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The Big Stick
R. Lopez

New Places to Watch the Game This Season

Whether it's football, futbol or another game with a ball, here are places to watch the action.

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The Big Stick
| R. Lopez

Labor Day is the unofficial beginning of fall, which means it's the official beginning of the unofficial football season. And gone are the days when a dingy bar is the only place in the neighborhood to get out of the house and watch the game. From a newly opened U Street cider-centric sports bar to a popular Korean fried chicken joint, here are some new sports bars where watching the game isn't an issue. Bring along the whole fantasy football league to score some extra points.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Highline RxR

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2010 Crystal Dr Ste A
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 413-2337
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There's the High Line in New York – a refurbished railroad track in lower Manhattan that's crowded with tourists. And then there's the Highline in Crystal City – a "social hub" with 32 draft beers, plenty of space and TVs showing the latest game. If it's football you want, the latter is where you want to be. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Orange Anchor

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3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 802-9990
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This nautical Georgetown bar along the waterfront has more to offer than kitchy decor. Orange Anchor also has affordable beers and a screen behind the bar to turn your attention away from other patrons. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Provision No. 14

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2100 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 827-4530
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What was once Diego's is no more. The 14th Street restaurant known for its large cocktails has TVs that are tuned into whatever people are into. Come for the Sunday brunch and stay for the Sunday game. [Photo: Facebook]

4. The Pitch Tavern

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4015 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
(202) 560-5142
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Up in Petworth, Pitch Tavern adds a bit of international flare for those looking to watch futbol, rugby and other matches. And after the game is over, stick around for a live band, DJ or karaoke. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Willie's Brew & Que

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300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 651-6375
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The TVs don't steal the thunder from the barbecue, but with screens behind the bar and along the walls tuned in to what's happening, spectators can get messy with ribs and get wild about the game. [Photo: Facebook]

6. The Prospect

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1214 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 450-4109
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This place is barely open, and it's already getting sports lovers excited. Taking over the Ulah Bistro space on U Street, the Prospect has 40 TVs showing anything and everything with cider – not beer – being the alcoholic focus here. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Bonchon Chicken

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1015 Half St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 488-4000
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The popular Korean fried chicken chain has come to DC proper, and they brought TVs with them. Setting up shop a baseball's throw from Nats Stadium, Bonchon embraced the neighborhood and turned the Navy Yard location into a sports bar. And of course, the wings here are killer. [Photo: Yetta B./Yelp]

8. The Big Stick

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20 M St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 750-7724
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"Talk softly and carry a big stick," said a certain former president. But more important than carrying a big stick is hitting up the Big Stick in Navy Yard. And just in case the location a block from Nats Stadium isn't obvious enough, the many bats used for decor will drive home the bar's sports connection. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Walter's Sports Bar

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3632 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
Not to be outdone by Petworth neighbor Pitch Tavern, Walter's Sport Bar offers Northwestern residents a place to relax and really enjoy the ball game. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Highline RxR

2010 Crystal Dr Ste A, Arlington, VA 22202
There's the High Line in New York – a refurbished railroad track in lower Manhattan that's crowded with tourists. And then there's the Highline in Crystal City – a "social hub" with 32 draft beers, plenty of space and TVs showing the latest game. If it's football you want, the latter is where you want to be. [Photo: Facebook]
2010 Crystal Dr Ste A
Arlington, VA 22202

2. Orange Anchor

3050 K St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
This nautical Georgetown bar along the waterfront has more to offer than kitchy decor. Orange Anchor also has affordable beers and a screen behind the bar to turn your attention away from other patrons. [Photo: Facebook]
3050 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

3. Provision No. 14

2100 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
What was once Diego's is no more. The 14th Street restaurant known for its large cocktails has TVs that are tuned into whatever people are into. Come for the Sunday brunch and stay for the Sunday game. [Photo: Facebook]
2100 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

4. The Pitch Tavern

4015 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20011
Up in Petworth, Pitch Tavern adds a bit of international flare for those looking to watch futbol, rugby and other matches. And after the game is over, stick around for a live band, DJ or karaoke. [Photo: Facebook]
4015 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

5. Willie's Brew & Que

300 Tingey St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
The TVs don't steal the thunder from the barbecue, but with screens behind the bar and along the walls tuned in to what's happening, spectators can get messy with ribs and get wild about the game. [Photo: Facebook]
300 Tingey St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

6. The Prospect

1214 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
This place is barely open, and it's already getting sports lovers excited. Taking over the Ulah Bistro space on U Street, the Prospect has 40 TVs showing anything and everything with cider – not beer – being the alcoholic focus here. [Photo: Facebook]
1214 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

7. Bonchon Chicken

1015 Half St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
The popular Korean fried chicken chain has come to DC proper, and they brought TVs with them. Setting up shop a baseball's throw from Nats Stadium, Bonchon embraced the neighborhood and turned the Navy Yard location into a sports bar. And of course, the wings here are killer. [Photo: Yetta B./Yelp]
1015 Half St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

8. The Big Stick

20 M St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
"Talk softly and carry a big stick," said a certain former president. But more important than carrying a big stick is hitting up the Big Stick in Navy Yard. And just in case the location a block from Nats Stadium isn't obvious enough, the many bats used for decor will drive home the bar's sports connection. [Photo: Facebook]
20 M St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

9. Walter's Sports Bar

3632 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Not to be outdone by Petworth neighbor Pitch Tavern, Walter's Sport Bar offers Northwestern residents a place to relax and really enjoy the ball game. [Photo: Facebook]
3632 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

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