August 23rd, 2011
03:35 PM ET
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In case y'all were wondering, it took about 37 seconds for D.C. and New York area bars and restaurants to start offering Earthquake Specials via social media. Early passengers on the disaster drinking bandwagon included:

@DestinationBar: Earthquake after-party? Today from 3pm to whenever. Just no shots of AfterShock.

@BBQNYC: Hey people WE ARE SERIOUS. We are having an earthquake party. If you have been evacuated join us for 20% off Milkshakes!

@BBQNYC: New addition to our #EarthQuake party! 50% off all SHAKEN cocktails until 5pm!! #party

@Macelleria: #TYKU Earthquake special in our very safe bunker-like space. 2 for 1 Shochu Martinis (equals exactly $5.90 each)

@SUSHISAMBA: Join us at Park Ave South for early Happy Hour specials, now through 7pm! #quakespecials

@butterlane: EARTHQUAKE SPECIAL! Mention the #earthquake and get BuyOneGetOne cucapkes, cakepops and Blue Bell ice cream!

@TheDelancey: TONIGHTS DRINK SPECIAL: 2 EarthQuakes for the Price of 1. Vodka on the *Rocks* with *Crushed* Lime and a *Tsunami* of Cranberry. 9:30pm-11pm

@wichcraft: you guys keep tweeting about the #earthquake—we're just going to savor our afternoon iced latte. all coffee/tea drinks are 1/2off until 6pm!

@wichcraft: @winedanddined thanks for spreading the word! full disclosure: coffee happy hour happens every day, not just when there's an #earthquake! ha

@KababjiUSA: Kababji Happy Hour to "Calm Your Jitters" $3 Quake-a-tinis, $5 Margaritas & $5 Champagne cocktails #EarthquakeHappyHour #DC Cure your "after-shock" with us tonight from 5-7pm with $5 birre/vini! #happyhour

@MIXTRESSdc: The Great Shake tonight chocolate basil shakes with Cynar and Bulliet... $10 how's thatRT @mbrownerhamlin @PS7srestaurant

@RedlineBarDC: @eatocracy #Earthquake ain't got nothin on Redline!! In honor of that 5.8er come get loose with $5.80 EARTHQUAKE SHOTS!!

@brghospitality: Shake this NYC! All speciality cocktails are just $5.9 all night starting at 5pm. Ease your fears with a post-quake cheers!

And the Washington Post has a whole bunch more on their blog.

And yep - our world got rocked here in Eatocracy's NYC HQ, but nothing went especially widdershins, except for a small, M&M-shaped pinata that fell off the top of a stack of cookbooks...about 30 minutes after the fact. Please stay safe and let us know how you're doing.

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  1. miahmdparash


    It's a nice article it will help my research.


    September 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  2. thorneyxxx

    How about some Hurricanes for this Sunday?/

    August 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  3. engineer long time

    I need a drink now. Shaken or stired.

    August 24, 2011 at 8:35 am |
  4. AmandaMarie

    I am a particular fan of the fact they made the drinks the same cost as the Richter scale read. Makes me laugh. Now, if only a 1.5 would happen and people freak out about it, we'd be talking some excellent drink specials, now wouldn't we. Kinda wish I were a New Yorker to take advantage of these creative sales. Alas, I'm stuck in Seattle.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:57 am |
  5. OK

    Do I get an an additional discount if I spend my time at your bar with my nose buried in a smart phone, tweeting and fbing?

    August 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
  6. Mark Larezzo

    Just had some gentle swaying here on the 16th floor at 345 hudson. Same building were 92.3fm broadcasts from

    August 23, 2011 at 5:42 pm |
  7. swag

    Great. Now they're going to find a way to induce earthquakes as a promotional device, like Presidents Day sales.

    August 23, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
  8. AJ

    Tir Na Nog Irish Pub in Raleigh has a $3.50 National Pints special because the beer got shaken up!

    August 23, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  9. IHEG@EG

    3 olives shake it up I like em dirty

    August 23, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  10. Evil Grin

    Ah, the sweet, quick taste of capitalism. I will have a scotch on the rocks, bartender. And a martini, shaken, not stirred, of course.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
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