Where to Watch Canelo – GGG 2 Fight in DC Tonight

Canelo Álvarez fights Gennady Golovkin (GGG) in an eagerly anticipated rematch tonight (Saturday, September 15th). As a public service, a list of spots in the District showing the fight are below (I have no information about covers where not mentioned):

  • Public Bar (Dupont)
    • $5-10 cover
  • Lou’s City Bar (Columbia Heights)
    • $30 cover ($20 advance entry will likely get you a seat)
    • Tecate will be on site with schwag and drink specials, as well as Chef’s specials designed to cater to the Kazakh or Mexican palate
  • Half Smoke (Shaw)
    • Looks like no cover. Reserve a seat on opentable
    • Sponsored by Patron Tequila. Free tastings of the newly released Roca Pineapple Margarita until 12am.
  • The Park at 14th (downtown)
    • RSVP at link for free admission until midnight
    • open bar 9-10p
    • karaoke happy hour
  • Archibald’s (Downtown)
    • $30 advance
    • Strip club
  • Rosebar (Dupont)
    • Free admission until 11p with RSVP
  • Ozio (Dupont)
    • Free admission
    • $6 Ciroc, $6 Goose, $8 Dusse, $8 Remy till midnight
    • food/hookah/drink specials 8-11p
    • Rooftop party hosted by DC DMV Black Professionals
  • Stadium Club (NE)
    • FREE WINGS AND PASTA plus $3 Hennessy 8pm-10p
    • free admission until midnight with RSVP
    • strip club
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Where to Find DC Bar Specials for Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is about to wallop the Carolinas and has already impacted DC with mass cancellations (such as the eagerly anticipated H Street Festival, now rescheduled for a perfect time of October 13th) and a state of emergency announced for this weekend. It will almost certainly not be that bad here in DC, but expect flooding. With weather events, comes specials at DC bars. After checking with my Twitter followers, I’ve discovered that the overwhelming majority don’t feel this in poor taste, so here is a [shameless ploy for hits] post of all bars having some sort of specials, updated when I feel like it (this ain’t my day job, people). Tweet @barredindc or e-mail me at barredindc@gmail.com if you have something in mind.

Specials 

  • The Crow and Crow (14th St/Logan Circle)
    • Thurs-Sat nights
    • 1 free beer for NC/SC evacuees (since all you need is a NC or SC ID, expect just a bunch of Hill staffers who live here to get their free beer, but still)
    • $10 Hurricanes all nights
  • The Pug (H Street)
    • $1 off beers all Saturday in honor of postponed H Street drinks for every 6 inches of rain, as measured by
  • Dino’s Grotto (Shaw)
    • Hurricane Happy Hour Thursday thru Monday (bar only): $4 local unique drafts + $6 wine/prosecco + $8 featured cocktail + $10 charcuterie board + $5 antipasti
    • Daily specials include the amazing 1/2 price lasagna on Thurs and $7 negroni on Friday (bar only)
    • Other specials ~ $10 Pulled Brisket & Cheese panini ~ $5 Mac & Cheese (add pork belly or grilled shrimp for 8} ~ $1 pomegranate & garlic wings (bar only)
    • Portion of proceeds donated to Red Cross
    • previously scheduled Tomato Tasting Menu
  • Union Pub (Capitol Hill)
    • $6 Hurricanes from 5p-close Thursday
  • City Winery (Ivy City)
    • Fri-Sun
    • $10 wine flights, $12 Dark & Stormy cocktails, and $20/$25 buckets of beer featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon or Lagunitas.
    • Free dessert w/ purchase of entree with NC or SC ID
    • $1 from every special purchased will be donated to the Red Cross
  • Scarlet Oak (Navy Yard)
    • Thurs-Mon
    • $8 Kraken Dark N Stormy cocktails
  • Sakerum (14th Street/U St)
    • Fri
    • $8 Dark and Stormy cocktails
  • Blackjack (14th Street)
    • Hurricane slushie ($8 during HH, $12 rest of night)
    • All proceeds (from slushie?) on Sunday goto hurricane relief
  • Pearl Dive (14th Street)
    • donating portion of proceeds from special oyster to hurricane relief
  • Bar Roubaix (ColHi)
    • No hurricane specials per se, but all drafts are $4 starting Thursday all the time until October 7th

