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44 DC Bars to Stay Open Late for Inauguration, But Not at Trump Hotel



    DC Bars Granted Late 'Last Call' During Inauguration

    Dozens of D.C. bars, restaurants and hotels will take advantage of a law that allows them to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. during inauguration week. One prominent spot that will not serve drinks into the wee hours? The Trump International Hotel. News4's Mark Segraves reports. (Published Friday, Dec. 30, 2016)

    The bars at Cafe Milano, Madam's Organ and the Hard Rock Cafe all have permission from D.C. to stay open late during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration week -- but the bar and restaurant in the Trump International Hotel do not.

    The Trump hotel did not apply for approval from the D.C. liquor board to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. during the inaugural festivities, hotel spokeswoman Patricia Tang told News4.

    The legal last call at BLT Prime by David Burke, the Benjamin Bar & Lounge and any events at the hotel will be 1:30 a.m., with service ending at 2 a.m.

    Forty-four bars and restaurants in D.C. received approval from the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. and stay open 24 hours a day from Jan. 14 to Jan. 22.

    The list includes Old Ebbitt Grill, The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown and the National Republican Club of Capitol Hill.

    Go here to see the full list of bars that will stay open late during inauguration week.

    Trump, who had a brother who died as an alcoholic at age 43, does not drink alcohol, The New York Times has reported.

    At the hotel on Friday, a man who said he was the hotel front desk manager said they will charge $100 for anyone who wants to ring in the new year standing at the hotel bar, and at least $250 for a table in the lobby.