Gold Medal Guide: 5 Perfect D.C. Bars For Watching The Olympics

It is no secret we're in full-on Olympic mode, tensely watching our favorite athletes as they set records and bring home medals — and possibly getting a little teary-eyed when they suffer humbling defeats. And, the next best thing to actually being in London is gathering your most patriotic pals and watching the televised games in the company of other fans. That being said, you don't have to settle for a generic, charmless sports bar. Instead, use our handy list of local spots where the big-screen tellys will be tuned to the London Games and you can sip a pint in style.

Ideally located for catching some lunchtime or happy-hour highlights, Bar-Cöde boasts 10 TVs and two giant projection screens, which they've tuned to the games. They're also offering a selection of half-priced drinks for Olympics-watchers starting at 3 p.m.

Where: 1101 17th Street NW; 202-955-9001.

Photo: Courtesy of Bar-Cöde


Johnny's Half Shell
To celebrate the host city, chef Ann Cashion has assembled a special menu of British-inspired pub snacks to nibble while rooting for your favorite teams on the restaurant's breezy patio — think fish and chips, Scotch eggs, cucumber sandwiches, and more for just $2.50.

Where: 400 North Capitol Street NW; 202-737-0400.
Photo: Courtesy of Johnny's Half Shell
Whether you root for Germany or not, this Bavarian-themed H Street hangout is set up for sports. Grab a brew and a seat in the covered beer garden out back, which features giant projection screens, or snag a spot in front of one of the many TVs inside.
Where: 1355 H Street NE; 202-388-4085.
Photo: Courtesy of Biergarten Haus

Boundary Stone
This "public house of note" won the City Paper's Best New Bar award this year, thanks to great food and an extensive selection of beer and whiskey. A favorite bar for Nats fans during baseball season, they're currently showing the Olympics — and offering London Games-themed T-shirts, too.

Where: 116 Rhode Island Avenue NW; 202-621-6635. T-shirts are $25 each and will be available on Friday.
Photo: Courtesy of Boundary Stone

The Queen Vic
Where better to celebrate a London Olympics than a proper British pub? A special "rings"-inspired menu will be on offer, and, should the Brits win a gold medal, pints of England's Newcastle beer will be a sweet $4 all night.

Where: 1206 H Street NE; 202-369-2001.
Photo: Courtesy of The Queen Vic

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