Come April 15, it's likely that you've already spent whatever refund the government may have owed you, so today is primarily a day to feel the pinch of writing a check to the I.R.S. But whether you're feeling flush or bust, who wouldn't want a cheap drink or free cup of nacho cheese? Here are some Tax Day food and drink specials worth cashing in on today:

Drinks such as a negroni (left) and a Manhattan are half-off today at BLT Steak. (Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

• A free bar snack at the Palm -- choose from sliders, mini crabcakes, flatbreads and more -- with any drink purchase.

• 50 percent off all alcoholic beverages at BLT Steak from 11:30 to 2:30 and 5:30 to 10:30.

• Free whisky from the new English Whisky Company at Jack Rose from 5 to 7 p.m.

• $1 draft beers at DuClaw Brewing Company from 11 a.m. until close.

• Free cheese and queso at California Tortilla when you say the secret code "1040."

• $5 for a PBR and a shot at Hill Country D.C.

• All night happy hour at Al Dente, with half-price pizzas, $4 beers and $5 house wine and cocktails.

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.