Under emergency legislation approved by the Washington, D.C., City Council, any Washington establishment with a liquor license, including restaurants and nightclubs, will be allowed to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. — three hours later than usual — and serve food around the clock from Jan. 17 until the morning after Obama's swearing-in Jan. 20.

WASHINGTON — Under emergency legislation approved by the Washington, D.C., City Council, any Washington establishment with a liquor license, including restaurants and nightclubs, will be allowed to serve alcohol until 5 a.m. — three hours later than usual — and serve food around the clock from Jan. 17 until the morning after Obama’s swearing-in Jan. 20.

The bill, an idea of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, was introduced by council member Jim Graham, who represents two nightlife-heavy neighborhoods.

The council approved the bill Tuesday, 9-4, with Graham voting against it after the measure, which originally excluded nightclubs, was revised to include them.