Extended Drinking Hours in the City … Extended

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - The D.C. Alcohol Beverage Administration has approved permission for an additional seven bars and restaurants to serve alcohol until 4:00 a.m. on Veterans’ Day.

Mayor Vincent Gray has been pushing for bars to stay open later. A part of his 2013 fiscal budget was to change D.C. liquor regulations in an attempt to haul in an extra $3 million in tax revenue. This is the second chance he’s had to sample his holiday weekend experiment.

Along with extended hours of alcohol service, these designated establishments are expected to serve food the entire night. In exchange, they do not have to close at all leading into the holiday.

A part of Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2013 fiscal budget was to change D.C. liquor regulations in an attempt to haul in an extra $3 million in tax revenue, which allows some bars to get an endless drinking pass.

The pilot portion ends and the program kicks into full gear beginning on New Year’s. Also, for New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, extended closing times can last the entire weekend leading up to the holiday.

The experiment began in October when 42 bars were granted extended hours for Columbus Day weekend. According to the director of ABRA, no significant problems arose, although he did say some bars that did not register for the program did stay open later.

Those bars were cited.

Here’s the full list of 49 bars that have the right to stay open late on holidays:

Haydee’s Restaurant

Haydee’s 2000

Boundary Stone Public House

Old Ebbitt Grill

U Street Music Hall

18th Street Lounge

K Street

Eye Bar/Garden of Eden

Café Asia

Taste

Mova

Sabor Latino

Toledo Lounge

Phase I of Dupont

Rock N Roll Hotel

Ziegfeld’s Secrets

Jimmy Valentine’s

Current Sushi

Midtown

Dangerously Delicious DC

The Argonaut

Jr’s Bar and Brill

Dupont Italian Kitchen

Cobalt/30 Degrees/Level One

Bachelor’s Mill/Back Door Pub

Dirty Martini Inn Bar/Dirty Bar

Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar

Jackie Lee’s Lounge

Phase I (SE)

Lux

Ultrabar/Chroma

Cities

Barcode

Opera Ultra Lounge

Lima Restaurant and Lounge

Tattoo

Lotus

Camelot

Portico

Marnon Café

Josephine

Music and Arts Club

Redline

Sesto Senso

Johanna’s Restaurant

Stadium

Red Palace

Café Dupont

Bravo Bravo

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