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.
This new location of All Purpose in the Navy Yard is serving pizza and Italian appetizers on the water, and is a quick walk to Nats Park.
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Churchkey is a reliable spot around Logan Circle for good beer and some light bites. If you’re with a group, be prepared to stand.
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.
Calico has one of our favorite patios in Shaw, as well as cocktails in Capri Sun-style pouches and shareable small plates.
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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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