Illinois Expats – Get a Free Hotdog and Beer at Coney and Ivy to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Wrigley Field

1537 7th Street, NW

From an email:

“Wednesday 4/23 we are celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of Wrigley Field at Ivy and Coney by showing the game (2:20 est) and giving away a Free Chicago Dog & Old Style Beer to everyone who comes by between Noon – 7pm and shows an Illinois Drivers License! We want to give a little something back to our homesick Cub’s fans in DC!”

Ed. Note: Much love to my Chicago cousins but – go Nats!!! and Wizards too!

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  • Hey! What about Michigan, the home of the coney dog?!

  • By definition, if you are an expat living here, you would not have an IL driver’s license still most likely.

  • What about Northern Indiana? We have no baseball team in state and are a lot closer to Wrigley than southern Illinois!

  • What a sad, sorry bunch, those Cubs fans! They need more than a beer and a hot dog, though!

    • No need to kick us while we’re down. Which is always. At least we know our place and are generally not ahole fans when they come to town.

      • Hey, no disrespect intended. Except for a very small number of exceptions, lifelong Washington sports fans can pretty much relate.

  • So this is just academic, but DC law prohibits giving a discount based on one’s place of “place of residence.” The discount here is plainly innocuous, but the justification for the law makes sense to me. Not a big deal, but I don’t think many small business owners appreciate how broad the DC Human Rights Act is.

    • Really? I never knew that… the Reef used to give 15% off if you lived in the neighborhood (defined by 3 zip codes).

      Can you provide more info? I will of course search for my own, but am very intrigued.

      • DC has one of the broadest anti-discrimination laws in the country. It’s really quite remarkable what is covered. In a place of “public accommodation,” which includes restaurants and bars, you can’t “deny, directly or indirectly, any person the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations” based on any protected ground. That means you can’t do obvious stuff like deny service. But it also means you can’t charge a difference in price, even for specials.

        The list of protected grounds is extensive: “actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of residence or business of any individual.”

        So yes, a bar cannot offer a “neighborhood” discount. While that may seem silly on its face, the law makes sense to me. Neighborhoods, of course, can be proxy for race or class. If I recall correctly, taxi companies were successfully sued years ago for having policies of refusing to dispatch taxis to Southeast. Because of the broadness of DC law, it was illegal on its face to discriminate on neighborhood, without proving that race was the underlying factor.

        Query whether this should apply in innocuous circumstances like this. And, as below poster notes, plenty of laws go unobserved or unenforced. But if I had to guess, many very-well intentioned small business owners are unaware of just how broad DC law is, and they may act a bit differently if they realized the scope of anti-discrimination protection.

        For the whole related law, check out here:

        • I got a half priced Rolling Rock at Madam’s Organ for being a ginger. I’d rather pay full price for anything else though

    • DC law also prohibits driving a vehicle with an out of state license is you have lived here for more than 30 days.

  • Condolences from a Cards fan.

  • Love Ivy and Coney but I had to give up my IL license up. Thanks for nothing Josh.

  • Expand Coney & Ivy into Petworth! Tons of Chicago people in the neighborhood.

  • Not that its worth the trouble, but Im sure for the people that traded in their ID’s, if you brought a birth certificate, had a cubs tattoo, or something to prove you are a die hard fan, they would hook you up.

  • The DC DMV took my IL driver’s license…. so how about I show up wearing my Cubs/Chicago Flag t-shirt that I bought at Strange Cargo and act out the Eagleman commercial? Then can I get a hot dog and an Old Style???

    Oh… and go Bulls! (sorry, not sorry PoP 😉

  • haha nice, I&C just extended offer to anyone in Cubs gear. With as bad as they are, you KNOW they are from IL to sport it!

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