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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Deals for the furloughed

If you’re a federal worker or contractor, you may or may not get a paycheck if a shutdown begins late tonight — and that’s looking increasingly likely. (That’s just the beginning of it; everything from Smithsonian museums to your friendly D.C. DMV would be affected. Check out this handy federal shutdown FAQ for more details and this constantly updating list of what will be open.)

In response to an impending Furloughpocalpyse, area restaurants, bars and even a private museum have come forward with special offers for freshly underemployed feds, but you’ll have to provide proof of employment, naturally. Who’s offering what in the event of a federal shutdown:

Arena Stage $20 tickets to the Edward Albee play “At Home at the Zoo” will be offered to government employees with ID. Tickets must be bought on the web site with the discount code SHUTDOWN. Show info here.

Bowie BaysoxTickets purchased at the regular price of $14 for baseball games on April 18 or May 2 will get $3.80 in Baysox Bucks to use at concession stands or on additional tickets. Tickets must be ordered online with offer code SHUTDOWN.

Corcoran Gallery of Art The museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday as usual, and for all visitors, the Corcoran will offer free coffee and refreshments in its cafe and ramp up tours of its collection. Government employees with ID will get free admission.

Dangerously Delicious Pies Starting April 11, pies purchased by federal workers will be half-price.

Fruit Bat Fruit Bat will offer 10 percent off your tab with government ID, beginning at 12:01 April 9.

Helix Lounge For the length of the shutdown, the “Helix 2-3-4-5 Wind Down Hour” Happy Hour will run from 5 to 9 p.m. and include $2 PBR, $3 bottles of Yuengling; cocktails and wine will run $4 to $5. There will also be a $9 PBR and Po’ Boy special. The happy hour deal will take effect as soon as a shutdown is announced and run daily, including weekends. (Open to all; no government ID required.)

Lounge 201 Half-price martinis from 4 to close Tuesday through Thursday for those with government ID. Begins April 12.

 Merzi Will offer a free Mango Fantango with the purchase of a meal starting Monday with a federal ID.

Radius Pizza10 percent off total bill, beginning Saturday for government workers with ID.

Taylor Gourmet H Street location offers 10 percent off beginning at at 12:01a.m. April 9 for those with government ID (and, adding a little insult to injury, you have to say “Shut it down”....)

The Pug 10 percent off total bill, beginning Friday night for government workers with ID.

Past Tense Yoga10 percent off all class packs and $10 single classes to any federal employees.

Phillips Collection If there’s a shutdown, admission will be buy-one-get-one-half-off on April 9 and April 10 only (no government ID required).

The Still Point The Takoma Park-based wellness spa will offer 15 percent all stress-relieving services, including organic facial, acupuncture and massage. (Open to all customers; must say Washpost at checkout to receive discount.) Begins at midnight April 8 and runs through any shutdown.

Union Pub A “Save the Happy Hour" event will offer one-cent beers between 5 and 6 p.m. every day the government is closed, beginning Monday, April 11, for government workers with ID.

Wisdom 2-for-1 beers at midnight on April 8 if the government shuts down.

Z Burger One free burger (per person, per day) at the Tenleytown location only, beginning Monday, April 11, for federal workers, D.C. government workers and federal contractors.

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Categories:  Bars and Clubs, Museums, Restaurants

 
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