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Celebrating Nationals Opening Day in Capitol Riverfront

The return of baseball season is finally here! The Washington Nationals will take on the Atlanta Braves on March 30 at 1:05 pm, and if you're looking for the perfect pre or postgame action in Capitol Riverfront, then we've got you covered. Not able to make it to the game this time around? There are still plenty of ways to celebrate Opening Day, so batter up and get ready for these sweet neighborhood deals just for you.

Ice Cream Jubilee

Get a free cookie with every purchase of a Game-Day sundae! With all the delicious fixings of a proper Ice Cream Jubilee sundae, the extra cookie of your choice is the real cherry on top! 301 Water Street SE


With the new season here, Swizzler has permanently changed hours and will now be open everyday until 10:00 pm. The burger spot will also offer an Opening Day Weekend Beer Special in honor of their favorite time of the year, featuring $3 beers all weekend. In other Ballpark-related news: Swizzler is opening three stands in Nats Ballpark this season (Locations: 106, 130, 320). 1259 First Street SE

Nicoletta Pizzeria

The Nats aren’t the only ones opening their doors, as Nicoletta Pizzeria also hosts its own Opening Day for the season on Thursday, March 30. Be among the first to get a special $5 “Nat’s Pie” (mozzarella, provolone, pomodoro and garlic) available with a Washington National’s curly “W” logo. Enjoy a slice after the game, and cheers to the Nats with a frozen strawberry lemonade after the game. 301 Water Street SE

Chicken + Whiskey

Introducing their new “Pollo Pen”, Chicken + Whiskey promises to supply customers with plenty of food, drinks, games, and more on Opening Day to celebrate the start of baseball season. Open for pregame and postgame fun! 70 N Street SE

Wiseguy Pizza

Wiseguy Pizza is offering a “Slice and Swig” before the swings! One slice of pizza and one beer for $12, all day. 200 M Street SE

Thompson Washington D.C.

A Home Opener Party will be hosted at the Rooftop of the Thompson Washington D.C., from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm with DJ Kid Marvel, and giveaways by Markers Mark. 221 Tingey Street SE

Hampton Inn & Suites

This Opening Day, the Hampton Inn & Suites will debut its new signature drink, “Natitudea," a edition cocktail made with White Rum, Malibu Coconut Rum, Blue Curaco, and pineapple juice garnished with an orange slice and cherry. 1265 First Street SE

District Winery

District Winery is offering a “Wine’d Up” Special: Happy Hour pricing featuring $5 beer, $7 wine, $10 cocktails, and 50% off bottles for two hours before and after all home games for the 2023 season (within standard operating hours)! 385 Water Street SE

Silver Social

Enjoy an amazing ballpark view from Silver Social’s covered terrace, all while dining on a 3-course meal + cocktail for just $45. The menu will feature an eclectic mix of sharing plates, craft cocktails, beer, and wine. Silver Social will also open 2 hours before all home games. Reserve your terrace table today. 1250 Half Street SE

Atlas Brew Works

Opening at 9:00 am to give guests plenty of time to start celebrations, Atlas is releasing a new limited beer for the special occasion: the “Opening Day Lager”. With a 4.6% ABV, the Opening Day Lager is a pilsner brewed with Huell Melon hops and notes of honeydew, lime, and orange peel, perfect for an early start to summer. Special swag will also be available for customers to commemorate Opening Day. 1201 Half Street SE


Debuting its brand new Streatery just days before Opening Day, Tap99 invites everyone to enjoy the start of the season with a brand new menu and a view of the National’s Stadium gates. Tap99 will open at 11:00 am and host game-day happy hour specials from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 1250 Half Street SE

Stadium Sports

Come on down to Stadium Sports to celebrate the Washington National’s Opening Day! Doors will open early at 10:00 am with food and drink specials available. 300 Tingey Street SE

The Salt Line

Opening at 10:00 am for the home opener, The Salt Line is partnering with Other Half Brewing Co. to host an outdoor bar for the post-game with some limited allocated beers available only at The Salt Line. Additionally, DJ Harry Hotter will kick off the post-game celebrations at 3:30 pm. 79 Potomac Avenue SE

Duke's Grocery 

Offering a Game-day “Proper Breakfast Sando” breakfast sandwich to get you fueled and ready for the big day for just $10. Duke’s will also have Morning Punch Pitchers with baseball cap cups to get everyone in the baseball season spirit for just $48. 

The Bullpen

Also launching its opening day for the season, Bullpen will officially open its door at 11:00 am (free admission for all ages, kids welcome until 9:00 pm). Enjoy classic American cuisine like hotdogs from the Bullpen Grill, tacos from the Surfside food truck, or pulled pork sliders from the Due South cart. Happy hour specials will also be available from the top of the 3rd inning to the bottom of the 7th, with live music before and after the game. So get ready for another season of baseball and brews! 1201 Half Street SE

Steadfast Supply

Steadfast Supply is offering 10% off for everyone wearing Nat’s gear or showing a game day ticket at the counter! 301 Tingey Street SE


This Opening Day (and into the rest of the Nat's season!) BOOMBOX is offering 3 classes for $45 (includes 3 class credits, hand wraps to keep, and glove rentals). 1221 Van Street SE

Modern Nail Bar

Located inside the Marriott Courtyard Hotel, Modern Nail Bar will offer a 10% discount to all clients on Nat’s Opening Day and a 5% discount to all Nat’s fans attending home games for the rest of the 2023 season. 140 L Street SE

The Yards

In celebration of the start of the baseball season, The Yards is offering up the chance to win a night out at The Yards and two free tickets to a Nationals home game. How do you win? Scan a QR code on one of the six baseball decals scattered throughout the neighborhood from opening day through April 2nd and answer a baseball trivia question. All participants who complete the trivia challenge will be entered into a raffle where the winner will receive a gift card to their restaurant of choice at The Yards and two tickets for a home game of their choice. 

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