Updated: Snow closings and specials for Monday

March 3, 2014
930 Club Snow falls outside the 9:30 Club on Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Photo by Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

By now, everyone in Washington knows what to expect when a major snowstorm arrives: Most museums and major attractions will close. Restaurants and bars will attempt to make the most of your snow day with food and drink specials. There will be a snowball fight in Dupont Circle. on the National Mall (Update: Now in Ballston, too!)

We'll be keeping track of what you can and cannot do with your yet another D.C. snow day. Word of warning: Even if a bar says it will be open, it's worth calling before you head out. During last month's storms, some restaurants and bars initially announced that they'd open despite the weather, only to change their decision after icy conditions made it difficult for employees to get to and from work. (This time may be even trickier, due to Metro's decision to suspend bus service on Monday.)

If you want to see your special listed here, e-mail goingoutguide@washpost.com.

What's closed or canceled?

• All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo, except for the National Air and Space Museum. It's not because the Smithsonian is on the "Gravity" bandwagon after that film won seven Academy Awards on Sunday night:

• Almost every other museum in the area is closed because of the storm, including the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the National Building Museum, the Newseum, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Ford's Theatre, National Georgraphic and the U.S. Botanic Garden.
• The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection are always closed on Monday.
• The Shakespeare Theatre's ReDiscovery Series reading of "A Family Affair" has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.
• The 9 Songwriter series at Jammin Java, a benefit for local singer Ted Garber and his family, has been rescheduled to April 21.
• The Yellow Ostrich concert at DC9 has been postponed until April 2.
• The Men concert at Rock and Roll Hotel has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.
• The sold-out Bring Me The Horizon concert at the Fillmore has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the point of purchase.
• The Juan Perro concert at the Howard Theatre has been postponed until March 9.
• Capital One Comedy Night on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage has been cancelled.
• The Weekend and Lorelei concert at the Black Cat has been cancelled. "Make-up date TBD" says the club's Twitter feed.

Which bars and restaurants are open?

14th Street
• El Centro D.F. opens at 11 a.m. with happy hour drink deals ($4 Mexican beers, margaritas, sangria and wine) all day.

Adams Morgan
• Cashion's Eat Place opens at 1 p.m., serving the late-night food menu, chicken noodle soup and drink specials.
• The Blaguard opens at noon.
• The Black Squirrel opens at noon.
• Jack Rose opens at 5 p.m. with $5 hot drink specials.
• Mellow Mushroom opens at 11:30 a.m.
• Perry's opens at 5:30 p.m. with happy hour specials and half-price bottles of wine all night.

• Rustico is closed for lunch, but opening the bar at 4 p.m.
• The Light Horse opens at 4 p.m.
• Restaurant Eve opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m. (Update: The restaurant is closing at 3 p.m. "due to inclement weather.")

• O'Sullivan's Irish Pub opens at 10 a.m., with free WiFi.
• Ireland's Four Courts opens for happy hour at 11 a.m.
• Fuego Cocina opens at noon, with all-day happy hour specials.
• Spider's Kelly's opens at 11 a.m.
• Rustico is closed for lunch, but opening the bar at 4 p.m.
• Busboys and Poets in Shirlington is open, and will host poetry this evening as usual.
• Northside Social is open as usual.
• District Taco is open.
• Ragtime is open.
• American Tap Room is open.

• Caddies on Cordell opens at 11:30 a.m. for $8.99 lunch deals, $2 domestic drafts, $7 pitchers of domestic beer and half-price margaritas.

Capitol Hill
• Tortilla Coast's Capitol Hill location opens at 11 a.m. for brunch, including the make-your-own-bloody-mary bar. The 15th and P location will serve free Mexican hot chocolate.
• The Ugly Mug opens at 11 a.m.
• Rose's Luxury will be open at 5:30 p.m. as usual. (Maybe it will be easier to snag a table?)
• The Dubliner opened at 7 a.m. Heroes.
• Peregrine opened at 8 a.m. to provide your espresso fix, but will close at 2 p.m.
• District Taco is open.
• Capitol Lounge opens at 1 p.m.

