Thursday, March 26, 2009

The New Deal

You know what sucks? Getting laid off during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

You know what's awesome? Drinking on a weekday afternoon.

So why not combine the highs and lows of life by joining us on Friday April 17 for the first, and hopefully only, Breadline Bar Crawl. This idea was hatched over several Miller Lites on a Wednesday afternoon by two recently laid off attorneys as a means to gather as many unemployed folks in the DC area for an afternoon (and evening) of cheap beer and camaraderie.

Here's the deal:

$10 gets you a wristband entitling you to some GREAT beer and liquor specials from 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. at the fine DC bars listed below. We'll start the day at the Front Page in Dupont Circle and then work our way south throughout the day. When traveling from bar to bar we'll be sure to wave to all those suckers with jobs cooped up in their offices. But this isn't just limited to the unemployed; anyone is free to join in and help stimulate the economy by patronizing local bars on a Friday afternoon.

We have chosen to donate a portion the of the proceeds from the Breadline Bar Crawl to Central Union Mission. Central Union Mission provides shelter, food, education, and other vital services to the less fortunate in the DC area and relies on the support of donors to provide all of its services free of charge.

The schedule for the day will be as follows:

11:00 - 12:30 Front Page

12:30 - 2:00 James Hoban's

2:00 - 3:30 Porter's

3:30 - 5:00 Rumors

5:00 - 7:30 Sign of the Whale

7:30 - 9:00 Mackey's

If you can't make it out before the crack of noon then feel free to meet up with us later in the day. For more details you can contact us at, and you can order your wristband ahead of time by clicking here:

Many thanks to our participating bars: