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Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 02/10/2010

Fight cabin fever: go to a bar

By Fritz Hahn

As the snow fell Tuesday, some bars in Adams Morgan seemed close to weekend levels with no spare seats to be found. And if you Ineed evidence of the crowds who will even brave a storm to go out to their favorite watering holes, see this video of Stoney's from last night.

These bars are open today, and we'll be adding more as we hear about them. Help us out by adding your favorites in the comments.

The Argonaut - Open at noon with a special on pints of the house Booty Beer -- $1 until 2, $2 from 2 to 4, and $3 after.

Bar Dupont - The outdoor "Ice Bar" is open, serving drinks and grilled sausages.

The Big Hunt - In honor of the planned 2 p.m. snowball fight in Dupont Circle, the Big Hunt is opening "at 2:30ish"

The Black Cat - While the Pash show has been moved to March 2, the Red Room bar will be open at 8 p.m. Teen movies will be shown on the backstage. For serious. 3:15 update via Twitter: "Oh, nevermind. We're CLOSED tonight, Wednesday February 10. We'll open at 8:00 tomorrow."

Capitol City Brewing Company - Both the New York Avenue and Shirlington locations are open.

ChurchKey - Open at 4 p.m.

CommonWealth - Open at noon, showing the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy on the TVs. Will close at 7 p.m.

Pizzeria Paradiso -- The Dupont location is open. (The Georgetown branch is closed.)

Rock and Roll Hotel - Open at 6 p.m. with DJs Lexus King and Jeff Hancock. You can get $3 rail drinks and half-price burgers until 9.

Rustico - Open at 3 p.m. with $4 Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Kellerweis and Pale Ale. Update via twitter: "Due to weather conditions, Rustico will be closed tonight and resume regular hours tomorrow."

Tryst - Open, as are sister restaurants Open City and the Diner. This is the perfect day to try Tryst's new menu of warm drinks.

Vinoteca - Opening at 5 p.m. with happy hour all night long. (That's 20 wines for $5 per glass.)

2 p.m. updates:
Fado -- Open and showing English soccer matches this afternoon.

Kitchen -- Open at 5 p.m. with food and drink specials all night long.

3 p.m. updates:
Busboys and Poets -- Open.

Capitol Lounge -- Open.

DC9 -- Opening at 5 p.m., showing the Capitals game at 7:30, and hosting a Guitar Hero competition (with $30 cash prize) after that. (Reminder: Delta Spirit show is canceled.)

Galaxy Hut -- Opening at 5 p.m. The kitchen is closed, so BYO snacks.

Kramerbooks -- Open.

L'Enfant Cafe -- Open.

Liberty Tavern -- Open.

Matchbox -- Both the Chinatown and Barrack Row locations are open.

Red Rocks Pizzeria -- Open.

Tabard Inn -- Open with special cocktail menu.

Tunnicliff's -- Open.

Union Pub -- Opening at 5 p.m. with happy hour specials.

Even more updates

Bar Pilar -- Open.

Bedrock Billiards -- Open.

BlackFinn -- Open. BlackFinn has decided to close early.

Bourbon Steak -- Open.

Cafe Saint-Ex -- Open.

Eatonville -- Open, and all wine by the glass is half-price if you mention Twitter.

Firefly -- Open, with happy hour all night.

The Gibson -- Open at 6 p.m.

Jackson 20 -- Open, with happy hour all night.

Mova -- Open, with two-for-one drinks and DJ Matt Bailer (of Mixtape) spinning.

Rock Bottom Bethesda -- Open.

Social -- Open.

Sticky Rice -- Open and playing old-school hip-hop all night.

Town Hall -- Open.

Ventnor Sports Cafe -- Open and showing the Duke-North Carolina basketball game. (They're a UNC bar.)

Whitlow's on Wilson -- Open.

Wisdom -- Open at 6:30 with seasonal drink specials called "The Snowman" "The Snow Angel" and showing '80s movies all night.

-- Fritz Hahn

By Fritz Hahn  | February 10, 2010; 12:07 PM ET
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Liberty Tavern in Clarendon is open

Posted by: rantcity | February 10, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Bedrock Billiards is (already) open today.

Posted by: csp12 | February 10, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe (Dupont Circle in DC) will be open as usual, featuring the Snoverkill remedy, our special drink, The Snomore: equal parts Chambord and Crème de Cacao in hot chocolate.
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Twitter: @kramerscafe @kramerbooks @afterwordscafe

Posted by: efstewart | February 10, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Does it make you feel powerful to have people risk their life so that you are not bored? I am sure the staff does not have an easy commute and will not be paid even part of what they should.

Posted by: mmad2 | February 10, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Ventnor Sports Cafe in Adams Morgan is open and our kitchen is open as well!

Posted by: scottauslander | February 10, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

While I understand the obvious choice to post this information by time-of-notification, it's probably the most useless way to assemble this stuff.

Hey Fritz? How about grouping them by neighborhood? Or, if you're not even going to do that, at least put an address with each place. I would love to go out somewhere, but I'm not going to sit here and google each of these 40-some-odd places to figure out what's close to me or close to another below-ground stop on the red line...

Besides, if you're one of the professional "Going Out Gurus", you should at least know the neighborhoods right off the top of your head for most of these places!!

Posted by: hill_guy | February 10, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

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