football guide 2016

Football Guide 2016

Are you ready for some football? If you’re looking for the lowdown on where to hang out and watch your favorite teams, both college and pro, then look no further because we’ve got you covered. Get the 411 on all the bars, what teams they root for and hot game day specials. 

DC

The Big Board
421 H St. NE, DC
www.thebigboarddc.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: $15 Blue Moon Lager pitchers, and $15 Bud Light and Budweiser buckets
Food specials: Changes weekly

The Big Stick
20 M St. SE, DC
www.thebigstick.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials:  $12 Bud Light pitchers on Saturday and Sunday
Food specials: Buffet for Sunday games
Additional information: Providing bus transportation to the first four Redskins games (tickets to the game aren’t included)

Buckeye + Bear
1730 M St. NW, DC
www.buckeyebear.com
Teams: Ohio State and Cleveland Browns
Drink specials: $4 Bud and Miller drafts, $14 Bud and Miller pitchers, $5 rail mixed drinks, $18 Pabst Blue Ribbon buckets, $6 Great Lakes drafts, and $20 Great Lakes pitchers

Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. NW, DC
www.buffalobilliards.com
Teams: Alabama, USC, U Conn, Saints and Jaguars
Drink specials: $4.50 16-oz. Bud Light, $5.50 Sam Adams on Saturdays and $4.50 Miller Lite and Yuengling and $16.50 pitchers on Sundays
Food specials: Two hot dogs with chips for $10

Fado
808 7th St. NW, DC
www.fadoirishpub.com
Teams: Redskins
Drink specials: Changing draft beer specials

The Green Turtle DC
601 F St. NW, DC
www.thegreeneturtle.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: $12 bottomless mimosas, $12 Bloody Marys, $5 beer of the month pitchers, $5 shooters, and $7.99 Miller Lite and Coors Light pitchers
Food specials: If you spend $100, you will receive a $50 wing platter

Hamilton’s Bar & Grill
233 2nd St. NW, DC
www.hamiltonsdc.com
Teams: Badgers and Packers
Drink specials: $2.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $2.50 Miller High Life, $3 Miller and $4.50 Yuengling

Laughing Man Tavern
1306 G St. NW, DC
www.laughingmantavern.com
Teams: Bills
Drink specials: Miller Lite and Coors Light at discounted prices
Food specials: Specials are available from its designated game day menu

Mission
1606 20th St. NW, DC
www.missiondupont.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Happy hour prices begin Monday to Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. and Thursday to Sunday from 4-7 p.m.
Food specials: Quesadilla and nacho specials are included during happy hour

Penn Commons
700 6th St. NW, DC
www.penncommonsdc.com
Teams: Redskins, but all teams welcome
Drink specials: Happy hour drinks, Monday to Saturday from 4 p.m. to close, and all day Sunday; during every halftime for Redskins and Monday Night Football games from September 12 to October 23, there will be a Samuel Adams “Raise the Stein” hoist with the longest hoister from each winning a $20 gift certificate, and a chance to win trips to Las Vegas and Munich, Germany

The Prospect
1214 U St. NW, DC
www.theprospectdc.com
Teams: All teams are welcome, but the bar has a big Redskins and Patriots turnout
Drink specials: On Saturdays and Sundays, the bar features $5 mimosas, $9 Bloody Marys and $28 champagne bottles; on Mondays, $13 double patty burgers and beer combo; and on Thursdays, deals are available on local craft and domestic beer buckets
Food specials: On Mondays, $13 double patty burgers and Bud Light combo; also, Chef Josh Valencia helps to prepare some of the top-notch food items on the menu
Additional information: 13 beers on tap to choose from, and 45 hi-def smart TVs, with two that are 80-inch flat screens

Public Bar Dupont
1243 18th St. NW, DC
www.publicbar.co
Teams: Iowa Hawkeyes, Georgia Bulldogs, Redskins and Raiders
Drink specials: Drink specials during all games
Food specials: Food specials during all games

Recessions
1823 L St. NW, DC
www.recessionsdc.com
Teams: Redskins
Drink specials: Happy hour prices
Food specials: Appetizers are set to happy hour prices

RFD
810 7th St. NW, DC
www.lovethebeer.com
Teams: Michigan and Browns
Drink specials: On Sundays, $2 off drafts, $15 draft beer bucket and $4 Bud Light drafts; on Mondays and Thursdays, $4 Bud Light and $15 craft beer bucket
Food specials: Discounted tailgate food special

Sign of the Whale
1825 M St. NW, DC
www.signofthewhaledc.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: $3 domestic beers and $12 domestic pitchers
Food specials: $7 wings, $5 egg rolls and $5 soft pretzels

