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Best Bars for Cornhole in Washington, D.C.

June 5, 2014 8:00 AM

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Cornhole, a game where players toss a bean bag into a raised platform with a hole in it, has taken the D.C. area by storm. Whether you’re a cornhole beginner or pro, grab your friends and check out this list of best bars for cornhole in the D.C. area.

The Bullpen
1299 Half St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 244-0592
www.thebullpendc.com

Located outside Nationals Park, the Bullpen appears to be a hodgepodge of empty truck trailers stacked in complete disarray. On the contrary, this venue is an exciting place to hang out before and after a Nationals game. There are dozens of cornhole games going on at any one time. The Bullpen also boasts Fast Pitch, where you can see if you can throw a ball as fast as Gio Gonzalez (or at least get the ball in the pitcher’s glove). Nosh on delicious foods like hot dogs, tacos, burgers and frozen drinks. The Bullpen also features live entertainment. Admission is free. The Bullpen is open two hours before and after a Nationals game.

Penn Social
801 E St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 697-4900
www.pennsocialdc.com

This 13,000-square-foot entertainment center features plenty of games to keep you occupied including cornhole, skeeball, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard plus a wide variety of arcade games. Penn Social is a full-service restaurant and bar that offers live entertainment including bands, comedy nights, karaoke and a DJ and dancing. Test your trivia knowledge on Tuesdays or try your luck at the weekly beer pong tournament, also on Tuesdays. Penn Social features three bars with patio seating, high definition televisions throughout the venue and two stages. Enjoy more than 30 beers on tap. Menu items include burgers, wings, chips and salsa and hot dogs.

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Velocity 5
8111 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 207-9464
www.velocity5.com

Known as an upscale sports bar, Velocity 5 is a great place to catch the game and a game of cornhole. Enjoy plenty of delicious meals and appetizers, including chili cheese fries, Maryland crab cake sliders, garlic buffalo wings or the firecracker burger. The full-service restaurant and bar also features more than 50 beers from around the world. Other exciting events that occur at Velocity 5 include live television and radio broadcasts by local stations. Pool tables are also available.

Carpool
208 Elden St.
Herndon, VA 20170
(571) 203-7995
www.carpoolweb.com

You might want to carpool with your friends to this popular restaurant and bar. Carpool features plenty of entertainment options including five pool tables, two shuffleboards, four dart boards, one foosball table and plenty of cornhole games. Check the latest scores on one of 12 high definition televisions or score the highest score at one of the old school, coin-operated arcade games. Guests can also enjoy a giant version of the games Connect Four and Jenga as well as beer pong. Carpool offers a variety of craft beers on tap plus a delicious menu including burgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Check out the large outdoor patio for a breath of fresh air.

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The Greene Turtle
20 Magothy Beach Road
Pasadena, MD 21122
(410) 437-0075
www.thegreeneturtle.com

There’s plenty of action going on at The Greene Turtle. Cornhole starts every Wednesday night at 9 p.m. The popular full-service restaurant and bar also features happy hour food and drink specials, trivia nights, live entertainment and service industry night, which offers those who work in the restaurant service industry 30 percent off their tab with proof of employment. The Greene Turtle offers a variety of beers to choose from, including local craft brews and national brands, as well as mixed drinks and wine. Enjoy delicious menu items, like the crab flatbread pizza, shrimp tacos or the Eastern shore mac n’ cheese. A gluten-free menu is also available.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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