While the millionaires in the NHL Owners Club are busy arguing with the millionaires in the NHL Players Association about who gets more money, the rest of us are going to go on with our lives and try to get past the fact that our beloved hockey season is going down the drain by having a few beers.  So while we can’t go to the Verizon Center to watch the Caps play, we sure as hell can pre-game it like the seasoned hockey fans we are.  So be sure to come down the the Chinatown/Penn Quarter area on October 12th for great events and specials at all of your favorite pre-gaming bars.

Be sure to check in with the other bars that are participating to see what their specific specials are going to be.  Here’s the list of places that have signed up so far:

Iron Horse, of course
Fado
Rocket Bar

Penn Social
Clydes
RFD
Redline
Irish Channel
The Green Turtle
Hill Country

For our part, we’ll have an Xbox and NHL 2013 for people to play, we’ll have beer specials, and we’ll be showing one of several classic hockey movies.  We’ve had several requests for The Mighty Ducks but I think we’ll go with Slapshot instead.  There’s only so much Estevez I can take a year.

So follow the updates on the event here, and we’ll see you all on the 12th!