Where is the best place to watch your favorite team play against a formidable opponent? Well, obviously the answer to this question for many people is the stadium where the game is played. Yet, what should we do when we cannot get our hands on a ticket or just dread the often-exorbitant prices to do so?
I guess the closest to a stadium would indisputably be a sports bar, where you actually could pay less for even more fun and comfort.
In the nation’s capital, fans have great opportunities to enjoy a couple of drinks while watching a game together outside an arena. Here is a list of some of those best places:
This Adams Morgan spot is a recent addition to the D.C. sports-bar scene, but its popularity has grown so radically quickly. And that wasn’t without good reason.
The Game Sports Pub today is always full of fans seeking good food and a wide variety of drinks — both at affordable prices — as well as big screens and comfortable seating, to not bury the night’s game fun into their couches home.
So, when you next have a game you cannot miss, put on your jerseys and head to 2411 18th Street NW to see they are not wrong to do that.
You can expect to find over 50 types of drinks, both beer and whiskey-wise, next to a Filipino menu, along with traditional pub food like chips, burgers and other snacks. A game night full of food and drinks wouldn’t cost more than $50 here.
While on the 18th Street in Adams Morgan, you might also want to check out Parlay only steps away from The Game. Yes, you can watch your game here, too. Grab the kind of drinks you want and hang out with friends in a cool ambiance! But what makes it particularly special is its food.
You know you shouldn’t expect great food in a sports bar where most people cannot tell the difference when their alcohol intake kicks in. Parlay, however, stands out with its attention to making really delicious food. Don’t miss out on the chicken wings they offer!
Another solid sports bar in town is at 816 H Street NE. Dirty Water has, too, all the features people would look for to crowd-watch a game in a local place like this:
Plenty of TVs, great beer specials, standard bar fare, helpful staff on top of a fine decor that runs from the bar to the rooftop patio that is super nice when the weather allows for some outdoor fun.
The only downside is, though, at other times like fall and winter when it is too cold or raining outside, the bar area might just be too small for large groups. Better to keep in your go-to list for a game night out but also consider the space issue if you think of going there with more than three or four people.
All the first three spots on our list were in the same price range, where a single $50 bill would get you covered for the night. But, if you are looking for more elegance and ready to pay for it, like about twice as much as you would elsewhere, then you certainly wouldn’t have any regrets for visiting Proper 21.
A larger, cleaner, better decorated area with the best audio and video quality available for any game any night… Proper 21 will simply blow your mind.
This is the sort of place where you could also invite your date, rather than just best buddies, to enjoy a game night together. It cannot go wrong with either company!
It is at 1319 F Street NW, just a few blocks from the White House and the rest of The National Mall attractions. So convenient, therefore, for an after-work hang-out, as much as for weekends!
But what if you don’t care about food at all on a game night or want to run into your boss after work and just need the drinks — inexpensive ones! — to flow?
I see why this might also be the case with many people, too, and for the likeminded the best place to pick is Union Trust at 740 15th Street. Screens? Check! Tons of drinks? Check! Quaint, your-own-garage kind of feeling? Check! And more importantly, cheap? Check!
Take off your tie, sit back and enjoy your game now. It is all there at Union Trust for a mere $20, if that’s what you’re looking for!