Where to Watch Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight in DC – May 2nd

Credit – inquisitr.com

The most eagerly anticipated boxing match in recent memory, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao, is set for Saturday, May 2nd. The two welterweights, who the sports world have been clamoring to face off against each other for years, finally get to show everyone who’s the best. This being boxing, the matches will be only available on pay-per-view, so if you or your friends are not willing to shell out the $100 ($10 discount for whoever the hell would get it in standard def) you’ll have to catch it at a bar. Thankfully, many bars (who have to pay $20-25 per listed occupant to show the fight) have announced they’ll be hosting watch parties-mostly with $20 cover charges. To help you start planning your night, I’ve compiled the list of those bars who have plans so far; updates will be made until the fight (which will start around 11p though you should be there well before). Also, I realize it’s not in DC, but if you like beer, Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring right by the DC border features a $100 open bar (all you can drink Denizens beer + red/white wine). [4/28 EDIT – I’ve organized the roughly by price, from cheapest to most expensive; 4/29 EDIT – Big thanks to folks who’ve found this page through Reddit and TIME/Money]. Don’t forget to follow me at @barredindc to get updates on the DC bar scene.

NO COVER

  • Purple Patch (Mount Pleasant)
    • NO COVER – GUEST LIST ONLY [5/1 EDIT – Guest list full]
    • Filipino restaurant (former Tonic space), this is where PacMan fans should go
    • e-mail the owner Patrice at purplepatchrestaurant@gmail.com to get on wait list for table reservations (reserved starting at 9p)  [5/1 EDIT – Guest list full]
  • Layla Lounge (NoMa)
    • NO COVER
      • Order free pass at link or text “LaylaDC” to 313131 to get on guest list
      • all night for gals & till midnight for guys (with pass/text)
    • free open bar from 10-11p
    • free jerk wings from 11p-midnight
    • premium bottle service starts at $300
    • 26 tvs
    • free parking

$10-20 Cover (depending on gender/time of purchase)

  • Town Hall (Glover Park)
    • $10
    • starts at 10p
    • 18 TVs
  • Cleveland Park Bar & Grill (Cleveland Park)
    • $10
    • after 9p (every patron in bar needs to pay $10)
    • 40 TVs
  • DC Reynolds (Petworth / Park View)
    • $15 advance / $20 door
  • Tenley Gastropub (Tenleytown) [SOLD OUT]
    • $10 (1st 50 tickets) [SOLD OUT] / $15 (next 100 tickets) [SOLD OUT] / $17 advance [SOLD OUT] / $25 last minute [SOLD OUT] / $25 door [SOLD OUT]
    • reserved table for 6 – $160 [SOLD OUT] / table for 10 $260
    • in old Public Tenley spot
    • 55 TVs / 120 inch projector
    • late night HH for drinks from 9p-close
  • Chinese Disco (Georgetown)
    • $20 guys / $10 gals / TBD Door
    • starts at 9p
    • 5 big screens & 120 in. projector
  • Mason Inn (Glover Park) [SOLD OUT]
    • $20 guys / $10 gals [SOLD OUT]
    • starts at 10:30p
    • 11 big screens & 100 in. projector
    • $9.75 Miller Lite pitchers / $6 Fireball
  • Chi Cha Lounge (U Street)
    • $15 advance / $20 door
    • starts at 10p

$20 Cover

  • Buffalo Billiards (Dupont)
    • $20 cover
    • starts at 8p
    • Pro-tip for cheapskates – get there before 8p, hang out for several hours watching TV, easily most guilt-free bar for freeloaders in DC
  • Barcode (Dupont)
    • $20 cover
    • starts at 6p
    • 17 HD TVs & 2 projectors
    • sports memorabilia giveaways (such as signed gloves) by Round By Round Boxing
    • free shots given away to select folks every round
  • Public Bar (Dupont)
    • $20 cover
    • $500 communal table for 8 people + 1 bottle of liquor + 1 bottle of sparkling wine
    • $750 lounge tables for 8 people + 2 bottles of liquor + 1 bottle of champagne
  • The Park at Fourteenth (Downtown)
    • $20 advance [SOLD OUT] / $30 day off & door
    • starts at 8p
    • 30 big screen TVs
  • Lou’s City Bar (Columbia Heights)
    • $20 if you RSVP on Facebook page / $30 after 11p
    • starts at 9p
    • $20 Tecate buckets / $5 Heineken drafts / $20 Heineken pitchers
  • Red Lounge (U Street)
    • $20 before 10p / $25 10-10:30p / $30 after 10:30p
  • Smith Public Trust (Brookland)
    • $20
    • includes choice of Don Julio tequila or Zacapa rum cocktail
    • starts at 9p

$25+ Cover

  • Avery’s Bar and Lounge (H Street)
    • $25 advance
    • $300 VIP (5 guests + 1 premium bottle + 1 bottle of sparkling wine) [SOLD OUT]
    • 5 flat screens (1st floor) + 2 flat screens (2nd floor) + 2 flat screens (rooftop)
  • Dirty Martini (Dupont)
    • $25 cover
    • starts at 9p
    • 100″ projection tv
  • Redline (Chinatown/PQ)
    • $30 before 11p / $35 after 11p
    • starts at 8p
  • The Ugly Mug (Eastern Market)
    • $30 Presale / $40 Door
    • starts at 6p
    • $150 table (4 tickets + Miller Lite/Blue Moon/Yuengling/Fat Tire tower) [SOLD OUT]
    • $250 Booths/Tables (6 tickets + Miller Lite tower) [SOLD OUT]
    • $575 VIP section includes 20 tickets + Miller Lite tower in private section [SOLD OUT]
  • The Big Stick (Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront)
    • $30 advance / $35 door
    • VIP lounge seating available
  • Halftime Sports Bar (H Street)
    • $40 cover
    • starts at 9p
    • free food while it lasts
    • table reservations available
  • J Paul’s (Georgetown)
    • $40 cover
    • includes 2 Bud Light bottles & seat
    • cover charged for anyone there at 10:45p
  • Bar7 (Mount Vernon Triangle)
    • $40 cover (FREE before 7p)
    • Open bar from 6-8p
    • 13 TVs
  • Da Luft Lounge (H Street)
    • TBD cover
    • free entry before 8p
    • HH from 6-9p
    • fight party from 9p-2:30a
  • Vita Lounge (Shaw)
    • TBD cover / free for gals before 11p with pass
    • Text 202-903-9545 to get free pass for gals
    • doors open at 9p
    • open bar from 9-10p
    • $5 Siroc/Patron from 10-11p
    • 7 TVs
    • hookah available all night
    • $300 tables
  • Hooters (Chinatown)
    • $30 reserved seat
    • free fried pickles
    • $20 in free food for future visits
  • Sip Lounge (NE DC/Woodbridge)
    • TBD cover
    • drink specials til midnight
  • Stadium Club (NE DC)
    • TBD cover
    • gentleman’s club
  • The Howard Theatre (Shaw)
    • $40
    • includes concert
    • table/VIP seating available
    • doors open at 8p
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6 responses to “Where to Watch Mayweather – Pacquiao Fight in DC – May 2nd

  1. I’m a 20 year-old college student and I just want to watch the fight. Does anybody know of any places I can get in no problem?

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