Best Bars to Watch the U.S. Open in Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 8:00 AM

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When the U.S. Open is on, you don’t want to miss a thing. If you’re out and about, and want to stop for a drink or a bite to eat, these sports bars and pubs are loaded with friendly service and enough flat screens to make you feel like you have a front-row seat to the game.

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

This cleverly named sports pub is located just steps from the Verizon Center on Metro’s Red Line. There’s no way you’ll miss the U.S. Open at Redline, with its 11-foot projection screen and more than 40 flat-screen televisions tuned in to all of the latest games and breaking news. Redline also has ESPN Gameplan, MLB Extra Innings and NFL Sunday Ticket to make sure that you don’t miss a play. With 130 seats, the roomy sports pub can accommodate you and all of your friends. Or, if you feel like a good meal, its restaurant offers “American cuisine with a French flair.”

The Green Turtle
Verizon Center
601 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 637-8889

The Green Turtle is a popular sports bar that’s the ideal place for watching the U.S. Open, and all of your favorite sports, while enjoying a drink and a tasty meal with friends. Super-sized flat screens make viewing the game ideal from just about any angle. And don’t worry about cheering or lamenting out loud; everyone else will probably be doing the same thing. So order a platter of Maryland chicken wings, your favorite beverage and kick back while your favorite players and teams make it an evening to remember.

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The Pug
1234 H St. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

This neighborhood haunt is a local favorite among sports fans. With no shortage of sports memorabilia and sports-oriented talk, The Pug sets the perfect atmosphere for watching the game. Of course, TVs cover nearly every angle to give you the perfect vantage point so that you don’t miss a single shot. The friendly staff and inviting surroundings help to make this sports bar an ideal hangout.

The Dubliner Irish Pub
4 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 737-3773

The Dubliner is a classy Irish-themed pub located in the Phoenix Park Hotel in Capitol Hill. This pub is the perfect spot to perch over a mug of Guinness while you watch the U.S. Open. Its impressive verdant green trimmings, glossy wooden surfaces and brassy golds evoke quintessential Ireland, and will transport you back to that lush European island that is so full of rich history and tradition.

Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-3070

This all-American cafe is the place to let loose and get your game on–on TV, that is. The televisions at Ventnor Sports Cafe are dedicated to sports of every kind, all of the time, so it’s an ideal place for watching the U.S. Open. If it involves a ball, assigned teams and a scoreline, chances are this cafe will be showing it. And if, for some reason, the game you want to watch isn’t displayed, the friendly staff will kindly find it for you. Pair your favorite game with a refreshing drink and a tasty meal and you’ve got the makings for an entertaining evening that you won’t want to end.

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