This New England-style seafood spot is right is right along the Anacostia River in Navy Yard. It takes all the good from Massachusetts (clam chowder, lobster rolls, and a raw bar), and leaves the bad (Patriots fans). Stop by for a sit down meal in the upscale-but-not-too fancy dining room - a solid choice for that second or third date - or grab one of their massive seafood towers (appropriately dubbed “The Kraken”) and some Northeastern brews at their outdoor bar.
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The Brig has your typical beer garden brats, picnic tables, and drinks, but also live music on Saturdays.
Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.
Top of the Yard
Weirdly, one of the best views of Nats stadium is from the rooftop bar at the Navy Yard Hampton Inn. Take advantage next time you didn’t get tickets.
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Mussel Bar & Grille
Mussel Bar is a go-to when your parents are in town. Grab a seat on the patio if it’s nice out.
Clare and Don’s Beach Shack
The tiki theme at Clare and Don's is mildly cheesy, but the drinks and Mexican food are great. Head to the Falls Church spot for your next Happy Hour.
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If you're looking for a place to start or end a big night in Shaw, the Hong Kong-style food at Tiger Fork is an excellent option.
Don’t just hit Bluejacket before a Nats game - the Navy Yard brewery is a great spot for a group hang and even a casual date.
The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds
The Bullpen does music, cheap drinks, and bar food starting two hours before every Nats game. Go with a big group, and play some cornhole.
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