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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 Mueller 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.

{mosads}”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 Trump.

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 Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, testified before Congress in February, and during former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee testimony in 2017.

Tags Donald Trump James Comey Michael Cohen Mueller investigation Mueller testimony Robert Mueller Special Counsel investigation

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