10 Best Sports Bars in Washington, D.C.

Kicking back at one of the 10 best Washington, D.C. sports bars is a rousing good time. Many may not think of Washington, D.C. as a hub for outstanding sports bars, but you will find some excellent sports bars in the area. Washington, D.C. isn’t really know for its sports but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a fair share of enthusiasts in the area.

Put on your teams favorite colors and pull up a chair at one (or all) of these ten best sports bars in Washington, D.C..

  1. The Ugly Mug offers a bottomless supply of beer and good eats. The sports bar is a neighborhood favorite offering pay-per view events and special team gatherings. This is a very down to earth atmosphere with a great friendly staff. The Ugly Mug: 723 8th Street SE, (202) 547-8459
  2. Public Bar may have a vey mundane name but the action there is far from mundane. With a great menu and full bar this sports venue offers great times and competition on forty flat screens in high definition. This is a definite gathering spot to hang with friends and enjoy the game. Public Bar: 1214 18th St, (202) 223-2200
  3. The Greene Turtle is another neighborhood hot spot boasting friendly heated conversation about local professional and college teams. Of course, they serve the all-important sports accessory, beer and lots of it. Stop on by and say “hey” to the owner, he is always walking about making sure everyone is satisfied. The Greene Turtle: 601 F Street, NW, (202) 637-8889
  4. Cleveland Park Bar and Grill is a Washington, D.C. favorite. This fine bistro offers rooftop sport viewing with spectacular views and open sky enjoyment. Boasting twenty-seven screens and a menu that can rival a fine restaurant, so if you are looking for great sports and equally good eats, this is the place. Cleveland Park Bar and Grill: 3421 Connecticut Avenue NW, (202) 806-8940
  5. Rhino Bar and Pumphouse offers a place for displaced Boston fans to enjoy their favorite New England teams. Even if New England is not your sports cup of tea this sports bar is a great place to catch a good game and an ice-cold beer. Rhino bar and Pumphouse: 3295 M Street NW, (202) 333-3150
  6. Nellie’s Sports Bar combines great sports entertainment with food and drink. This venue offers a wonderful atmosphere with a perfect view nearly anywhere in the house, including the restroom. Nellie’s Sports Bar:  900 U Street NW, (202) 332-6355
  7. ESPN Zone is a full-up sports crazy venue offering a full bar a full menu (including dessert) and a three-hundred sixty degree flat screen frenzy. True this is a corporate owned bar and is missing the hometown feel but it still offers many amenities that cannot be beat. ESPN Zone: 555 12th St NW, (202) 644-5493
  8. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern is a corner sports bar with a knack for good times and friendly crowds. The tavern offers a large selection of wide screens covering all angles of the sports world, with nary a bad seat in the house. Penn Quarter Sports Tavern: 639 Indiana Avenue NW, (202) 347-7939
  9. Rocket Baris a happening venue for the watcher or someone who wants to try their hand at some bar sports. This is a fun atmosphere that attracts a good crowd of fun loving miscreants, making for fun times and sporty entertainment. Rocket Bar: 714 7th Street NW, (202) 628-7665
  10. The Capitol Lounge offers a relaxed environment for your sports enjoyment. Centrally located hosting a great staff and superb bartenders, geared towards the fan that is looking for a cold beer and a place to relax and enjoy the game. Then come on down. The Capitol Lounge: 229 Pennsylvania SE. (202) 547-2098
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