Tax Day 2015 Food and Drink Specials

Where to find discount booze, free food, and other deals.
Tax Day 2015 Food and Drink Specials
Accountants can snag free beer and wine at City Tap House (above). Photograph by Andrew Propp.

Half-off alcohol at BLT Steak

1625 I St., NW

You may not be able to afford slices of Kombucha the Cow after Tax Day, but cocktails, beer, and wine are in the budget. Everything from martinis to glasses of vino and bottles of Champagne are half-off, all day and evening.

Half-price wine at Gypsy Soul

8296 Glass Alley, Fairfax

Chef RJ Cooper’s Mosaic District eatery launches half-price wine Wednesdays, just in time for Tax Day. The deal lasts all evening long, and will continue on Wednesdays going forward.

Free coffee at Whole Foods

Multiple locations

Gratis 12 oz. cups of drip coffee are handed out at the grocery stores. You may even find some extra free samples.

Free wine and beer for accountants at City Tap House

901 Ninth St., NW

Overworked accountants can bring a business card to this brewhouse and get complimentary draft beers and house wines from 5:30 to 6:30.

Discount drafts at Circa Dupont and Foggy Bottom

1601 Connecticut Ave., NW; 2221 I St., NW

Craft drafts go for the thematic price of $4.15 from 11 to 7 at both locations.

Free chips and queso at California Tortilla

Multiple locations

Diners have to say the secret password, “taxes shmaxes,” when making a purchase to get the freebie.

Discount pizzas at Pizza Vinoteca

800 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington

Buy any regularly-priced pie and get a second of equal or lesser value for $4.15 at this Ballston spot.

Free burgers at Hard Rock Cafe DC

999 E St., NW

This deal features two beef patties topped with pulled pork, wing sauce, and a mix of Jack and cheddar cheeses. The catch: you’ll have to get on the restaurant’s stage and sing for the complimentary prize between 5 and 7. Better hit one of those discount alcohol deals first.

BOGO bottles of wine at Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

2404 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Bring friends for this deal: buy one bottle of wine, and get another free. Guests can also snag complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entree.


All-day happy hour at Cafe Deluxe

Multiple locations

Drop by for happy hour all day long.

All-day happy hour at Tortilla Coast

400 First St., SE; 1460 P St., NW

Discount margs and more are served during the all-day happy hour at these Mexican spots.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.