Fighting fans look no further. There are plenty of sports bars around Washington D.C., but sometimes it can be a struggle to find one that is showing fight night, whether it be UFC or boxing. The list of sports bars below will guarantee you a thrilling night of fight spectating where you won't miss a knockout punch:
Lou's City Bar (Columbia Heights)
With its 23 HD screens and a 140-inch projector, you are always guaranteed a great view of the biggest fights. Lou's 45-foot bar features 24 taps and a menu with all the sports bar favorites, including wings, burgers, nachos and plenty more. If you need some fresh air during the event, there is also an outdoor patio. The bar's website claims to have every package with every sport, and if you want some mid-week fun, Lou's offers trivia on Tuesdays and karaoke on Fridays. Their happy hour runs from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays.
Buffalo Billiards (Dupont Circle)
You enter this sports bar down a flight of stairs into an expansive cavern that features five 10-foot projectors, 40 flat screen TVs, three bars and a patio area. Buffalo Billiards has an extensive beer list and offers weekend beer specials on cans, buckets, drafts and pitchers, allowing you to drink more for less on fight night. If you arrive early or want to stay late, you will be entertained by numerous bar games, including pool, skeeball, shuffleboard, ping pong and more. Their happy hour includes both drinks and food, running from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays
Walter's (Navy Yard)
This bar is named after Washington Senators' pitcher Walter Perry Johnson and is just 250 feet from Nationals Park. Walter's boasts their burgers and beer, along with 24+ TVs and a 220-inch 4K TV. They offer 24 self-pour draft beers that are pour and pay by the ounce, including plenty of options from micro/macro beer to their house collaboration brewed with Atlas. If that is not enough, there is a full-service bar with even more beer selection. Walter's happy hours runs from 4-7 p.m. on weekdays.
Champps Kitchen + Bar (Pentagon Row)
Just across the river in Arlington, Champps is your "home for each and every UFC event," according to the bar's website, and charges no cover for fights. The bar features 40 beers, with a mix of domestics, imports, and crafts, while its large food menu has something for everyone, including a list of mouth-watering craft burgers.
Public Bar Live (Dupont Circle)
Public Bar was a favorite sports bar for many, and it still will be, but now with a musical twist. This three-story, 8,000-square-foot bar was closed for several months, as it was partly transformed into a live music venue. Fighting fans should not fear though, as the bar will remain mostly a sports bar. On the bar's website homepage big letters read, "D.C.'s premier sports bar. Sometimes a music venue."
The bar has 48 TVs for sports and 12 tap lines, with the first floor remaining the most sports-orientated. There are three bars throughout the building, and two more will be added to the rooftop that overlooks Connecticut Avenue NW. Public Bar Live offers late-night food, including tacos and several other sport bar favorites, so you will not go hungry during the main event of the evening. Their happy hour runs from 5-9 p.m. on weekdays.