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Root for Your Favorite NFL and College Football Teams Here This Season

Solid sports bars with a team affiliation.

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Football season is here, which gives any sports fan an excuse to gather on Saturdays and Sundays to drink cheap beer and gorge on greasy bar food. But many times, watching a game in public is only as good as the crowd. Anyone set on rooting for their alma mater or hometown pro team can use this guide to find friendly territory each time kickoff rolls around.

Meanwhile, looking to watch the home team? Odds are, it won't be hard to find a bar playing Redskins games in Washington, but among some of the standouts: Bracket RoomThe BlaguardLou's City BarNellie's and more.

Where do you go to cheer on your favorite team? Share the bar — and your team — in the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The 51st State Tavern

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2512 L St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 625-2444
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Buffalo Bills: This Foggy Bottom restaurant has Bills fans covered, with 16 beers on tap and plenty of televisions dedicated to Empire State sports.

2. Lost & Found

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1240 9th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Green Pay Packers: Cheeseheads can head to this Shaw bar to watch Packers games with sound each week. The bar features a rotating selection high-quality craft beers as well as an extensive whiskey list.

3. Lucky Bar

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1221 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 331-3733
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Carolina Panthers: With McFadden's closed, the Capital Riot fan group will meet this year at Lucky Bar in Dupont Circle. Enjoy the game on one of 22 TVs.

4. Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

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3421 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 806-8940
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Penn State: Nittany Lions fans meet here to cheer on the team and eat pizza (there's more than a dozen options in addition to standard bar options). There's also a rooftop to enjoy, weather permitting.

5. Union Pub

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-7200
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Chicago Bears: Specials at this Union Station institution include weekend specials of $10 Narragansett buckets and $12 Bud Light buckets. There's also beer specials on Monday and Thursdays from 5 p.m. until close.

6. R.F.D. Washington

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810 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 289-2030
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Cleveland Browns: This beer-focused bar proudly proclaims itself home of the Cleveland Browns Backers. Sunday NFL specials include $3 off all appetizers, $4 Great Lakes draft beers and $15 buckets of craft beer cans.

7. Bottom Line

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1716 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 298-8488
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Cincinnati Bengals: This Farragut bar is not an exclusive Bengals zone, but, according to its website, the Bottom Line has supported the team and its fans since 2003.

8. Stoney's Restaurant

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1433 P St NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 234-1818
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Denver Broncos: Grab a spot at the upstairs bar and cheer on the Broncos with fellow fans. For $30, customers can purchase the NFL Black Card, which can be redeemed for one beer on each of the 57 NFL game days of the year. Broncos fans can also head to Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, where the D.C. fan club meets.

9. Public Bar Dupont

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1214 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 223-2200
Oakland Raiders: The D.C. Metro Raiders fan club meets here for every game, with food and drink specials offered to members.

10. Tortoise and Hare Bar & Grill

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567 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-1872
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Head across the river to this Crystal City bar and enjoy a Pittsburgh sandwich and can of Iron City beer. This year, the bar is featuring its exclusive Black & Goldings beer, a collaboration between Three Notch'd Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery.

11. Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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713 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-1717
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New England Patriots: Pats fans flock to this Old Town bar on game day, lining up well before kickoff, and sometimes even before the doors open.

12. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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1104 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 555-0666
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New Orleans Saints: Check out this H St. hangout, where Saints games are shown upstairs on the big screen, as well as five others around the bar. Make sure to stop by the ATM, as the place is cash-only.

13. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

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3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 686-9189
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New York Giants: Customers can take advantage of $15 buckets of bottled beer and $3 Bud Light and Miller Lite bottles every Sunday and whenever the Giants play. There's also a Sunday-only quesadilla menu.

14. Acre 121

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1400 Irving St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 328-0121
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Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks fans can gather here and enjoy specials including Coach Carroll's pork sliders and a drink menu featuring a variety of "hawk-tails" and beer pitchers. University of Florida fans can also be found here.

