Cheer On Your Favorite Teams At These Winning D.C. Sports Bars

Let's be honest. It is much more fun to watch a game with a bunch of people – even if most are complete strangers. It doesn't matter if they are rooting for your team or not. The game just seems better, right? More opportunities to discuss how great a quarterback's arm is firing, which bullpin pitcher should be brought in during a critical game or how badly the officials are calling the game.   

With multiple professional and college sports teams in the area, Washington, D.C. has tons of sports bars but 10Best has found the top spots to hit on game day.

Want to watch inside a man cave full of pool and foosball tables, dart boards and Skeeball machines? Head to Dupont Circle's Buffalo Billards where you can rent these games by the hour while catching a favorite team play.  

Celebrating an amazing play is always fun but The Big Stick at the Navy Yard takes it a step further. Four friends can take a shot off a wooden ski at the exact same time.

If you are looking for a more sports bistro feel, Cleveland Park Bar and Grill is a great spot to dine on Italian and American fare while cheering on a beloved team.

Whether you are tasting the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, these D.C. area sports bars will have you covered.

Crystal City Sports Pub
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Founded in 1994, the pub feature more than 100 televisions for your game day viewing pleasure. Not sure if even Best Buy has that many on display to sell. Chose from one of three levels with the top tier hosting 2 to 8 foot projection screen...  Read More

Meridan Pint
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Featuring more than 20 beers on tap and around 120 available in bottles, this venue is an adult beverage lovers dream. Their drink menu has a strict focus on American craft beer with a majority of their supply coming from local and regional...  Read More

Bracket Room
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Fairly new to the Metro-area bar scene, this sports lounge and eatery is a popular spot on game day. Co-owned by 'Bachelor' alum Chris Bukowski, the 2,800 square-foot venue fuses a stylish environment with an innovative menu. They claim to have...  Read More

Cleveland Park Bar and Grill
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Combining a sports bar with a bistro, this venue serves up Italian dishes and classic American favorites. Open since 2005, this spot features nearly 40 televisions and a rooftop deck with a view of the neighborhood. Pizzas are made in a...  Read More

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
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The tavern is a fun hangout for friends to meet up to watch a game or relax with rounds of good conversation. The two-story tavern boasts two full bars, 35 LED flat screen televisions, an enclosed heated patio and a sidewalk cafe. Appetizers...  Read More

Nellie's Sports Bar
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Located inside the former Addison Scurlock Photography Studio, this U Street sports bar strives for a welcoming atmosphere mixed with good times and delicious food. Sure, you can catch the game on one of the many televisions throughout the bar...  Read More

Ventnor's Sports Cafe
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Located in the heart of Adams Morgan, this café is a great place to watch games especially if you a UNC, Philadelphia Flyer, Michigan, Syracuse or Stanford fan. Games aren't the only event you will find on their televisions. D.C. is a political...  Read More

Buffalo Billiards


Buffalo Billiards is a man cave dream brought into reality. With 15 pool tables, five dart boards, ping pong and foosball tables and four Skeeball machines, this upscale pool haul located in Dupont Circle offers patrons the opportunity to not...  Read More

The Big Stick
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When your favorite player hits a game winning home run or your team scores a much needed touchdown, most friends will yell, cheer and scream. The Big Stick takes it to the next level. You and your friends can drink a shot off at the same time...  Read More

The Prospect
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With a vintage feel yet home to over 40 HD television screens, The Prospect scores with its beer and cider selections and a menu that will leave you wanted to much on seconds. The two-story pub features a seasonal corner patio, a dining room and...  Read More


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