Government employees: Celebrate the return of your paycheck by spending $16 on a (1) cocktail. The Capella hotel's chic Rye Bar is tapping a barrel of aged Manhattan tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the end of the shutdown and the return of District normalcy.
The only thing that's not normal here? The barrel-aged Manhattan -- made with Dad's Hat rye, Dolin sweet vermouth and Byrrh Quinquina, then aged for six weeks -- normally sells for $22. You save $6! Cheers to fiscal responsibility.
The Rye Bar, 1050 31st St. NW. 202-617-2400.