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Best Sports Bars in Washington, D.C.

August 28, 2014 8:00 AM

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Whether you’re a football, basketball, baseball or soccer fan, there are plenty of places to catch the game around the city. Step away from the sofa and check out one of these best sports bars in D.C. and cheer among fans of your favorite team today.

Redline
707 G St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-8683
www.dcredline.com

With more than 40 flat-screen televisions and an 11-foot projection screen, Redline is a great place to check out the latest sports action. The full-service restaurant and bar offers a variety of sports packages including MLB Extra Innings, NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN Game Plan, among other sports channels. Grab a seat at the bar or sidle up to a booth with its own built-in beer tap. Nosh on tasty menu items like tuna tartar spring rolls, tater tots with melted cheese or a barbecue pulled pork sandwich. Redline also offers salads, burgers, sandwiches and dessert. Happy hour specials include $4 domestic drafts and $5 well drinks.

Lou’s City Bar
1400 Irving St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 518-5687
www.louscitybar.com

Known as DC’s favorite neighborhood sports bar, Lou’s City Bar features plenty of high-definition televisions plus a 140-inch high-definition projection screen to catch the big game (no pun intended). With a wide variety of sports packages available, including golf, soccer, rugby, NASCAR, football and baseball, you can catch all of your favorite athletes and teams in action. Lou’s City Bar also offers 24 beers on tap plus wine, bottle and can beer and mixed drinks. Don’t forget to order a plate of juicy loaded buffalo wings or a plate of pork sriracha tater tots. Lou’s City Bar offers happy hour food and drink specials and features a year-round outdoor beer garden.

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The Gryphon
1337 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 827-8980
www.thegryphondc.com

For a sports bar with a rustic feel, head to the Gryphon where you will find antler chandeliers, wooden accents and more than 30 flat-screen televisions to watch sports. A boutique steakhouse, the full-service restaurant and bar features an eclectic menu of items including premium aged meats, a raw bar and specialty cocktails. Share a plate of oysters or order a bunch of small plates like the delicious three-cheese mac n’ cheese, dry aged sirloin frites or the lobster gnocchi. Happy hour specials include half-off savings on drinks and the raw bar. The Gryphon also offers brunch on Saturdays with bottomless beverages including mimosas, bellinis and bloody Marys.

Rhino Bar
3295 M St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-3150
www.rhinobardc.wordpress.com

Catch all of the latest college and professional football action at the Rhino Bar. This full-service restaurant and bar is home to Penn State, Ohio State and Philadelphia Eagles fans, although local fans are encouraged to swing by. With multiple big and flat screens to choose from, and a variety of sports packages including NFL Sunday Ticket, there’s always a game on. The menu features traditional American cuisine including buffalo wings, nachos, chicken tenders, ballpark hot dogs and a Philly steak and cheese sandwich. The Rhino Bar also features a DJ and dancing every Friday and Saturday night. Enjoy drink specials like $10 pitchers on Mondays.

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Grand Slam Sports Bar
1000 H St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 637-4789
www.grandslamdc.com

All fans are welcomed at the Grand Slam Sports Bar. Located inside of the Grand Hyatt, this venue features plenty of big high-definition flat-screen televisions plus a state-of-the-art surround sound system to capture commentary and cheers. Sports packages include MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass and the NHL Center Ice. Enjoy an extensive list of alcoholic beverages including draft beers, wine and mixed drinks like the Lucky Strike or the Grand Slam martini. Menu items include blackened shrimp tacos, blue crab burgers and chipotle barbecue wings. Happy hour specials include half-off appetizers Monday through Friday.

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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