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The socially distanced setup at the Bullpen
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15 Bars Around D.C. With Outdoor Seating For Baseball Fans

Where to find wings, burgers, beer, and outdoor TVs

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The socially distanced setup at the Bullpen
| Georgetown Events [official]

After the Nationals played an abbreviated baseball season without supporters in the stands last year, Washington’s team planned welcome back up to 5,000 fans for an Opening Day game against the New York Mets on Thursday, April 1. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo announced late Wednesday night that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, leading four teammates and another team employee to quarantine. By Thursday morning, reports indicated that MLB was postponing the nationally televised season opener and Friday’s game.

Bars and restaurants across the District planned to commemorate the start of baseball season with food and drink specials, and many will air games on outdoor TVs. Turn to these restaurants and bars throughout MLB and NBA seasons — and for the Final Four in NCAA women’s basketball (April 2) and men’s basketball (April 3).

D.C. allows indoor dining at 25 percent capacity, and alcohol consumption is allowed until midnight. Many restaurants offer outdoor seating, but this should not be taken as endorsement for dining out, as there are still safety concerns. The Washington Post is tracking coronavirus cases and deaths in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. More information can be found at coronavirus.dc.gov. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Midlands Beer Garden

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3333 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

Get a close up view of the starting lineup thanks to the not one, but two 100″ projectors at this Park View beer garden . Food and drink selections include buckets of beer cans (five for $25), buffalo chicken nachos for $14, and $4 beer-braised bratwurst.

Midlands DC beer garden

2. The Game Sports Pub

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2411 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 846-1952
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This Filipino-American pub in Adams Morgan brands itself as a “modern” sports bar that serves sizzling pork sisig, skinny lumpia egg rolls, and burgers. Are you a fan of Michael Phelps? The sandwich named after the famous swimmer packs in garlic shrimp, Sriracha yum yum sauce, and orange segments atop a bolillo roll. Wall-to-wall TVs can be found inside.

3. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

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2007 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 588-7388
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Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s Thursday night, so warm up with a whiskey-based cocktail on Jack Rose’s heated rooftop terrace. The Adams Morgan standby has Southern-leaning dishes like shrimp and grits and flat iron steak, but don’t miss out a chance to try wings smothered in bourbon, honey and habanero, or hot harissa with herbed feta.

4. Ivy and Coney

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1537 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 670-9489
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A fan-friendly staple in Shaw, Ivy and Coney accepts reservations for a roof deck where customers can order beer, cocktails, Chicago- and Detroit-themed hot dogs, and Detroit-style pizza. Cubs and Tigers games are frequently on TV here, but there are no scheduling conflicts for the Nats’ nationally televised night game against the Mets on Thursday. — Gabe Hiatt

5. Duffy's Irish Pub

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1016 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 462-9464
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A beloved Irish sports bar since 2006, Duffy’s is renowned for its wings in flavors like ghost pepper, General Tso’s, mango habanero and garlic parmesan. There are nine flat screen TVs, including two outside. Reservations indoors or on the street-side patio are available here.

6. The Queen Vic

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1206 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 396-2001
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Soccer fans habitually visit the Queen Vic to cheer on their favorite clubs, but they also cater to fans of other sports (just as long as Premier League matches aren’t kicking off at the same time). Seating customers a short walk away at the unused patio of Nomad Hookah Bar, servers continue to delivery cheeky banter.

7. Biergarten Haus

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1355 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 388-4053
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The H Street favorite famous for going all out during Oktoberfest will be an equally fun place to dine on Thursday. They have 40 tables available for walk-in dining, but reservations are encouraged for groups larger than six.

8. Barley Mac

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1600 Wilson Blvd #100
Arlington, VA 22209
(571) 800-3070
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Just over the river in Rosslyn, Barley Mac boasts one of the largest patios in Arlington. Snack on sweet and spicy lettuce wraps and brick oven pizza, or splurge on certified angus filet mignon.

