17 Restaurants Offering Discounts to Furloughed Federal Employees

Several local bars and restaurants are offering discounts for affected federal employees.

With the longest government shutdown in US history in effect, federal employees across the country have been without pay or furloughed.

As a result, several local bars and restaurants are offering discounts for affected federal employees.

Here’s the list; let us know if you find another location to add to the list.

Blue Willow Restaurant & Gift Shop

2616 N. Campbell Ave.

Posted by Blue Willow Tucson on Friday, July 31, 2015

Furloughed federal employees can get a complementary coffee and select breakfast if they bring in their government-issued employee ID. The breakfast is a choice of either Two Eggs Any Style — served with toast and potatoes or tortilla and pinto beans — or their Cinnamon Roll Pancake topped with cream cheese icing.

Keep up with Blue Willow Tucson on Facebook.

Claire’s Cafe & Art Gallery

To all the people who have been affected by the government shutdown, we will happily provide a meal at no charge. Please…

Posted by Claire's Cafe & Art Gallery on Thursday, January 17, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can eat for free at Claire’s — with the presentation of your government ID.

Keep up with Claire’s Cafe & Art Gallery on Facebook.

Coffee Times Drive-Thru

3401 E. Speedway Blvd.

Coffee Times Drive-Thru is giving furloughed government workers a free 16-oz coffee (hot or iced) if they come into the shop.

Keep up with Coffee Times Drive Thru on Facebook.

Diablo Burger

312 E. Congress St.

During the uncertain times of the government shutdown, we'd like to offer 50% off draft beer & wine for all furloughed…

Posted by Diablo Burger Tucson on Monday, January 14, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can bring in their government-issued employee ID for half-off draft beer and wine.

Keep up with Diablo Burger Tucson on Facebook.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.

The government may be closed but we are OPEN and here to help! From now until the end of the government shutdown; show…

Posted by Ghini's French Caffe on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

From now until the end of the government shutdown, Ghini’s is offering a bowl of their house-made Vegetable Soup or Chef’s Soup of the Day on the house if you bring and show your federally-issued government ID.

Keep up with Ghini’s French Caffe on Facebook.

Good Oak Bar

316 E. Congress St.

A small gesture of solidarity and support for Tucson’s federal employees during these challenging times. Cheers! Good…

Posted by Good Oak Bar on Monday, January 14, 2019

As a sister establishment to Diablo Burger, Good Oak Bar is offering the same discount. Furloughed federal employees can bring in their government-issued employee ID for half-off draft beer and wine.

Keep up with Good Oak Bar on Facebook.

Harvest on River

Unlike the government, Harvest on River is open and offering furloughed employees — with a federally issued ID — a bowl of soup and side salad on the house.

Keep up with Harvest on River on Facebook.

Hermosa Coffee Roasters

MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

If you're a federal employee on mandated payless furlough, come in and show your id or badge and get a drip coffee…on us!

Posted by Hermosa Coffee Roasters on Monday, January 7, 2019

No alcohol discount here, but furloughed federal employees can bring in their employee identification or badge for a free drip coffee.

Keep up with Hermosa Coffee Roasters on Facebook.

Hotel McCoy

720 W. Silverlake Rd.

From 6 – 10 a.m., as long as the government is shutdown, Hotel McCoy is offering breakfast to furloughed federal employees and their immediate families with the presentation of a federal ID.

Keep up with Hotel McCoy on Facebook.

Indian Twist

4660 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

Indian Twist is offering a free lunch buffet every day during the government shutdown for federal employees with a government issued ID.

Keep up with Indian Twist on Facebook.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

The government might be shut down, but things are still cookin' at The Parish. From now until the end of the government…

Posted by The Parish on Monday, January 14, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can bring in their government-issued employee ID for a bowl of Guedry’s Gumbo and Hushpuppies on the house.

Keep up with the Parish on Facebook.

Pastiche Modern Eatery

3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Attention all Furloughed Federal Employees in the Tucson Area–From now until the end of the government shutdown –…

Posted by Pastiche Modern Eatery on Monday, January 14, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can bring in their government-issued employee ID for the Pastiche Burger or Baked Mac & Cheese on the house.

Keep up with Pastiche Modern Eatery on Facebook.

Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria

2707 E. Broadway Blvd.

I'm sorry we didn't offer this earlier. We had been operating on the assumption our government was run by adults.

Posted by Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

There you have it, folks.

Furloughed employees, stop by Rocco’s with your government ID and get a small thin cheese pizza on the house.

Keep up with Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria on Facebook.

Saffron Indian Bistro

7607 N. Oracle Rd.

Saffron Indian Bistro would like to continue to offer a free lunch buffet to all federal employees affected by the…

Posted by Saffron Indian Bistro on Sunday, January 13, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can visit Saffron for free access to the lunch buffet.

Keep up with Saffron Indian Bistro on Facebook.

Urban Pita

345 E. Congress St. Ste. 135

Dear furloughed employees or any federal employee affected by the shutdown:Urban Pita will proudly pay for half of your…

Posted by Urban Pita on Monday, January 14, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can bring in their government-issued employee ID to receive a meal half off at Urban Pita.

Keep up with Urban Pita on Facebook.

Za’atar

2310 N. Country Club Rd.

(Government Employees) If you are not getting paid We feed you for FREE!! That’s right FREE!! We thank you for your services. #ZAATARTUCSON

Posted by Za'atar on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can eat for free at Za’atar. “That’s right FREE!!”

Keep up with Za’atar on Facebook.

Zinman’s Food Shop

111 W. Fourth St.

Zinman's Food Shop accepts no tips because we don't offer table service. All of our employees are compensated at a rate…

Posted by Zinman's Food Shop on Monday, January 14, 2019

Furloughed federal employees can eat for free at Zinman’s; just ask.

Keep up with Zinman’s Food Shop on Facebook.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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