Where to Watch the 2018 World Cup in DC

 

The 2018 World Cup, played in Russia, kicks off at 11am Eastern time on Thursday June 14th with Russia v. Saudi Arabia, and ends with the Final at 11a on Sunday, July 15th (schedule). Between June 15th and June 28th there will be 3-4 group stage games daily (usually 8a, 11a, and 2p), followed by the Round of 16/Quarterfinals at 10a and 2p June 30th – July 3rd & July 6th-7th, and the Semifinals at 2p July 10th-11th. Even without the U.S. in it and a record 38 games on broadcast TV (so you can get the game with your antenna), expect many DC bars to be be lively affairs filled with fans of the competing nations.

Although there will only be games before 10a on 10 days (June 15-25th) and only 1 game that’s even before 8a, DC has enacted a law (the 2018 All-Star Game and World Cup Emergency Amendment Act of 2018) allowing any bar to pay $100 for the privilege to be open for boozing at 7a, an hour earlier than normal, for the entire tournament, even when there aren’t games on. 75 bars that have ponied up the $100 to get the extra hour, which you can see here on the map/listing. Don’t expect all 75 to especially raucous spots to watch soccer but I’ve listed them below with any available details as well other spots with plans. I’ve listed other spots who have announced World Cup plans since only one game actually starts before the normal 8a opening time (France v Australia at 6a this Saturday). More spots/details to be added.

*-Not approved to open before 8a.

Confirmed Showing All Matches 

  • The Midlands
  • Bonchon Chicken
  • Sauf Haus
  • Lucky Bar
  • Across the Pond (opening at 7a, with brunch at 8a)
  • RiRa

Showing All Matches (Except possibly 6a Sat. 6/16 France-Australia)

  • World Cup Pop-Up Bar (old Prospect DC)
  • World Cup HQ
  • Across the Pond
  • Fado
  • The Big Board
  • The Star & Shamrock
  • Blackfinn
  • Lou’s City Bar
  • The Airedale
  • The Royal
  • Dirty Water
  • Dock FC

Other Worthwhile Spots

  • Biergarten Haus
  • The Brig
  • James Hoban’s

Dupont Circle

  • Lucky Bar
    • showing all games
    • open at 7:30a everyday (when games early); 10a for opening ceremony Thursday
    • Russian food specials available during lunch + Russian cocktails/beers
    • Big crowd for Colombia
  • Duke’s Grocery
    • large TV set up on patio when weather permits
    • England team watch: specials on Fullers draft beer + Pimms Cup
  • Across the Pond
    • show every game
    • $5 Heinekens
    • $10.99 breakfast special (scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, home fries, toast, tea/coffe
  • Darlington House
    • showing all 11a & 2p games in Cantina Pub
  • Mission
  • Emissary – coffee/drinks spot
  • The Front Page
    • watch party for Panama v. Belgium hosted by Panamanian Embassy 6/18
  • Cafe Citron
    • Big spot for Colombia and other South American teams
  • Mad Hatter
  • Sauf Haus – surely German spot
    • Open for all games
    • coffee from Junius Coffee
    • $5 1/2 liter can specials on beer
    • cohost embassies of Mexico v. Germany for 6/7 game
  • Public Bar
  • Camelot – strip club
  • Sign of the Whale
  • Abigail Room – lounge
  • Fox & Hounds*
    • open at 11a every gameday
    • express lunch weekdays + bottomless brunch on wknds
  • Buffalo Billiards*
    • open earlier for select matches
    • open at 2p for Portugal-Spain 6/15
  • James Hoban’s*
    • showing most matches
    • specials on beer/cocktails
    • private rooms available
  • Nazca Mochica*
    • Sat 6/16 watch party v. Denmark
    • showing other games

