Root for your favorite team at these bars!
Though there will be no big parties this year, you can still check out some of DC’s best sports bars for a socially distant watch party! If you’re looking to support your team from any sport, whether that’s the Nationals, Wizards, Washington Football Team, The Capitals, or anything else, but don’t want to do it from home, we’ve got you covered.
Here are tenlocal DC bars that have big screens and good vibes so you can enjoy the games amongst fans like you. Here’s where you can watch them!
1. City Tap House
City Tap is a more sophisticated sports bar where you can enjoy a nice meal while watching the games without the commotion of an intense sports bar. Their elevated menu serves chicken and waffles, shrimp and grits, mussels and so much more. Have an elegant dinner while rooting for your favorite team!
Where: 901 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
2. Walter’s Sport Bar
With over 30 TV screens of 220 inches and 4k quality, this is a sports bar to go to even if there is a crowd because you’ll actually be able to see the action. Located right in front of the Nationals Park, this is a great place to go to watch a baseball game. Choose from 24 different draft beers and order your favorite bar food, because they have it all!
Where: 10 N Street SE, Washington, DC 20024
3. The Game Sports Pub
Located in Adams Morgan, this pub takes a modern twist on typical sports bars. They serve affordable food and drinks in a friendly environment where visitors can support the same teams or clash against rivals. They are open until midnight every day except Sunday when they close at 10 p.m. Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day where any draft beer is $7, and all rail drinks are $4.
Where: 2411 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
4. The Big Board
The Big Boards has TV subscriptions to MLB Extra Innings, NFL Sunday Ticket, NHL Center Ice, Big Ten Network, and SEC Network, so no matter what sport is playing you’ll be able to watch it here. They’re serving up all American food, beers, wines, cocktails, to keep you satisfied as you enjoy the games in a friendly atmosphere in the heart of DC.
Where: 421 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002
5. 1831 Bar and Lounge
On Thursdays, 1831 Lounge hosts Global Vibes Thursdays from 9 p.m. Bucket of beer are served at $35, food platters at $40, and Rum punch at $6. Come root for your country on Thursday nights at this bar. They serve bar food such as burgers, wings, quesadillas, sliders, fries. It’s important to eat and stay hydrated when drinking to not wake up miserable the next day. So always order some food with your alcoholic beverages.
Where: 1831 M Street NW, Washington DC 20036
6. Nellie’s Sports Bar
Named after the owner’s two grandmothers, both named Nellie, he wanted to honor their warm hospitality by recreating the positive environment these women made at their homes to this bar. While you’re here watching the game, snack from their extensive menu, and fun cocktail selection. Their Funsies items include cheaper drinks like $1 Jell-O shots, $6 Ice Pops and $10 slushies. Have a delicious sweet beverage, and enjoy the vibrant ambiance of this lively bar.
Where: 900 U Street NW Washington, DC 20001
7. Church Hall
Located in Georgetown, Church Hall is the place to go to have a memorable night! Happy hour is every weekday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. when their beers are only $5, and wings, giant pretzel with cheese, and veggie burgers are only $8. There are many flat screens along the walls of the bar, so you will not miss any game action no matter where you sit. An outdoor patio is available too if you want some fresh air during commercial breaks or intermissions.
Where: 1070 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
8. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
Repeatedly voted DC’s best sports bar by the Washington Post, it’s a must-visit on game night! Located three blocks away from Capital One Arena and across the street from Archives/Navy Memorial Metro stop, it’s conveniently located for sports fans. They serve up classic all-American bar food like crispy wings, pretzel bites, buffalo chicken sandwiches, southwest burgers and so much more! When the weather is nice, you can sit outside and still have a perfect view of the TVs playing the game!
Where: 639 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004
9. Big Sticks
Big Sticks is a lodge-themed restaurant and sports bar that serves menu items focused around specialty sausages and a large craft beer selection. When baseball season is upon us, this bar lights up for Nationals fans, giving them a joyful scene to enjoy a pint during and after the game. Enjoy the bustling ambiance with a beer in your hand at this boisterous sports bar no matter what sport is on!
Where: 20 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
10. The District Sports Bar
This upscale sports bar is located on U street and is a calm place to enjoy delicious food, watch the game and listen to music while having a pleasant night with friends. Their menu has remarkable food items; 6 wings for $10, crab fries, surf and turf burger, salmon BLT, crab cake BLT and so much more! If you’re looking for a chill place to go with good food, this is the place you’re looking for.
Where: 900 Florida Ave NW Washington, DC 20001
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