Whether you’re in the mood for New England or Manhattan clam chowder, here are spots that feature cheerworthy drink and food specials. For even more places with great Super Bowl drink specials, check out our After Hours roundup.
The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Ave., NW; 202-785-2333; thebighuntdc.com
This Dupont Circle dive is hosting a New England vs. New York culinary showdown. Choose among $8 specials such as New England clam chowder with Harpoon IPA or Manhattan clam chowder with a Brooklyn Lager, or two Boston red hots with a Harpoon or two Coney Island hot dogs with a Brooklyn Lager.
Clyde’s of Chevy Chase
5441 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; 301-951-9600; clydes.com
Head to the downstairs Race Bar to catch the game on a big-screen plus five other TVs placed around the circular bar. You can munch on free halftime fixings (wings, chips and salsa, and hot dogs), and selected pints of beer will be $2.50. Pregame festivities start at 1 PM.
520 N. Capitol St., NW; 202-737-3773; dublinerdc.com
As the game plays out on a large production screen, Budweiser and Bud Light will be on special along with a few appetizers.
Hawk ’n’ Dove
329 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-543-4660; hawkanddoveonline.com
In addition to drink specials, this venerable pub plans to serve food that’ll satisfy each allegiance. For Patriots fans, that means New England clam chowder ($4.50). For Giants fans, there’s a New York-inspired burger with grilled mushrooms, onions, and cheddar cheese ($9.95).
Hudson Restaurant and Lounge
2030 M St., NW; 202-872-8700; hudson-dc.com
Even though this place dubs itself retro-chic, it’s proferring stadium-priced $4 bottles of PBR and Miller Lite and $3 drafts. Root for the Patriots with $5 New England clam chowder; the Giants are represented with $1 New York-style prime-rib sliders.
4435 Willard Ave, Chevy Chase; 240-223-5427; liasrestaurant.com
Geoff Tracy’s neighborhood Italian spot is offering its usual weeknight happy-hour specials—$5 burgers and $8 pizzas plus beer specials, half-price wine, and flatscreen televisions.
The Pour House
319 Pennsylvania Ave., SE; 202-546-1001; pourhouse-dc.com
This trilevel Capitol Hill bar takes the Super Bowl seriously, with more than 15 televisions (and a large production screen downstairs), drink specials, $1 hot dogs, and assorted prizes and giveaways. The bar will open at 11 AM, and large groups may make reservations.
The Ugly Mug
723 Eighth St., SE; 202-547-8459; uglymugdc.com
At this Barracks Row hangout, there will be 17 TVs, giveaways, and $6 Maker’s Mark drinks.