Where to Watch: Pro Football
Here’s our guide to the best places to get together and cheer on your team, from the season opener to the playoffs and beyond
Baltimore Ravens: McFadden’s is the official headquarters for Ravens fans in Washington, and it has happy-hour and game-day specials that include deals on Peroni, Guinness, Miller Lite, rail drinks, and wine. Also good for Baltimore fans: Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, Breadsoda, and Lucky Strike.
Buffalo Bills: Laughing Man Tavern is the official bar of the Bills, with food and drink specials during the game, including $10 Miller Lite pitchers.
Carolina Panthers: Panthers fans unite at the 18th Amendment with specials on Bud Light and Abita, as well as $5 Jack Daniels and Jim Bean.
Chicago Bears: At the Billy Goat Tavern, every time the Bears score, customers get a free drink.
Cincinnati Bengals: The official home of the Bengals is the Bottom Line. Sunday specials are $10 Miller Lite pitchers and $3.50 Blue Moon drafts. Then during NFL games, there’s $10 Bud Light pitchers, $3.50 wings and $3.50 Long Hammer IPA drafts.
Cleveland Browns: Cheer on this Ohio team with $3 pints and $12 pitchers of Bud Light and Yuengling at Lucky Bar.
Denver Broncos: Southside 815 in Alexandria offers 35-cent wings and half-price burgers during all pro games, and fans also gather at Penn Quarter Sports Tavern and Shooter McGee’s in Old Town.
Detroit Lions: Michigan fans unite at Tonic in DC’s Mount Pleasant to watch the Lions. Specials include 75-cent wings and $4 Yuengling and Land Shark.
Green Bay Packers: Hawk & Dove, Mr. Smith’s of Georgetown, and Duffy’s Irish Pub are just some of the area bars that feature the Packers, along with food-and-drink deals and other cheering fans.
Indianapolis Colts: The Front Page in DC’s Dupont Circle has half-price appetizers and $2.50 Bud Light drafts for Colts fans.
Kansas City Chiefs: Grevey’s, a longtime hotspot for Chiefs fans, has 50 high-definition TVs, two projection screens, and personal TVs in every booth.
Miami Dolphins: If you don’t mind sharing space with other teams’ fans, the Penn Quarter Sports Tavern is showing Dolphins games on one of the 18-inch flat-screen TVs. Shula’s No Name Lounge, which takes its theme from the 1972 undefeated Miami defense, is a great option for a private event.
Minnesota Vikings: Mackey’s in Arlington is full of local Vikings fans, and there are two ten-foot projection screens. Marshall’s Bar & Grille in DC’s Foggy Bottom also shows Vikings games and offers 25-cent wings.
New England Patriots: Hard Times Cafe in Fairfax has 58 flat-screen TVs for watching the Patriots, and it offers different specials everyday and carryout for tailgaters. In DC, Kitty O’Shea’s has $2 cans of Miller High Life and $2.50 Irish-style hot dogs, while Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub celebrates the luck of all the Irish teams—including the Patriots, whose Boston connection gives the squad an Irish connection.
New Orleans Saints: Fans of last year’s champions can cheer them on at the 18th Amendment, Cowboy Cafe North, and Penn Quarter Sports Tavern .
New York Giants and New York Jets: 51st State boasts that it’s the only all-New York sports bar in Washington. No matter which side you root for, enjoy specials on hot dogs, beer buckets, and more. Monday-night-game watchers get $3 Budweisers and 50-cent tacos.
Oakland Raiders: Join members of Raider Nation at Kelly’s Irish Times; the Northern Virginia chapter meets at the Original Steakhouse and Sports Theatre (43145 Broadland Ctr., Ashburn; 571-223-0100).
Philadelphia Eagles: Philly fans head to Georgetown’s Rhino Bar & Pumphouse for $8 domestic pitchers and 25-cent wings every Sunday. Saphire Cafe in Bethesda also supports the Eagles and has beer pong, foosball tables, and an outdoor projection screen.
Pittsburgh Steelers: There are a multitude of locations around Washington for Steelers fans, including the Pour House, which is the team’s official area bar.
San Diego Chargers: Bailey’s Irish Pub and Grille has bucket-of-beer specials and low prices during all pro games.
San Francisco 49ers: Upstairs at the Town Tavern, fans of the San Francisco 49ers can gather and enjoy $3 domestic beer and rail drinks, $8 domestic pitchers, and cheap burgers and wings.
Seattle Seahawks: Ventnor Sports Cafe is one of the rare DC spots for the Seahawks. The bar features an outdoor football patio with themed food-and-drink specials.
Tennessee Titans: Town Hall and Penn Quarter Sports Tavern are two good options for Titans fans
Did we miss your favorite team? Let us know in the comments section where fans can meet up to cheer on the following squads:
St. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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