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Where to watch hockey in the DMV

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There's nothing like hockey on the big screen or going to a game in person.

So where can hockey fans of all teams go to watch in the DC Metro Area?

Luckily enough, there are bars everywhere to satiate nearly every fan.

Hockey bars in Maryland

  • Caddie's on Cordell. 4922 Cordell Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

The downtown Bethesda haunt is a popular spot for Montgomery county locals who love supporting the home teams. 

  • Hudson Street's Stackhouse. 2626 Hudson St, Baltimore, MD 21224

Baltimore's most popular Capitals bar is the place to be, with gear and jerseys adorning the walls. It's a great neighborhood bar in general, with great hospitality and decent food and drink prices.

  • Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant. 1700 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231

This pub may be voted as the best soccer bar in Baltimore, but it is also the city's favorite hockey bar. They have specials during every game and were featured on 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.'

Hockey bars in Washington, D.C.

  • Penn Commons.  700 6th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

This go-to industrial-chic bar is the spot for Capitals fans before the game, so be prepared for some noise. It's the perfect place to get rowdy during a Caps-Pens game.

  • Iron Horse Tap Room. 507 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20004

If you're not headed to the game but are near the arena, the Iron Horse Tap Room is worth a visit. The saloon has 26 taps and nearly as many TVs. 

  • Ivy & Coney. 1537 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Adorned with Detroit and Chicago paraphernalia, Blackhawks fans will feel at home ordering a coney dog alongside a variety of beers and spirits.

  • Penn Quarter Sports Tavern. 639 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

A few blocks away from Capital One Arena, this is the place to come before, during and after the game. Are the Caps on the road? This is the place to be to interact with Capitals superfans like Loud Goat.

 
  • The Pug. 1234 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002

A chill dive bar with food that locals swear by is a good haunt for hockey fans who are also foodies.

  • Dirty Water. 816 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002

Named after The Standells jam Bostonians love, exposed brick walls are covered with everything from a Bruins fan's dream. The food and drinks may be basic, but the appeal of a party deck out back and plenty of flatscreens draws a crowd.

  • City Tap House. Penn Quarter. 901 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

For a more rustic vibe, this gastropub has plenty of TVs to watch the game. 

  • Ventnor Sports Cafe. 2411 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

Hidden on 18th street in Adams Morgan, this sports bar doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but features good bar food and a lot of good beer.

  • Nellie's Sports Bar. 900 U St. NW, Washington, DC  20001

​​​​​​​The first gay sports bar in the district has plenty of TVs in its main room, along with a rooftop that's buzzing after the drag brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hockey bars Virginia

  • Bugsy's Pizza. 111 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The restaurant is owned by retired NHL player, Bryan 'Bugsy' Watson, who once played for the Washington Capitals. Pizza and hockey together are a match made in heaven.

  • Glory Days Grill. 3059 Nutley Street, Fairfax, VA 22031

Great food, great beer, no frills. The long-time pub is the perfect setting for old-school hockey fans.

  • The G.O.A.T. 3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

In the space that was once Hard Times Cafe, this multi-floor bar has dozens of massive TVs and even an authentic scoreboard.

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