Harry’s Bar, located in Northwest DC’s Hotel Harrington, which became a popular place for the attendants of the “Million MAGA March” last weekend, is facing a fine of $2,000 due to multiple violations of the city’s coronavirus-related restrictions.
Large groups of Trump supporters who flocked to the District for the rally on Friday and Saturday hung out at the bar and had drinks. However, very few of them were wearing face masks.
Some of the people that gathered outside the bar were reportedly wearing clothes adorned with the symbol of Proud Boys.
DC’s Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) issued Harry’s a fine of $1,000 on Friday, November 13, due to “several observed Phase Two violations including patrons without facial coverings, patrons standing while consuming alcohol, and insufficient table spacing.”
Another fine of $1,000 was issued to the bar by the agency’s investigators on Saturday, November 14, after some customers did not wear face coverings and more than six people were seated at a table.
“It doesn’t matter who goes to Harry’s to us—it matters that they follow the rules,” DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said, commenting on the fines, during a press conference on Monday. “Whose supporters they are matters not to us. We want the patrons to be safe, but we also want our residents who work in those bars and restaurants and hotels to be safe as well.”
If the business violates Phase Two restrictions for the third time, the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board may review its liquor license.
Harry’s had received several verbal warnings in recent months for the same type of violations.