Willie’s gets less attention than Bluejacket, but it’s another great big group and day drinking option just a few doors down. The space doesn’t get as crowded, the barbecue is solid, and the “All-Meat Nachos” are enough food to feed the entire Nats lineup. Plus, you’ll be finishing your meal by the time your other friends get seated at the brewery down the street.
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Head to Bonchon in Navy Yard for Korean fried chicken before a Nats game or for a quick lunch.
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.
Chloe serves European-style small plates and interesting cocktails, all in a Navy Yard space that you’ll wish your apartment looked more like.
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Solly’s U Street Tavern
Make Solly's your go-to for a casual beer around U Street, and definitely get involved with the Sloppy Mama's BBQ they serve.
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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ANXO Cidery & Pinxtos Bar
Anxo is a “cider” garden/bar/restaurant in Shaw. Come on a date and split a few small plates, or for a group hang when it’s nice out.
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.
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