U Street/14th Street

  • Drafting Table – soccer bar
  • Red Light
  • Ted’s Bulletin – always open at 8a for breakfast
  • Exile’s
  • Red Lounge
  • Franklin Hall
    • open early for select games
    • 2p 6/15; 9a Sat June 16 for Arg v. Iceland; 11a Germany v Mexico Sun June 17)
  • Hawthorne
  • World Cup HQ (In old Prospect DC)
    • open 8a-8pish everyday
    • cocktails/frose/beer in giant steins/wine carafes
    • $4 beers/$4 wine/$6 cocktails from 4-7p
    • daily international food specials
  • Amsterdam Lounge
  • Dukem – Ethiopian spot
  • El Rey*
    • open at 11a for opening match 6/14; noon Thurs-Sun
    • HH during all WC games + $5 Modelo Tall boys + $22 buckets of 5
  • Solly’s*
    • open at 1p Fri 6/15
  • Estadio*
    • staying open between lunch & dinner (poss. just for Spain matches)
    • Spain matches: Mahou beer specials and full lunch menu. Porrons (wine pitchers) passed after every goal

Shaw/Bloomingdale/Ledroit

  • Unity (Salina?) – Ethiopian spot
  • MK Lounge – Ethiopian spot
  • Cloud Restaurant – Ethiopian spot
  • Right Proper
    • open for at least some of the 8a matches (may be ore
  • Shaw’s Tavern
  • 1230 DC – champagne lounge
  • Queen of Sheba – Ethiopian spot
  • Boundary Stone*
    • open at 2p for M-Th; 11a-Fri; 8a Sat-Sun
  • Dacha*
    • open at 2p M-Th while games are on; Fri Noon and Sat-Sun 11a
  • Royal*
    • open at 8a daily, showing all matches
    • drink specials during Colombia matches (refajo, Colombiana soda, aguardiente boilermakers)
    • HH specials during 2p games
  • Appioo*
    • Nigeria & Senegal rooting. African beer/food speicials
  • Cortez*
    • rooting for Mexico
    • $5 Sol beers

Adams Morgan/Cleveland Park/Tenleytown/Upper NW

  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • open for all matches
    • expanded breakfast menu / early AM drink specials
    • coffee drinks w/ or w/o booze
    • additional outlets + Wi-Fi
    • open at 10a for opening match
  • Asmara Lounge – Eritrean/Ethiopian spot
  • Duke’s Counter
    • all matches w/ sound (possibly just during biz hours)
    • $5 Modelo pints for all matches
    • England matches: specials on Fullers London Pride, Pimms Cupps
  • Kitty O’Shea’s
  • Chatter*
    • Showing all matches during business hours (after 7a on weekdays and certain hours on weekends)
    • Cans of Schaefer beer $2.18 + $3 bar snacks (fried pickles + sweet corn fritters)
  • Cleveland Park Bar & Grill*
    • Select games shown, some with sound
    • $4 Bud/Bud Light bottles during games
    • Call 202-806-8940 for WC hours of business
  • Nanny O’Brien’s*
    • open at 11a, sound on at least for select matches
  • The Blaguard*
    • open early for select games (1st match at least)
  • The Grill From Impanema*
    • watch Brazil matches

Columbia Heights/Park View/Petworth/Brightwood/Takoma

  • The Midlands
    • open for all matches (even 6a match on Saturday) with audio inside/outside
    • Nitro Cold Brew coffee
    • potentially wear World Cup gear for additional discounts
  • The House – strip club
  • La Molienda – Salvadoran spot
  • La Dulce Noche – Salvadoran spot
  • Sabor Latino & Grill – Salvadoran spot
  • Safari – East African
  • EL Pulgarcito – Salvadoran spot
  • Bettys Gojo – Ethiopian hookah spot
  • DC Reynolds*
    • open everyday at 11a like usual
  • The Airedale*
    • soccer bar
    • open for all matches
    • breakfast buffets & brand-new lunch menu
  • The Pitch* -international sports bar
  • Lou’s City Bar*
    • open for all matches  w/ sound on
    • Heineken special
    • Good spot to watch Peru and Mexico
    • full brunch for matches that start before noon
  • Esencias Panamenas*
    • food/drink specials for all Panama matches

