D.C. bars are opening early so people can drink Russian vodka while watching ex-FBI Director Comey testify

James ComeyChip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesFormer FBI Director James Comey.

If you want to have a drink while watching former FBI director James Comey testify 
before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, you’re in luck. 
Three bars in Washington, DC, and one in Houston, Texas, are opening early on Thursday to screen Comey’s testimony, which is scheduled to begin at 12 a.m. AEST.

“Come on… you know you want to watch the drama unfold this Thursday,” Shaw’s Tavern, which will be serving $US5 Stoli vodka and “FBI” sandwiches, wrote on Facebook. “Grab your friends, grab a drink and let’s COVFEFE!” 

Responses on social media ranged from excitement to eye-rolling: 

At Thursday’s hearing, the ex-FBI director is expected to ake his first public comments since he was fired by President Trump, with no warning, in May. 

Here’s the list of bars that are opening early for the highly-anticipated political “drama.” Please send along any we’ve missed to [email protected]!