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Where to Watch the Mayweather-McGregor Fight in D.C.

Bars and clubs are going all out for Saturday’s historic bout

Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather faces mixed martial artist Conor McGregor in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 26.
Photo: Finn McCool’s

Fight fans will undoubtedly be glued to any available screen on Saturday, August 26 once undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather steps into the ring with Ultimate Fighting Championship star Conor McGregor.

Catch every stunning blow at the following bars, clubs, and restaurants.


Archibald’s

1520 K Street NW

This gentlemen’s club is hosting a watch party from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30 for general admission and jump up to $300 for a VIP experience. The dress code of the night is "upscale and stylish nightlife fashion."


Bliss Nightclub

2122 24th Place NE

Along with the fight, Bliss has booked two DJs to keep the party rolling until 3 a.m. Tickets start at $20 for general admission and rise to $40 for "express entry." For table reservations, call 202-808-8600 or email info@blissdc.com.


DC Reynolds

3628 Georgia Avenue NW

While the middle tier packages at this neighborhood bar are already sold out, DC Reynolds is still offering general admission passes ($20; “does not guarantee seating”) or picnic tables for six ($150) on the outdoor picnic.


Deset Lounge

6128 Georgia Avenue NW

It’s first come, first served seating once the doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event start at $15. No refunds allowed.


Fado Irish Bar

808 Seventh Street NW

Out of all of the options on this list, Fado’s are among the priciest. General admission will cost $30 with first come, first served seating. Reserving the Whiskey Room (seats eight to 12) runs $800. The most notable deal is "The Notorious Package," which costs a whopping $4,000 and grants access to an exclusive space called “The Cottage” (think: dedicated servers, custom food and drinks) for up to 20 people.


Finn McCool’s

713 Eighth Street SE

This Capitol Hill haunt is offering one free beer — after collecting a $20 per person cover charge — to everyone who shows up to watch the fight. Doors open at 5 p.m.


The Haymaker Bar

1015 H Street NE

The early bird rate to watch the fight at Haymaker is $30. At the door, tickets cost $40. Each admission includes one free rum drink.


Ivy City Smokehouse

1356 Okie Street NE

No tickets are being sold at this venue, so show up early. Those interested in a quiet night out can pay $25 for a "silent" viewing party, which means that everyone in the room wears headphones or earbuds in order to listen to live DJs or the fight.


James Hoban’s

1 Dupont Circle NW

Expect a $25 cover charge, $5 draft beers, and “rivers of Irish whiskey flowing” at this Dupont Circle standby.


Lou’s City Bar

1400 Irving Street NW #111

The early bird rate to watch the fight at Lou’s is $20. Tickets the day of will cost $25.


Mason Inn

2408 Wisconsin Avenue NW

This ticket-only event will feature nine large-screen televisions and a 100-inch projection screen. The all-inclusive admissions — open bar is already built into the equation — start at $75 per person.


The Park at 14th

920 14th Street NW

No-wait passes for this downtown club cost $20.


Proper 21

1319 F Street NW

Early bird tickets cost $30l; tickets will cost $35 at the door. VIP packages range from $160 to $2,000.


The Prospect

1214 U Street NW

Starting at 8 p.m., this U Street venue will show the fight on nearly four dozen TVs while offering food and drinks specials.


Public Bar

1214 18th Street NW

General admission (no guaranteed seating) costs $25. Reserving a stool is $120, with $100 worth of food and drinks included.


Rira - Georgetown

3125 M Street NW

Rira is showing the fight on four projection screens and multiple HD televisions. General admission tickets cost $30; day of admission will cost $35.


Sauf Haus

1216 18th Street NW

This Dupont Circle beer hall only has general admission tickets ($70 for skip-the-line access) and VIP lounge packages ($450 per table; drink tickets and light snacks included) left. Beer bucket specials ($20) and bottle service will be available all night.


Stadium Club

2127 Queens Chapel Road NE

Tickets start at $20 for general admission and rise to $650 for VIP tables (think: bottle service plus wings and fries).


Tenley Bar and Grill

4611 41st Street NW

The early bird rate at Tenley is $20; general admission passes cost $30. Bar seating runs $75. Bottle service ranges between $200 to $550.


Ugly Mug

723 Eighth Street SE

Tickets to this viewing party will include one free rail liquor drink, a house white or red wine, or a draft beer. The bar is first come, first served, with a $25 cover charge. The remaining VIP packages range from $80 to $160.

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