D.C. has a bar to suit just about every flavor of sports fan, from diehards who prefer raucous college hangouts to casual observers looking to kick back over brews, tots, and burgers.
March Madness is officially underway, which means many sports bars open earlier than usual to air the collegiate tournament and offer all-day deals leading up to the NCAA championship game on April 3.
Newer sports bar contenders include Harbor Social at National Harbor, and rugby-obsessed Tight Five Pub in Adams Morgan’s former Smoke & Barrel space. Lots of bars continue to cash in on the fact that sports betting is legal in D.C. Cloakroom just added a neon-lit rooftop lounge called Over/Under, making it the first strip club in the U.S. with a sportsbook.
Here are 18 reliable, sports-loving establishments that keep spectators properly fed and satisfied, with a particular emphasis on those whose kitchens bring their A-game.
—Updated by Tierney PlumbRead More