Here’s a look at what some places have in store. From drink specials and free buffets to live DJs and Coors Light Girls, game day seems to be covered.
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51st State Tavern, 2512 L St., NW; 202-625-2444. 51st State will still tune its ten TVs to the big game. Enjoy drink and food specials throughout the day, including the house amber ale for $2.75 and burgers for $5.
Bailey’s Pub & Grille, 2010 A Crystal Drive, Arlington; 703-416-0452. This chain (with three other area locations) will celebrate the game with plenty of crowd-pleasing rewards—every location of Bailey’s will give away a 26-inch flat-screen TV and other prizes. Drink specials include $3 pints of Bud, $4 bloody Marys, $5 raspberry lemonades, and $15 Bud family buckets (five bottles). Food specials include a buy-one-get-one-free chicken-wing offer (to go only).
Bottom Line, 1716 I St. NW; 202-298-8488. Miller Lite is the drink du jour on game day at this DC bar, where you’ll be able to score $2.50 bottles, $10 pitchers or 2 for $16. Baskets of wings will be $3.50, and half-price burgers make the cut for food specials.
Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd St. S, Arlington; 703-521-8215. Though definite plans at this pub are still being finalized, a menu reflective of the two final teams has been promised. What does this mean? Since the Patriots face off against the Giants, look forward to New England clam chowder and hot-dog platters.
Finn MacCool’s, 713 Eighth St., SE; 202-547-7100. Super Bowl madness at this Irish pub on Capitol Hill kicks off at 11 AM with $3 domestic pints and $10 domestic pitchers. Food specials will also be in order with a $5 selected-appetizer menu, which will include chicken tenders, Buffalo wings, chili cheese fries, and mozzarella sticks.
Hawk ’n’ Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-543-3300. One of the city’s older Irish bars is also Green Bay Packers headquarters. Specific food and drink specials will depend, but the bar promises Super Bowl deals regardless.
McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW; 202-223-2338. The Coors Light Girls will be among the fans at this DC bar on game day. In addition to $2 Coors Light drafts and $7 pitchers, the bar will serve all-day food specials, including 25-cent wings. Pick up tickets for the raffle for a chance to win mini-fridges, Coors Super Bowl neons, and more. The place is expected to be packed, so call ahead and reserve a table or booth.
Mezza Luna Restaurant & Lounge, 1140 19th St., NW; 202-429-8889. A free buffet of finger foods including wings and jalapeño poppers will keep you going through the nail-biting action. Need more? Drink specials will include $5 drafts, wine, and bottles—all with no cover.
Mister Days Sports Rock Cafe, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington; 703-527-1600. Less than a block away from the Clarendon Metro, Mister Days will feature live dance performances by the Redskin Cheerleaders before kickoff and during half time. A $25 ticket guarantees you a seat and access to a special dinner buffet (4-6 PM). Also, prizes and other giveaways will be handed out. This place sells out every year, so call ahead of time.
Momo's Sports Bar, 1334 U St. NW; 202-667-3222. This newcomer to the U Street neighborhood has three floors, two bars, and 16 flat-screen televisions. The folks at Momo's are still planning out their Super Bowl promotions, but they'll offer special Coors drink buckets and appetizer deals. There's no cover for the game; you might want to get there early to nab one of the six couches on the second floor.
Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U St., NW; 202-332-6355. DJ Don Trott will spin tunes before, during, and after the game, giving you plenty of time to soak up the $11.95 beer buckets and the food specials. The bar won’t let you leave empty-handed: Nellie’s will hand out party favors to all fans. See our profile and photos of Nellie’s here.
Porter’s Dining Saloon, 1207 19th St., NW; 202-775-3797. The purchase of a $35 ticket at this Dupont Circle bar gives access to an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited Miller beer and rail drinks.
Rí Rá Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-248-9888. The Irish like American football? Apparently so. This pub will show the Bowl on its massive television and offer $2.50 Bud and Miller Light plus $4 Guinness. A football menu will feature specials on stadium favorites such as burgers and wings.
Rhino Bar & Pumphouse, 3295 M St., NW; 202-333-3150. Upstairs, Things to Do DC is hosting an indoor tailgate with free beer and rail drinks from 6 to 9 and free Buffalo wings until halftime. Purchase $20 tickets here. Downstairs, enjoy $8 pitchers of Miller Lite and 25-cent wings during the game, and watch the action on Rhino Bar’s 110-inch screen with surround sound. Got the fourth-quarter blues? Brave it and stay through the final seconds: Miller is giving away a plasma TV at the end of the game.
Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave, NE; 202-546-7200. With the Miller Lite Girls on hand, reserve your table or bar seating in advance because this place is sure to pack out. Purchase a Miller Lite pint or bottle for $2.00 or a pitcher for $8.00 and you’ll get a raffle ticket that puts you in the running for prizes at half-time. Half price wings and nachos round out the specials. Festivities begin two hours before kick-off. Call Libby at the pub to reserve a seat.
Willy K’s, 7200 Hanover Dr., Greenbelt; 301-220-4441. Sure, this bar is inside a Holiday Inn, but don’t let looks deceive you. On game day, you can wash down the free halftime buffet of hot dogs and nachos with 20-ounce domestic drafts for $2.50.
Rhodeside Grill, 1836 Wilson Blvd., Arlington; 703-243-0145. With two bars and 27 television screens, there should be no shortage of space on Super Bowl Sunday at this Arlington hangout. Drinks specials include $3 domestic pints, $10 domestic pitchers, $4 micro pints and $13 micro pitchers. There will also be various food specials.
Tattoo Bar, 1413 K Street, NW; 202-408-9444. For $20 you can see the Patriots crush the Giants (or vice versa) while downing shots—bought by the Tattoo Girls—at this relatively new bar on K Street. A DJ will also be spinning rock, hip hop, house and top 40 tracks before and after the game. Only 150 tickets will be sold, so make sure to get one ahead of time.
Sign of the Whale, 1825 M Street, NW; 202-785-1110. This Dupont bar will be hosting the 2nd Annual Ship It Events Super Bowl Party to benefit Mobilize.org, a non-partisan organization which encourages political participation from young people. A $10 donation at the door will get you food and drink specials, including $8 domestic pitchers, 25 cent chicken wings and 15% off burgers. Also, representatives of Jim Beam (and possibly Budweiser) will be on site, handing out free samples and other giveaways.
Parker's Classic American, 4824 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda; 301-654-6366. Parker's will be celebrating Super Bowl madness with $3.00 Miller Lite and Yuengling drafts, 25 cent wings, and half price burgers. Door prizes provided by Sierra Nevada.
Old Dominion Brew House, 1219 9th St., NW; 202-289-8158. From 1 to 5 PM only, 50 wings and a 130 oz. beer tower (Heineken, Amstel, Budweiser) for $49.99. Also, prizes will be given out every hour. All-day drink specials include $18 beer buckets (5 bottles) of Heineken, Budweiser and Dos Equis, $24.99 beer towers and $5.99 Absolut drinks. A $3.99 personal pizza and 25 chicken wings for $15.99 are some of the food specials.
Remingtons, 639 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-543-3113. Free hot dogs and buffalo wings will be served at the Sports Lounge section of this bar during the game. Drink specials include $1 Budweiser draft, Bud light and rail drinks and $3 Stoli specials.
Palace of Wonders, 1210 H St., NE; 202-398-7469. Pre-game festivities start at 4 PM with $1 Schlitz and nachos. During the game, there will be a happy hour special on drinks including $2 domestic beers, rail drinks and nachos. Pizza, hot dogs and popcorn will also be served.