15. Mason Inn

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2408 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-1313
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Auburn University, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia and Ole Miss: Fans pack this rowdy bar each Saturday during football season to cheer on their favorite SEC teams. Specials include $9 Miller Lite pitchers and $4 mimosas.

16. Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub

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500 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 216-0046
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University of Oregon: An official Oregon alumni group meets up for a watch party at this downtown bar to root for the Ducks each week.

17. 201 Bar

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 544-5201
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University of Nebraska: The D.C. Huskers fan club meets here on Saturdays, where games include trivia during commercials as well as discounts on food and drink.

18. Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill

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2424 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 528-3030
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University of Virginia: Cavaliers fans gather here each week to cheer on their team and snack on dishes like steamed shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates, tacos and sliders. Also hanging here: University of Florida fans.

19. Capitol Lounge

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229 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 547-2098
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Detroit Lions: Head downstairs and gather with fellow fans in the Lion's Den on Sundays.

20. City Tap House

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901 I St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20536
(202) 644-9433
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Houston Texans: This Mt. Vernon Square bar will host Texans fans for games this year. Watch the game with one of 40 craft beers on tap and a full menu with indulgent options like crab mac and cheese or foie gras french toast.

21. Parlay

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1827 M St NW
Washington, D.C.
Dallas Cowboys: D.C.'s Cowboys fans stake out territory at this Dupont Circle bar each week. The bar has 15 TVs and a 100" projection screen. There are also game day specials.

22. Town Tavern

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2323 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-8696
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San Francisco 49ers: Sunday specials at this Adams Morgan bar include $4 domestic beer bottles, $12 Bud Light pitchers and a $15 Bud Light and wing pitcher combo.
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  • 23. El Rey

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    919 U St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001
    (202) 506-6418
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    San Diego Chargers: As the owners are San Diego natives, El Rey is now offering specials on beers from San Diego's Stone Brewery during game day. They're also offering happy hour specials to those who come wearing the team's gear.

    24. Crystal City Sports Pub

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    529 23rd St S
    Arlington, VA 22202
    (703) 521-8215
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    Arizona State: This is where ASU alumni cheer on the devils.

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    25. Ventnor Sports Cafe

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    2411 18th St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20009
    (202) 234-3070
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    : Philadelphia Eagles: Though Eagle fans have lost some bars over the years (Rhino Bar, for example), Ventnor still provides a chill option for fans. Sign of the Whale is another well-known Philadelphia bar.

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    1. The 51st State Tavern

    2512 L St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037
    Buffalo Bills: This Foggy Bottom restaurant has Bills fans covered, with 16 beers on tap and plenty of televisions dedicated to Empire State sports.
    2512 L St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20037

    2. Lost & Found

    1240 9th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
    Green Pay Packers: Cheeseheads can head to this Shaw bar to watch Packers games with sound each week. The bar features a rotating selection high-quality craft beers as well as an extensive whiskey list.
    1240 9th St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    3. Lucky Bar

    1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
    Carolina Panthers: With McFadden's closed, the Capital Riot fan group will meet this year at Lucky Bar in Dupont Circle. Enjoy the game on one of 22 TVs.
    1221 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20036

    4. Cleveland Park Bar & Grill

    3421 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
    Penn State: Nittany Lions fans meet here to cheer on the team and eat pizza (there's more than a dozen options in addition to standard bar options). There's also a rooftop to enjoy, weather permitting.
    3421 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20008

    5. Union Pub

    201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
    Chicago Bears: Specials at this Union Station institution include weekend specials of $10 Narragansett buckets and $12 Bud Light buckets. There's also beer specials on Monday and Thursdays from 5 p.m. until close.
    201 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington, D.C. 20002

    6. R.F.D. Washington

    810 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
    Cleveland Browns: This beer-focused bar proudly proclaims itself home of the Cleveland Browns Backers. Sunday NFL specials include $3 off all appetizers, $4 Great Lakes draft beers and $15 buckets of craft beer cans.
    810 7th St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    7. Bottom Line

