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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 Room, The Blaguard, Lou's City Bar, Nellie'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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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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9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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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  • 24. 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.

    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. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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

    8. Crystal City Sports Pub

    529 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

    [Photo: Official]

    Arizona State: This is where ASU alumni cheer on the devils.

    529 23rd St S
    Arlington, VA 22202

    9. El Rey

    919 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

    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.

    919 U St NW
    Washington, D.C. 20001

    10. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. 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

    15. 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

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    16. 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

    17. 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.

    18. 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

    19. 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

    20. 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

    21. The 51st State Tavern

    2512 L St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037