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“Tom’s Watch Bar, the new gameday headquarters, is now open” Have a look inside


781 7th Street, NW (previously home to Circa and Zengo before them) via Tom’s Watch Bar

From a press release:

“With an elevated, 360°-degree viewing room complete with personalized audio at every table, and more than 120 high-definition screens, the new Chinatown location of Tom’s Watch Bar is set to transform how Washingtonians watch their favorite professional, collegiate, international sports teams as well as UFC and other special sporting events. Tom’s Watch Bar is now open at 781 Seventh St., NW, steps from the action at Capital One Arena. 


photo by by John Robinson

The 6,500 square-foot bar and restaurant boasts three central oversized “stadium” screens and seating for more than 300 guests. Fans of everything from NFL football, and NHL hockey, to NBA and WNBA basketball to European soccer to emerging sports will find themselves in the best seat in the house here, while options for special venue buy-outs, private parties, alumni association watch parties, and corporate events will make Tom’s Watch Bar a go-to for the event needs of sports fans across the city.


photo by by John Robinson

Because nothing complements a game like your favorite ice-cold brew, Tom’s Watch Bar offers a wide array of draft domestic, imported, and craft seasonal beers, as well as local micro-brews, all available in Tom’s signature two-handed 40oz stein. Rounding out the bar menu will be a selection of craft cocktails and an approachable wine list. The food menu will feature elevated sports-bar fare and signature dishes such as the Pickle Brined Crispy Chicken and Tom’s Famous Prime Rib Dip, as well as the D.C.-exclusive Old Bay shrimp basket, all prepared with the cravings of hungry sports fans in mind.


photo by by John Robinson

But to truly experience Tom’s Watch Bar, guests should attend one of Tom’s premium “watch parties” for special sporting events, such as UFC fights and World Cup soccer. These emceed celebrations include everything from mascots and cheerleaders to autographed sports gear and ticket giveaways.

Tom’s Watch Bar also features one Swing Suite powered by Topgolf. This state-of-the-art simulator bay features a variety of virtual games including signature Topgolf target and course play golf, and hockey, baseball, football, soccer and carnival programs. Tom’s Watch Bar also specializes in special venue buy-outs, private parties, alumni association watch parties, and corporate events.

“We are thrilled to open Tom’s Watch Bar in Washington DC, and give super-fans in the capital city the ultimate way to follow their teams and experience games together,” said Tom’s Watch Bar Co-Founder and D.C. resident Tom Ryan. “Our highly curated 360° viewing screenplay, premium sound, delicious menu and watch-party calendar offers Washingtonians a Gameday Headquarters they’ll love returning to, every week, season after season.”

Usual operating hours for Tom’s Watch Bar will be from 4pm – 11pm daily and will open at 11am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.”

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