Where to Watch Your Football Team: Updated!
Denver Broncos: Cleveland Park Bar & Grill, 3241 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-806-8940.
Mile High? Not quite—but you do have to head up to the roof deck of this sports-crazy bar to find other Denver fans. Jon, the bartender and a personal Broncos backer, pours shots when Denver scores. Otherwise, enjoy specials on Miller Lite. The Big Cup, a 20-ounce plastic souvenir mug, is just $5.75 during games.
Closest Metro stop: Cleveland Park.
Miami Dolphins: Glory Days Grill , 3059 Nutley St., Fairfax; 703-204-0900.
Lonnie Lazear, the managing partner of Glory Days Fairfax, is (1) from Miami and (2) wants to watch the Dolphins with you. “I try to wrangle all the people I can to be on my side,” he says. So far, he’s doing a pretty good job. The bar draws a solid, if small, base of Phins fans each week. Plus—$5 appetizers during Monday Night Football.
Closest Metro stop: Vienna.
Cleveland Browns: Lucky Bar, 1221 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-331-3733.
Browns backers took over this Dupont bar about three years ago. Now Lucky Bar does Sunday specials only during Cleveland games ($2.50 Bud Lights, $10 pitchers; $3 Yuenglings, $12 pitchers). Go to find the classic Browns spirit: Win or lose, these fans will support their team.
Not near Dupont? Check out Neighbors Restaurant (262 Cedar Lane, SE; 703-698-8010), which also draws dozens of Browns supporters each week.
Closest Metro stops: Lucky Bar—Dupont Circle, Farragut North; Neighbors—Dunn Loring, Vienna
San Diego Chargers: TBA.
Bolts message boards across the Internet teem with posts from DC-based San Diego fans looking for a team bar, but no one has stepped up to the plate—until now. Dave, an intrepid fan now living in Washington, wants to choose a bar and make it the Chargers' own. E-mail him at dcchargersfan AT hotmail.com if you're interested.
Got even more suggestions? Leave them in the comments for us, and we'll keep updating this post all season long!