01/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Inauguration: D.C. Bars To Stay Open All Night

DCist reported Tuesday that the District was considering keeping bars open later during inauguration.

The Washington Post confirms Wednesday that not only will bars serve alcohol for three more hours, they will stay open all night:

In the mood to celebrate President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration at a D.C. bar? For four days in January, they'll be open 24 hours a day.

Under emergency legislation approved by the D.C. Council yesterday, any District establishment with a liquor license, including restaurants and nightclubs, will be allowed to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. -- three hours later than usual -- and serve food round-the-clock from Jan. 17 until the morning after Obama's swearing-in on Jan. 20.