Here’s Where You Can Drink During James Comey’s Senate Testimony

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As nearly every cable news outlet counts down the hours to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow, many Washingtonians are gearing up to view the first hotly-anticipated event of the summer at a local bar. Below is a roundup of the bars opening early to screen the testimony. Drink up.

Perhaps the most aggressive Comey-related special comes from Union Pub, which will buy a round of drinks for customers every time President Trump tweets about the former FBI chief. The Capitol Hill bar will open at 9:30 AM, with the special running until either 4 PM or the conclusion of Comey’s testimony. 

U Street neighborhood bar Duffy’s Irish Pub will also open early and offer a “covfefecocktail for what they’re calling “the James Comey show.” With 15 television screens, it’ll be hard to miss a minute of the entertainment.

The Partisan in Penn Quarter is encouraging customers to grab breakfast sandwiches from Red Apron Butcher before sitting down with $6 cocktails dubbed “The Last Word” and “Drop The Bomb.” Arrive at 10 AM to tune in.

Dupont Circle’s The Front Page is opening bright and early at 9:30 AM, with all its televisions screening the testimony.  

Shaw’s Tavern is hosting The Comey Hearing Covfefe, offering $5 Russian vodka specials and $10 “FBI” sandwiches. The bar, located on the corner of 6th Street and Florida Ave., Northwest, will open its doors at 9:30 AM.

Logan Circle bar Commissary is offering a $15 bottomless brunch as well as a “Conspiracy and Covfefe” special (an American beer with a shot of Russian vodka) for $5.

Busboys and Poets will screen the testimony starting at 10 am, and is serving $5 White and Black Russians all day.  

Boxcar Tavern in Capitol Hill is opening at 10 AM with $5 drink specials.    

You can imbibe  in $5 dark & stormy’s and $5 Moscow mules at JR’s Bar in Dupont.

If you’re not interested in watching the hearing, The Pug on H Street will start showing HGTV and Law & Order reruns at 11 AM.

And finally, Capitol Lounge will open at 9 AM for customers looking to cope.

Courtney Vinopal is a former Washingtonian editorial fellow. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and previously worked as a press attaché for the Embassy of France in Washington, where she ran the institution’s social media accounts and newsletters. She lives in Woodley Park.