Summer is over, the leaves are changing, and the air is getting crisper. That can only mean one thing: Football is here! While we’re onto week six of the regular season, it’s never too late to start spending your Sundays cheering on your favorite team with like-minded people, enjoying great food and sipping on a cold beer. If you’re not a Redskins fan, or hail from out-of-town, you may feel out of place at your local bar. Fear not, this list is here to help! The best part? These bars are all located close to a Polinger, Shannon, & Luchs property or are only a hop, skip, and a metro ride away!
Considering we’re in D.C., most bars are considered Redskins bars but check out this list of Zagat’s best rated D.C. sports bars by clicking here.
1330 19th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
While Baltimore may not be that far away, if you live in D.C. it’s much more convenient to watch your team with other Ravens fans within D.C. city limits. Buffalo Billiards is known as one of the best places to watch the Ravens, with great food and drink specials, and you can even play a round of pool during halftime!
1221 Connecticut Ave, Washington, D.C.
This quintessential sports bar is the perfect place to watch any sport but it is a Ravens hotspot on game days. With 3 big screens and 22 additional TVs, there’s not a bad seat in the house and their eclectic menu is sure to please with items ranging from pita and hummus to steamed Asian dumplings to meatball subs.
Union Jacks Bethesda
4915 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD
Known as a die-hard black and yellow bar, Union Jacks is the place to go during a Steelers game if you live in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Rockville. Not only are you surround by your fellow ‘yinz’ but they have amazing food. Rumor has it, their Maryland crab dip, House Bavarian pretzel, and fish and chips are menu favorites.
Tortoise & Hare
567 23rd Street, Arlington, VA
Arlington may seem like a long distance from D.C., even for the truest of Steelers fans, but for living in Northwest D.C., it’s just a hop skip and a jump west and definitely the place to go if you’re a Steelers fan. Listed as one of the Top 10 Steelers bars in the nation, Tortoise & Hare provides a true Pittsburgh atmosphere, even serving Pittsburgh style sandwiches (think French fries and coleslaw on your sandwich) to Iron City Light beer. It doesn’t get more Pittsburgh than that!
Sign Of The Whale
1825 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.
This place screams “Fly Eagles Fly” on game days. If you’re a Birds fan living in Northwest D.C., or the Northern suburbs, you’re sure to feel at home especially because of the specials provided during the games. From authentic cheesesteaks to Yuengling Lagers, Philly Cream Cheese Spinach dip to Philly Style Soft Pretzels, nothing says Philadelphia more than this place near DuPont Circle and quick walk from the Metro Red Line.
Rhino Bar & Pumphouse
3295 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Yet another great spot to watch your Eagles in the heart of Georgetown. Known as the official headquarters of the Philadelphia Eagles, they offer great food and beverage specials during games and take pride in being the best Monday Night Football spot! Can you say E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!?
51st State Tavern
2512 L Street NW, Washington, D.C.
This is a true New York sports bar. While Jets fans come here too, it’s also a Giants bar, and if there’s one thing these fans can agree upon is how great New York is in general. Come here to enjoy New York style food and Brooklyn Lagers.
3319 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
While they’re known for being inclusive of all fans on game day, Nanny O’Briens really caters to Giants fans. Sunday specials run during all games but are extended if the Giants play on Thursday or Monday evenings. With 7 flat screens and 2 large projectors, it’s the perfect place to watch the fightin’ Giants!
Parlay Sports Lounge DC
1827 M St NW, Washington, D.C.
If you’re a Cowboys fan in D.C., you may not feel very welcomed due to the tense rivalry with the Redskins, but at Parlay D.C. you’ll feel nothing but welcomed. As the #1 Cowboys bar in D.C., Sundays are devoted to all things Cowboys, so much so, there’s even a meetup group you can join!
Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub
713 King Street, Alexandria, VA
The best place to watch Brady, Gronkowski, and Edelman run over defenses is Murphy’s. Serving Sam Adams Boston Lager and various food specials including traditional Irish fare, this is the place to be on Sundays during game time!
Kelly’s Irish Times
14F St NW, Washington, D.C.
It’s no secret that there’s a strong Irish population in New England so it makes sense that another great place to watch the Patriots would be another great Irish sports bar. With delicious food and drink specials featuring pitchers of Sam Adams and Jameson drinks, it’s the perfect place to watch the Patriots win yet again.
If you’re a football fan you know there’s nothing better than cheering on your favorite team surrounded by other fans who share your passion. If your team wasn’t on this list, click here to find your team’s D.C. hotspot. While many of these bars are downtown D.C., the best part about living at a Polinger, Shannon, and Luchs property is the fact that you’re close to public transportation and are never a far drive from the city’s hustle and bustle. Are you looking for more information about all PSL properties? Click on the following links to find your new apartment home in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Rockville, Washington, D.C., Gaithersburg, and Burtonsville.