If it’s springtime in the DC area then it’s time for Washington Nationals baseball. To participate in in all of the festivities head on down to the ballpark or catch all the fun at one of these best bet DC area baseball bars.
1500 S. Capitol St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Hours: 2.5 hours before each home game
Take a break from the action and snag a seat at the Red Porch, the place for the best food, brews and views of the stadium. The Red Porch offers both indoor and outdoor seating, traditional bar and ballgame fare like wings, burgers, sandwiches, half smokes and hot dogs. The restaurant also features 8 beers on tap—many of which come from local breweries—as well as bottled beer. Head upstairs to the Red Loft and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stadium as well as the beauty of the city that surrounds the stadium.
51st State Tavern
2512 L St. NW
Washington, DC 20037
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Fri to Sat – 4 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Though known as the DC area’s only NY sports team bar, all baseball fans are welcomed at the 51st State Tavern. Enjoy a full-service menu, 16 beers on tap plus a large selection of single malts and quality wines. The bar also features two Internet jukeboxes, a pool table and a cozy atmosphere. Catch the Nats (or your favorite baseball team) play on multiple television screens including two 40-in. LCD and a 60-in. plasma televisions. The 51st State Tavern is a two-level bar with an outdoor patio and offers daily food and drink specials, including Smirnoff specialty martinis and 20 cent wings Tuesday nights.
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District 2 Bar and Grille
3238 Wisconsin Ave.
Washington, DC 20016
Hours: Mon to Thurs, Sun – 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Enjoy $4 Miller Lite drafts, and other specials, at District 2 Bar and Grille. This upscale sports bar features multiple televisions, more than a dozen domestic and imported beers and a cozy outdoor patio. In addition to drink specials during Nats games, District 2 also features daily food and drink specials as well as hosts special events, such as trivia, family and live music nights, as well as fundraising events.
BlackFinn American Saloon
1620 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Fri to Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
If you’re looking for a warm and inviting place to catch the baseball game, then head on over to BlackFinn. The restaurant features three distinct seating areas, classic American fare and plenty of televisions to catch the game. In addition, the bar features food and drink specials as well as special events including live music on Wednesdays and VIP Fridays, where guests can enjoy a complimentary appetizer buffet and have the chance to win prizes and giveaways. Join the Finn Club and receive special offers to help commemorate birthday, anniversaries and other special events.
Joe Theismann’s Restaurant
1800 Diagonal Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hours: Daily – 11 a.m. to close
For more than 30 years, Joe Theismann’s Restaurant has provided a classy and comfortable establishment where everyone from families to sports fans can enjoy a fresh, delicious meal and friendly staff. Plenty of televisions fill up the restaurant and bar area. You can even find a line of televisions in the men’s restroom. The restaurant is known for its ever-changing menu based on seasonal trends and customer feedback. Enjoy a full-service bar and daily food and drink specials.
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