Give thanks for bars open on Thursday
Want to catch up with old friends in town or simply escape the family on Thanksgiving night? While a lot of bars are closed for the holiday, there are plenty of places happy to serve you a drink -- and some even throw in drink specials and a "Grindhouse" double feature while they're at it.
Here's my survey of what's open and what's closed that night, so you'll know where to go. I'm still waiting to hear back from some bars, including a couple that haven't finalized plans yet, so I'll update this list over the next few days.
The Bottom Line
Bourbon (both locations)
Breakers Sky Lounge
Capitol City Brewing Company (all locations)
Eighteenth Street Lounge
The Front Page (The restaurant is actually open for a buffet during the day; it begins at noon and the last seating is at 6 p.m.. But the bar and restaurant will close at 7 p.m., so don't go here in the evening.)
Gin & Tonic
Looking Glass Lounge
Midtown and Midtown Loft
PX and Restaurant Eve
Quarry House Tavern
Rock and Roll Hotel
Tonic at Quigley's Pharmacy
Bungalow Billiards (all locations)
Featuring DJs spinning reggae, soca and hip-hop. The $20 cover includes an open bar from 10 to 11.
Fox and Hounds
Sadly, there won't be happy hour specials.
Millie and Al's
Open at 4 p.m. with $4 Southern Comfort and lime drinks all night.
The bar will be open until 9 p.m.
$2 Wild Turkey shots all night.
The Tune Inn will be open at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving.
Limited bar menu served from 5 to 10.
What's opening late
Asylum (9 p.m.)
On Wednesday and Thursday night, Asylum is running a food drive called "Bring a can, get a can." Bring a can of food that will be donated to We Are Family, a charity that helps needy senior citizens in Northwest Washington, and when you buy a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, you get a second can of beer free.
Black Cat (9 p.m.)
Only the Red Room Bar will be open. No bands or DJs.
Black Squirrel (8 p.m.)
Chi-Cha Lounge (7 p.m.)
Duffy's (6:30 p.m.)
The kitchen will be closed, but there are $14 Bud Light buckets all night.
Galaxy Hut (7 p.m.)
Gazuza (7 p.m.)
Lotus (9 p.m.)
DJs spin hip-hop all night with no cover charge and bottle service specials.
Lucky Bar (8 p.m.)
DJ Big B spins, and drink specials run all night.
Mate (7 p.m.)
Palace of Wonders (8 p.m.)
A "Grindhouse" double feature starts at 9:30 p.m.. There will be specials on PBR cans and shots of Wild Turkey all night.
Ri-Ra Bethesda (6 p.m.)
The Saloon (8 p.m.)
Science Club (8 p.m.)
The Moon Bounce DJs spin funk, soul, and other grooves from 9 p.m. on. All-night drink specials include $3 Yuengling, $4 rail drinks and $5 Jameson.
Tonic Mount Pleasant (9:30 p.m.)
The kitchen will be closed.
-- Fritz Hahn
| November 24, 2009; 11:32 AM ET
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