Union Pub DC
201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, DC www.unionpubdc.com
Teams: Bears and FSU
Drink specials: $3.50 for ales
Food specials: A more extensive wings menu is available

Ventor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. NW, DC
www.ventnorsportscafe.com
Teams: UNC, Stanford and Michigan, but overall, all teams are welcome
Drink specials: Large blue cups are used during UNC games,  $5 tall boys are available, and bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys are served all day Saturday
Food specials: Specials change daily and brunch is served until 3 p.m. on Saturday

Walter’s Sports Bar
3632 Georgia Ave. NW, DC
www.waltersdc.com
Teams: All teams welcome
Drink specials: $10 pitchers of light and regular beer during both college and pro games

Willie’s Brew & Que
300 Tingey St. SE, DC
www.williesbrewnque.com
Teams: Mississippi State
Drink specials: $20 Bud Light aluminum buckets

Maryland

American Tap Room, Rockville
36 A Maryland Ave. Rockville, MD
www.atrrockville.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Happy hour seven days a week from 3-7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., with 24 different beers to choose from; happy hour lasts all day on Sundays
Food specials: Food specials begin during designated football days

The Barking Dog
4723 Elm St. Bethesda, MD
www.barkingdogbar.com
Teams: Ravens and Redskins
Drink specials: $9 pitchers, $12 domestic buckets, $15 premium buckets and $5 16-oz. domestic cans
Food specials: $5 small appetizer plates

Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle
4844 Cordell Ave. Bethesda, MD
www.flanagansharpandfiddle.com
Teams: Redskins and certain college teams are played here, but overall, all teams are welcome
Drink specials: Discounted pitchers and buckets of beer

Gordon Biersch
200 E Middle Ln. Rockville, MD
DC locations: 900 F St. NW, DC & 100 M St. SE, DC
VA location: 7861 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, VA
www.gordonbiersch.com
Teams: Washington Redskins and all teams are welcome
Drink specials: Specials vary weekly
Food specials: Specials vary weekly

Public House
199 Fleet St. National Harbor, MD
www.publichousenationalharbor.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Half-priced cocktails and bottled wine, with  happy hour occuring daily
Food specials: Appetizers are half off

Saphire Cafe
7940 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD
www.facebook.com/SaphireCafeBethesda/
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Happy hour is Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m.; $3 domestic bottles and $4 drafts
Food specials: 50 percent off select appetizers
Additional information: Both baseball and football packages are available

Union Jacks Gaithersburg
9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD
www.unionjacksrio.com
Teams: Redskins, Ravens and Maryland Terps
Drink specials: $12 Bud Light pitchers, $20 Flying Dog buckets and $4 Flying Dog pints
Food specials: $4 chili cups, $6 chili bowls, $1 wings, $9 barbecue sliders and $9 nachos
Additional information: Free Ravens and Redskins ticket raffles every weekend

Villain & Saint
7141 Wisconsin Ave. Bethesda, MD
www.villainandsaint.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m.; buy one drink and get one free at equal or lesser price, and $12 beer buckets are available all day

Virginia

Arlington Rooftop
2424 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA
www.arlrooftop.com
Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Drink specials: Discounted draft beers and pitchers
Food specials: Discounted food items
Additional information: There are 37 TVs where all games viewable

Buffalo Wild Wings Crystal City
2450 Crystal Dr. Arlington, VA
www.buffalowildwings.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Monday and Thursday night game day happy hour is from 2-7 p.m.

Chadwicks Old Town
203 Strand St. Alexandria, VA
www.chadwicksrestaurants.com
Teams: Redskins and JMU
Drink specials: $3 Miller Lite cans
Food specials: During Redskins games, pig skins and pulled pork stuffed potato skins are sold at discounted prices

Champps
Pentagon Row, 1201 S Joyce St. Arlington, VA
www.champps.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Varies monthly; $3 drafts all day on Thursdays (small drafts under 8 percent ABV) and $3.50 for Bud Light drafts during NFL games on Sundays
Food specials: Happy hour food specials during the weekday games

Courthaus Social
2300 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA
www.courthaussocial.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: All day happy hour on Sunday, and certain ales and wines are discounted
Food specials: Wings special

Crystal City Sports Bar
529 23rd St. Arlington, VA
www.ccsportspub.com
Teams: Shows all games, but try to feature the following: Patriots, Giants, Saints, and Packers, Iowa, Ohio State, Arizona State, U of Washington, North Dakota State, Baylor, UNC, U of Georgia and Utah
Drink specials: During college games, pitchers of Miller Lite, Coors Light and Yuengling are discounted; during NFL games, domestic bottle buckets of Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Coors Light are discounted
Food specials: During college games, there’s a $5 appetizer menu; no specials during NFL games
Additional information: Organizing bus strips to Redskins games

