03/05/15 9:00am

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Meridian Pint [11th and Park Road, NW] will open at 10am for brunch to enjoy this (it’s going to, they swear-) snow day! Down bar opens at noon. Free cocoa for kiddos!”

and Brookland Pint 716 Monroe St, NE:

“we open at 11! Neighborhood happy hour all day! Select $4 beers if you live in 20017 and 20018, while supplies last!”

and

“The Tryst restaurant group will be open tomorrow for their regularly scheduled hours despite forecast of guaranteed snow, ice, rain, and ever other possible mix of that winter throws our way. Tryst, The Diner, Open City, The Coupe, and Open City at the National Cathedral always strive to be gathering spaces in their neighborhoods, and snow doesn’t stop that!
Stop by any of our spots for refuge, your caffeine fix, fresh-baked pastries and a variety of menu options, as well as delicious Winter Warmers that are bound to keep you warm, from the inside.

Tryst Coffeehouse, Bar & Lounge, 2459 18th St NW
Open 6:30am-12 midnight
Mulled wine—with brandy, citrus spice mulling mix $8
Honey Bourbon Chai—bourbon, honey, hot vanilla chai, whipped cream $10
Julep Toddy—bourbon, raw sugar, peppermint tea, mint leaves $9

The Diner, 2453 18th St, NW
Open 24/7
Bone Crusher—vodka, gin, rum, triple sec, pomegranate juice, lemon, lime, sparkling wine, served as a 22 oz double. Served cold, but man, will it warm you up! $11
Open City, 2331 Calvert St, NW 202-332-2331, www.OpenCityDC.com
Open 6:00am-12 midnight

Pilgrims Punch—cranberry, orange and lemon, spiced with cloves and cinnamon and spiked with a kick of bourbon $7
Chai Walla Cider—cider mulled with masala chai tea and spiked with Black Strap Rum $8
Golden Wassail—a four juice punch mulled with cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom; spiked with Black Wall dark rum $8

The Coupe, 3415 11th St, NW
Open 7am-12 midnight
Dixie Bull—Black Strap rum, hot apple cider, star anise $8
Irish Coffee—Irish whiskey, house coffee, raw sugar, whipped cream $8″

and Kangaroo Boxing Club 3410 11th St, NW:

“If the government is closed tomorrow KBC will open at Noon tomorrow for lunch!”

and The Black Squirrel, 2427 18th Street NW:

“Regardless of how much (or little) snow we get today, it’s a #SnowDay & we are OPEN at NOON for BURGER Night!

See you soon for winter’s last hurrah!”

I’ll update with more specials/openings here – if you know of some feel free to add to the comments!

03/05/15 7:11am

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From Alert DC:

Federal Offices in the Washington, DC area are closed. Emergency and telework-ready employees required to work must follow their agency’s policies, including written telework agreements.”

DCPS public schools will be closed Thursday, March 5″

From the Mayor’s Office:

“Due to winter weather, the Bowser Administration announced that District Government will be closed on Thursday, March 5. Essential or Emergency personnel will still be required to report to work.

District Snow Emergency

A Snow Emergency will go into effect at 7 am on Thursday, March 5. By declaring a Snow Emergency, the District Snow Team (Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation) will be able to clear snow emergency routes curb to curb. To learn where a vehicle has been towed, call the Towed Vehicle Locator office at (202) 541-6083 or go to http://dpw.dc.gov/service/locate-towed-vehicle. Visit www.snow.dc.gov for the latest information on the snow emergency.

Trash Pick-Up

DC Department of Public Works will begin trash and recycling pick-ups in the morning and will continue as long as is safe. If trash and recycling pick-up is discontinued because of the snow, residents are asked to hold onto their items until their next collection day.”

03/04/15 10:05pm

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525 8th Street, SE

From Phase 1’s website:

“PHASE 1 IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Since 1970 we’ve had our doors at 525 8th St. SE, Washington D.C.open to women. We are the oldest continually operating lesbian bar in the country. At Phase 1 we have something for everyone whether you want to come and dance the night away to the latest hip-hop, see a drag king show, listen to queer indie/punk, see some Jello wrestling, or just shoot pool, we have your fix. With reasonable drink prices, a friendly staff, and a convenient location just steps to the Eastern Market Metro we have what you’re looking for.”

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03/04/15 7:54pm

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From the DC Taxicab Commission:

“The Interim Chairman of the DC Taxicab Commission (DCTC), Eric Rogers, today announces that the Snow Emergency Fare will go in effect at 7:00 am on March 5, 2015 to coincide with the declaration of a snow emergency for the District. The fare will remain in effect for 12 hours unless modified as determined by the weather conditions.

The Snow Emergency Fare authorizes taxicabs to add a flat fee of $15.00 to the metered charge. The objective is to induce taxis to remain in service and be available to meet the transportation needs of the public.”

03/04/15 7:36pm

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14th and Park Road, NW

From DPW:

“During the snow emergency that goes into effect Thursday, March 5, DCUSA neighbors may park in the garage for $1.00. Please follow these instructions:

Please get your ticket at the kiosk and park on P2 level. Keep the ticket in your car. Go to the parking office and give the staff your tag number and make, model, and color of your car.
When you are ready to leave the garage, return to the parking office, pay the $1 and leave as usual.”