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Super Bowl Viewing Guide: 15 bars in Washington, D.C.

Super Bowl Viewing Guide: 15 bars in Washington, D.C.

On Sunday, Feb. 3, the New England Patriots will play the Los Angeles Rams at 6:30 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Whether you waited until the last minute to buy your (now $400) flight to Atlanta or have been planning a local night out with friends since the fall, check out this list of 15 bars in D.C. for gameday.

Union Pub: 201 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, D.C., 20002: The $53 all-you-can-eat-and-drink party starts at 5 p.m. and finishes at game's end. Tickets will be $75 at the door. 
Public Bar: 1214 18th St NW B, Washington, DC 20036: Watch the game on the 240-inch projector screen or the other 30 scattered throughout the bar.
Parlay Sports Bar & Lounge: 2321 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036: Parlay will be offering specials on wing flavors and chili from 4:30 p.m. until the game’s end. The bar will also have a pregame brunch from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a $15 bottomless mimosa special.
Yard House: 812 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001: Yard House has a variety of 110 draft beers for game day.
Penn Social: 801 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004: A 22-foot television and pulled sliders sound like the right way to do the Super Bowl. 
Penn Quarter Sports Tavern: 639 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004: The sports tavern will have first come, first serve seating and offer a bucket special, which includes six beers for the price of five.
Cleveland Park Bar & Grille: 3421 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008: The bar houses over 50 televisions for game-watching, and the rooftop will be open, too.
Lou’s City Bar: 1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC 20010: Lou’s has 23 televisions and a 140-inch projector for the big game, as well as 24 taps.
Blackfinn Ameripub: 1620 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006: Blackfinn will have $24-30 beer towers and $5.99 sliders and tacos during the game.
The Lucky Bar: 1221 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036: Check out the Lucky Bar’s 22 televisions and three big screens at kick-off.
The Ugly Mug:  723 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003: The Ugly Mug has a variety of pizza and almost 20 beers on tap.
Finn McCool’s: 713 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003: Finn will have discounted wings, pitchers and buckets for gameday.
Sauf Haus Bier Hall: 1216 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036: If you’re not feeling the pitchers-and-wings Super Bowl, check out Sauf Haus’ giant Bavarian pretzels.
Madam’s Organ: 2461 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009: Sticking with the unconventional theme, check out Madam’s Organ for live music. The bar will have discounted beer and appetizers from 5-8 p.m.
Buffalo Billiards: 1330 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20036: Come for the game, stay for the games. Play billiards, shuffleboard and foosball into the night.

Know of any other great watch parties in the D.C. area? Let us know on Twitter at @NBCSWashington or in the comments below.

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Terry McLaurin was not surprised a hobbled Dwayne Haskins stayed in vs. Green Bay

Terry McLaurin was not surprised a hobbled Dwayne Haskins stayed in vs. Green Bay

Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins played much of the Redskins Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a sprained ankle.

The rookie had a very noticeable limp and struggled to put weight on his bad leg. Haskins was clearly not at full health. Backup quarterback Case Keenum was seen warming up multiple times on the sideline, but never entered the game.

In the team's postgame press conference, interim head coach Bill Callahan said he never considered pulling Haskins from the game. Rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who was teammates with Haskins at Ohio State and has known the quarterback for a while, never thought that Haskins would exit the game, either.

"I know Dwayne. I've known him for a while now," McLaurin told NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay. "He's a tough guy, and I feel like he gives us a good chance to win games. I knew if he was out there, he was going to be good to go. He was hobbled a little bit, but he wasn't going to use that as an excuse at all. It was cool to see him fight through it. We just hope that he can get healthy for next week."

McLaurin was then asked whether he thought Haskins should have been pulled. The wideout commended his quarterback for his toughness, and believes that will go a long way in terms of earning respect from his teammates.

"I mean, I'm not a doctor, so I feel like if you feel like you can play, then you try to play. Only that person knows how bad it is," McLaurin said. "He's a tough guy. He's a guy trying to earn the respect of this team. He's a quarterback, he's young. I feel like stuff like that really puts you in a step forward to get some respect. He was noticeably hurt and he fought for us."

Haskins finished 16-for-27 for 171 yards. He connected on an incredible late touchdown pass with McLaurin to pull the Redskins within five with just over a minute remaining in the game. On the two-point conversion try, Haskins put his body on the line, diving for the goal line headfirst. He didn't convert.

The Packers recovered the Redskins ensuing onside kick attempt, the Burgundy and Gold's final hope at pulling off the upset. 

The Redskins offensive line did not help out a hobbled Haskins much either. The rookie was sacked four times in the loss and hit the turf on numerous other occasions.

Although the Redskins weren't able to pull off the upset, Haskins showed poise and toughness by fighting through a noticeable injury and giving the Redskins everything he had.

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The Redskins’ far-fetched playoff dreams were officially dashed after losing to the Packers

The Redskins’ far-fetched playoff dreams were officially dashed after losing to the Packers

The Redskins entered Lambeau Field in Week 14 with a 3-9 record, but because the NFC East has been such a mess this year, they still had very slim playoff hopes. 

Thanks to their 20-15 loss against the Packers, however, those slim hopes are now nonexistent. Washington will not play in the postseason for the fourth straight campaign. 

The Burgundy and Gold would’ve had to finish by winning their final four contests and also would’ve needed major help from the Cowboys to the Eagles in order to sneak into the playoffs. That scoreboard watching isn’t necessary anymore, of course. 

“It’s tough being eliminated,” Terry McLaurin said in the visitor's locker room. “Our division is so open.”

Now, the team will use the next three weeks to further look at Dwayne Haskins’ growth as well as the development of other young pieces on both sides of the ball. Then, when those games wrap up, they’ll need to find a new head coach for 2020 and consider other possible changes within the franchise as well. 

When this season began back in July at training camp, there was some thought that the Redskins could compete behind a potentially improved defense and a run-centric offense. Those things didn’t emerge, though, and now, the organization will again be irrelevant on the field when January comes around.

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