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It’s time once again to come together as a nation. And when that’s done, to have brunch on a Monday and stay out at bars till 4am. So because you like to live at the intersection of patriotism and days off, here’s a blow-by-blow road map to your oh-so-American day of leisure.

Late-Night Burgers and Beer

Late-Night Burgers and Beer

One way to ignore the cold on the Mall: just focus on how tired you are. Start at the Coupe, whose normal 24-hour schedule gets an extra two hours of bar service. The highlight: a burger and an American beer for 12 bucks.
Keywords: #CoffeeChaser, #BringaPillow, #UncleSamSpecial

Through Jan 22, open 24 hours, bar open until 4am, The Coupe, 3415 11th St NW, 202-290-3342

Pop-Up Breakfast Tacos at Hill Country

Pop-Up Breakfast Tacos at Hill Country

If you’re going to stand out in the cold all day, you could do worse than starting with brisket-and-egg tacos from Hill Country’s pop-up. You could also do worse than celebrating with their $1 Jell-O shots.
Keywords: #TacoScalpingontheMall, #BillCosby

Jan 21, breakfast 8-11am, Jell-O shots 11:30am-close, Hill Country, 410 7th St NW, 202-556-2050

Dim Sum Brunch, on a Monday

Dim Sum Brunch, on a Monday

The Newseum sold out its parade-viewing tickets long ago. So just head around back, where the Source is rolling out its weekend brunch and half-smoke Bloody Marys for an extra day.
Keywords: #SpicyHangoverEggs, #MapleGlazedBuns

A Roof-Deck Luau at Jack Rose

A Roof-Deck Luau at Jack Rose

Braving the arctic temperatures on the Mall will have you craving a few things that the Adams Morgan stalwart is happy to provide. Namely: cocktails in coconuts, roasted pigs and grass skirts.
Keywords: #HulaGirls, #SpamSandwiches, #ObamaClassReunion

Four More Years of Beer at ChurchKey

Four More Years of Beer at ChurchKey

Forget the official balls. And the semiofficial balls. You’ll get better beer here, as 10 top brewers take over the ChurchKey taps to help you wash down oysters and brat sliders.
Keywords: #55Drafts, #BlackTieVeryOptional

Jan 21, 8pm-close, $150 ($450 for four), ChurchKey, 1337 14th St NW, tickets at 202-567-2576

Tuxedo T-Shirts at Rock & Roll Hotel

Tuxedo T-Shirts at Rock & Roll Hotel

Go ahead and sublease your tux outside the Convention Center to someone who really needs it. All the hotel suggests is that you wear a tuxedo T-shirt. They’ll provide DJs all over, and they’re approved to stay open till 4am.
Keywords: #4am, #BlackTieontheCheap, #Semiformal

Jan 21, 9pm-close, no cost for admission, Rock & Roll Hotel, 1353 H St NE, 202-388-7625

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