First off, New England fans and Seattle Seahawk fans will be in good company at the first four bars on this list, which are well-known to be home bars for the respective teams. Meanwhile, for everyone who's watching the big game for the pure love of the sport (or for the pure love of snacking), Eater's rounded up some intriguing restaurant specials, like a free buffet of appetizers or a $35 bottomless beer deal.Read More
Where to Eat on Super Bowl Sunday in D.C.
Fifteen spots to either watch the big game or take home a feast for your living room.
This is Seattle Seahawk territory, so it's a best bet for Seattle fans on the Super Bowl.
Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
This Old Town bar is a favorite hangout for Pats fans.
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern is another Hawk's Nest.
BlackFinn American Saloon
The New England Patriots D.C. area Meetup group is holding their game watch at BlackFinn, which is providing specials for the group.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jack Rose is throwing a "Super Beer-BQ Bowl" party pitting two barbecue styles and two local breweries against each other in a friendly competition. For $10 a plate, choose between chicken barbecue and pork barbecue, while 3 Stars is taking on Flying Dog with $5 beers. The free party begins at 5 p.m. and will run until after the game.
Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro
Starting at 5 p.m. on game day, Vinoteca will serve $5 glasses of wine and $5 draft Peronis. Small plate specials include $5 duck confit trail mix with granola, golden raisins, cashews & white chocolate or $7 mozzarella sandwich on ciabatta with roasted squash, kale and fig preserve.
Rosa Mexicano's Guac-to-Go party pack is available for delivery on game day. It comes with house-made tortillas and corn tortilla chips, and will be available for delivery along with the restaurant's full menu. Prices range from $25 for guac for five to $100 for guac for 20. Orders must be placed by Friday, January 31 at 5 p.m.
Fuego Cocina y Tequileria
Fuego is kicking off Super Bowl Sunday with a pre-game party at 5 p.m., offering a 5 for $5 special with margaritas, taco plates, guacamole, Mexican wings and Fuego's hamburguesas. All these items will be priced at $5 each. The restaurant is also doing an all-day happy hour. [Photo: Scott Suchman]
At 5 p.m., Dino's Grotto Bar is going to have a free buffet of appetizers. Intriguing apps include fancy Buffalo wings, mini meatballs, wild boar and borlotti bean chili, trotter tots and fried grilled cheese sandwiches. Like every Sunday at the Grotto Bar, it will be happy hour all day. Specials include $4 nellinis, negroni, tap beer, duck fat potatoes and deviled egg, $6 house wine and rail drinks, as well as $8 signature cocktails and burrata.
Legal Sea Foods - 7th Street
Boston-based Legal Sea Foods is celebrating #12 Tom Brady with a clam chowder offer. Get six souper bowls of clam chowder* for $12 from the takeout counters on Super Bowl weekend at the Legal Sea Foods locations in Chinatown, Tysons Galleria and Arlington. A half gallon of clam chowder is regularly $21.95.
During Super Bowl weekend, Shake Shack is running a two-for-one deal on frozen custards. As part of its "Two-Pint Conversion" special, customers who buy one pint of frozen custard will get another free and a Shake Shack-branded mini football as supplies last. The special runs from Thursday, January 29 to Sunday, February 1.
City Tap House
Pay $35 at City Tap House and get *unlimited drafts from the venue's 40 beer lines and two beer engines for the duration of the game. *Bottomless beer customers are limited to one draft selection per customer. City Tap House is also offering game day food specials from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., with items like buffalo chicken and ranch pizzas, Bavarian pretzels, beef fajita nachos and Philly cheese steaks priced between $6 and $10.
For the Super Bowl, Arcuri is offering an unlimited open bar of draft beer, rail drinks and house wine from 6 p.m. until the last whistle blows for $50 excluding tax and gratuity. The restaurant is also making special Superbowl-themed Italian to-go feasts to serve from five to 15 people. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Friday, January 30.
Capitol City Brewing Company
On Super Bowl Sunday at Capitol City, food and drink specials begin at 4 p.m. and are available until the end of the game. Capitol City’s signature pints of Capitol Kolsch, Amber Waves Ale, Pale Rider Ale, and Prohibition Porter are $4 all day long and a Prohibition Porter brat with a cup of chili is $10.
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Hill Country Barbecue Market
Hill Country is offering takeout specials including everything from build-your-own barbacoa tacos and pit beef sandwiches, barbecue feasts, chili-rubbed wings, a taco package and more. Call for pricing details. They'll be showing the game with specials, too.