdays, 6:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
As DC public parks, the world-class Yards Park and Canal Park are always free and open to the public.
In fact, Canal Park Ice Rink remains open with the following hours: Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Monday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm; and Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm.
District Winery will offer Half Price Tastings at the Tasting Bar & Half Price Bottles at the Bar in Restaurant Ana weekdays with a Government ID.
During the shutdown, Mission's specials include the following: $7 Mission Margarita, $5 El Jimador Silver, $5 16oz Dos Equis draft, & $8 Quesadilla (+$4 add protein). As a reminder, the Mexican spot always offers Taco Tuesdays - 2 tacos + pint of Estrella Jalisco draft $10.
Rasa is offering 25% off and All-Day Happy Hour with a Government ID through the duration of the shutdown.
Due South features Happy Hour pricing beginning at 2:00 pm for government employees.
The Big Stick is giving 18% off all food and $4 drafts/house wine/rails until 7:00 pm for all federal employees with ID.
Nando’s Peri-Peri is offering 20% off Food (excludes alcohol) for anyone who shows a Government ID for the duration of the shutdown.
Sweetgreen will offer free signature salads to government workers from 6:00 to 8:00 pm this Friday, January 11th through Sunday, January 13th.
Willie's is hosting All-Day Happy Hour for government employees with a valid Government ID.
Gordon Biersch at 100M will offer 20% off to any government employee through the duration of the shutdown. Must show Government ID.
Bang Salon is offering 20% off to customers with a valid Government ID.