Penn Quarter/Chinatown/Mt Vernon Square

  • Penn Social
  • Fado Irish Pub
    • open for all matches
    • $25 5 beer buckets (Bud/Bud Light/Mich Ultra 16 oz, Goose Island IPA/Summer/312 + Harp + Guinness Blonde 12 oz
    • $4 mimosas/Red Bulls
    • $8 Bloody Mary
    • contest to predict winners/scores of each match (get pub credit
  • Umaya – Japanese izakaya
  • Hooters
  • Marriott Marquis (High Velocity Sports Bar)
  • Irish Channel Pub*

Downtown

  • Elephant & Castle Pub Restaurant 19th STreet
  • Sofitel Lafayette Square
  • Blackfinn
    • showing every match
    • “DC’s Official World Cup Kick Off Party” w/ food/drink specials feat. Heineken + replays
  • The Park at 14th
  • Living Room
  • Cuba Libre*
    • viewing parties at 2p for Poland v. Columbia June 24; Spain v/ Morrocco June 25 & Nigeria v. Argentina June 26
    • HH specials ($5 caipirinhas)
  • St. Regis DC*
    • bar transforms into “Astor World Cup Lounge” breakfast/lunch/beer specials inspired by cuisine generally 9-5:30p everyday

H Street/NoMa

  • Biergarten Haus
    • open at 11a weekdays/9a on weekends
    • 20 TVs / 12 German beers on tap
  • Dangerously Delicious DC
  • Dirty Water
    • open for all matches
    • $18 pitchers of Estrella Jalisco / $18 bottomless mimosas/select cocktails available till end of final game
    • open 30 minute before 1st game of day
  • The Big Board
    • open for all matches
    • $16 Peroni pitchers (possibly just for Thurs 6/14 game)
    • coffee & limited menu until 11:30a
  • Wunder Garten*
    • open for select matches (Fri June 15 -2p Portugal v. Spain; Sat Jun 16 (noon & 3p games); Sun June 17 (11a and 2p games);
    • Belgian Embassy & British Embassy has 2p watch party on 6/28
    • gates open 1 hour before kickoff
    • 9 foot big screen w/ sound on weekend games
    • $1 from each Devils Backbone Vienna Lager donated to DC SCORES charity
  • Stable*
    • Shows all Swiss team matches (opening early at 1p on June 22 and June 27)
    • Swiss food / drink specials / Swiss beer buckets / Schnapsicles
  • The Queen Vic*
    • $5 20 oz. Carlsbergs
    • open for all England matches
    • open early on request if large group of people (normal hours 5p M-F and 10a Sat-Sun)
  • The Star & Shamrock*
    • open early for all matches with sound
    • Bullfrog Bagels, beer & whiskey
  • H Street Country Club*
    • select watch parties (more TBD)
      • Spain/Portugal 6/15 open at 1:30p (during game, $16 Tecate buckets / $5 Agave azul tequila shots)
      • Germany/Mexico 6/17 open at 11a – $14 bottomless mimosas + (during game, $16 Tecate buckets / $5 Agave azul tequila shots)

Eastern Market/Capitol Hill

  • The Brig
    • open 2p M-F & 11a Sat-Sun (extended HH 2-7p M-F)
    • open 11a 6/14 for opening match and special early-open dates (check Facebook page)
  • Ted’s Bulletin – breakfast spot usually open at 8a
  • The Capitol Lounge
  • Union Pub
    • Doors open for opening match 6/14 at 11a & $5 beer specials (Hoegaarden bottle, Stella Artois Draft, Bass bottle, Spaten bottle, Estrella Jalisco on draft)
  • Belga Cafe*
    • Showing Belgian World Cup games w/ HH specials
  • The Dubliner*
    • drawing contest for purchases of Teeling Irish Whiskey
  • The Ugly Mug*
    • open for all matches after 11a

Navy Yard/The Wharf/SW

  • Capitol Skyline Hotel
  • Bonchon
    • open for all matches (even 6a one)
    • food/drink specials
    • Korean fried chicken
  • Chloe – fancyish restaurant
  • Intercontinental Wharf – hotel
  • Mandarin Oriental – hotel
  • Field House DC (World Cup Bar DC)*
    • new 42,000 square foot bar next to Audi Field
    • 20-foot LED video wall
    • food trucks
    • WTF
    • beer specialties from countries each day
    • open for all matches
  • The Brighton*
    • open early w/ sound on for selected matches

