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Where to Watch Your Favorite NFL Teams Around DC

Sports bars showing your favorite football team--plus game day specials.
Where to Watch Your Favorite NFL Teams Around DC
A sports bar for every NFL football team. Photograph via Flickr user kjholiday.

It’s that time of year again: the air turns crisp, cold beer and hot wings taste better than ever, and NFL football season has officially begun. Washington is full of Redskins haunts—even if our season is over before it ever started–and being the Nation’s Capital, there’s a bar and beer special devoted to nearly every NFL team. Browse the list of fan-affiliated watch spots, complete with game day food and drink deals. Don’t see your favorite team hangout? Share details in the comments.

Atlanta Falcons: Mason Inn

2408 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Atlanta transplants can cheer on Matt Ryan and company at Mason Inn this season. The popular Glover Park sports bar boasts 11 televisions and an 100-inch projector screen, plus Sunday Bud Light pitchers for $9.75.

Baltimore Ravens: Rock Bottom Arlington

4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington

Birds fly in flocks, but unless you want to commute up the interstate, Rock Bottom Brewery’s Arlington branch is a top destination for Ravens fans (Mason Inn, mentioned above, also attracts fans). Happy hour specials on food and drinks are offered during NFL games.

Buffalo Bills: The Laughing Man Tavern

1306 G St., NW

Judging from their week-one win, the Bills are looking to finally turn their luck around. Cheer them on near Metro Center with $18 buckets of Labatt beer and the Buffalo classic: hot wings.

Carolina Panthers: Town Hall

2304 Wisconsin Ave., NW

Keep Pounding with Panthers fans in Glover Park, where you can cheer for Cam Newton on the back porch while taking advantage of the nice weather, and sip $3.50 Miller Lite and Coors Light bottles.

Chicago Bears: Union Pub

201 Massachusetts Ave., NE

Da Bears are back in action. Head to this Capitol Hill bar for a $8.98 Chicago-style hot dogs and $12.50 Bud Light pitchers.

Cincinnati Bengals: The Bottom Line

1716 I St., NW

This DC bar would make the Red Rifle proud, serving Cincinnati Skyline Chili ($2.50) and cheap Miller Lite bottles.

Cleveland Browns: RFD, Paddy Barry’s

810 Seventh St., NW; 8150 Leesburg Pk., Tysons Corner

Will Johnny Football lead the Browns to their first Super Bowl in franchise history? TBD, but you can watch the season play out with the Browns Backers Club at RFD in Penn Quarter, or a new addition: Paddy Barry’s in Tysons. The latter will devote all of its screens and space to Browns fans, while the former is a larger sports bar with 300+ beers and a variety of NFL specials.

Dallas Cowboys: Parlay Sports Lounge

1827 M St., NW

Like it or not, the fiercest Redskins rival has quite the fan presence in Washington. One of the best places for Cowboys games is Parlay, which offers $6 house-made sangria. A Bud Light sponsor is known to stop by when the ‘Boys take the field; if you’re lucky you might snag free swag.

Denver Broncos: Stoney’s P Street

1433 P St., NW

Watch Peyton Manning helm the offense and star in every commercial at Stoney’s on P Street. Fans who buy the bar’s NFL Black Card ($30) get their first beer free on every game day throughout the season.

Detroit Lions: Capitol Lounge

229 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

The downstairs section of this bar is known as the “Lion’s Den,” full of eager fans who live for Megatron touchdowns. Take advantage of $5 pints and $18 pitchers of Goose IPA and Bell’s. If the Lions make the playoffs, there’s a 90-minute open bar on all draft beers before the postseason kickoff.

Green Bay Packers: Lost & Found

1240 Ninth St., NW

While Hawk ’n’ Dove was once the hub of cheesehead activity, Shaw’s Lost and Found is now the spot for the official Packers meet-up group. Brats and beer specials await.

