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Where to Watch NFL and College Football in D.C.

Here's where to find your favorite team around town.

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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 people around. Anyone set on rooting for their alma mater or hometown professional 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.
—Travis Mitchell

Where do you go to cheer on your favorite team? Share the bar — and your team — in the comments.

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Baltimore Ravens
There are plenty of places around Washington that show Baltimore games, but this Ballston brewpub has become a go-to spot for the area’s main Raven’s watch group.

The 51st State Tavern

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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.

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

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Carolina Panthers
McFadden’s might be better-known for its nightlife, but fellow Carolina fans gather here to watch every game in full sound and enjoy food and drink specials. University of Florida fans also gravitate here.

Union Pub

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Chicago Bears
Specials at this Union Station institution include $14 buckets of Goose Island 312 and $5 Finch’s beer during Bears games.

R.F.D. Washington

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Cleveland Browns
This beer-focused bar proudly proclaims itself home of the Cleveland Browns Backers. All orders of wings are half-priced on Sundays, and 16 oz bottles of Bud or Bud Light are $4.

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Cincinnati Bengals:
This Farragut bar is not an exclusive Bengals zone, but it notes on its website that it’s been supporting the team and its fans since 2003.

Capitol Lounge

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Detroit Lions
Head downstairs to the “Lion’s Den,” and take advantage of a menu full of speciality Lions-themed food items, including Calvin Johnsons’s Wings.

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

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Denver Broncos
The Washington-area Broncos fan club hosts a number of fans here for each game.

Duffy's Irish Pub

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Green Bay PackersFans at Duffy’s can enjoy a pint and a plate of the bar’s award-winning wings while enjoying a Packers game -- all shown with full sound.

Public Bar Dupont

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Oakland Raiders
The DC Metro Raiders fan club meets here for every game, with food and drink specials offered to members.

Sign of the Whale

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Philadelphia Eagles
Take in the game with specials on Pennsylvania beers including Troegs, Yuengling and Victory and a food menu that offers cream cheese spinach dip, cheese steaks and soft pretzels.

Tortoise and Hare Bar & Grill

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Pittsburgh Steelers
With the popular Pour House bar now closed, Steelers fans are likely searching for a new game day home. Head across the river to this Crystal City bar and enjoy a Pittsburgh sandwich and can of Iron City beer.

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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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. Each games is shown at the upstairs restaurant, food and drink specials included.

Uptown Tap House

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New Orleans Saints
This Cleveland Park bar transforms into a Saints party on Sundays, with discounts on beer and New Orleans-inspired food.

Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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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.

Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

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New York Giants
Enjoy a $4 "DC Giants lager" on draft during all of the team's games There is also a Sunday-only quesadilla menu in addition to the standard bar fare.

Town Tavern

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San Francisco 49ers
This Adams Morgan bar offers $3 domestic bottles, $6 burger baskets and a $15 wings and a pitcher of beer special during all 49er games.

Acre 121

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Seattle SeahawksSeahawks fans can gather here and enjoy specials including $20 bottomless Heineken during games and a drink menu featuring a variety of "hawk-tails."

Mason Inn

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Auburn University, University of South Carolina, University of Georgia, Ole Miss:
Fans pack this rowdy bar each Saturday during football season to cheer on their favorite SEC teams. Specials are $9 Miller Lite pitchers and $4 mimosas.

Solly's U Street Tavern

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Ohio State
This U St. dive bar has OSU games on the calendar each Saturday during football season, and the local OSU Alumni club is organizing happy hour on Friday, Oct. 3 in preparation of Ohio’s matchup with Maryland.

Rhino Bar and Pumphouse

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Penn State
Get over to Georgetown to cheer on PSU and take advantage of $10 beer pitchers during NCAA games and $0.25 wings during all Penn State games.

Mad Rose Tavern

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Florida GatorsThis Clarendon bar advertises itself as the official home of the DC Gator Club.

Buffalo Wild Wings

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University of Oklahoma
A group of DC-area Sooners alumni gather at the Crystal City location of this wings and beer chain to take in a game every Saturday.

Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub

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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.

201 Bar

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University of Nebraska
The DC Huskers fan club meets here on Saturdays, where games include trivia during commercials as well as discounts on food and drink.

Ragtime

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West Virginia University
WVU alumni meet here on Saturdays to enjoy rotating specials including $12 beer pitchers. Fans who prefer to stay in Washington can join alumni groups at Madhatter (1319 Connecticut Avenue, NW).

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Baltimore Ravens
There are plenty of places around Washington that show Baltimore games, but this Ballston brewpub has become a go-to spot for the area’s main Raven’s watch group.

The 51st State Tavern

Buffalo Bills
This Foggy Bottom restaurant has Bills fans covered, with 16 beers on tap and plenty of televisions dedicated to Empire State sports.

McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

Carolina Panthers
McFadden’s might be better-known for its nightlife, but fellow Carolina fans gather here to watch every game in full sound and enjoy food and drink specials. University of Florida fans also gravitate here.

Union Pub

Chicago Bears
Specials at this Union Station institution include $14 buckets of Goose Island 312 and $5 Finch’s beer during Bears games.

R.F.D. Washington

Cleveland Browns
This beer-focused bar proudly proclaims itself home of the Cleveland Browns Backers. All orders of wings are half-priced on Sundays, and 16 oz bottles of Bud or Bud Light are $4.

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Cincinnati Bengals:
This Farragut bar is not an exclusive Bengals zone, but it notes on its website that it’s been supporting the team and its fans since 2003.

Capitol Lounge

Detroit Lions
Head downstairs to the “Lion’s Den,” and take advantage of a menu full of speciality Lions-themed food items, including Calvin Johnsons’s Wings.

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

Denver Broncos
The Washington-area Broncos fan club hosts a number of fans here for each game.

Duffy's Irish Pub

Green Bay PackersFans at Duffy’s can enjoy a pint and a plate of the bar’s award-winning wings while enjoying a Packers game -- all shown with full sound.

Public Bar Dupont

Oakland Raiders
The DC Metro Raiders fan club meets here for every game, with food and drink specials offered to members.

Sign of the Whale