“Bar at the Hampton Inn” sounds like the place a guy on a business trip to Toledo during his mid-life crisis would hang out, but hear us out. Top of the Yard actually has some really great views of the city. You can see directly into Nats Park, which means you can catch a few innings without having to sit behind a group of frat guys who pre-gamed a little too much at the Bullpen. Or you could come here on a non-game night and impress a date with the view of the Anacostia River instead. The food options are pretty limited (hot dogs, mozzarella sticks, and wings), but you can always grab something around Navy Yard post-drinks.
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Head to Bonchon in Navy Yard for Korean fried chicken before a Nats game or for a quick lunch.
Declaration is right near Nats Park and has a wide-ranging menu and a daily Happy Hour so it’s perfect for a group dinner or brunch before a game.
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Try Black Jack for a casual pre-going out group dinner on 14th Street. We endorse the bucket of fried chicken.
Part basement dance floor, part casual bar, Cafe Saint-Ex comes in handy for nights out on 14th Street.
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The Salt Line
Salt Line’s New England-style seafood, outdoor bar, and attractive dining room are perfect for a date or dinner with parents in Navy Yard.
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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