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Batter Up! Nationals Opening Day is Here

The return of baseball season is here at last! The Washington Nationals are kicking off their home season this year with fans ready to watch them face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, April 1 at 4:05 pm. Whether or not you were able to snag a ticket for the game, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Nationals Opening Day in Capitol Riverfront. 

Beresovky’s Deli will open its doors for the first time on April 1 to join in the excitement of Nationals Opening Day. Conveniently located next to Gatsby, it's the perfect spot to fuel up before the game. 1201 Half Street SE

Gatsby invites you to enjoy the Cherry Blossom cocktail special, the Yoshino Highball, from now until April 15. With its refreshing flavors, it's the ideal beverage to toast to the start of the baseball season. 1201 Half Street SE

Jackie welcomes you to start your game day festivities with their new dinner menu and signature cocktail, My Cherry Blossom, as they open at 2:00 pm to welcome Nationals fans. 79 Potomac Avenue SE

All Purpose invites you to dive into lunch on April 1 with their selection of deck-oven pies and the release of their brand-new DC Brau collab, All-Purpose Pils. Enjoy pints of the new beer for just $5 all day as you soak in the excitement of Opening Day. 79 Potomac Avenue SE

Mission Bar kicks off Opening Day with bottomless brunch from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, featuring bottomless Mission Margaritas. Stick around for all-night happy hour specials and balcony views overlooking Nats Park Center Field Entrance. 1221 Van Street SE

Royal Sands invites you to join them for bottomless brunch from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by happy hour from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm with live radio broadcast by HOT 99.5 iHeart Media. Enjoy patio and upper-level window seats overlooking Nats Park Center Field Entrance. 26 N Street SE

Wiseguy Pizza invites you to swing by for an "Opening Day Party" featuring $12 Slice + Beer Combo all day long. Stick around from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for live music by The Smokin’ Jays as you celebrate the start of baseball season. 200 M Street SE

Scarlet Oak opens at 12:00 pm on April 1, inviting you to enjoy their full dinner menu for the entire day, including half-priced pizzas. It's the perfect spot to dine before or after the game. 909 New Jersey Avenue SE

The Salt Line gets in the spirit of Opening Day, opening at noon on April 1 with happy hour specials on discounted drinks and half off local oysters until 6:00 pm. Featuring a DJ, it's sure to be a festive atmosphere. 79 Potomac Avenue SE

Dacha celebrates the return of baseball, welcoming fans for the Nationals vs. Pirates game on April 1 at 4:05 pm. Doors open at noon, with a live broadcast by DC 101 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, offering an unforgettable viewing experience. 79 Potomac Avenue SE

District Winery offers 50% off bottles and flights starting on Opening Day with proof of ticket for all home games. It's the perfect way to toast to the Nationals' success throughout the season. 385 Water Street SE

Thompson DC invites you to join them on April 1 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm for small Opening Day bites and bucket of beer specials, including their Heineken Zero. Whether on the rooftop or at the Lobby Bar, it's the place to be for Opening Day celebrations. 221 Tingey Street SE

Shilling Canning Co. indulges in the return of the Ampersandwich for Happy Hour, starting April 3. With a selection of mouthwatering sandwiches and drink specials, it's the ultimate post-game destination for baseball fans. 360 Water Street SE

Duke Grocery welcomes you to swing by for in-house Game Day specials including the Proper Dog and Home Run Punch. Plus, enjoy grab-and-go specials perfect for enjoying at the ballpark. 1201 Half Street SE