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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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.
Head to Bonchon in Navy Yard for Korean fried chicken before a Nats game or for a quick lunch.
The Brig has your typical beer garden brats, picnic tables, and drinks, but also live music on Saturdays.
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The Fainting Goat
Fainting Goat isn’t great, but you’ll end up here at some point. When the time comes, go heavy on the drinks and light on the food.
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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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