Young and Hungry

Where to Seek Shelter, Food, and Booze

Not everything is closed today. A few brave restaurants and bars plan to stay open through the storm, and some of them are offering specials. (Hurricanes, anyone?) Check back throughout the day as we update the list. If you're open or offering specials, email

Bar Pilar

1833 14th St. NW

Open: 5 p.m.

Big Bear Cafe

1700 1st St. NW

Open: 7 a.m.

The Blaguard

2003 18th St. NW

Open: 1 p.m.

Bread & Brew

1247 20th St. NW

Open: until 2 p.m.

Special: Free coffee with breakfast until 11 a.m.

Capitol Lounge

231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Open: 4 p.m.

Chef Geoff's

All locations

Open: 11:30 a.m. UPDATE: Chef Geoff's at 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW will be open for dinner and drinks until 7 p.m.  The other locations will close around 2 p.m.

Specials: half-off wine bottles

Dangerously Delicious Pies

1229: H St. NE

Open: 11 a.m.

Specials: National Bohemian beers two for $5 all day

D.C. Reynolds

3628 Georgia Ave. NW

Open: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Specials: Free wifi and plenty of plugs for anyone who loses power. Buy one, get one free drink happy hour 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Nanny O'Briens

3319 Connecticut Ave. NW

Open: 12 p.m.

Specials: $5 Hurricanes

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace and Black Jack

1612 14th St. NW

Open: 4 p.m.

Specials: half-price wine (however the Taco Bamba pop-up is cancelled)

The Pug

1234 H St. NE

Open: 12 p.m.

Specials: $10 bottomless mimosas until 3 p.m.


Logan Tavern

1423 P St. NW

Open: 12 p.m.


Eastern Market and 14th St. NW locations

Open: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


1443 P St. NW

Open: 8:30 a.m.


Gallery Place, Georgetown, Chevy Chase, and Columbia, Md locations

Open: lunch, not dinner

PostScript at The Madison

1177 15th St. NW

Open: 6:30 a.m. to midnight

Belga Cafe

514 8th St. SE

Open: 11 a.m.

Bayou Bakery

1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Arlington

Open: until 2 or 3 p.m.


1314 9th St. NW

Open: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. UPDATE: closing at 4 p.m.

Granville Moore's

1238 H St. NE

Open: noonish

Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St. NW

Open: lunch. Closed for dinner.

H &pizza

1118 H St. NE

Open: 11 a.m. (taking it hour by hour)


Chinatown, Capitol Hill, and Rockville locations

Open: 11 a.m.

Ted's Bulletin

505 8th St. SE

Open: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.


1359 H St. NE

Open until 1 p.m.


1620 I St. NW

Open: 11 a.m.

Specials: Happy hour 4-7 p.m. $7.99 shrimp penne pasta special for lunch.


2459 18th St. NW

Open: 6:30 a.m. to midnight

Specials: $5 Hurricane Shandies all day

The Diner

2453 18th St. NW

Open: 24/7

Specials: $5 Hurricane Shandies all day

Open City

2331 Calvert St. NW

Open: 6 a.m. to midnight

Specials: $5 Hurricane Shandies all day

The Coupe

3415 11th St. NW

Open: 24/7

Specials: $5 Hurricane Shandies all day

Boundary Stone

116 Rhode Island Ave. NW

Open: 12 p.m.

Bistro Bis

15 E St. NW

Open: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stay tuned for dinner.

Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats

1370 Park Rd. NW

Open: until 2 p.m.

Specials: Serving Cuban sandwiches with veggie ham and "Pecan Sandys"

Art & Soul

415 New Jersey Ave. NW

Open: 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. "as long as weather and power permit"

Mellow Mushroom

2436 18th St. NW

Open: 11 a.m.

Specials: Free pretzels if you go to

The Big Hunt

1345 Connecticut Ave. NW

Open: 5 p.m.

Lou's CIty Bar

1400 Irving St. NW

Open: 5 p.m.

Specials: $8 Malibu punch buckets, $13 Miller Lite pitchers, $19 Coors Light buckets, hurricane shooters, and free wifi

Star & Shamrock

1341 H Street NE

Open: 11 a.m.

Pour House

319 Pennsylvania Ave

Open: 11 a.m.

Trusty’s Full Serve

1420 Pennsylvania Ave., SE

Open: 4 p.m.

