Best Bars In Washington DC To Experience The 2013 Super Bowl

January 24, 2013 8:00 AM

(credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

(credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

(credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Whether you like to watch the Super Bowl to see which team wins the championship title or to giggle at the commercials, finding the right spot to take in the festivities is key. Catch all of the action at one of the best bars to experience the 2013 Super Bowl in the D.C. metro area.

Maddy’s Bar and Grille
1726 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-2266

At Maddy’s Bar and Grille, there’s no such thing as a bad seat. Whether you choose to camp out at the bar or settle down in a comfy, high-backed club-level booth, there are plenty of large-screened TVs placed all around to catch all of the action (not to mention those hilarious Super Bowl commercials). For a more private, VIP experience, book a reservation in the Study and enjoy 70-inch and 54-inch flat-screen televisions. Nosh on tasty appetizers, entrees and desserts, like Maddy’s signature sweet potato fries, tasty flatbread sandwiches and the country-fried chicken. Maddy’s also features a wide selection of bottled and tap beers, daily food and drink specials, like buckets of beer nights on Thursdays, and special events.

707 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 347-1248

Forget fighting large crowds just to get a pitcher of beer. At Redline, you and your friends won’t even have to venture away from your table thanks to built-in beer taps found at a premium booth. The electronic meter keeps track of the amount of beer poured so there are no surprises when you and your friends get the tab. Redline also features more than 40 flat-screen televisions, an 11-foot projection screen and a 22-foot ticker that provides sports stats fast. Enjoy American fare classics, like nachos and chicken wings, as well as fare with French flair, such as ceviche. Redline also features happy hour specials, including $4 domestic drafts and $5 well drinks, and hosts other special events including professional boxing viewing parties.

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Lou’s City Bar
1400 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 518-5687

Lou’s City Bar is a great place to meet up with friends, eat tasty foods and cheer on your favorite Super Bowl team. The popular restaurant and bar features 23 high-definition televisions, 24 beers on tap and a 140-inch projection screen. You can even catch all of the action while enjoying a meal in the outdoor heated beer garden. Enjoy traditional bar food classics, like a half-smoke with chili and cheese, grilled Argentinean chimichurri wings or the Lou burger. Lou’s City Bar features daily food and drink specials, including half-priced drafts on Wednesdays and $2 PBR cans on Fridays. It also hosts a variety of special events including fantasy football in which participating guests get the chance to win weekly prizes. The restaurant and bar also provides tables with beer taps. Reservations for tap tables are recommended.

Velocity 5
19286 Promenade Drive
Leesburg, VA 20176
(571) 333-4747

For a restaurant and bar that feels more like home, check out Velocity 5 in Landsdowne where you will find friendly staff, comfy seating, two open-year-round patios and delicious American cuisine featuring local seafood selections. Check out its extensive beer list, which includes more than 50 beers from around the world in addition to domestic drafts, or order a pre-game appetizer, like the yummy coconut shrimp or the calamari. Velocity 5 also offers gourmet wings, delicious burgers and tasty salads. In addition to the more than 40 high-definition, flat-screen televisions distributed throughout the restaurant and bar, guests also enjoy access to their own television when they sit at a custom booth. Velocity 5 hosts a variety of special events throughout the year including Redskins kickoff parties, live entertainment and even a car show.

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Loafers Sports Bar and Grill
6518 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 719-2121

Loafers offers guests a casual dining atmosphere, more than a dozen plasma televisions and steamed crabs all year long. Try unique dishes, like the crab pretzel, the Goodyear burger or the rib eye steak smothered with mushrooms and onions, or enjoy adult beverages, like the Jolly Rancher shooter or the Big Loaf beer, a liter of tasty beer goodness. Loafers offers daily food and drink specials and plays host to a variety of special events including ladies night, karaoke, local DJs, live entertainment and trivia nights. Stop by on Friday nights and enjoy a free happy hour buffet.

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