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Where Patriots and Seahawks Fans Should Watch the Super Bowl in Washington

Consider these bars your home away from home come Sunday.

Capitol Lounge is stocking up on kegs for Sunday. Image via Shutterstock.

As you may have heard, there is a football game on this Sunday. There are plenty of ways to enjoy it—at home, under a cozy blanket of pizza and wings; at a restaurant, trying to look sophisticated while stuffing your face with wild-boar chili or chips and guac; or at a friend’s house, where you pretend to be a paragon of virtue by bringing something healthy. But some of you just want to watch the Super Bowl the way nature intended: surrounded by lightly sweaty, jersey-clad superfans who only let up on yelling at the TV to down a beer and order another. If you are one of those people, thanks for making America great—here’s where you will find your own kind this Sunday.

Patriots Fans

Kelly’s Irish Times

The DC Area Patriots Fan Club is headquartering at this bar, which is offering a buffet of free food until halftime, so park yourself at a good table and be prepared to defend your territory with a butter knife if necessary. Other specials: $5 Sam Adams, $4 Miller Lite, and discounted shots—$3 for (sigh) Fireball and $5 for Jameson—every time the team scores a touchdown.

Capitol Lounge
In honor of the NFL Scandal That Will Not Be Named (At Least Not Here), this Pennsylvania Avenue bar will be “deflating” kegs on Sunday, offering free Sam Adams, Cold Snap, and Bud Light pints with the purchase of clam chowder between 5:30 and kickoff.

Murphy’s of Alexandria

The upstairs opens at 3:30, but the downstairs dining room is serving brunch as usual—head there early to chow down, and head up before things get crazy packed. All Sam Adams brews will be $4.

Seahawks Fans

Acre 121

The Columbia Heights eatery kicks things off at 3 PM with specials on Portland’s Widmer beer ($5 a bottle, $20 buckets), plus bottomless Blue Paddle Pilsner for $25. There’s also a special tailgating menu, packs of blue and green Skittles, Seahawks beads, and a pre-game raffle with prizes like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman jerseys.

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern

The bar expects a “huge” turnout, so leave yourself even more time than you think you need. And don’t expect any frilly food specials—here, it’s strictly about boozing, with $12 Miller Lite pitchers, $15 Blue Moon pitchers, a bucket of any six beers for the price of 5, and $4 Miller Lite aluminum bottles. Make sure to eat beforehand—no matter who wins the game, everyone loses when there’s a puker on the loose.