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Trump’s Indictment Means Bar Specials in DC

Drink a "Dark N' Stormy Daniels" on the day of Trump's arraignment.

Fight Club will offer a "Sad Boys Tea" on the day of Donald Trump's indictment. Photograph by Kimberly Kong.

The Trump administration has provided plenty of fodder for DC bars over the years. Over his inauguration weekend, one Capitol Hill spot hosted a Russian-Trump themed pop-up  (featuring a “Last Supper”-esque painting with Steve Bannon licking Mike Pence’s face). Another DC bar became known for offering $5 “Moscow Muellers” any time a Trump associate was indicted. And then there was the DC cider-maker that created an entire series of bottled cocktails inspired by January 6th “Treason All-Stars.” So, what did you expect when the former President was indicted? Of course there are drink specials.

Park View beer garden Midlands announced a promotion called “When it arraigns, we pour $5 drafts.” The deal beginning at 3 PM on Tuesday, April 4, includes local beers plus specials on Ilegal Mezcal. Meanwhile, Capitol Hill restaurant and bar Fight Club will host an all-day happy hour on Tuesday (11 AM to 11 PM) with $10 “Dark N’ Stormy Daniels,” an “IndictMINT Julep,” and “Sad Boys Tea” (vodka, earl grey tea, passion fruit iced tea, lemon, mint syrup). Also in Capitol Hill, Union Pub will offer “speakeasy-style shhpecials” including a dark rum “Stormy Manhattan” for “$13(0,000.00)” and a “Tacopina Tuesday” deal (two tacos for $7 or five for $15). 

We’ll update if we hear of others. Because DC.

Jessica Sidman
Food Editor

Jessica Sidman covers the people and trends behind D.C.’s food and drink scene. Before joining Washingtonian in July 2016, she was Food Editor and Young & Hungry columnist at Washington City Paper. She is a Colorado native and University of Pennsylvania grad.