Earlier today, the DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) released a list of the 213 restaurants, taverns, hotels, nightclubs and other establishments that have paid and been accepted to offer extended hours during Inauguration Weekend.
The map lists all participants, color-coded by license type (restaurant, tavern, etc.). Some interesting observations came from this color-coding. Did you know that Remington’s on Capitol Hill and Szechuan Gallery in Chinatown are classified as nightclubs? Or that Vinoteca, just off of U Street, is classified as a restaurant but Cafe Atlantico is a tavern?
In return for their $100 to $250 fees, these establishments are able to:
- Stay open 24 hours a day from Saturday, January 17th through 4 AM Wednesday, January 21st
- Sell alcohol until 4 AM (as opposed to the usual 3 AM on weekends and 2 AM on weekdays)
That’s not to say all participants will take advantage of both, so your best bet is probably to contact the individual venues to ask about their policy for the inaugural weekend.
See your local favorites on this list?
If not, they may be among the 73 additional establishments that attempted to register with ABRA but must first obtain permission from ANCs and other groups with whom they have existing Voluntary Agreements. They have until 1 PM on Thursday, the 15th, to submit letters to that effect, at which point they will be able to pay and participate in the extended hours.
Let the 24-hour party planning begin!