Ivy City/NE

  • Ivy City Tavern
  • Dock FC
    • appears to be open for 11a matches or later soccer bar; now appears to be open for 8a matches
    • Food & Beverage package-$50: pitcher of beer + Cholula chicken wings + nachos + churros
    • pro-Argentina bar (some Nigeria)
  • Power Night Club – nightclub
  • Sip – lounge

Georgetown/West End

  • Church
    • big watch parties (e.g Croatia v Nigeria 6/16)
  • Fairmont*
    • hotel
    • lobby becomes “Soccer Central”
    • re-runs at 5:30p
    • $9 international snacks
    • HH starts at 5:30p with discount soccer-themed cocktails/beer
  • Ri Ra* 
    • global food specials
    • every match live
    • scratch card for prizes w/ purchase of Guinness
  • Bodega*
    • 6/15 Spain-Portugal w/ $5-6 drink specials
  • The Sovereign
    • all Belgian matches (and others) in upstairs bar)

 

#ThisTown – DC Bars Showing Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes Interview

The CBS TV newsmagazine 60 Minutes is airing an interview tonight (after 7p, immediately following Elite 8 NCAA Kansas-Duke matchup) with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who reportedly had an affair with Donald Trump. Because this is DC, many bars are getting in on the action and hosting watch parties (even though even cord cutters can get this on TV if they own a $20 antenna) . This is #soDC, people either love it or hate it.

  • The Brighton  (Wharf)
    • Stormy Daniel cocktail (Jack and ginger beer)
    • special surprise treats
    • The OG bar with specials, Been serving since Jan https://www.thewrap.com/stormy-daniels-cocktail-dc-bar-trump/
  • Satellite Room (U St)
    • $2 Dark n Stormy (rum + ginger beer)
    • $3 off select draft beer
    • Orange cream puff boozy milkshake
  • Wisdom (Hill)
    • $6 Dark n Stormy
  • Atlas Arcade (H St)
    • $6 Dark n Stormy
  • Duffy’s Irish Pub (U St)
    • $2.50 Miller High Life / $3 Irish red drafts
  • Ventnors (AdMo)
  • Reliable Tavern (Petworth / Park View)
    • $8 Dark n Stormy’s after 6p
    • free bourbon shots if video/photo evidence confirms affair
  • JR’s (Dupont)
  • Union Pub (Capitol Hill)

DC #Snowday Specials … On the First Day of Spring

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Although it’s the first day of spring, snow has decided to come to DC instead of warm weather and OPM has shut down the Government on March 21, 2018. Which means Barred in DC has the day off (no telework required at the agencies I’ve worked at), and due to popular demand, here’s a list of bar specials (or otherwise open spots that are worthwhile):

Here’s a running list as Barred in DC now has the day off:

Specials/Open Earlier Than Usual:

