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near me 12 of Washington, DC's Best Sports Bars DC is a surprising sports city. The Nationals, Capitals, and Mystics have recently won championship trophies, igniting the enthusiasm of fans and bringing fresh vitality to game days throughout each season. The District may be more known for political sparring parties, though.

12 of Washington, DC's Best Sports Bars

The goal is to locate a sports bar that matches your tastes. So DC offers lots of alternatives whether you want a pub devoted to your favorite team, a relaxed place where local brews are flowing, or a noisy dive bar to celebrate a win. Here are the top sports pubs in and near The District where you can see every play throughout a game.

  • Tom’s Watch Bar

This bar is close to Capital One Center and has 360-degree views in addition to more than 120 high-definition televisions and customised audio at each table. The most recent sports bar to open in Chinatown, it's a good place to go for international sports team matches, the UFC, and other difficult-to-watch exceptional sporting events.

The massive bar has two levels and three big stadium screens with more than 300 seats. In addition, Tom's Watch Bar has a Topgolf-powered Swing Suite. A number of virtual games are available in this state-of-the-art simulator bay, including, of course, golf, as well as hockey, baseball, football, soccer, and carnival games.

  • The Pug

The TV and sound are constantly on for the local DC sports teams at the Pug, a well-liked neighborhood tavern. For those who reside on or close to H Street, it also has the appearance and atmosphere of a second home. Kitsch DC décor, complimentary cheese puffs, and a great variety of regional craft beer give the little dive its flair.

  • The Admiral

This American-themed bar provides a relaxing environment to watch sports without being surrounded by souvenirs and uniforms. There are TVs in each of the space's several bars, and some of the booths have outstanding sightlines as well. Craft drinks and regional brews are available on tap, including a special DC Brau brand. The restaurant produces bar cuisine, including seafood specialties such Cajun shrimp tacos and fried oyster po boys. On weekends, a late-night DJ keeps the festivities going until 3 am.

  • Astro Beer Hall

This popular downtown hotspot is known for its fried chicken, doughnuts, and craft beer. Some people may remember it from its previous life as Mackey's Public House. Eat bar food like loaded tots and fried chicken combinations to soak up the beer, and during halftime, try your luck at one of the arcade games located below. This two-level area has lots of room to lounge about, and the bar offers drink deals during weekday happy hour and Sunday brunch.

  • Church Hall

This underground hangout is a shrine to board games, sports, and beer. Given how many visitors congest Wisconsin Avenue and the streets just outside the pub, the cavernous location's relative secrecy can be a plus. Despite the busy atmosphere, it shouldn't be difficult for parties to get a spot at one of the large communal tables or clusters of leather couches.

  • First Down Sports Bar & Grill

At this Arlington hangout, wings are the most popular dish. There are more than 40 types available, including mango habanero, garlic butter, and Korean BBQ. The relaxing neighborhood pub maintains a low-key atmosphere, making it an ideal location for a watch party with friends and a few cool drinks.

  • Grand Central Bar & Sportsbook

This Adams Morgan pub was the first in Washington, DC, to run its own sportsbook, enabling customers to wager on games as they were happening. Grand Central offers traditional American pub meals, daily deals on beers, drinks, and even Jell-O and Fireball shots, so you can gamble or not.

  • Ivy and Coney

At this Chicago- and Detroit-themed establishment, the cheap food and alcohol are two of the main attractions. No matter what hour you visit this cash-only hole, a basic beer only costs a few dollars, and shots of Malort are always in style. Ivy & Coney's menu include dogs and sausages with a Midwestern influence, staying true to the restaurant's regional heritage.

  • Mission Navy Yard

Mission Navy Yard serves draft margaritas, tall beers, and Mexican food including tacos, quesadillas, and nachos in flavors such vegan mushroom, beef, and Buffalo shrimp to Nationals and DC United supporters from April through October. Daily happy hour specials are offered, and there is a special football menu for games on Saturday and Sunday. Even during the busiest afternoon hours, the many bars are long and roomy. When baseball isn't playing, people come to watch college sports and other important events.

  • Pitchers DC

Pitchers provides a friendly setting where members of the LGBTQ community may cheer on their preferred team or relax with a game of darts. A League of Her Own, a sports bar that caters to gay women wishing to unwind in a welcoming setting, is located below.

  • Union Pub

On the weekends, locals from Capitol Hill and political types throng to this unassuming bar for all-day deals on beers, shots, and rail cocktails. For those who want to start their game day drinks early, brunch is also available from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Walters Sports Bar

One of the most well-known places close to Nationals Park is Walters, which has more than 30 TVs and a 220-inch 4k screen. Choose a specialty drink like the frozen 8th Inning Painkiller or OC Orange Crush, or try your hand at the self-pour beer wall. Fill up on sandwiches, burgers, wings, steak frites, or a hefty platter of tuna poke. There is a 90-minute bottomless drink package available for games on the weekends in the afternoon. Planners will value the bar's online schedule of performances during the week.