DC bars to open early so patrons can watch Cohen congressional testimony

The taps will be flowing early in Washington, D.C. all because of the congressional testimony of Michael Cohen.

Cohen will appear before the House Oversight Committee Wednesday to testify against President Donald Trump.

He is expected to call the president "racist" and a "conman" according to a prepared opening statement that was released Tuesday evening.

Explore>>Read: Michael Cohen testifies before Congress: Live updates, live stream

Cohen is also expected to show not one, but two checks, that he said Trump wrote.

One which is labeled Exhibit 5A was to reimburse money Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet, CNN reported.

There is also apparently a second check, according to Cohen, that was reimbursement  for hush money payments, "Good Morning America" reported.

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Because of the testimony expected, Duffy’s Irish Pub, a DC sports bar, will not be showing basketball or baseball games on their TVs today. Instead, they will be switched to the hearing which was scheduled for 10 a.m.

Explore>>Read: Michael Cohen plans to testify Trump is 'racist,' 'conman'; read his prepared opening statement 

They’re also offering a special beverage in honor of the day.

"We will have our special 'Flipper Cocktail' available only during the hearing. The ingredients are redacted but we can tell you that it is 100% PARDON FREE," the bar's Facebook page says.

Duffy's isn't a stranger to opening early because of news from the political world. The bar opened early in 2017 for a standing room only crowd as former FBI Director James Comey testified, The HIll reported.

Another bar, The Midlands beer garden, will be switching its 100-inch televisions and all other screens to the hearing, telling patrons on Twitter, “We’re gonna watch it anyway so we’re opening the bar up at 10a!”

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, right, leaves after a closed door Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, right, leaves after a closed door Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, right, leaves after a closed door Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

Credit: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

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