What makes a sports bar great? Is it a delicious food selection, drink specials or multiple TV’s?
We know that the start of college football will be here within the blink of an eye and we know that you’ll want to catch the game somewhere worthwhile.
This list includes the top D.C. sports bars that cater to your favorite Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) college teams.
O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub
3207 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
O’Sullivan’s features a menu with traditional Irish food and drinks, specializing in whiskey. By just watching the game at O’Sullivan’s you are supporting our Club’s Memorial Endowed Scholarship to help local high school students attend Clemson. Both bars are generously donating 5% of all first half food and drink sales back to our Scholarship Fund.
Across The Pond
1732 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20009
Located in Dupont Circle, this neighborhood restaurant pub has freshly cooked, homemade style dining, beer specials, and a friendly atmosphere. Across The Pond has a Boston sports fans meetup group and welcomes Boston fans to come out and watch the games on projections screens and many HD TVs with house sound.
Blackfinn Ameripub DC
1620 I St NW Washington, District Of Columbia 20003
Blackfinn Ameripub offers a variety of crave-able items including Nashville hot chicken sliders, street tacos, and local and regional crafts. DC welcomes fellow Duke alumni family and friends to football watch parties this upcoming season.
University of Miami
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
639 Indiana Ave. N.W. Washington, DC 20004
Enjoy traditional American favorites like nachos, wings, and burgers at the bar, in a booth or outside on the enclosed heated patio. $12 pitchers of beer and half-priced foods are available during weekday happy hour after 7 p.m. Many University of Miami alumni call Penn Quarter Sports Tavern home and often gather there on game days.
University of Virginia (UVA)
1836 18TH Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
After several faithful years, Rebellion has partnered with UVA to bring the DC Hoos an unforgettable game-day experience. Located in Dupont circle, Rebellion strives to provide a true neighborhood feel. From great food to a vibrant bar scene, Rebellion is all about promoting a fun fan experience. It has a bar, dining area, and open-air rooftop patio seating.
North Carolina State
723 8th St SE Washington, D.C. 20003
The Ugly Mug is a casual bar with a rooftop deck. This bar specializes in classic American fare and a great old time with $30 towers of Miller Lite available on game days.
801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Looking to get cozy and enjoy the game? Penn Social has couches and seating for groups of all sizes. Penn Social also has a spacious viewing room with large projector screens and HD TV’s placed along the walls. There are three bars and over 30 drafts.