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Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

“Dear PoPville,

What are the best bars to watch Caps games in DC? I’ve tried all the advertised “favorites” (Ventnor, Penn Quarter) but am always disappointed. Last couple of times my boyfriend and I went to either, we had to ask for the game to be put on. I’d love to find a great spot to watch the playoffs. I’ve lived here long enough to know the Caps fanbase is a good one—so where is everyone? I would’ve asked earlier but I didn’t want to jinx last night’s game!”

new at nats park
Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

New at Nats Park this year from a media fact sheet:

“The Nationals have partnered with Major League Baseball to launch a customized App to enhance the guest experience at Nationals Park. Fans will be able to access the App via “Ballpark” on the App Store and Google Play starting on Opening Day.

o Order Concessions with Express Pickup:
– Using the Ballpark App, fans will have the ability to order concessions via their phone, skip the line and enjoy express pickup at select locations*

– The App will help fans locate concessions stands, and fans will have the ability to re-order from previous orders with just one tap.

– *Will not be available on Opening Day, but a launch date will be announced in the coming weeks; express pick-up will be at select locations

Wi-Fi at Nationals Park (more…)

pop's seabar

From Pop’s Seabar (1817 Columbia Rd, NW):

“The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is right around the corner and Pop’s is here to be your home for watching all the games. We will be open for all the 67 games to decide the national champion; ready to serve you our delicious menu of food and drink while you watch your favorite (or most hated!) team.

$5 Miller Lite Tallboys and rotating food specials will be available every day.”

nationals
Photo by PoPville flickr user Kevin Wolf

From the Nationals:

“Fun giveaways in 2017 include several Nationals bobbleheads, such as 2016 Silver Slugger Daniel Murphy and rookie sensation Trea Turner. Other giveaway items include a snow globe featuring 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, a Starting Lineup action figure featuring Bryce Harper and the Nationals’ first-ever Magic 8 Ball giveaway on Opening Day, April 3. (more…)

rendering
via DC United

From DC United:

“D.C. United announced Audi of America will be the naming partner of the new soccer-specific stadium in Southwest D.C., now officially named Audi Field.

“We are thrilled to partner with such an incredible brand that is not only recognized in North America, but throughout the world,” Jason Levien, United Managing General Partner, said. “Audi has transcended the automobile industry and fully embraced the culture of soccer, especially in MLS. We couldn’t think of a better partner to name our stadium and we look forward to forging extraordinary memories for years to come at Audi Field.” (more…)

wizards
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to give the Wizards a shout out here. They have been balling lately, and last night was an absolute thriller against the Cavaliers, defending world champions. The Wiz ultimately lost in overtime, breaking their streak of 17 straight home wins, but the atmosphere was electric and basketball fans around the country are starting to take notice of them being one of the top teams in the league.

The Wizards are largely overlooked in DC compared to the other three major sports teams, but if anyone is looking to join the bandwagon, now is the time. Tickets are generally cheap as long as they aren’t playing an elite team, and it’s a great escape for a few hours from everything else going on. Go Wiz.”

walters

Ed. Note: Via email I’m told 20% of sales from Walters (3632 Georgia Ave, NW just south of the Petworth metro) will be donated to ACLU.

Also of note, from our friends at Red Derby:

“On Sunday, Feb. 5th we’ll be showing the Big Game on all three of the Derby’s big screens (downstairs and on deck!)

$6 Basket of Wings

Happy Hour from 5 – 8pm

and

a Can 4 a Can:
(during the first half of the game, bring a non-perishable can of food to be donated to DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing — dashdc.org), and enjoy a Narragansett Lager donated by Narragansett Brewing Co.)

red-derby
14th and Quincy Street, NW