Drinks on Me: #PassportProgram

[ 0 ] July 10, 2015 |

IMG_8238 (2)Summer in D.C. opens the flood gates of drink specials.  It is as if the town wants to encourage cocktails and more cocktails now that the temperature has increased exponentially.  Of all the deals we have heard about this summer, DC Passport Program has our full attention.  The DC Passport Program works like this:  You visit a restaurant/bar in the passport booklet, get 2-for-1 drinks, tip your bartender (tip as though no discount has been applied) and move on to your next destination (Passport is only good once per venue).

Paying 2-for-1 anything in this town deserves at least a peak of interest and in this case where cocktails (*dranks!) are involved, I would not be surprised if they run out of these little booklets.  With local favorites like Room 11, Zengo and Rocket Bar making the Passport cut, this tour de D.C. program has captured the pulse of the city.  Our least favorite part of the program is the $20 fee to get a booklet in the first place, but I guess when you do the math you are really coming out on top.

Since I am not a mathematician, I’ll reserve my comments on what you would actually save by using the Passport Program.  It does not, however, take a genius to see that 2-for-1 cocktails for the next couple of months can make post-happy hour a whole lot “happier”…


Want One?  Go here.

Participating restaurants: 

The Alex at The Graham Georgetown
The Argonaut
Black Whiskey
Buffalo and Bergen
Cashion’s Eat Place
Colony Club
Coppi’s Organic Restaurant
DC Harvest
El Centro D.F.
El Centro D.F. Georgetown
Georgetown Piano Bar
Glen’s Garden Market
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Iron Horse Taproom
Le Grenier
Masa 14
Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown
Nanny O’Briens Pub
New Columbia Distillers
Penn Social
Pop’s Sea Bar
The Pug
Radius Pizza
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Rocket Bar
Roofers Union
Room 11
Science Club
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub
Sixth Engine
Toro Toro
Zengo DC

Program runs until Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

Other cities to get your Passport on?  Boulder; Brooklyn; Columbia, MO; Colorado Springs, CO;  Denver; Fort Collins; Los Angeles; Santa Barbara and Seattle.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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