The current government shutdown makes life tough for hundreds of thousands of employees who have to be furloughed. But, several local businesses are stepping up to help.
We will continue to update this list as we get more information. Some of these deals require government ID, but others are open to anybody.
You are out of luck for many of these deals if you're a member of Congress.
If you know of a business that has a deal that we missed, please comment below.
Beginning at 10:00 am, food and coffee at tomorrow's #Shutdown Central will be on the house. (No, not that House).— Sixth & I (@SixthandI) September 30, 2013
FEDS! Looks like you need a drink folks. Free glass of sherry for any federal employee that needs one. See you tomorrow! #FORTIFIEDwine— Mockingbird Hill (@drinkmoresherry) September 30, 2013
We're offering a 10% discount, career counseling & a cookie to furloughed workers w/purchase of any hoagie/salad. (all locations) #shutdown— Taylor Gourmet (@Taylor_Gourmet) September 30, 2013
Happy hour drink specials available all day with government ID-- $4 and $5 cocktails, draft beer and wine options. #shutdown— Redwood Restaurant (@RedwoodBethesda) October 1, 2013
.@DC101 Hey guys, we're offering full access to all our facilities to furloughed employees & their families during shutdown.— YMCA of Metro Wash (@ymcadc) October 2, 2013
Free Cup-O-Joe for Furloughed Govt. Workers to show appreciation where the "CLOWNS" have shown none. Come by for friendly face and a cup.— Caffe Amouri (@caffeamouri) October 2, 2013
We are offering - $5.00 Off Any Haircut or $10 Off Any Chemical Service - if you have been Furloughed by the government.— Scalped Salon & Spa (@ScalpedSalon) October 2, 2013
DAY 2: Let's do it again! Show us your Government ID, and with a purchase of any size coffee beverage, receive a FREE order of BEIGNETS!— David Guas (@BayouBakery) October 2, 2013
We would like to offer all government employees affected by the shut down, draft beers and house wines for $2.00... http://t.co/zCYlcenlZ8— Shaw's Tavern (@ShawsTavern) October 2, 2013
Are you getting a Raw Deal with today's shutdown? Show your government ID for our Raw Deal - $1 oysters all day until the shutdown is over.— BLT Steak DC (@BLTSteakDC) October 1, 2013
Due to overwhelming response for free burgers for the furloughed, final day of free burgers is Thurs Oct 3 11-1p&5-7p at Tnly,ColHts,Arl&SW— Z-Burger (@zburger) October 2, 2013