We're still bummed that our beloved 'Skins were booted from the playoffs, but that doesn't mean we're not seriously stoked to see Baltimore representing in the Super Bowl this weekend. (No offense to our SF crew, obviously.) If you're equally pumped to watch the Ravens take on the 49ers on Sunday, it's time to make a game-watching strategy — and, since there's nothing quite like being surrounded by fellow fans and steadily flowing libations, you'll want to pick the perfect venue. Don't worry, we got your back: Here are our top picks for where to camp out and root for your team.
Arlington Cinema 'n’ Drafthouse
Get in for free and watch the game on a full-size movie screen.
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington; 703-486-2345.
The designated Ravens bar will show the game on flat-screen TVs and a projection screen, plus offer pitchers of Bud Light for $9.75 and special "Raven's Blood" shots to anyone wearing a jersey.
2408 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-337-1313.
This Ravens-friendly bar will offer Baltimore draft beers for $4 and discounted appetizers during the game.
3400 11th Street NW; 202-588-1075.
Watch the game on one of a dozen TVs and enjoy half-price draft beers from 8 p.m. to midnight.
1433 H Street NE; 202-250-3660.
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Start with a pre-game tailgate on the roof, featuring a free spread of wings, sandwiches, chili & cornbread, and more, then treat yourself with $5 beers from San Fran and Maryland or $5 punches until 10 p.m.
2007 18th Street NW; 202-588-7388.
Class it up with an all-night happy hour that features 15 wines for $5 a glass and small plates for $5-$6.
1940 11th Street NW; 202-332-9463.
Yes, we're including an official 49ers bar on the list — stop in for $3 pints and $8 pitchers of domestic beer and baskets of wings for $5.
2323 18th St NW; 202-387-8696.
Cause, The Philanthropub
At this charitable spot, order dishes and brews that evoke Baltimore and San Fran, watch the game on a projection screen, and make a bet that your team wins. If they do, you'll get 25% off your tab.
1926 9th Street NW; 202-588-5220.
A $15 all-you-can-eat special includes mini cheesesteaks and meatball subs, wings, corndogs, tater tots, nachos, and more; pitchers and six-packs of beer at $12, oh, and you can enter a raffle to win jerseys or a BBQ grill.
3139 M Street NW; 202-337-3406.
Ozio Restaurant & Lounge
In what will likely be the most epic party of the night, Ozio's bash takes place on two floors, including an enclosed rooftop. Get free admission before 7 p.m., half-price appetizers and $5 drinks, and catch DJs playing during commercials and halftime.
1813 M Street NW; 202-822-6000.
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