Washington, DC

New TVs at Back Patio bar courtesy of DC Reynolds, 3628 Georgia Ave, NW

“Dear PoPville,

Where can I find the best watch parties for the USA v. Belgium game on Tuesday, July 1 at 4:00pm? I’ll of course be skipping out of work early, in need of the best place to watch the game! Go USA!”

@AaronDeNu tweeted:

“We had a blast with you last week! We didn’t receive funding for another screening, so head to the DUPONT bars instead for Tuesday’s match.”

But for those looking to watch outdoors DC Reynolds let’s me know:

DC Reynolds is stepping up our outdoor TV game with 2 70″ TVs.”

Another reader is interested in learning about some of the “best (under the radar) bars to watch #USMNT tomorrow?”

And word is just in about a showing at Freedom Plaza:

“What: Washington, D.C. World Cup Viewing Party

Mayor Vincent C. Gray along with the DowntownDC BID, Events DC, D.C. United, DC Water, Akridge, Pepco and CBS 94.7 will host a Viewing Party of the USA vs. Belgium World Cup match on a large screen on Freedom Plaza. The event is FREE and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs are permitted.

Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis from the Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh FM will serve as emcees for the pre-game kickoff.

DC Water will host water stations throughout the event.

When: Tuesday, July 1
Event begins 3 p.m.
Game start time 4 p.m.

Where: Freedom Plaza
Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th & 14th Streets, NW


Due to street closures and parking restrictions, Metrorail is recommended. Both Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange) and Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange) are within walking distance of Freedom Plaza. There are numerous Capital Bikeshare stations throughout DowntownDC, maps and additional transportation information may be found at downtowndc.org/gettingaround.

The following street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect from 9am – 9pm, Tuesday, July 1 in the following locations:
Pennsylvania Avenue from 13th Street to 14th Street, NW
E Street from 13th Street to 14th Street, NW
13th Street from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Travelers should be advised afternoon rush hour on 14th Street may be slow going as increased pedestrian volume is anticipated. Alternate routes are recommended.”

Another outdoor watching option with beer from the Fairgrounds by Nats Park [25 M St, SE]:

“Doors open at 3:00 PM
Game begins at 4:00 PM
Red, Lite & Blue beer specials during the game
($6 Red’s Ale, Miller Lite, Coors Lite & Blue Moon)
Red, White and Blue frozen drinks at the Daq Shack
165-square-foot projection screen with full audio
Bullpen Grill
Food trucks including Surfside, Food Dude, DC Slices
corn hole”


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