Popular restaurant and sports bar Buffalo Wild Wings opened its first DC location in the Capitol Riverfront in November 2015 at 1220 Half Street, SE, just a block away from Nationals Park, offering hand-spun wings and wall-to-wall sports. When he's not in full costume in front of Nationals Park, Buffalo Wild Wings general manager Stephen Jones oversees operations at the restaurant's Capitol Riverfront location, and is now eagerly preparing for Nationals baseball season.
Why did you choose the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood for the first Buffalo Wild Wings location in DC?
Buffalo Wild Wings is "Wing, Beer, and Sports," and the fact that we are right down the street from Nationals Park compliments the location really well. This is an area with a lot of ongoing development, and Buffalo Wild Wings is excited to be a part of the growth.
What is your favorite place in the neighborhood?
It has to be Nationals Park. Buffalo Wild Wings has been welcomed by so many fans and staff of the stadium that have chosen our restaurant for their gatherings, so that has been great. We really have felt so welcomed by everybody in the neighborhood.
Use one word to describe the Capitol Riverfront.
For all Buffalo Wild Wings first-timers, tell us your recommendations for wings, sauces, and shareables to enjoy anytime, but especially on game days.
We have so many great options for any day of the week. If I had to recommend one, it would be Traditional Wings with Honey BBQ Sauce with fried pickles as a shareable. We have so many sauces and food choices here at Buffalo Wild Wings. Our Guest Experience Captains sample sauces to make sure our guests get just the right flavor.
Can you tell us about the current specials at Buffalo Wild Wings?
Every Tuesday is 65-cent Traditional Wings Day, and every Thursday is 65-cent Boneless Wing Day. Happy hour is Monday through Friday 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm with special prices on apps and beverages. We also always have “Beers of The Month” that are discounted.