Snowquester: What’s open, what’s closed and snow specials

One way or another, Snowquester is happening. Federal workers have the day off, school systems across the area are closed but many points of interest -- museums, bars, restaurants -- are open for business. We'll update this list of openings, closings and other snow day miscellany, whether the white stuff actually begins to accumulate or not.

• Mid-Atlantic Snowstorm: Live updates

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• The opening night events for the DC Independent Film Festival are postponed.

• Ex-Cops have cancelled tonight's concert at the Rock and Roll Hotel. ("They're coming from Cleveland, where there's real snow," says Rock and Roll Hotel co-owner Fritz Wood.) The show will be rescheduled, and all tickets will be valid for the new date. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.

• Tonight's Peter Bradley Adams concert at Jammin Java has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be announced soon, the club says, and tickets will be valid for the makeup show.

• The National Zoo is CLOSED but all other Smithsonian museums are OPEN.

• Strathmore is CLOSED and today's performances have either been cancelled or postponed.

• The Phillips Collection is CLOSED.

• The National Gallery of Art is CLOSED.

• National Museum of Women in the Arts is CLOSED.


• Drinks are $1 off at The Pug (opening at 1 p.m.) if there's less than six inches of snow on the ground on H Street NE. More than six inches but less than a foot, drinks are $2 off. And if there's more than a foot [Ed. note: Ha.] drinks are $3 off. The caveat: No drink price will go below $2.

Lou's City Bar is OPEN with half-price draft beers all day.

Meridian Pint is OPEN EARLY for brunch.

• Both Tortilla Coast locations are OPEN with happy hour prices all day.

• Kangaroo Boxing Club is OPEN. Full menu available at 11 a.m.

DC Reynolds will have buy-one, get-one happy hour from 11 a.m to 9 p.m.

Cobalt is open at noon with bottomless mimosas and happy hour till 9 p.m.

Granville Moore's will open at noon for beer and mussels.

Liberty Tavern is open, and happy hour begins at 2 p.m.

Spider Kelly's will open early at 3 p.m.

The Limerick Pub is offering snow-day happy hour all day, including $3.50 bloody marys. After opening at 11 a.m., the Limerick Pub decided to CLOSE at 1 p.m.

Scion is open and offering happy hour all day, including half-price drafts and $5 glasses of wine.


Yes, there will be a snowball fight in Dupont Circle at 4 p.m. Prospects for a Dupont Circle snowball fight have taken a turn for the worse. The event has been pushed back to 8 p.m. but "if the final wave doesn't pan out by around 6, we're calling it a day!"

There's no Dupont Circle snowball fight, because there's no snow.

Coastal Flats in Fairfax is hosting a snowman-building contest from noon to 2 p.m. Get there early before all the good snow is gone.

Central is CLOSED.

• Spacebar is CLOSED.

• Standard is CLOSED.

• Rappahannock Oyster Bar at Union Market is CLOSED.

• Trummer's on Main is CLOSED.

• The Exchange on G Street NW is CLOSED.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.



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