  • The Blaguard (AdMo)
    • open at Noon
    • $6 PBR Tallboy + shot of Rye all day
    • Extended HH from 5-10p
  • DC Reynolds (Park View / Petworth)
    • Open at Noon for BOGO till 9p
  • Ivy & Coney (Shaw)
    • open at noon
    • $2 Stroh’s & $4 combos till 7p
  • Meridian Pint (Col Hi)
    • open for brunch at 11a
    • Neighborhood special – Bring in an ID, library card or bill with address on it. If you live in #20010 four $4 beers available all day
  • Boundary Stone (Bloomingdale)
    • Open at 11a
  • Solly’s (U St)
    • $15 fish fry from Sloppy Mamma’s starts at 3p
  • TaKorean (multiple locations)
    • $3 draft beers starting at 11a
  • Beuchert’s Saloon (Cap Hill/Eastern Market)
    • open at 11a
    • HH all day
  • District Winery/Ana (Navy Yard)
    • 1/2 price wine tastings
    • all-day HH
  • The Queen Vic (H St)
    • open at 11a today
  • The Star & Shamrock (H St)
    • open at 1p
  • City Tap House (PQ & Dupont)
    • HH all day long (inc. $7 cookie dough smahs)
  • Anxo (Brightwood Park/Petworth)
    • open at 1p, 4p kitchen
  • Cafe Berlin (Cap Hill)
    • open at Noon
    • $10 liters of Warsteiner Pils all day
  • Bar Pilar (Logan Circle)
    • ramen starts at 3p
    • Extended HH
  • Tyber Creek (Bloomingdale)
    • open at 3:30
    • extended HH
  • The Dirty Goose (U St)
    • open at 1p
  • Hill Country (Chinatown/PQ)
    • $2 Genesee Brewery Cream Ales and Happy Hour all day
  • The Public Option (Woodridge)
    • open at 2p
  • Bourbon (AdMo)
    • Open at noon today with
    • HH till 7, reserve whiskeywednesday half-price pours, $8 hot toddies, plus food specials
  • Player’s Club (Logan Circle)
    • open at 2p
    • . $2 Off Beers/Ciders/Wines, $3 Well drinks til 7p
  • Capitol Lounge (Capitol Hill)
    • open at 11a
  • The Brighton (The Wharf)
    • Opening at 11a
    • $2 Off Wines $5 Well drinks til 7p
  • Martin’s (Georgetown)
    • full brunch/lunch 11a-4p
  • EatBar (Eastern Market)
    • open at 4p
    • $10 Stout + Shot snowday special
  • Bluejacket (Navy Yard)
    • open at 11a for normal hours
    • ½ price casks / $4 Bluejacket classics / $7 rittenhouse hot apple cider / $8 tater tot pie
  • Penn Commons (PQ/CHinatown)
    • all day HH drafts
  • El Camino (Bloomingdale)
    • open at noon
  • Purple Patch (Mt Pleasant)
    • open at 1p
    • $2 off cocktails and $5 drafts
  • The Pug (H St)
    • open at noon
  • Nellie’s (U St)
    • open at 1p
    • HH food and drink
  • Churchkey (Logan Circle)
    • open at 4p normal hours
    • “Tasters & Tots” special: any 2 tasters ($5/under) + an order of tots for $10.
  • La Jambe (Shaw)
    • open at noon
    • noon-2p wine HH
  • Rare Tavern (Downtown)
    • bloody Mary paired with a Miller High Life Pony and Wisconsin-style fried cheese curds for $12.
  • Red Derby (ColHi)
    • open at 3p
    • HH 3p-8p
  • Lost & Found (Shaw)
    • open at 2pm with HH running until 7p
  • The Black Squirrel (AdMo)
    • Open at noon
    • Full menu,
    • $5 Goose Island till 5p
  • J Paul’s (Georgetown)
    • open at 11a
    • all Day HH
    • $5 Craft Drafts $5 Rail Drinks $5 House Wine
  • Acadiana (Chinatown/PQ)
    • $5 HH all day
  • The Partisan (PQ)
    • two $5 special wines all day
  • Hamilton’s (near Capitol Hill/Judiciary Square)
    • open at 11a
    • $1 PBRs and $1 Miller High Life’s
  • Union Pub (Capitol Hill)
    • open at 11a
    • All day: $4 rails / $5 Dominion Oak Barrel Stout / $14 Old Style buckets
    • 5pm-close: $4 select bourbons / $4 Belgian bottles  / $12.50 Bud Light pitchers
  • The Good Silver (ColHi)
    • open at noon
  • Joe’s (Downtown)
    • Extended cocktail hour in Banking Hall 11:30a-6:30p: Half-price signature cocktails, wines by the glass, draft beers and oysters on the half-shell
  • Joselito (Eastern Market)
    • All Day Hemingway Hour at Bar ($6 dollar tapas and libations at the bar, as well as 20 percent off the regular menu at the bar)
  • Mellow Mushroom (AdMo)
    • $5 cheese pizza till 3p
  • Showtime (Bloomingdale)
    • open at 1p

