Football season is back and that means the most wonderful time of the year is here. If you’re lucky enough to attend a game, tailgating, corn hole, grilling and an assortment of drinking games are part of your game day festivities. If not, check out these bars below with awesome game day specials.
If your team is playing the late afternoon game, Ben’s Next Door has weekend happy hour from 4–7 PM. Specials include $6 small plates, $5 well drinks, $4 select draft beers, $2 off signature cocktails, and $6 select wines by the glass. (1211 U St., NW; 202-667-8880)
Happy hour from 3–10 PM should cover all of your afternoon game viewing pleasures. Enjoy half-price draft beers, pizzas, and mussels in addition to two for one oysters, $5 red, white, and sparkling wine, and $7 dive burgers. (1612 14th St.; NW; 202-319-1612)
College football fans and NFL fans can enjoy specials on Saturdays and Sundays. All day and all night, you’ll get deals like two hot dogs with chips for $10, $14 Miller Lite and Yuengling pitchers, $17 buckets of 16oz Bud Light cans, and $6 Fireball shots (celebratory shots are encouraged). (1330 19th St., NW; 202-331-7665)
Home to Patriots, Eagles, and Penn State Fans, ChiDi will have game day specials including: $20 Bud Light Buckets, $25 growlers, $5 Fireball, and $5 Stella's among other deals. (3251 Prospect St., NW; 202-202-333-0772)
Head to City Tap House for $25 bottomless select drafts from whistle to whistle for every NFL game. (901 9th St., NW; 202-644-9433)
Catch all NFL and college football games on a 150’’ projection screen and 12 screens throughout the restaurant while enjoying $3 Tecate, $12 pitchers of Miller Lite, and $15 buckets of Tecate. (2333 18th St., NW; 202-817-3255)
At Lou’s, you’ll get games playing on 23 HDTVs and a 140’’ projector screen. Sunday game day specials: $20 buckets of Miller Lite and Coors Light, $5 drafts, and $18 pitchers of Dos Equis Amber. Saturday game day specials: $5 Miller Lite and Coors Light drafts and $10 brats or half smoke and tots. (1400 Irving St., NW; 202-518-5687)
Grab delicious BBQ and catch college and NFL games at Old Glory. Specials: $2 Bud Light, Goose Island IPA, and Shock Top and half-price appetizers. (3139 M St., NW; 202-337-3406)
For NCAA games, you’ll get $4 Bud Lights and for NFL games, Bud Lights get knocked back a buck to $3 each. (801 E St., NW; 202-697-4900)
Enjoy various drink specials while watching games out on the patio, the first, or second floor bar. (639 Indiana Ave., NW; 202-347-6666)
With three levels, over 40 HDTVs, and 240’’ HD projector, Public is a hot spot for NCAA and NFL game watches. Score food and drink specials during games. (1214 18th St., NW; 202-223-2200)
The NFL Black Card is back for another season. For $30, your black card will cover your first beer at every single game day of the season and through playoffs. Additional specials include $12 Coors Light and Bud Light pitchers, $4 Stoney’s Amber and Shocktop drafts, $15 wing platters, $9 large pizzas, and $7 nachos. (1433 P St., NW; 202-234-1818)
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