Watch the 2018 Winter Olympics with Food and Drink Specials Around DC

Plus: sporty dance parties

Get in the Olympic spirit at Wunder Garten, which hosts themed dance parties and streams the games. Photograph via Wunder Garten Facebook

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang runs February 9th through the 25th, with plenty of hockey, skiing, curling, and skating to watch. Catch viewing parties for Team USA and others at these restaurants and bars, plus food and drink specials, dance parties, and Opening Ceremony events.

Wunder Garten
1101 First St. NE
Shake your PyeongChang-thang at Wunder Garten’s Winter Olympics dance parties for the opening and closing ceremonies. At the start and end of the Olympics (February 9 and 24), the NoMa beer garden serves drink specials and Olympic-themed cocktails like the Curling Sweeper, Downhill Chaser, and Triple Lutz. Come decked out in your cold weather athletic gear—those with the best costumes could get a gold medal. The bar will also broadcast Olympic events throughout the games.

All Set Restaurant & Bar
8630 Fenton St., Plaza 5, Silver Spring
The Silver Spring restaurant gives a nod to the Olympics by releasing five new internationally-themed cocktails (one for each ring). Come by to watch the games on one of their flat-screen TVs and try a Mexican coffee with Kahlua and tequila, an American hot toddy, or of course, a white Russian.

City Tap Penn Quarter
901 9th St. NW
If you head to City Tap in Penn Quarter while the men’s or women’s USA hockey team is playing, a $20 “shot ski” is in order (that’s shots on a ski). The group shot is available throughout the entire Olympics, but it’s $35 during other events.

Dirty Water
816 H St. NE
DC Fray hosts its own Olympics this year. Beer Olympics, to be precise. Join them on February 10 to represent a country of your choosing in events such as flip cup, beer pong, dizzy bat, and quarters. Team outfits are highly encouraged.

Nellie’s Sports Bar
900 U St. NW
Nellie’s opens at 6 AM on February 9 for the Olympic Opening Ceremony. Watch the athletes parade in PyeongChang while you eat breakfast with $5 bloody Marys, mimosas, and house cocktails.

The Black Squirrel
2670 Avenir Place, Vienna
The Vienna outpost of Black Squirrel in Adam’s Morgan hosts a watch party for the Opening Ceremony. The pub pays tribute to the host’s cuisine with Korean BBQ chicken wings, bulgogi, and mandu eggrolls. The newly-released Bell’s Hopslam beer is on draft, with happy hour pricing from 3 to 5 PM. And as a nod to the Korea not hosting the Olympics (looking at you, North), there’ll be plenty of Kim Jong-un jokes for the “Olympic-Size Missile Watch Party.”

Number Nine
1435 P St. NW
This bi-level gay bar in Dupont broadcasts events throughout the Olympics starting with the Opening Ceremony. Check in with their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on special viewing events and drink specials. The regular two-for-one happy hour is available every day until 9 PM. 

Ventnor Sports Cafe
2411 18th St. NW
This Adams Morgan sports bar hosts an Opening Ceremony watch party on Friday, February 9. The place boasts 40-plus televisions, so you’ll be able to catch the international parade no matter where you sit. Games will be streamed throughout the two weeks in addition to themed food and drink menus.

1443 P St. NW
Over in Logan Circle, Commissary restaurant and bar shows the Olympic games on a big projector screen. Daily happy hour runs from 3 to 7 PM, so head over after work to cheer on Team USA.

Dirty Habit
555 8th St. NW

Celebrate the Olympics in culinary fashion at Dirty Habit. Executive Chef Kyoo Eom will draw on his South Korean heritage for a prix fixe menu. Throughout the Olympics, diners can pretend they’re in PyeongChang with guinea hen dumplings, shiitake mushrooms, pickled cucumbers, and spicy marinated pork. The special menu will continue behind the bar, too: Sample the Korean alcohol soju in cocktails like the Let It Snoju and Kimchi Bloody Mary.

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