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Charleston Dive Bar Offers Free Round For Federal Government Employees

Plus other Charleston businesses helping out

The Griffon
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

As the federal government enters its fifth week of the shutdown, Charleston dive bar the Griffon thinks it could bring a slight bit of relief to unpaid workers with a round of Pabst Blue Ribbon beers. Of course, a free PBR isn’t going to pay those employees’ mortgages, but it does bring some levity to the situation.

On Thursday, January 24, the downtown bar has invited government workers (over 21) to come have a cold one on behalf of PBR.

In addition to the Griffon, other Charleston restaurants have stepped up to help out during the shutdown. Charleston eatery D’Allesandro’s Pizza acted to feed the unpaid Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at Charleston National Airport. TSA agents will not receive their salaries until the government reopens.

North Charleston restaurant Bread and Butter also offered free meals to TSA workers with an identification card.

Know of any other food and beverage businesses helping out? Let us know in the comments.

Because sometimes we could all use a cold one. Donald J. Trump Nancy Pelosi Pabst Blue Ribbon #chsbeer #unapologeticallyawesome

Posted by The Griffon on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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