Spots Normal Hours/Specials to Check Out

  • Duke’s Grocery (Dupont)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p
  • Duke’s Counter (AdMo)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p (all 8 draft beers, wines and rail liquors too)
  • The Royal (Ledroit)
    • Open all day
    • HH starts at 3p
  • Glen’s (Dupont & Shaw)
    • always open at 8a (10a in Shaw) for $4 beers
  • Lou’s City Bar (ColHi)
    • open at 11a
    • BOGO till 7p
  • Shop Made in DC (Dupont)
    • HH starts at 11:30a
  • DC City Smokehouse (Bloomingdale)
    • open at 11a
  • Across the Pond (Dupont)
    • open all day, for lunch, happy hour and dinner:
    • Happy Hour, 4-8 pm, including $5 apps and $3 Pilsner

Where to Watch March Madness in DC – 2018

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March Madness is upon us, and it does not get better than Thursday and Friday for the first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. See TV schedule and bracket here. I’ve highlighted all the sports bars, which are your best bets to have an atmosphere, and specials. I’ll be taking off the afternoon once again, like I’ve done every year I’ve worked. Email/Tweet at me if you wanna meet up if your friends aren’t. Saturday is St. Paddy’s Day, so be forewarned

Dupont Circle

  • Public Bar
    • showing every game
    • TBD food/drink specials
  • Buffalo Billiards
    • $22 buckets of 16 oz. Bud Light/Coors Light / $6 Captain Morgan
  • Lucky Bar
    • doors open at 2p
  • Across the Pond
    • Specials during games Thurs-Fri, & Sun
    • $5 apps
    • $4 house pilsner, $5 Carlsberg; $9 Modelo & Jameson shot combo; $10 PBR & Jameson shot combo
    • HH specials 4-8p
  • City Tap House
    • Special $5 pint special throughout tourney

Adams Morgan

  • Ventnor Sports Cafe
    • open at 11a Thurs & Fri
    • $5 tall boys of select beer every game  / $5 green beer & discount pitchers Sat 
    • Skyline Chili-style Coney dogs during Cincy games
  • Jack Rose
    • Courtside Rooftop HH
    • Opens at 5p
    • 5 Pints, $7 Punch and $9 Whisk(e)ys
    • 4-5 TVs

U Street / Shaw / Logan Circle / Bloomingdale

  • Franklin Hall
    • open at noon
    • $3 Narragansett pints / $8 Narragansett Liter Mugs for all games
  • Duffy’s
    • $5 pints of green beer starting March 14th
  • Nellie’s Sports Bar
    • open at 11a
    • $4 Miller lite bottles during games
  • Stoney’s
    • discount drafts ($4-6 Bud Light or Vienna Lager) / $12 Bud Light pitcher / $15 Shock Top pitcher / $20 Vienna Lager pitcher / $5 shots
    • $5 grilled cheese / $7 super grilled cheese during games
  • Exile’s
    • Opens at 2p Fri for extra-long HH
  • Solly’s
    • Open at noon Thurs-Sat for tourney
  • Ivy & Coney
    • Open at Noon
    • HH till 7p ($2 Stroh’s, $4 Combos)
  • Player’s Club
    • Open at Noon
  • The Pub and the People
    • Open for lunch at 11a

Chinatown / Penn Quarter

  • Penn Social
    • doors open at noon
    • $4 Miller Lite, $4 Blue Moon, and $5 Devil’s Backbone
  • Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
    • HH 4-7p
    • 1/2 price nachos on Thurs at 7:30p
  • Whiskey Diner
    • drink specials during all games
  • Hill Country
    • During games, $9 pitchers of Genessee Cream Ale any time game on
  • Penn Commons
    • open at 11a
    • HH starts at 4p
    • HH all the time if you wear team gear for any A-10, Big 10 or ACC game
    • beer madness bracket
  • Rocket Bar
    • doors open at 4p
    • $4 16 oz. Dos Equis cans during all games
  • The Partisan
    • Meat Madness available after 5p (32 types of charcuterie)
    • 2 TVs
  • City Tap House
    • Special $5 pint special throughout tourney

