I’d like to start by saying that generally speaking I could not care less about football; the only exception is when the 49ers are doing well -and by doing well I mean going to the Super Bowl – in which case I will jump on the bandwagon like it’s nobody’s business. That being said, I realize that not everyone shares my dispassion when it comes to this pastime. So being the selfless person I am, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best bars in DC to watch the broadcast.
The Brixton – 901 U St NW. This British pub will be serving $25 bottomless wings, $15 Bud Light buckets, $5 Fireball, Jameson, and Milagro shots when your team scores (the 1st floor has been designated as Seahawks territory and the 2nd Broncos territory).
The Mighty Pint – 1831 M St NW. With its $15 open bar special (mixed drinks, Miller Lite, Sam Adams and Yuengling pints), things at the Mighty Pint promise to get rowdy. So if you don’t really care about the game and/or would like to drink yourself into oblivion, Mighty Pint is the place for you. However, to get the $15 deal, you must purchase your ticket in advance, otherwise it will be $20 at the door on Sunday.
Nellie’s Sports Bar – 900 U St NW. The infamous gay sports bar of DC is always a great time, with a good variety of people; its super bowl watch party will include beer buckets and wings specials. Just don’t try the house beer, trust me I’ve made that mistake before…
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern – 639 Indiana Ave NW. Ironically it is the top bar in DC for both Broncos and Seahaws fans, so if you thrive on a good smacktalk session, then this is the place for you. Each team will be assigned its own floor, but I’m sure some mixing is bound to occur, so whoever wins, I’m sure there will be more than a few fireworks. Because of the expected size of the crowds, there will be an entry fee of $20 (which will get you entry into a halftime raffle).
Public Bar – 1214 18th Street NW. This multi-level bar in Dupont will have a special menu for game day and $3 Miller Lite and Coors Light, and $4 Blue Moon and Peroni.
Rhino Bar and Pumphouse -3295 M Street NW. This quintessential Georgetown Super Bowl specials include 25 cent wings and $10 pitchers.
Union Pub – 201 Massachusetts Ave NE. While this bar is usually filled with hill staffers during the weekday, this Sunday will likely bring a more varied crowd. To entice Super Bowl viewers, Union Pub is offering free Fort Collins Major Tom’s American Wheat from 6 p.m. until kickoff, $5 Redhook Audible Ale, $12 Bud Light buckets, $4 Fireball shots, and $5 Major Tom’s after kickoff.
Your House – Everywhere. Despite all the unbelievable bar specials, the booze (and food) is likely cheaper; you can avoid excess noise, crowds, bathroom lines, long waits for orders, and potential altercations with fans of the opposing team; you don’t have to worry about stumbling to safety once the festivities have ended; and most importantly pants are optional.
So carry on and remember you (probably) have work Monday morning.