9. Courthaus Social

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2300 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-4900
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Hungry diners venture to the Courthouse-based beer garden for their jumbo Bavarian-style pretzels and handmade sausages. With a selection of 30 beers and plenty more wine and spirits, there are options to please most picky drinkers.

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10. The Lot

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3217 10th St N
Arlington, VA 22201
(571) 237-3614
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The Lot is a 22,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment space with a tiki bar, multiple food trucks, cabanas, tented sandlots, a rooftop lounge, and plenty of games to play in between innings. If heading into the city sounds exhausting for Northern Virginia residents, this is an ideal alternative.

11. The Brig

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1007 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 675-1000
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Washingtonians love the Brig’s diverse beer menu and straightforward comfort food. Considering it’s located less than a mile from Nationals Park, there’s a chance cheers from a walk-off homer can be heard from the beer garden.

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12. The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds

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1201 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Doors open at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at this outdoor shipping container bar with a big screen that’s steps away from Nationals Park. A go-to pre- and post-game hangout for 13 years, the Bullpen will feature picnic tables with mobile ordering. A new food cart from Georgetown Events sibling Due South serves barbecue, fried chicken, and mac and cheese bites. There are also options for hot dogs, daiquiris, and cold beer. Happy hour ($5 drinks) runs from the third to the seventh innings. — G.H.

13. Mission - Navy Yard

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1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 810-7010
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A favorite for fans who want to toast to the Nats, Mission has quickly become a place for pre- and -post-game drinking. Perched across the street from the main entrance to Nationals Park, Mission will serve $26 Bud Light buckets and $10 nachos from 2 p.m. until close on Opening Day. While walk-ins are alright, reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure accurate socially distanced fun.

14. Bammy's

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301 Water St SE Suite 115
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 599-4400
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The Caribbean-style spot will be offer Red Stripe beer and a shot of Appleton for $10.00 on Opening Day. Bammy’s plans to screen Nats games on a projector while serving this special for home games throughout the season.

15. The Salt Line

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79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 506-2368
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Located just across the street from Nationals Park, The Salt Line is as close as customers can get without physically entering the stadium. A post-game favorite for fans of — and players for — the 2019 World Series champions, the Salt Line serves Chesapeake and New England oysters alongside baked pimento cheese dip, lobster rolls, and beer from local breweries. A square, outdoor bar sits out front, and there’s a riverside patio.

The Salt Line/official photo

1. The Midlands Beer Garden

3333 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Midlands DC beer garden

Get a close up view of the starting lineup thanks to the not one, but two 100″ projectors at this Park View beer garden . Food and drink selections include buckets of beer cans (five for $25), buffalo chicken nachos for $14, and $4 beer-braised bratwurst.

3333 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20010

2. The Game Sports Pub

2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

This Filipino-American pub in Adams Morgan brands itself as a “modern” sports bar that serves sizzling pork sisig, skinny lumpia egg rolls, and burgers. Are you a fan of Michael Phelps? The sandwich named after the famous swimmer packs in garlic shrimp, Sriracha yum yum sauce, and orange segments atop a bolillo roll. Wall-to-wall TVs can be found inside.

2411 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

2007 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Temperatures are expected to drop to the low 30s Thursday night, so warm up with a whiskey-based cocktail on Jack Rose’s heated rooftop terrace. The Adams Morgan standby has Southern-leaning dishes like shrimp and grits and flat iron steak, but don’t miss out a chance to try wings smothered in bourbon, honey and habanero, or hot harissa with herbed feta.

2007 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Ivy and Coney

1537 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

A fan-friendly staple in Shaw, Ivy and Coney accepts reservations for a roof deck where customers can order beer, cocktails, Chicago- and Detroit-themed hot dogs, and Detroit-style pizza. Cubs and Tigers games are frequently on TV here, but there are no scheduling conflicts for the Nats’ nationally televised night game against the Mets on Thursday. — Gabe Hiatt

1537 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

5. Duffy's Irish Pub

1016 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

A beloved Irish sports bar since 2006, Duffy’s is renowned for its wings in flavors like ghost pepper, General Tso’s, mango habanero and garlic parmesan. There are nine flat screen TVs, including two outside. Reservations indoors or on the street-side patio are available here.

