$10 for $25 Worth of Bistro Fare and Drinks at Bullfeathers

Bullfeathers of Capitol Hill

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You're familiar with politicians, but do you know what they like to drink? If you buy today's Groupon, you just might find out. For $10, you get a $25 Groupon to Bullfeathers of Capitol Hill, a restaurant and bar that's been serving food and drink to state representatives since 1980 and Max Trews of Fairfax, Virginia, since 2005. Grab your part-time pundits and leisure-time lobbyists for a late-night bite or Saturday afternoon burger and beer.

Clad in the traditional leather-and-wood pub décor, Bullfeathers is the spot where America's lawmakers have power lunches (Miller Lite and a PowerBar). Sidle up to the 40-foot bar, where a stiff drink makes bureaucratic red tape turn a lovely shade of cerulean alongside an order of spicy bull wings ($8.95). The Bullfeathers menu features old-school pub grub and progressive choices for vegetarians. Pair a portobello mushroom stuffed with crab ($9.89) with a bowl of the signature Newport clam chowder ($6.59), or lunch on the lobbyist salad (chicken, pecans, cranberries, mangos, and sautéed goat cheese with fresh greens and blueberry pomegranate dressing, $10.59). Sandwiches range from a classic reuben ($8.99) to the mouthwatering filibuster sandwich (smoked turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, sun dried tomato, and dijon, $9.49) and the conservator (alfalfa sprouts, avocado, provolone, lettuce, and tomato with basil mayo in a flour tortilla, $8.29).

Run on a platform of perfectly juicy burgers with your choice of cheese ($10.39), or shake up the status quo with a lean, delicious turkey burger ($9.79). Dinner plates include options for a variety of tastes, such as fresh tilapia with lemon butter, wild rice, and broccoli rabe ($11.89) or beer-battered chicken tenders with fries and slaw ($10.79). Make your meal an all-American patriot with homemade apple pie a la mode ($5.69). Sling back a few at a place where the Washington big wigs lunch and gossip about Spiro Agnew's fabled secret cache of rubies.

Note: Your Groupon is valid Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to close and all day Saturday.


The Washington Post affirms the politician-spotting potential, and Insider Pages users give the saloon and food five stars:

  • The saloon area, equipped with four newfangled televisions, otherwise imparts an old-time pre-Social Security and Medicare mood. – Rob Kunkle, Washington Post
  • Very cozy, with a warm rich look of elagance [sic]. The food is great too, especially the Steak offerings. The BAR is the place to hang out. – karen c., Insider Pages
  • This is where the decisions are really made in Washngton [sic]. Good food, good atmosphere. Keep your eyes wide open because you're sure to see some of Washington's famous here. – Dona U., Insider Pages
Creative Alternatives to SwearingBullfeathers is more than just the name of an establishment where Washington’s finest come to dine and gossip; it’s also a creative family-friendly alternative the next time you need to be dismissive without swearing. What other faux-swears are all-ages auditory appropriate?

Paint my Crepes, usage: “Well, paint my crepes, is that little Tyler Saunders? I haven’t seen you since we were both treated for that same rare disease!
Jabberjaw, usage: “Oh, Jabberjaw, I accidentally buried my cell phone with my uncle.
Nell, usage: “What the nell are you guys watching? Is that Jodie Foster in Flightplan?
Pizza Party, usage: “Give me back the antidote, Tyler, or by jabberjaw, I’m going to pizza party you to nell.”

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 16, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table, minimum 2 people. Gratuity and tax not included. Valid Mon-Fri. 4pm to close, all day Sat. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Bullfeathers of Capitol Hill

Bullfeathers of Capitol Hill

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