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Sports Bar Smackdown: The Elite Eight

Vote now to send your favorite sports bar to the semifinals.
Sports Bar Smackdown: The Elite Eight

Welcome to the quarterfinals of the Sports Bar Smackdown. Only eight bars remain, and it’s an unquestionably strong group on the field—their respective teams have a combined 25-and-13 NFL record this season.

This past week’s sports bar voting brought a series of razor-thin results, most notably the Patriots dispatching the Bills by a single vote. At the moment, the Steelers’ Tortoise & Hare looks like the bar to beat, racking up over 100 votes more than any remaining competitor.

Polls for this round open now and close at 7pm Friday, October 13. Let the quarterfinals begin.

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Kim Olsen joined Washingtonian in 2016 after moving to DC from Pittsburgh, where she earned an MFA in nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Alexandria.

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