Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, less than a month after being fired by President Donald Trump.
Bars across the country are opening doors early to screen Comey’s testimony. Some are serving politically themed cocktails, others are offering free rounds of drinks.
It seems to be a genius move on their behalf. Photos on social media show massive crowds are gathering at some bars – particularly those in the nation’s capitol.
Shaw’s Tavern, a Washington DC bar, set up a Facebook event to host “The Comey Covfefe Hearing,” where they will be serving $5 Stoli vodka and “FBI” sandwiches. “Grab your friends, grab a drink and let’s COVFEFE!” the organizers said on Facebook.
Only in DC would a restaurant/bar play the Comey Hearing live and feature themed food and drinks. If you haven’t heard it’s at Shaw’s Tavern pic.twitter.com/iIJzxUYsKN
— Samantha-Jo Roth (@SamanthaJoRoth) June 5, 2017
The testimony is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EST — early Thursday morning, there was already a massive line outside the bar.
If you doubted DC would get drunk to a hearing. This is the line for the covfefe throwdown @ Shaw’s Tavern: pic.twitter.com/8dZNUfg65o
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) June 8, 2017
The line reportedly stretched down an entire block.
Current line to watch Comey hearing at Shaw’s Tavern in DC stretches for over a full block right now… pic.twitter.com/8OrAr3Irvq
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) June 8, 2017
About 100 people were waiting in line, according to one onlooker.
Check out this video of people waiting.
It isn’t only this bar that is drawing massive crowds. Union Pub in DC announced that it would be opening at 9.30 a.m.
— Union Pub (@UnionPub) June 7, 2017
The bar said it would offer a round of drinks every time Trump tweeted.
Thirsty viewers were already in line at 6:30 Thursday morning.
— Anna Isaacs (@annaisaacs) June 8, 2017
Duffy’s Irish Pub in Washington DC bar said it would be hosting a party with “Covfefe cocktails.”
Duffy’s Irish pub is having a watch party featuring “covfefe cocktails” #OnlyInDC
— Bruk (@BrukieG) June 7, 2017
And on Thursday morning, just after the testimonial started, the bar is rammed with viewers.
— Alicia Rose (@AliciaRose215) June 8, 2017