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List of 66 Bars Who Can Stay Open An “Extra” Hour Despite Daylight Saving Time on Sat. Night

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2013 at 10:30 am 7 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user ekelly80

Thanks to the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) for sending a list of bars that applied for licenses and “were approved for extended hours over the Daylight Saving period this weekend.” Which is to say, they won’t have to close an hour early when the clocks are pushed forward.

UPDATE: Thanks to kg_ography for mapping them:

View Saving Daylight Savings in a larger map

APPROVED establishments for 2013 Daylight Savings Time Extension

18th Street Lounge
Ambassador Restaurant
Archibald’s/Fast Eddies Billiards Cafe
Bachelor’s Mill/ Backdoor Pub
Bar 7
Bar Pilar
Bistro Du Coin
Bourbon (Adams Morgan)
Bourbon (Glover Park)
Bravo Bravo
Cafe Asia
Cafe Citron
Cafe Saint-Ex

Continues after the jump.

Cobalt/ 30 Degress/Level One
Current Sushi
Dirty Martini Inn Bar
Dodge City
El Centro D.F.
EL DON Restaurant
Eye Bar/Garden of Eden
Haydees Restaurant
Irish Whiskey
Jack Rose
Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club
Leopold’s Kafe
Lima Restaurant and Lounge
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
LIV Nightclub
Lost Society
Lucky Bar
Mad Hatter
Mason Inn
Music & Arts Club/Tropicalia
Opera Ultra Lounge
Phase 1
Phase 1 of Dupont
Pure Nightclub
Sabor Latino Bar & Grill
Satellite Room
Science Club
Sesto Senso/ Andalu/Spot/Lupe/MIA
Shadow Room
The 9:30 Club
The Dupont Hotel
The Front Page Restaurant & Grille
The House
The Mighty Pint
The Park Place at 14th
U Street Music Hall
Velvet Lounge

  • Andy

    What? I always thought that Bar Time enforcements didn’t change over daylight savings weekend, i.e., while daylight savings begins at midnight, bar time enforcement begins at 4am.

    • James

      Not quite. Daylight Savings starts at 2am, not midnight (e.g., in the fall you roll back 2am to 1am, in the spring you roll forward 2am to 3am). Bars are generally permitted to serve alcohol until 3am, and so in the spring they lose one hour of liquor sales due to DST, when 2am becomes 3am (aka closing time). This one-time license lets them get that hour back to sell liquor, if they ask nicely. So the bar stays open for their usual number of hours, despite the clock having changed.

      • What is the point in forcing already-licensed establishments to “ask nicely”?

        It reflects poorly on ABRA that they see this labor-intensive daylight-savings-time-licensing as being an appropriate use of resources.

    • jcm

      Daylight savings doesn’t start at midnight, it starts at 2:00AM. So when daylight savings start, at 2 it becomes 3, and the bars have to be closed. When daylight savings ends, at 2 it becomes 1, and consequently the bars can stay open an extra hour.

      I always hated working that night in my bartending days.

  • jcm

    Guess I’m a little slow today. James beat me to it.

  • I put ’em on a map — http://goo.gl/maps/3eVHG — plan accordingly!

  • petwurf

    no Derby?? so bummed . . .


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