Comey hearing: Bars across the country open early for former FBI Director's testimony with themed cocktails, free drinks

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Talk about an early-bird special.

When former FBI Director James Comey appears before the Senate Intelligence Committee for this Thursday's 10 a.m. hearing, several Washington, D.C. watering-holes will be marking the occasion with FBI-themed eats, Russian vodka to wash it down and even free drinks for Presidential tweets.

According to a public event posting on Facebook, the folks at Shaw's Tavern will be opening early (9:30 a.m.) for Comey's much-anticipated testimony-- and serving up some tongue-in-cheek food and drink specials for the occasion.


Stoli Vodka, which is distilled in Russia and blended in Latvia, will be offered for $5. And for $10, you can grab one of two FBI-themed food specials: the FBI sandwich (fried chicken breast, bacon and iceburg lettuce) or the FBI breakfast (French toast, bacon and ice cream).

"[Y]ou know you want to watch the drama unfold this Thursday," the post reads. "Grab your friends, grab a drink and let's COVFEFE!"

Online, more than 500 people have suggested they would be there for the Comey klatch, with another 3,500 Facebook users responding that they are interested in attending the event.

With reports suggesting that President Trump may be reacting to Comey's hearing on Twitter in real time, D.C.’s Union Pub has announced they will be “buying a round of drinks for the house every time Trump Tweets about Comey during his testimony!”


At least one prospective pub-stool pundit seemed to be concerned about whether Wi-Fi will be available during the hearing.

And for anyone thinking of logging a few hours of work from the bar room, the answer to that question appears to be "yes."

Other hotspots opening early in the nation's capital include The Partisan bar, just off the National Mall, which is offering cocktails like “The Last Word” and “Drop the Bomb” and "The Patriot" breakfast sandwich. Duffy's Irish pub is showing the hearing on all 15 of its television screens and serving a signature "Covefefe Cocktail."

Don't live in D.C.? A few watering holes across the country are opening even earlier to welcome Comey crowds:


Axelrad will be opening its doors at 8:45 a.m. for early morning beers according to their "SUPER BOWL OF Washington" Facebook event. Specialty drinks include the "Impeachmint", "Bad hombre", "Paid Protester" and "Frozen Covfefe."

San Francisco

Ace's bar in Nob Hill, Gino and Carlo's Tavern in North Beach and Clooney's Pub in the Mission District will all be opening at 7 a.m. PDT to welcome thirsty patrons. Their TVs will be tuned to the hearing and the some of the owners are promising strong, stiff drinks for all. 

Los Angeles

Several bars in the greater Los Angeles area will be opening up early Thursday-- some as early as 6 a.m. local time. In Northride, the Stovepiper Lounge is offering free Kamikaze shots with this Yelp deal. From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m, Tom Bergin's in Mid City will be offering a "Testi-Comey" cocktail.