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WASHINGTON -

If you're a business looking to score points with furloughed federal workers, free food and a thumb of the nose at Congress are a good way to go.

A Virginia barbecue joint was one of many businesses looking to lure federal workers with the promise of free stuff. But Pork Barrel BBQ in the Del Ray section of Alexandria struck a nerve by explicitly excluding members of Congress from the offer of a free pulled pork sandwich to any government worker with an ID.

The dig at Congress propelled the promotion; restaurant co-owner Bill Blackburn said he gave away 275 sandwiches pork by 2 p.m.

He plans to repeat the promotion Wednesday.

Other restaurants in the region offered free doughnuts and burgers. A health club offered a free fitness class.

Here are some more freebies and special deals offered for furloughed workers:

Ireland's Four Courts

Extended Happy Hour -- 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. (good for all customers until the shutdown ends)

2051 N Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Graffiato

Show a government ID and receive $2 "Bar Bites" and several drink specials

707 6th St NW, Washington DC 20001

The Laurel Museum

Looking for a Museum to visit while furloughed? Discouraged because all the government museums are closed? The Laurel Museum, 817 Main Street, Laurel is open and free Wednesday October 2 and Friday October 3 from 10:00-2:00. The current exhibit: Stationed in Laurel Our Civil War Story. LINK: http://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org/

Clyde's Shutdown Specials:

Clyde's of Georgetown:

3236 M St NW Washington, D.C., DC 20007

- All Cans of Beer $3

- Leinekugel's Summer Shandy Draft $4

- Starr Hill Starr Pils Draft $4

- All Absolut and Maker's Mark Cocktails $4

- Fireball and Rumchata Shots $4

- Rosemount Shiraz $5 Glass

- Blue Plate Specials under $10

Clyde's of Chevy Chase:

- 20% entire check with valid government ID (excluding lobster special)

5441 Wisconsin Ave Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Due to shutdown, Cavalia’s producers offer 50% discount on Odysseo’s tickets

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (October 1, 2013) – As Washington is moving forward with the first shutdown of the national government in 17 years, Cavalia’s producers offer the DC Metropolitan area a 50% discount for limited time only. This major rebate will apply on all tickets for Cavalia’s newest production Odysseo.

“The shutdown of the national government will affect thousands of employees and businesses in the Washington, DC area,” said Normand Latourelle, Cavalia’s Founder and Artistic Director.“Considering the impact of the shutdown on the local economy,we want to offer a special promotion so everyone can experience the magic of Odysseo.”

TICKETS - Tickets for Cavalia’s Odysseo are available online at www.cavalia.net, on the phone by calling 1-866-999-8111, or in person at the box office on the show site, located at The Plateau in National Harbor. The special 50% discount is valid for one week only, through Tuesday, October 8.

Two shutdown specials from Cork Wine Bar and Cork Market

Cork Market & Tasting Room: 10% off to all government employees on wine, beer and retail items -- Government ID Required

1805 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009

Cork Wine Bar: Happy Hour Pricing on Wine -- All Day All Night until the Hill kids start acting like grownups and end this Insanity

1720 14th Street, NW, Washington DC 20009

Z-Burger

If the Government Shuts Down, Free Burgers for all Federal & DC Workers who are Temporarily Furloughed

Just Show Your Government ID for a Free Burger from 11am-1pm & 5pm-7pm until the Government Opens

What:

Z-Burger, wants to take the bite out of a possible government shutdown by helping out Federal and DC workers who will be possibly furloughed tonight by treating them to a taste of the best burgers around. Z-Burger will give a free burger to federal and DC workers who have been furloughed when they show their government ID until the government opens.

The offer is valid if there is a government shutdown at the Z-Burger Tenleytown, Southwest, Columbia Heights & Arlington locations ONLY and is good for one free burger per person.

Date/Time:

Every day from 11am-1pm and 5pm-7pm if there is a government shutdown.

Balance Gym

Hey government workers! It looks like some of you may have a little free time coming up! In the case of a government shutdown - we would like to offer all of those with a valid Government ID - FREE ACCESS only during the hours of 1-4 pm at all 3 Balance Gym locations.

#shutdown #governmentshutdown #furloughfitness

*Valid only for non-members.

Taylor Gourmet

10% discount for furloughed workers & a cookie w/purchase - (all locations)

Redwood Restaurant

Happy hour drink specials available all day with government ID-- $4 and $5 cocktails, draft beer and wine options. #shutdown

7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Flying Dog Brewery

Starting this Thursday (and until our federal government turns the OPEN neon back on), we’re offering free brewery tours for any furloughed government employee.

Tours are Thursdays and Fridays at 4, 5, and 6 pm and Saturdays at noon, 1, 3, and 4 pm. Reservations are not required; we’ve reserved walk-up spots for those of you with a little extra time on your hands. Included is a guided tour of our brewery and five beer samples.

All you need is your ID (tours are 21+) and proof of federal employment. These spots will be claimed on a first come, first serve basis.

4607 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703

Front Royal Canoe

Good News, we will remain open during this period of governmental infighting and shameful behavior. We welcome all government workers during this shutdown and will sweeten the pot by offering you 10% discount. Take advantage of the time off and come relax on the Shenandoah! See you on the river.

8567 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal, VA 22630

Sophie's Cuban DC

Present your Gov't ID at our opening on Thursday for 3 free empanadas with any purchase. #havanaheat.

1134 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Cupcake Blvd

1 Free #cupcake to Federal employees (must show FedID) affected by the #shutdown from 1-3pm Tue-Fri. #KeepCalmHaveACupcake

1117 Rte 3 N #104, Gambrills, MD 21054

Gourmet Cottage

Gourmet Cottage is offering a Government Shutdown Special! 15% off for all furloughed government workers and contractors (with valid ID). Discount good until government reopens!

60 Susa Dr. #123, Stafford, VA 22554

BLT Steak

BLT Steak is offering those who have been dealt a "raw deal" by the shutdown, a special "Raw Deal" discount on oysters from their raw bar. This week, anyone with a government ID can get $1 oysters (usually $3).

Vinoteca

Vinoteca is making happy hour a little easier on the wallet with an extended happy hour for government employees. They are extending happy hour until 9pm (usually ends at 7pm), with 15 wines at $5 a glass and discounted small plates for anyone with a government ID.


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