It's Mueller time: DC bars prepare for Wednesday's hearings
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It's Mueller time for at least a few Washington watering holes, which have made a tradition of sorts out of holding specials tied to headline-grabbing congressional hearings.

Duffy's Irish Pub in D.C.’s H Street NE neighborhood will play host to a watch party as former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE testifies before Congress on Wednesday.

"We will have eight large flatscreen TVs with stadium surround sound tuned in to the Mueller Show," the bar said in an email.


"Come try our new 'Bloody Mueller' cocktail only available for this event," the message said. Organizers are "highly encouraging" Mueller viewers to sport "creative attire" as they watch the happenings before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees.

A representative from Shaw's Tavern, in the District’s Shaw neighborhood, told ITK that the hot spot would also be opening its doors three hours early — at 8 a.m. — in time for patrons to watch Mueller testify about his report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice by President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE.

At the Midlands, a beer garden in Petworth, coffee, juices and hibiscus tea will be available starting at 8:30 a.m., when Mueller is poised to begin his testimony. Later in the morning, the Georgia Avenue establishment will serve drinks and dole out custom "It's Mueller Time" coozies for any can or beer bottles purchased.

It's not the first time that eateries and saloons around the city have tapped the kegs for big-time events at the Capitol. Several places around D.C. also had drinks flowing when Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenBiden faces politically thorny decision on Trump prosecutions New York expands Trump tax fraud investigations to include write-offs: report Juan Williams: Defeated Trump is in legal peril MORE, Trump's former personal lawyer, testified before Congress in February, and during former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe new marshmallow media in the Biden era McCabe defends investigation of Trump before Senate committee: We had 'many reasons' The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony in 2017.