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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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4238 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 516-7688
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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.

2. The 51st State Tavern

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2512 L St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 625-2444
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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.

3. McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

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2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 223-2338
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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.

4. Union Pub

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 546-7200
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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.

5. R.F.D. Washington

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810 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 289-2030
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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.

6. Bottom Line

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1716 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
(202) 298-8488
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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.

7. Capitol Lounge

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231 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 547-2098
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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.

8. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

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639 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
(202) 347-7939
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Denver Broncos
The Washington-area Broncos fan club hosts a number of fans here for each game.

9. Duffy's Irish Pub

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2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 265-3413
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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.

10. Public Bar Dupont

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1214 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 223-2200
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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.

11. Sign of the Whale

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1825 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 785-1110
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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.

12. Tortoise and Hare Bar & Grill

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567 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 979-1872
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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.

13. Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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713 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-1717
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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.

14. Uptown Tap House

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3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20011
(202) 244-2030
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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.

15. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

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1104 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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.

16. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

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3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 686-9189
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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.

17. Town Tavern

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2323 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 387-8696
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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.

18. Acre 121

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1400 Irving St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010
(202) 328-0121
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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."

19. Mason Inn

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2408 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 337-1313
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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.

20. Solly's U Street Tavern

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1942 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-6590
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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.

21. Rhino Bar and Pumphouse

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3295 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-3150
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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.

22. Mad Rose Tavern

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3100 Clarendon Blvd, #PL15
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 600-0500
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Florida GatorsThis Clarendon bar advertises itself as the official home of the DC Gator Club.

23. Buffalo Wild Wings

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2450 Crystal Drive Suite R-015
Arlington, VA 22202-3887
(703) 413-0160
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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.

24. Irish Channel Restaurant & Pub

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500 H St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 216-0046
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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.

25. 201 Bar

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201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 544-5201
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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.

26. Ragtime

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1345 N Courthouse Rd
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-4003
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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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1. Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

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.

4238 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

2. The 51st State Tavern

2512 L St NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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

2512 L St NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

3. McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20037

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.

2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

4. Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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

201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

5. R.F.D. Washington

810 7th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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.

810 7th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

6. Bottom Line

1716 I St NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

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.

1716 I St NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

7. Capitol Lounge

231 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

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.

231 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

8. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

639 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

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

639 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

9. Duffy's Irish Pub

2106 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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.

2106 Vermont Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

10. Public Bar Dupont

1214 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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

1214 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

11. Sign of the Whale

1825 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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.

1825 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

12. Tortoise and Hare Bar & Grill

567 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

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.

567 23rd St S
Arlington, VA 22202

13. Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

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.

713 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

14. Uptown Tap House

3412 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

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

3412 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

15. Little Miss Whiskey's Golden Dollar

1104 H St NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

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.

1104 H St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

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16. Nanny O'Brien's Irish Pub

3319 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

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.

3319 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

17. Town Tavern

2323 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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.

2323 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

18. Acre 121

1400 Irving St NW, Washington, D.C. 20010

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."

1400 Irving St NW
Washington, D.C. 20010

19. Mason Inn

2408 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007

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.

2408 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

20. Solly's U Street Tavern

1942 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009

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.

1942 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

21. Rhino Bar and Pumphouse

3295 M St NW, Washington, D.C. 20007