It's not always easy to find a bar to cheer for your favorite team while in a rival team's city. Such can very likely be the case in a city full of transplants like Washington, D.C.
We here at NBC Sports Washington aren't necessarily in the business of helping out fans of Philadelphia sports teams, but just this once, we'll do them a solid. These are the best bars in the District for Philly sports fans.
*Sign of the Whale — 1825 M St., NW
Though in D.C., this spot sticks to its Philly roots, offering cheesesteaks smothered in Cheese Wiz. With about two dozen televisions around the bar and the jerseys of Eagles legends framed on the walls, Sign of the Whale is the perfect spot to catch a football game in the fall and winter. The Sign of the Whale even calls itself "the best damn Philly sports bar." During the week, happy hour goes from 3-7 p.m. when apps and desserts are half-price.
*Taqueria del Barrio — 821 Upshur St., NW
This bar in Petworth is owned by a Philly sports fan, so you can be sure to catch all the Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers games here. Their margaritas are $7 at happy hour and they've got $3 tacos. Taqueria del Barrio is a bit removed from the DuPont Circle and U Street party areas, but is still easily accessible from the metro.
*The Black Squirrel — 2427 18th St., NW
This isn't a designated Philly sports bar, but Eagles fans do pack this bar on Sundays. The now-closed Ventnor Sports Cafe, which was a legitimate Philly sports bar, was a few doors down, leaving The Black Squirrel as a pretty solid new option. This spot has daily happy hour deals on weekdays and dozens of draft beers.
*District Anchor — 1900 M St., NW #600
When Sign of the Whale briefly closed, many Eagles fans moved a few doors down and across the street to District Anchor. Another bar in the DuPont Circle area, it's easily accessible from the metro.
*Boundary Stone — 116 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Another not-so-officially-official Philly sports bar, Eagles fans have claimed this watering hole as one of their own. In addition to a full draft beer list, Boundary Stone also has a two-page "Whiskey Ledger" for some more sophisticated drinkers.