Things to Do

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in Washington

Viewing parties, drink specials, and more.

Local bars and restaurants are offering deals for the big game, including themed food and discounted drinks. Image via Shutterstock.

Early reports indicate the weather won’t affect the Super Bowl as much as many thought, so don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying the Super Bowl—and the commercials—as much as possible.

Whether you want Peyton Manning and the Broncos to win another Super Bowl or you’re a 12th man faithful for Seattle, we’ve rounded up all the watch parties and game-day specials we could find to make you a winner regardless of the final score.


Bar Pilar
This restaurant offers $9 food and drink specials themed around Denver and Washington. The Denver dish is pork green chili over rice; Washington’s is a smoked coho salmon, egg, and cheese bagel topped with fried onions, crème fraîche and salmon roe. Quench your thirst with a beer-and-shot combo: Seattle whiskey paired with a Denver brew.

Board Room
The Connecticut Avenue game bar will give out free Buffalo wings with purchase starting at 5:30 PM until supplies last, as well as free Capitals tickets at halftime. Happy hour runs until 7, featuring select drafts, house wines, and rail liquor for $4. After 7, get $14 pitchers of Yuengling and Miller Lite.

Buffalo Billiards
This 19th Street spot will serve themed red, white, and blue drinks: $6 Fireball, $6 White Coffee, and $4 Blue Moon.

51st State Tavern
This New York sports team bar will have half-price wings and $6 burger baskets. After 8, Miller Lite and Coors Light are $3.75, and Jameson and Jägermeister are $5.

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Enjoy 25-cent wings, $5 appetizers, and drink specials that include $10 Miller Lite and Yuengling pitchers.

Hawk & Dove
Watch the game with the Bud Light Girls, who are bringing swag and (a limited number of) free beers. The dive bar also offers $14 buckets of Budweisers or Bud Lights as well as $14 Heineken and Newcastle pitchers.

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
This Adams Morgan spot offers super chili bowls and beer bowls as well as $5 beers from two featured breweries, $5 select whiskey, and $5 spiked homemade punch.

Lucky Bar
Watch the game on one of the 22 TVs or two HD big-screens, and get there at 4 for $3.50 Budweiser bottles, $14 Bud Light pitchers, and $15 Yuengling pitchers. On the food side you’ll find $6.75 platters of jumbo chili dogs, bratwurst, and house-made beef chili.

Mad Hatter DC
Order off the $5 food menu featuring wings and nachos, and pair your snacks with a pitcher of Miller Lite ($12) or $15 Blue Moon ($15). A Miller Lite “super tube” is $25, and buckets of Miller Lite or Coors Light are $20.

Mason Inn
This spot boasts 14 TVs and a 100-inch projector, plus a full menu of under-$10 items. Play in the flip tournament for a chance to win a $100 bar tab for a future night, and drink $4 Southern Comfort shots and $11 Bud Light pitchers.

McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
Once the Broncos and Seahawks have scored seven points, you can order a $7 grilled chicken sandwich or McFadden’s burger. Pitchers of Miller Lite or Coors Light are $12, and buckets of the same are $15.

Meridian Pint
All 14 of the TVs will have the sound on, and you can take advantage of specials such as 25-percent-off appetizers and $5 local beers.

Murphy’s of DC
The Irish pub will serve $4 shots and $4 16-ounce Miller Lite aluminum bottles.

Nellie’s Sports Bar
Select drinks are $4 specials, including mimosas, Nellie’s draft beer, house rail drinks, and Zing Zang Bloody Marys. Buckets of beer (Budweiser, Bud Light, and Michelob Ultra) are $15.

Old Glory
Big is the goal here—think a 100-inch projector screen and gallon jugs of Budweiser and Bud Light for $25. Jell-O shots colored for both teams are $1, and the buffet of wings, pulled pork, and a nacho bar is $17. You can also take your drinks out to the heated deck, which is equipped with a couple of TVs.

Pour House
Grab some of the free popcorn to go along with your beer pitcher: $12 for Bud Light, $14 for Yuengling, or $16 for craft brews.

Public Bar (Dupont and Tenley)
Specials include 20 wings and a bucket of five beers for $25, PBR cans for $2, $3 Miller Lite and Coors Light, $4 Peroni and Blue Moon, and $5 vodka-Red Bull.

Wings and burgers are half off, and rail drinks and domestic beers are $3.30.

Town Tavern DC
The 15 HDTVs will be supplemented with surround sound, and you’ll find $3 domestic beers, $10 Bud Light pitchers, and $12 wing-and-pitcher combos.

201 Bar/Union Pub
Denver and Seattle may be fighting for the Lombardi trophy, but these two are teaming up to bring you 22 minutes of free beer. At 201 Bar you’ll get $5 Redhook Audible Ale from the state of Washington; Union Pub will serve $5 Major Tom’s American Wheat from Denver. Those drinks at both places will be free from 6 until the 6:22 scheduled kickoff time.

Ventnor Sports Cafe
The Adams Morgan spot will do a Colorado and Pacific Northwest Tap Takeover featuring Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Elysian, and Redhook. There’ll also be themed food from both places.


Barking Dog
The Bethesda bar offers $10 buckets of either five domestic beers or four imported beers, plus $4 pints of all 16 draft beers and $9 plates of house-smoked barbecue platters.

The New Orleans-inspired Pennsylvania Avenue spot offers $18 buckets of Abita and will have food specials determined by the chef on game day.

Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle
Watch the game on one of the two 60-inch screens or the 75-inch projector you can see from anywhere in the bar. Specials include half-price wings and appetizers, plus $10 pitchers and $13 buckets of domestic beers.

Tommy Joe’s
The tailgate menu includes 50-percent-off quesadillas and nachos, jalapeño poppers, mac and cheese bites, and popcorn shrimp baskets. For $12 get a mix-and-match bucket with five bottles of Budweiser, Bud Light, and Michelob Ultra.


After you throw down $3 Miller Lite and $4 Yuengling from noon to 9, enjoy $3 PBR cans until they throw you out.

Crystal City Sports Pub
Call in a reservation ahead of time for a spot on the third floor and pay $40 plus tax for an appetizer buffet from 4 to 6:30 and a dinner buffet at halftime.

Ireland’s Four Courts
Coors Light cans are $3.50, Peroni is $4, and wings are 60 cents.

If you can’t tailgate at the game, tailgate here—at 3 there’s a buffet and complimentary appetizers, and you’ll find $2.50 Miller Lite and $3 Yuengling drafts during the game.

Mister Days
As soon as you walk in the door, you’re entered to win an iPad. The bar serves $5 New York specials (Manhattans, Big Apple martinis, and New York lemon drops) in honor of the host city, along with $6 Heineken and $12 Sam Adams pitchers.