1016 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

6. The Queen Vic

1206 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Soccer fans habitually visit the Queen Vic to cheer on their favorite clubs, but they also cater to fans of other sports (just as long as Premier League matches aren’t kicking off at the same time). Seating customers a short walk away at the unused patio of Nomad Hookah Bar, servers continue to delivery cheeky banter.

1206 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

7. Biergarten Haus

1355 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

The H Street favorite famous for going all out during Oktoberfest will be an equally fun place to dine on Thursday. They have 40 tables available for walk-in dining, but reservations are encouraged for groups larger than six.

1355 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002

8. Barley Mac

1600 Wilson Blvd #100, Arlington, VA 22209

Just over the river in Rosslyn, Barley Mac boasts one of the largest patios in Arlington. Snack on sweet and spicy lettuce wraps and brick oven pizza, or splurge on certified angus filet mignon.

1600 Wilson Blvd #100
Arlington, VA 22209

9. Courthaus Social

2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Courhaus Social [official]

Hungry diners venture to the Courthouse-based beer garden for their jumbo Bavarian-style pretzels and handmade sausages. With a selection of 30 beers and plenty more wine and spirits, there are options to please most picky drinkers.

2300 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

10. The Lot

3217 10th St N, Arlington, VA 22201

The Lot is a 22,000-square-foot outdoor entertainment space with a tiki bar, multiple food trucks, cabanas, tented sandlots, a rooftop lounge, and plenty of games to play in between innings. If heading into the city sounds exhausting for Northern Virginia residents, this is an ideal alternative.

3217 10th St N
Arlington, VA 22201

11. The Brig

1007 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Brig DC beer

Washingtonians love the Brig’s diverse beer menu and straightforward comfort food. Considering it’s located less than a mile from Nationals Park, there’s a chance cheers from a walk-off homer can be heard from the beer garden.

1007 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

12. The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds

1201 Half St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Doors open at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at this outdoor shipping container bar with a big screen that’s steps away from Nationals Park. A go-to pre- and post-game hangout for 13 years, the Bullpen will feature picnic tables with mobile ordering. A new food cart from Georgetown Events sibling Due South serves barbecue, fried chicken, and mac and cheese bites. There are also options for hot dogs, daiquiris, and cold beer. Happy hour ($5 drinks) runs from the third to the seventh innings. — G.H.

1201 Half St SE
Washington, DC 20003

13. Mission - Navy Yard

1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003

A favorite for fans who want to toast to the Nats, Mission has quickly become a place for pre- and -post-game drinking. Perched across the street from the main entrance to Nationals Park, Mission will serve $26 Bud Light buckets and $10 nachos from 2 p.m. until close on Opening Day. While walk-ins are alright, reservations are strongly encouraged to ensure accurate socially distanced fun.

1221 Van St SE
Washington, DC 20003

14. Bammy's

301 Water St SE Suite 115, Washington, DC 20003

The Caribbean-style spot will be offer Red Stripe beer and a shot of Appleton for $10.00 on Opening Day. Bammy’s plans to screen Nats games on a projector while serving this special for home games throughout the season.

301 Water St SE Suite 115
Washington, DC 20003

15. The Salt Line

79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
The Salt Line/official photo

Located just across the street from Nationals Park, The Salt Line is as close as customers can get without physically entering the stadium. A post-game favorite for fans of — and players for — the 2019 World Series champions, the Salt Line serves Chesapeake and New England oysters alongside baked pimento cheese dip, lobster rolls, and beer from local breweries. A square, outdoor bar sits out front, and there’s a riverside patio.

79 Potomac Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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