Columbia Heights
• Meridian Pint opens its main floor at 10 a.m. for brunch. The more exciting news is that the basement bar opens at noon, and the original "Star Wars" trilogy will be shown on every flatscreen TV beginning at 12:30. (There's also free WiFi if you need to "work from home.")
• Lou's City Bar opens at 11:30 a.m. with half-price burgers until 7 p.m.
• The Pinch opens at noon.
• The Wonderland Ballroom opens at 1 p.m.
• RedRocks is open for brunch, including bottomless mimosas.
• Sticky Fingers deals: free small coffees, $5 Irish coffee, baileys and coffee and rum and coffee and 1/2 price beer and wine. Add a cup of hot soup to any salad or sandwich for $1.

• City Tap Room is "praying for Spring" by tapping a keg of Evolution beer's seasonal Sprung blonde ale. Pints are $4 while they last.
• Brasserie Beck is open for lunch.
• Old Ebbitt Grill is open as usual.
Barcode opens at 3 p.m. Barcode has decided not to open after all.

Dupont Circle
• Irish Whiskey opens at 11 a.m. with all-day happy hour specials, including $4 beers and wines by the glass.
• GBD is open as usual, including happy hour.
• This and all other Dolcezza locations are offering $3 hot chocolate.
• Firefly happy hour goes from 4 p.m. to close
• Urbana happy hour also goes from 4 p.m. to close.
• The Big Hunt opens at 4 p.m.
• The Front Page opens at 11:30 a.m. and will offer happy hour specials all day.
• Stoney's opens at 11 a.m.

Foggy Bottom
• Founding Farmers is open as usual.

H Street NE
• Granville Moore's opens at noon, and any bowl of mussels is $12 all day.
• The Argonaut opens at 10 a.m. for brunch and bottomless mimosas.

Navy Yard
• Osteria Morini will offer happy hour specials all day.
• Agua 301 is offering happy hour drinks all day.

Penn Quarter/Chinatown
• Hill Country opens at 11:30 a.m. with an all-day happy hour, which means $3 PBR cans, $5 margaritas, rail drinks, shots and glasses of wine, and $20 pitchers of margaritas or Shiner beer.
• Sixth Engine opens at noon, with happy hour until 7 p.m.
• Graffiato's Industry Takeover Night series continues as planned at 10 p.m. but with a weather-related twist: snow cones. And not just any snow cones: Fernet Branca snow cones!
• RFD Washington is open and serving grilled cheese and tomato soup platters for $8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Proof opens for dinner at 5:30 p.m.
• Alba Osteria is offering half-price pizza at the bar all day. It's also half-price wine night.
• Get all-day brunch at Poste Moderne Brasserie.
• Carmine's opened at 11 a.m., and is offering all-day happy hour.
• Menu MBK will be offering free hot chocolate and $1 drip coffee in the market today -- but they're closing at 7 p.m.
• Del Campo will open at 4 p.m. with happy hour.

• Ivy and Coney opens at 5 p.m. and will celebrate by tapping a keg of Bell's Hopslam. (Pints are $6, which sounds like a great deal.)

U Street
• Duffy's Irish Pub opens at noon with free tater tots until 4 p.m., plus $7 Irish coffee or spiked cider. If you want to imagine you're somewhere warmer, they're showing the Nationals and Yankees spring training game at 1 p.m., with full sound. (In case you're curious, the forecast for Tampa is mostly sunny with a high of 76 degrees.)
• Busboys and Poets is open.
• Satellite Room will be open as usual, including Heavy Metal Mondays, which begins at 9:30 p.m.
• The Brixton opens at 5 p.m., with trivia (and happy hour specials) at 7 p.m.
• Marvin opens at 5 p.m. with happy hour specials, including $4 Stella Artois, $5 rail drinks and $6 glasses of wine. Mussels are half-price in the restaurant.

Looking for a snowball fight?

It's on in Dupont Circle at 2 p.m., according to the Washington D.C. Snowball Fight Association. UPDATE: The snowball fight has been moved to the National Mall in front of the Smithsonian Castle, "due to ice buildup in Dupont Circle."
• Not to be left out, the "Battle at Ballston" takes place at 4 p.m. in Quincy Park. Organizers are asking participants for donations for the Frye Foundation; post-battle drinks are scheduled for Wilson Tavern.

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