Columbia Heights / Petworth

  • Lou’s City Bar
    • BOGO HH kicks off 11:30a-7p
    • 10 lunch items for under $10 ready in 10 minutes
    • 23 TVs

Capitol Hill/Navy Yard/The Wharf/H Street/Ivy City

  • The Ugly Mug
    • open at 11a
    • specials
    • live bands at 9:30 Fri & Sat night
  • Union Pub
    • $15 Bud/Bud Light Buckets / $14 Bud Light Pitchers / $5 Goose Island IPA drafts / $5 rails
    • all day on gamedays
  • Dirty Water
    • open at 11a
    • $24 Budweiser tubes / $28 8 Bud Light bottle buckets
  • Finn McCool’s
    • open at 11a Thu-Fri & Sun; 9a Sat
    • $4 Heineken draft / $18 Heineken buckets during games (except Sat.)
    • food specials as well except Sat.
    • 4 122 inch project screens, 12 60″ TV
  • Dock FC
    • all games
  • Star & Shamrock
    • open at noon (Bullfrog Bagels available)
  • The Brig
    • open at noon
    • 10 TVs
    • HH 3-7p $6 Half Liters | $11 Liters on selected beer / $4 Tall Boy 16oz. Can
      Natty Boh, PBR / $5 Besos Del Sol White Sangria / ​$4 Bavarian Pretzel with beer cheese
  • The Brighton
    • open at 11a
    • drink specials if you wear alumni/team gear

Cleveland Park/NW DC

  •  Jake’s
    • downstairs open Wed-Sat for games
  • Millie’s
    • food specials /prizes
    • $5 Cisco drafts all tournament long

Downtown/West End

  • Bottom Line
    • open at 11a
  • Blackfinn
    • open at 11a
  • Old Ebbitt Grill
    • open at 7:30a or 8:30a
  • Union Trust Bar
    • open at noon
  • Stoney’s on L
    • open at 11a
    • Pigpile Totchos $10, 20-wing platter for $18, Nachos $8
    • $4 Stoney’s Drafts, $12 Bud Light Pitchers

#Windmageddon DC Bar/Restaurant Specials

Since OPM has shut down the federal government due to sustained 35 MPH winds and 60 MPH gusts, some bars have decided to (recklessly or not?) open earlier than usual with bar specials. Also a good day to get reps in for watching March Madness (Big 10 is playing a week earlier and two games start at noon on BTN).

Here’s a running list as Barred in DC now has the day off:

Specials:

  • DC Reynolds (Park View / Petworth)
    • Open at 1p for BOGO till 9p
    • Showing Gone with the Wind (possibly other Scarlett O’Hara movies)
  • Reliable Tavern (Park View / Petworth)
    • Open at noon
    • $8 Old Fashioneds and HH till 7p
  • Homestead (Petworth)
    • Open at noon
    • HH 3-7 and 10-12am. $5 Drafts and Rails
  • Ivy & Coney (Shaw)
    • open at noon
    • $2 Stroh’s till 7p
    • good spot to watch Big Ten games (both Michigan schools in doubleheader)
  • Hellbender (NW DC)
    • Open at 2pm today.
    • 10 beers on tap, $5 pours till 9p closing
  • Southern Hospitality (AdMo)
    • HH 11:30a-8p – $5 select drafts, $5 wines by the glass, $5 rail drinks
  • The Pug (H St)
    • opens at 1p

Spots Normally Open to Check Out

  • Duke’s Grocery (Dupont)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p
  • Duke’s Counter (AdMo)
    • $5 HH from Noon-7p
  • Bluejacket (Navy Yard)
    • Pick up cans of Lost Weekend IPA starting at noon
  • Boundary Stone (Bloomingdale)
    • Open like usual on Fridays
  • Pearl Dive (14th / Logan Circle)
    • Brunch,
    • $20 bottomless option available
  • Cafe Saint-Ex (14th / Logan Circle)
    • Brunch
    • 1st mimosa is $10, every one after is $20
  • DC Harvest (H St)
    • Brunch
    • $20 (mimosas); $25 (bloodies) bottomless options
  • The Royal (Ledroit)
    • Open all day
    • HH starts at 3p