    1716 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
    Cincinnati Bengals: This Farragut bar is not an exclusive Bengals zone, but, according to its website, the Bottom Line has supported the team and its fans since 2003.
    1716 I St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20006

    8. Stoney's Restaurant

    1433 P St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005
    Denver Broncos: Grab a spot at the upstairs bar and cheer on the Broncos with fellow fans. For $30, customers can purchase the NFL Black Card, which can be redeemed for one beer on each of the 57 NFL game days of the year. Broncos fans can also head to Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, where the D.C. fan club meets.
    1433 P St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20005

    9. Public Bar Dupont

    1214 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036
    Oakland Raiders: The D.C. Metro Raiders fan club meets here for every game, with food and drink specials offered to members.
    1214 18th St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20036

    10. Tortoise and Hare Bar & Grill

    567 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202
    Pittsburgh Steelers: Head across the river to this Crystal City bar and enjoy a Pittsburgh sandwich and can of Iron City beer. This year, the bar is featuring its exclusive Black & Goldings beer, a collaboration between Three Notch'd Brewing Company and Oskar Blues Brewery.
    567 23rd St S
    Arlington, VA 22202

    11. Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

    713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
    New England Patriots: Pats fans flock to this Old Town bar on game day, lining up well before kickoff, and sometimes even before the doors open.
    713 King St
    Alexandria, VA 22314

    12. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

    1104 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
    New Orleans Saints: Check out this H St. hangout, where Saints games are shown upstairs on the big screen, as well as five others around the bar. Make sure to stop by the ATM, as the place is cash-only.
    1104 H St NE
    Washington, D.C. 20002

    13. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

    3319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
    New York Giants: Customers can take advantage of $15 buckets of bottled beer and $3 Bud Light and Miller Lite bottles every Sunday and whenever the Giants play. There's also a Sunday-only quesadilla menu.
    3319 Connecticut Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20008

    14. Acre 121

    1400 Irving St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
    Seattle Seahawks: Seahawks fans can gather here and enjoy specials including Coach Carroll's pork sliders and a drink menu featuring a variety of "hawk-tails" and beer pitchers. University of Florida fans can also be found here.
    1400 Irving St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20010

    15. Mason Inn

    2408 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
    Auburn University, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia and Ole Miss: Fans pack this rowdy bar each Saturday during football season to cheer on their favorite SEC teams. Specials include $9 Miller Lite pitchers and $4 mimosas.
    2408 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, D.C. 20007

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    16. Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub

    500 H St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
    University of Oregon: An official Oregon alumni group meets up for a watch party at this downtown bar to root for the Ducks each week.
    500 H St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    17. 201 Bar

    201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
    University of Nebraska: The D.C. Huskers fan club meets here on Saturdays, where games include trivia during commercials as well as discounts on food and drink.
    201 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington, D.C. 20002

    18. Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill

    2424 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
    University of Virginia: Cavaliers fans gather here each week to cheer on their team and snack on dishes like steamed shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates, tacos and sliders. Also hanging here: University of Florida fans.
    2424 Wilson Blvd
    Arlington, VA 22201

    19. Capitol Lounge

    229 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
    Detroit Lions: Head downstairs and gather with fellow fans in the Lion's Den on Sundays.
    229 Pennsylvania Ave SE
    Washington, D.C. 20003

    20. City Tap House

    901 I St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20536
    Houston Texans: This Mt. Vernon Square bar will host Texans fans for games this year. Watch the game with one of 40 craft beers on tap and a full menu with indulgent options like crab mac and cheese or foie gras french toast.
    901 I St. NW
    Washington, D.C. 20536

    21. Parlay

    1827 M St NW, Washington, D.C.
    Dallas Cowboys: D.C.'s Cowboys fans stake out territory at this Dupont Circle bar each week. The bar has 15 TVs and a 100" projection screen. There are also game day specials.
    1827 M St NW
    Washington, D.C.

    22. Town Tavern

    2323 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009