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Wed Jun 7, 2017, 06:06 PM Jun 2017

Bars across U.S. opening early for James Comey testimony

Here are some of the establishments serving up an early round of beverages during Thursday's Hill hearing:

Washington, DC
Shaw's Tavern

The bar in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood is serving Russian vodka cocktails and an "FBI breakfast" bright and early at 9:30 am for their "Comey Hearing Covefe" event where the bar will broadcast the hearing. Shaw's Tavern General Manager Rob Heim told CBS News, "We have always had watch parties for debate nights and on election nights -- but this will certainly be our first watch party for a congressional hearing."

Drink specials: Russian vodka cocktails

Thursday we are opening early for our Comey Hearing Covfefe! pic.twitter.com/o7o2XsFzl2

— Shaw's Tavern (@ShawsTavern) June 6, 2017
Union Pub

The Capitol Hill pub will open at 9:30 a.m. and will buy a round of drinks for the house every time President Trump issues a tweet on the hearing, offering the generous special until Comey's testimony ends.

Drink special: Free round for the house every time Mr. Trump tweets about hearing

TOMORROW: We open at 9:30AM & buying a round of drinks for the house every time @realDonaldTrump Tweets about the #ComeyHearing! #ThisTown pic.twitter.com/7xX4btxKoC

— Union Pub (@UnionPub) June 7, 2017

The Partisan

The part-restaurant, part-butcher shop will be opening at 10 a.m., and offering breakfast service.

Specialty drinks: "The Last Word" and "Drop The Bomb"

#ComeyHearing viewing party this Thursday! Opening at 10am with @redapronbutcher breakfast + The Last Word & Drop The Bomb drink specials. pic.twitter.com/5BjNvwstw1

— The Partisan (@ThePartisanDC) June 6, 2017
Duffy's Irish pub

The pub will be hosting its own "Comey Show" -- doors open early, and the pub offers free WiFi to allow patrons to "work" while viewing the proceedings on any of 15 television screens.

Specialty drink: "Covefefe Cocktail"

Duffy's getting in on the Comey watch party action pic.twitter.com/HvDT35YMHR

— Tierney Sneed (@Tierney_Megan) June 6, 2017
San Fransisco, California
West Coast establishments plan to open substantially earlier than East Coast bars, since the hearing's 10 a.m. ET start team translates into 7 a.m. PT. Bars like Ace's, Gino and Carlo's Tavern and Clooney's Pub will have their TVs tuned to the testimony.

Houston, Texas

The bar will be opening its doors promptly at 8:45 a.m. for early morning beers and friendly debate at their "SUPER BOWL OF Washington" event. While the event boasts a whopping 120 RSVP's and 906 "interested" attendees on Facebook, Axelrad partners Adam Brackman, Monte Large, and Jeff Kaplan say this is far from their first rodeo.

A watch party for a food-related miniseries highlighting Houston and its immigrant cultures at Axelrad.
Axelrad Beer Garden
"Axelrad has set out to activate the community and be an advocate for causes that align with our values. We have hosted watch parties for all debates where over a thousand people showed up, organized an event with the ACLU that featured music and musicians from countries listed on the travel ban and donate to causes. Throughout the election, we had a voter registration booth on site to encourage young Houstonians too be more active and engage in politics. Around 500 people registered to vote!"

The partners added, "We see ourselves doing our part to further the engagement of younger people who have not typically been engaged in politics, and acting as a community gathering place from people of all walks of life. We welcome people no matter what their political beliefs, but want to encourage people to be more engaged in our community."

Specialty drinks: "Impeachmint", "Bad hombre", "Paid Protester" and "Frozen Covfefe"


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Bars across U.S. opening early for James Comey testimony (Original Post) orangecrush Jun 2017 OP
Enterprising! sheshe2 Jun 2017 #1
Sounds like a blast! orangecrush Jun 2017 #4
I'm going to the Partisan! NastyRiffraff Jun 2017 #2
Bon appetit! orangecrush Jun 2017 #3


(12,448 posts)
2. I'm going to the Partisan!
Wed Jun 7, 2017, 06:55 PM
Jun 2017

It's early for beer, but what the hell.

The Union Pub is going to go broke buying rounds every time Dump tweets!

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