Dogfish Head Alehouse Falls Church
6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
www.dogfishalehouse.com
Teams:  All teams welcome
Drink specials: Buckets of beers
Food specials: Spare ribs in a bucket

Green Dragon Pub at Bilbo Baggins
208 Queen St. Alexandria, VA
www.bilbobaggins.net
Teams: We support all local teams
Food and Drink Specials: Special brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday

Grevey’s
8130 Arlington Blvd. Falls Church, VA
www.greveys.com
Teams: All teams are welcome; many fans of SEC teams come to the bar, including South Carolina, Florida, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, VA Tech and UVA
Drink specials: Discounted draft beers and drink specials, happy hour continues throughout the day on Saturdays and there are specials on wine, beer and Corona Light on Sundays

Heavy Seas Alehouse
1501 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA
www.heavyseasalehouse.com
Teams: Redskins and Oregon Ducks
Drink specials: Happy hour prices; $6 Bloody Mary salads
Food specials: All-you-can-eat wings during Redskins games only
Additional information: Hosting a college football kickoff party on September 10

Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern
697 Spring St. Herndon, VA
www.jottnew.com
Teams: Buffalo Bills
Drink specials: Changes daily
Food specials: Fish fry (haddock) every Friday; prime rib every Saturday; certain specials depend on the chef that is in for the day

Mad Fox Brewing Company
444 W Broad St. Falls Church, VA
DC location: 2218 Wisconsin Ave. NW, DC
www.madfoxbrewing.com
Teams: We support all teams
Drink specials: $5 flights during Sunday games
Food specials:  Falls Church location has BOGO pizzas during Monday games, and the Glover Park location has $4 cask beers during Monday games

Mister Days
3100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA
www.misterdays.com
Teams: All the games, including East Carolina and Texas A&M watch parties
Drink specials: $6 24-oz. cans of Coors Light and Miller Lite, $24 84-oz. beer towers of Modelo Especial and Shiner Bock, $15 60-oz. pitchers of Miller Lite and Coors Light, $16 60-oz. pitchers of Corona Light and Shiner Bock, and $4 Bloody Marys and mimosas, plus $5 glasses of rosé
Food specials: Brunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., chef specials weekly, and a game day menu with burgers, wings and more

Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub
713 King St. Alexandria, VA
www.murphyspub.com
Teams: Patriots, and all college teams
Drink specials: Sam Adams Lager and Sam’s Seasonal

Ramparts
1700 Fern St. Alexandria, VA
www.rampartstavern.com
Teams: All NFL teams are welcome
Drink specials: Bud Light draft, Burnett’s Vodka and Budweiser cans are all discounted
Food specials: $5 food menu, free popcorn and $1 hot dogs

Siné Irish Pub & Restaurant
1301 S. Joyce St. Arlington, VA
www.sineirishpub.com
Teams: Minnesota Vikings
Drink specials: Draft beer specials, including $3.50 for a pint
Food specials: Half plate specials

Southside 815
815 S Washington St. Alexandria, VA;
www.southside815.com
Teams: Redskins, Steelers, Patriots, Giants, Alabama, Syracuse, Ohio, Penn State and South Carolina, but overall, all teams are welcome
Drink specials: Full happy hour on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m, and reduced prices on draft beers and Bloody Marys
Food specials: Half-off on burgers; reduced prices on wings, chili dogs and pulled pork; and college games feature a reduced wings special
Additional information: There are 13 TVs sectioned off throughout the bar

Spider Kelly’s
3181 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA
www.spiderkellys.com
Teams: All teams are welcome
Drink specials: Happy hour prices
Food specials: $5 menu for food

Theismann’s
1800 Diagonal Rd. Alexandria, VA
www.theismanns.com
Teams: Redskins, but all teams welcome; college games by request
Drink specials: Varies weekly
Food specials: Varies by week, including daily chef specials

Tortoise and Hare
567 23rd St. Arlington, VA
www.tortoiseandharebar.com
Teams: Steelers, Penn State, Florida State and Georgia
Drink specials: $14 pitchers of Miller Lite and Yuengling, $3.50 of Miller Lite and Yuengling, and $3 cans Iron City Lite on Sundays
Food specials: $7 game day food menu, including pierogies, Pittsburgh-style sandwiches, loaded fries and more