Can’t Make The Trip: Five Weekly Parties That Make You Feel Like You’re At A Redskins Game
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For those Sundays when you can’t make it to FedEx Field or the Redskins are playing elsewhere, don’t stay at home all alone. Head on over to one of these local bars and restaurants to scream and cheer, catch all the action and to meet great die-hard Redskins fans like yourself.
Stetsons Famous Bar and Grill
1610 U St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
With a name like Stetsons, DC residents may think that it’s popular among Cowboys fans. On the contrary, Redskins fans are more than welcome to meet up with friends, stake a corner and hang a Redskins banner or two. The popular bar features fantastic food and drink specials including $4 Bud Lights, $3.50 rail drinks and 25-cent wings all day Sunday. Monday nights feature half-price burgers and Thursday nights feature half-price turkey burgers. With seven high-definition televisions and two high-definition projection screens, you won’t miss any awesome plays. Stetsons also features an outdoor patio, 20 craft beers on tap, pool table, darts, arcade games and an internet jukebox.
Capitol City Brewing Company
1100 New York Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Rated as DC’s most popular restaurant and brewpub, Capitol City Brewing Company offers NFL Sunday specials like delicious food and drinks for cheap. Enjoy select appetizers for $5, Absolut bloody marys and cocktails for $6 and handcrafted beers for $3.50. Capitol City Brewing Company also features numerous big-screen televisions and a wide variety of award-winning handcrafted beers, including an English-style ale brewed with a rich, roasted chocolate flavor. Enjoy football friendly fare like nachos, chicken fingers and cheese dip as well as hearty meals such as brew-house ribs, a steak and cheese sandwich or the blackened Ahi tuna salad.
Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Gather all your friends and head on over to Ventnor Sports Cafe where you will enjoy daily food and drink discounts, multiple high-definition televisions and awesome NFL Sunday specials including $5 mimosas and pasta night. Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, Redskins fans will enjoy free popcorn, delicious beers and mixed drinks and friendly bartenders. Sample tasty menu items like buffalo wings, Southwest burgers and fish tacos, the house specialty. Stop by any other night of the week and enjoy special events like trivia and craft beer nights, taco night on Wednesdays and $3 Miller bottles on Fridays.
Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd St. S.
Arlington, VA 22202
Where can you catch the Redskins tackle NFC East rivals like the New York Giants on a 10-foot projection screen? At Crystal City Sports Pub, Redskins fans can spread out and relax among the three-story complex, enjoy stadium favorites like nachos and pretzels and grab a drink at one of three full-service bars. The restaurant and pub features more than 25 high-definition, 42-inch televisions and six high-definition, 37-inch televisions plus a state-of-the-art sound system. At halftime, play a round of pool, throw darts or get a breath of fresh air on the outdoor patio (which also features a round of televisions). Crystal City Sports Pub also offers Redskins tailgate packages which feature a pre-game buffet and a roundtrip bus to the game.
Stan and Joe’s Saloon
173 Mitchells Chance Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Stan and Joe are not only owners of this popular downtown Edgewater bar, they are also die-hard Redskins fans. Born and raised in the DC area, Stan and Joe welcome Redskins fans with open arms, more than a dozen television screens, a Sunday brunch special and an award-winning bloody mary bar. Enjoy delicious burgers, tasty sandwiches and satisfying appetizers like fried pickles, potato skins and crab dip. Monday nights feature all-night happy hour specials (plus beer pong) and Fridays feature a prime rib special. Stan and Joe’s also provides live music, open mic nights and daily food and drink specials.
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Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.