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It’s a Very Merry First Friday!

This Friday, come deck the halls and toast the best time of the year with A Very Merry First Friday at The 201 Bar on Capitol Hill!

Catch up with old friends, do some year-end networking, or just revel in the holiday spirit as It’s First Friday bids farewell to 2014 and goes into winter hibernation until February.

We’ll be featuring your favorite Christmas tunes all evening long, as well as a delicious menu of yuletide drink specials to kick off your December bender with cheer.

Our traditional specialty cocktails include:
T’was the Night Before Hangover
I’m Dreaming of a White Russian
Last Christmas I Gave You a Shot
All I Want for Christmas is Booze

Plus: $3 Bud Lights and $3 rail drinks

This is always Washington’s biggest holiday happy hour, so come early and come thirsty and be ready to celebrate the season the “right” way — with an icy cold beverage (or many!) and guaranteed good company to go with it.

The fun runs from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. 21+

It’s First Friday, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Be there or be talked about.

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*** BONUS: If you’re looking to make the most of the DC holiday season (and you should be), then be sure to head to the 23rd Annual Santa Soiree on Saturday, December 13th — one of DC’s most fun annual Christmas parties, by far. Enter the special discount code for First Friday attendees (“FirstFriday“) and get $15 off your ticket price! (Code expires this Friday at 10 PM. Read more about the party here.)
It’s First Friday, and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Be there or be talked about.

*** DOUBLE BONUS:

Please join past It’s First Friday sponsor Generation Opportunity for their Louisiana Run Off Phone Bank.

When: Tomorrow, Thursday December 4th 6-9 pm
Where: Generation Opportunity HQ
1320 N. Courthouse Rd. Arlington, VA
(Near Court House Metro)
Perks: Free food and drinks for all volunteers!
They’ll also be hosting a ping-pong tournament in the office during the phone bank!

Please contact Jeff Scully atjscully@genopp.org or via phone at 856.649.4991 with any questions about the phone bank.

It’s First Friday “Victory Edition”

Let’s face it: There’s nothing quite as sweet as the taste of victory — EXCEPT when that victory is washed down with cheap cocktails and the best drink specials anywhere in Washington.

Come celebrate the epic results of this week’s mid-term blowout with It’s First Friday tomorrow night at tomorrow night at The 201 Bar on Capitol Hill, 5:30 – 9:00 PM.

It will be a special “Victory Edition” of First Friday in order to properly savor all of the big wins that you and your fellow patriots achieved from coast to coast this past Tuesday. (Pick your victory; there were just too many to name.) In addition to $3 well drinks and beer, we’ll be featuring the following specialty cocktails for your further enjoyment:

“Red Wave”
“The Full Congress”
“The Happy Elephant”
“Liberal Tears”

It’s First Friday. And it’s time to toast to victory. And America. Be there or be talked about.

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ALSO, in the spirit of conservative success, It’s First Friday is very proud to be an official supporter of the upcoming 5th Annual Buckley Awards, hosted by the Young Conservatives Coalition (YCC), next Thursday evening, 11/13, at the Capitol Hill Club. Click here for more information. Don’t miss it!

October First Friday

This week, First Friday returns to the 201 Bar on October 3rd from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.  $3 Bud Lights & $3 rails.

Join us for a Happy Hour experience you will NOT want to miss.  Be there or be talked about.

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June’s First Friday

This Friday evening, It’s First Friday will be making its long-awaited return to our original home at Capitol Hill’s famous Union Pub!

As always, the fun will run between 5:30 and 9:00 PM, which gives you plenty of time to kick off your weekend the ‘right’ way — with guaranteed good company and the best drink specials anywhere in Washington.

NOTE: This will be the last official First Friday until August, so spread the word, tell your co-workers, recruit your interns (21+), and come celebrate the homecoming of DC’s top conservative happy hour!

It’s First Friday. Be there or be talked out.

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May First Friday

This week, First Friday returns to the 201 Bar on May 2nd from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.  $3 Bud Lights & $3 rails.

Be there or be talked about.

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April First Friday with Dan Bongino

This week, First Friday returns to the 201 Bar on April 4th with special guest, Dan Bongino. We’ll be there from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.  $3 Bud Lights & $3 rails.

Be there or be talked about.

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March First Friday

This week, First Friday returns to the 201 Bar on March 7th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.  $3 Bud Lights & $3 rails.

Be there or be talked about.

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February First Friday

This week, First Friday returns to the 201 Bar on February 7th from 5:30 – 9:00 pm.  Be there or be talked about.

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A Very Merry First Friday

This Friday, come deck the halls and help make the season bright with A Very Merry First Friday at The 201 Bar on Capitol Hill!

Catch up with old friends, do some year-end networking, or just revel in the holiday spirit as It’s First Friday waves farewell to 2013 and goes into winter hibernation until February.
We’ll be featuring your favorite Christmas songs all evening long as well as a delicious list of yuletide specialty drinks to kick off your December bender with cheer.

Drink specials will include:

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Cocktail”
“T’was the Night Before Hangover”
“I’m Dreaming of a White Russian”
“Last Christmas I Gave You a Shot”
“The Gingerbread Man”

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It’s First Friday with Generation Opportunity

This Friday, It’s First Friday teams up with Generation Opportunity for a special edition of First Friday.  The event will take place at The 201 Bar between 5:30 – 9:00 pm with a two-hour open bar in effect between 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  As usual, the crowd will be massive, so come early, come thirsty, and be ready to kick off your weekend the ‘right’ way!

First Friday run time ($3 well & $3 bud lights): 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Open bar: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Generation Opportunity (GenOpp) is a free-thinking, liberty-loving, national organization of young people promoting the best of Being American: opportunity, creativity and freedom.  Learn more about Generation Opportunity here.

Must be 21+

It’s First Friday, and it’s time to raise a glass to liberty! Be there or be talked about.

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