Bedrock Billiards

1841 Columbia Rd. NW

Open: 4 p.m.

The Liberty Tavern

3195 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.

Open: 11:30 to 2:30 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m.

Scion Restaurant

2100 P St. NW

Open: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Specials: Happy hour all day with specials on Dark and Stormys and Bloody Marys

Crios Modern Mexican

2120 P St. NW

Open: 5 to 10 p.m.

Specials: Happy hour all day with specials on Dark and Stormys and Bloody Marys

Family Meal

880 North East St., Frederick

Open: 11:30 a.m. to close


427 11th St. NW

Open: 3 p.m.

Kangaroo Boxing Club

3410 11th St. NW

Open: 2 p.m., kitchen opens at 5 p.m.

Specials: $2 Stroh's beer all day.


1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Open: until 7 p.m.

Specials: $6 Hurricane Sandys

Bus Boys and Poets

All locations

Open: until further notice

Meridian Pint

3400 11th St. NW

Open: 5 p.m.

Town Tavern

2323 18th St. NW

Open: 5 p.m.

Specials: Monday Night Football/Hurricane Party tonight with $5 drafts, mixed rail pints, and wing baskets

Virtue Feed & Grain

106 S. Union St., Alexandria

Open: 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Know of any other restaurants or bars open today or offering specials? Email

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  • Ward One Resident

    Amsterdam Falafel emailed the 'hood earlier and said they would be open.

    A lot of places are dark on Mondays anyway, so this works out well for them (and their staff who may have to travel).

  • J

    Tryst and the Diner were both open when I walked by this morning. Not sure how these restaurant bar employees are getting to work today unless they drive. Be safe folks

  • Abbey

    Dangerously Delicious serves beer?

  • C

    Not a ton of options in Columbia Heights - which is fine, I don't really want to go out anyways. I'd feel kinda awful going anyways, as I really would rather not make people work in this crap.

  • H

    Chinatown Coffee's open today

  • RT

    Pleasant Pops open til 4!!

  • Fan of Yup (FOY)

    Trio on 17th was open when I walked by this morning.

  • Binkles

    Yes, DDP *does* serve beer. Sadly, Sticky Fingers doesn't.

  • M

    Sollys opens at 4 pm

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  • Cheryl

    Nellie's sports bar will be open at five with regular happy hour specials til 8

  • tc411

    Lou's is open at 5 p.m. with Hurricane shooters, and Monday Night football specials-pitchers of Miller Lite and buckets of Coors Lite 16 oz cans for $13 and $19 respectively.

  • Fan of Yup (FOY)

    Crazy. Unless you live right next door to one of these spots, don't go out. It's already bad and will get a lot worse.

  • Maura

    These places should be ashamed of themselves for making their employees risk their safety to report to work. Seriously makes me question wanting to give any of them my business in the future.

  • Laura

    Anywhere in Mt. Pleasant open?

  • Sarah

    I'm sure all of these places are being responsible and not making their workers drive to work. Many have even said that only their staff who live in walking distance are coming in. I salute the places that are open, wish them an extremely productive afternoon/evening and hope that everyone stays safe and get's cozy whether that's at your local drinking hole or at home, Cheers.

  • Sarah

    P.s. does anyone who if anywhere in Silver Spring is open?

  • Clubber lang

    woot @ red derby now.

  • Erin

    The bar is open at Boundary Road, no food though.

  • GoBrown75

    Just stay home. Its not that serious

  • Mt. P for me

    I am sure the wind is going to pick up and there will be dangerous conditions later; but so far I think its great that businesses have been open early and I have been out all day. Nothing more than an normal rainstorm as of now. Hope you got out while you could.

  • Big J from the shelter

    Hey MAURA, unless you are allergic to rain, it's NOT unsafe outside. I'd say only 20% of bars in DC are closed. Nobody is being unsafe. And NOBODY is being forced to go to work against their will. And by the way,it's reactionary simpletons like you that spread panic and hysteria over a little wind and rain that is the real problem here. Not hard working Americans just trying to earn a living by going to work. Or normal people that just want to have a drink and some conversation. I'm sure you are at home right now with FEMA on speed dial, your 200 bottled waters and emergency survival kit huddling under a blanket trembling with fear. Oh the horror. We are all gonna die! Do the world a favor, get off your computer and take your medicine. The rest of us are trying to have fun and go about our normal lives. Stop raining on our parade.