Every time there is a big sporting event, I get emails and we see comments lamenting the District’s sports bar scene. So I’d like to ask a few questions for today. First, why do you think it seems that DC doesn’t have any good sports bars? Is DC more of a place where bars happen to show sports rather than proper sports bars? For you, what are the elements that make up an awesome sports bar? Where is your favorite bar to watch sports in DC? Favorite one to watch your home team? Favorite one to watch big events like World Cup, NBA Finals, World Series etc.?
Back in the day, I always had a good time at Mister Days in the alley off 19th Street between L and M. I can’t believe how long ago that was, closed back in Jan. 2001. What do you think comes closest to Mister Days today? [A sorta no frills, no pretensions, decent enough food, decent enough beer options and prices, a place where big groups of friends could meet up – basically a regular sports bar with tons of tvs and tons of passionate sports fans.] Rhino Bar in Georgetown? But, I hate the fact they are the “home” to so many non DC teams, though I recognize that almost all DC sports bars are also “home” to non DC teams. I guess it’d be interesting to note how many people in PoPville support DC teams vs other teams. Hell, let’s poll it: