Best Bars by Nationals Park

Headed to a Washington Nationals game in the Capitol Riverfront? Enjoy pregame and postgame fun all season long at these indoor and outdoor neighborhood bars and restaurants.

Agua 301 The contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar offers weekday food and drink specials, as well as weekend drink specials, 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm including $4 draft beers, $5 wines, $6 margaritas, and 2 for $5 tacos.  301 Water Street, SE

The Big Stick This rustic lodge-themed sports bar just down the street from Nationals Park offers happy hour weekdays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm with $2 off drafts, $2 off wine, and $2 off rail drinks, as well as a delicious menu of “big sticks” including half smokes, brats, and chorizo.  20 M Street, SE

Willie's Brew & Que The lively barbecue restaurant and sports bar features happy hour specials weekdays 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm that include $5 draft pints and $20 pitchers, $5 glass of chardonnay or cabernet, and $5 rail drinks, as well as 16 TVs to watch pre-game coverage.  300 TingeyStreet, SE

Gordon Biersch The local restaurant and brewery features food and beverage specials weekdays 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm, including $5 handcrafted cocktails on Friday.  100 M Street, SE

Justin’s Café Beat the clock at a weekday progressive happy hour that begins at 5:00 pm with $3 drafts, $4 rail drinks, and $5 Firefly Vodka 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm; $4 drafts and $5 rail drinks 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm; and $5 drafts 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  1025 First Street, SE

Half Street Fairgrounds Voted “Best Outdoor Venue” by Washington City Paper, the Fairgrounds is open 2 hours before and after every Nationals home game with live music, frozen favorites from The Bullpen bar, and a Game Day Happy Hour with $5 drinks between the 3rd and 7th innings of the games.  1299 Half Street, SE

Buffalo Wild Wings “B-Dubs” sports bar offers hand-spun wings, a range of cold beer, wall-to-wall live sports, and happy hour specials on appetizers and drinks weekdays 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. TIP: Tuesday is 65-cent Traditional Wings Day, and Thursday is 65-cent Boneless Wing Day.  1220 Half Street, SE

Bonchon Chicken Happy hour at this Asian fusion restaurant and bar is Monday through Friday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm with discounts on draught and bottled beers, bulgogi sliders, seasoned fries, and potstickers. TIP: Bonchon’s kitchen is also open longer on game nights.  1015 Half Street, SE

Due South Pregame with a southern flair at Due South, featuring $2 off drafts, $5 house wines, and $6 rail drinks Monday through Friday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm.  301 Water Street, SE

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