Houston Texans: City Tap House

901 9th Street, NW

Texans fans have designated City Tap House as the spot to watch J.J. Watt sack victims this season. Get there early on game days to grab a seat in the bar area, where you have access to select bottomless drafts for $25.

Jacksonville Jaguars: Buffalo Billiards; Stoney’s L Street

1330 19th St., NW; 2101 L St., NW

Looking like another rough season in Jacksonville, but Jags fans can distract themselves at Dupont’s gigantic sports bar with more winnable games like skeeball, billiards, and darts. TVs and beer specials abound, including $14 Yuengling pitchers. Alternatively, DC’s Bold City Brigade holds court at Stoney’s on L Street for weekly viewings.

Miami Dolphins: Blackfinn

1620 I St., NW

Expect 60 to 80 Fins fans to flood Blackfinn on game days, ready to drink from 100-ounce Miller Lite beer towers ($20), and $8 bloody Marys on Sundays.

Minnesota Vikings: Sine Irish Pub

1301 Joyce St., Arlington

Purple jerseys and Viking hats are encouraged at this Pentagon Row bar. If you’re with a big group, check out their game day small plate menu, which includes pub grub like quesadillas and sweet potato fries.

New England Patriots: Murphy’s

713 King St., Alexandria

With Tom Brady back, Belichick calling plays, and Gronk gronking, the Patriots are likely to contend for another Super Bowl (barring a cheating scandal). Watch the Pats at this Alexandria Irish pub and sip $4 Sam Adams Boston Lagers.

New Orleans Saints: Bayou

2519 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

This New Orleans-themed bar offers free shots for every Saints touchdown. With Drew Brees chucking passes, make sure to pad the stomach with one of their tasty po’ boys or barbecue shrimp.

New York Giants: Nanny O’Brien’s

3319 Connecticut Ave., NW

Catch the New York team at this stalwart Irish Pub in Cleveland Park, which serves mix-and-match Bud Light and Miller Lite buckets for $15 anytime the Giants take the field, and pours pints of DC Giants Lager ($4). NFL games are shown on seven TVs and two large projectors, and there’s a special Sunday quesadilla menu for games.

New York Jets: 51st State

While Giants fans come here, too, the Jets have a solid fan showing at 51st State. Grab a $4 Brooklyn Lager and see if quarterback Geno Smith is as good as he says.

Oakland Raiders: Public Bar Dupont

1214 18th St., NW

The DC Metro Raiders Booster Club will convene at Public this season, where they occupy the second floor lounge to watch the action on13 HDTVs. Help yourself to a cheap Miller Lite, and be sure to check out the bar’s 240-inch HD projector screen.

Philadelphia Eagles: Rumors

1900 M St., NW

The District Eagles Nest flocks to Rumors for games this season. Help yourself to a $3.50 vodka shot every time the Eagles score, and try their $6 sandwich special, which changes every game day.

Pittsburgh Steelers: Tortoise & Hare

567 S. 23rd St., Arlington

Watch the black and yellow crew at this Crystal City hangout, serving $3 cans of Miller Lite and $5 Jack Daniels fire shots. Don’t forget to bring your terrible towel.

San Francisco 49ers: Town Tavern

2323 18th St., NW

Jim Harbaugh fled east to Michigan, but it’s back to business in the bay. Catch the Niners in Adams Morgan, where Town Tavern offers a $15 wing and Bud Light pitcher combo on Sundays.

Seattle Seahawks: Acre 121

1400 Irving St., NW

Lucky for Seahawks fans, Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman are just as talented as they are entertaining. Watch Seattle try to avenge a tough Super Bowl loss at Acre 121, with $5 Shocktop drafts and Sunday burger specials.

Tennessee Titans: Crystal City Sports Pub

529 23rd S., Arlington

While this bar has a nook for any fan, Titans fans congregate on the back porch. See if rookie Marcus Mariota can sustain his hot start during Sunday brunches that include a fresh omelet station and mimosa bar.

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Jackson Knapp
Assistant Editor