Listen up, Washingtonians. As summer turns to fall, we are now firmly entrenched in football season, meaning it’s time for fantasy leagues, tailgating, and anticipated disappointment for fans of a certain local team. Because misery loves company, we’ve conducted deep research to uncover every NFL team’s respective local watering hole, bringing you the first ever Sports Bar Smackdown, a single elimination tournament for the highly sought-after title of Best DC Sports Bar.
Here’s how it works: Voting for the AFC teams/sports bars begins Monday, September 25 at 7am and ends Wednesday, September 27 at noon. NFC voting starts Wednesday at 1pm and ends Friday at 7pm. From there, a new round of voting will happen each week. May the best bar win.
UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that RFD, a once beloved Browns bar, is closed. Believe it or not, there are two Browns bars in DC, so we’ve put Paddy Barry’s in its place.