Tax Day Dining Freebies, Deals, and Discounts

Don't miss your chance to get some free grub!

As you know April 15th is normally the day that income taxes are due to the IRS; however, in 2012 tax day falls on a Sunday. The next day, Monday April 16th is a federal holiday — Emancipation Day. So Tuesday, April 17th is TAX DAY! Many DC area restaurants, bars, and services are offering a little relief to us all. Check out my listing below. If I missed any, feel free to comment below.

If you owe this year or waited til the last minute, or both — not to worry! You can still drink for free! On Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 participating ESquared restaurants (BLT Steak, 1625 I Street) will help take the stress out of tax day with ½ off all alcoholic beverages! All cocktails, beer, wines by the glass, and bottles of wine will be sold at 50% off all day long!

Save a couple bucks at any DC area McCormick & Schmick’s with its extended happy hour bar menu including buffalo wings just $2.95 and 1/2 lb cheeseburgers only $3.95! There are 3 DC locations and 4 in Northern Virginia. If you’re stopping by the Tysons Corner location at 8484 Westpark Dr., say hi to Peter, who is the best bartender in town! The bar is serving tax-themed cocktails: The Rummy Refund, The Clear Conscience, The Bloody Mary Tax Code, and the Uncle Sam, all variations on classic cosmopolitans, martinis, margaritas, and Manhattans.

Photo courtesy of The Palm

With two locations in the DC area to serve you, 1225 19th St., NW and 1750 Tysons Bvld., McLean, VA, The Palm is the perfect place to get some Tax Day Relief with their gourmet bite-sized comfort food, hand-crafted cocktails, draft beer and a great selection of wines by the glass. To top it all off, they’re giving you a free Prime Bite when you visit Palm Bar on Tax Day, Tuesday, April 17th! Nosh on Prime SteakBurger Sliders, Mini Crab Cakes, Nova Scotia Lobster BLTs and more. Click here to print your free Prime Bite certificate. Consider it an early refund, courtesy of The Palm.

At BlackFinn American Saloon (1620 I St., NW), buy one lunch entree and get one free (limit one per table, per visit).

15% off online orders

If you are craving some yummy lettuce wraps, guess what, you’re not alone! You can get 15% off your entire takeout food order at P.F. Changs when you order online! {4/17}

EatBar (2761 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA; 703-778-9951) is offering drink specials tomorrow evening in honor of Tax Day. Drinks for the 99% include DC Brau’s Corruption IPA for $4 and the Recession Buster cocktail made with Miller High Life, St. Germaine and Lemon for $5. For the 1%, splurge items like EatBar’s house infused bourbon is on special for $11 and a specialty cocktail called the Mutual Fund made with MaCallan 12 yr scotch, Luxardo Marachino Liquer, Vermouth, and Orange will be featured.

Jackson 20 in Old Town, Alexandria will cover sales tax in the restaurant for all patrons. In this gorgeous weather, go for happy hour and enjoy the J20 tavern and courtyard. $5 House Drinks, $2 Working Man canned beers, $5 Craft canned beers, $4 Chardonnay and Cabernet and $5 food items from 4-7pm Monday-Friday. Full bar menu also available.

Bar Rouge

Bar Rouge is launching their ½ price wine bottle night on Tax Day, and then it will be a weekly event recurring every Tuesday from here on out. Also, on Wednesday, for any accountants that come into Bar Rouge and drop their business card, they can also get ½ price bottles, in order to celebrate the tax season being over.

For some more casual eateries try:

Arby’s: When you “Like” Arby’s on Facebook, you’ll get a coupon for a free serving of value curly fries in April 17th.

Boston Market: Buy one meal with a drink, and get a second meal for free with this coupon.

Bruegger’s Bagels: When you “Like” Bruegger’s on Facebook, you’ll get a coupon for a big bagel bundle–a baker’s dozen of bagels plus two tubs of cream cheese–for only $10.40. Get it? 1040, like the tax form?

Chevy’s Fresh Mex : Check their Facebook page until 4/13 for a free chicken taquitos voucher. Plus, from 4/13-4/17, you can get two premium Herradura margaritas for $10.40. On 4/17, Chevy’s will pick up the tax on your order.

Chili’s: Use this coupon to get a free appetizer or dessert, with the purchase of an entree.

Cinnabon: Enjoy free classic Cinnabon bites from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hooters : Get 20 boneless wings for $9.99 as a Tax Day Special April 17

MaggieMoo’s: Get a free scoop of ice cream from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at participating locations.

Marble Slab Creamery: “Yogurt Yobate Day!” from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., you can get a free scoop of ice cream at participating stores. Only DC area location is Rockville, MD (100 Gibbs Street Unit I).

Panda Express: Lunch is on the house here, if you “Like” Panda Express on Facebook, then print out the coupon for a free single serving of Shanghai Angus Steak.

For everyone who pulled an all-nighter to prepare returns, Starbucks is doling out free jolts all day as part of their “Great American Coffee Refund” promotion. Cash in on Free Coffee this Tax Day: Americans can enjoy a delicious perk as Tax Day approaches – a free sample of Seattle’s Best Coffee available to the first 100,000 people to claim their Coffee Refund on the Seattle’s Best Coffee Facebook Page. Claiming the Great American Coffee Refund won’t require a W-2, tax forms or a calculator. Taxpayers can visit the Seattle’s Best Coffee Facebook Page to request their free sample. The deadline for claiming a Coffee Refund is midnight on April 17, or while supplies last. (Graphic: Business Wire). To find a participating Seattle’s Best Coffee location, visit



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