Best Spots in Greater Washington to Watch Super Bowl LII

by McEnearney on January 29, 2018

February 4th and Super Bowl LII will be upon us before we know it. We’re hoping an asteroid won’t hit earth (spoiler alert: there is zero chance it will), and that the Eagles’ Lane Johnson won’t go broke buying literally “everyone” a beer for the occasion.

Most importantly, we are plotting the best spots in the Washington, D.C. area to catch the game over brews, snacks, and planted in front of big screens. For the second year in a row, Patriots fans will bring the enthusiasm rooting for a sixth Super Bowl victory, while Eagles fans can eagerly celebrate their first Super Bowl game.

Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m., but check the details of the ticketed event to see when you can get your day of fun started, or come early for first-come-first-serve arrangements.

 

On Large Screens

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Wilson Hardware

Clarendon | Directions

This multi-floor, recently opened Clarendon bar and restaurant (formerly Rí Rá) has also installed a huge projector screen along one of the chic walls– perfect for game days. Grab some wings or delicious Hardware Fritters, a beer or signature cocktail, and get ready to cheer.   

 

 

Penn Social

Penn Quarter | Directions

This cavernous space offers a class sports bar vibe on a large scale, with one 22-foot screen and nine 10-foot screens. If you’re equally (or more) into the Super Bowl commercials, consider coming back to hear advertising professionals discuss and recap the best and worst moments with the American Advertising Federation on February 6.

 

 

Public Bar

Dupont Circle | Directions

This three-level spot in the center of all the action is a popular place to catch any game, where there isn’t a bad seat in the house for keeping your eye on the ball (on the TV). Call in advance to check for table space.

 


 

With Bottomless Food and Drink Deals

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Mad Fox Glover Park

Glover Park | Directions

This upper Georgetown destination is a cozy watering hole (with plenty of TVs!) bringing you local beers from their Falls Church brewery. For the big day, you’ll have all the best traditional game day foods with unlimited pours of their brews or wine.   

 

 

Duffy’s

U Street | Directions

At this popular Irish haunt, for $45 per person you can have unlimited beer and cider pours from 5 pm until the end of the game, and a buffet from 6 to 9 pm with classic snacks like wings, tots, shepherd’s pie and pupusas. Their wings have won City Paper’s Readers’ Choice for Best Wings in 2017 for the seventh time in a row! (Pro tip: If you are watching at home, you can pre-order wings from Duffy’s online.)

 

 

Bidwell

Union Market | Directions

This Michelin Bib Gourmand designated destination is known for its local, organic and sustainable food program. This is far from a sports bar, but if you’re looking for a reason to visit, on Super Bowl Sunday they offer a top-notch buffet (we are dreaming of cheesesteaks and chorizo nachos) and open bar from 6 p.m. through the end of the game.

 

 

Jack Rose

Adams Morgan | Directions

If you’re worried for comfort food to keep you cheering (or get you through stressful game moments), what better choice than endless bowls of five different kinds of chili? Head to the indoor space here for all you can eat and drink (with an impressive beer selection), or check out the weather-proof roof for a la carte ordering.

 


 

With Good Beer

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Tysons Biergarten

Tysons Corner | Directions

Join this party for the abundance of German beers and American craft brews (including selections from local Fair Winds Brewery in Lorton, VA)– and stay for the game, which will be on 17 HDTVs, two projector screens, one massive TV wall. Or is it the other way around? If you’re feeling brave, skip out on JT and join a half-time wing eating competition for $20 (includes 2 beers) and the chance to win $100.

 

 

Bluejacket

Navy Yard | Directions

In the past, Bluejacket had several great Super Bowl bites and beer specials– check back closer to game day or show up for the huge industrial space, great vibe and unique beers you can’t get anywhere else.

 

 

Capitol City Brewing Company

Shirlington | Downtown | Directions

While this isn’t your typical sports bar, why not make an occasion out the game and knock a brewery visit off your bucket list at the same time? Check out either location for their beer lineup (plus seasonals), sure to keep you going or to cheer you up– depending on how your team is faring.

 


 

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Ireland’s Four Courts

Courthouse | Directions

This recently-repainted red pub is at the top of the list in Arlington for Patriots fan, so you’re sure to be in good company. A word of wisdom to come early; seats are likely to fill up quickly!

 

 

Murphy’s of Alexandria

Old Town | Directions

This watering hole is a neighborhood staple for locals, but also a great reason to visit Old Town. Come here for Sam Adams specials, game day food, and a chance to win a raffle of prizes.

 

 

Capitol Lounge

Capitol Hill | Directions

The Super Bowl menu may vary slightly, but this spot (also highly frequented to talk politics) is so dedicated to the Patriots that they offer a team menu.

 


 

For eagles  Fans

 

Tap House DC

Downtown | Directions

The recently revamped bar at 18th and M Streets (formerly Sign of the Whale) continues to be one of the best places for Phillies sports fans. It may be a tight squeeze for a larger crowd, but with Eagles jerseys pinned over the bar, you know you’re in the right place!

 

 

Boundary Stone

Bloomingdale | Directions

This neighborhood gem is something of a very unofficial Eagles bar. For the last Eagles game day, they offered cheesesteak and Weyerbacker beer specials– we wouldn’t be surprised if they had something special coming along for the big day.

 

 

Ventnor Sports Cafe

Adams Morgan | Directions

Owned and operated by a Philly native, this casual sports bar is sure to bring top-notch excitement for the Super Bowl.

 

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