Super Bowl XLIX is right around the corner, and nothing screams “America” like hanging out with your buds, drinking beers, eating wings and watching football. This year we all have the privilege to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the New England Patriots on February 1st. I don’t really have an opinion on the Seahawks, but I always root against New England… So, go Seahawks, I guess.
If you’re from the New York/New Jersey area (which I know many of you are), you are probably still depressed about the Giants’ abysmal season like I am. And if you’re a Jets fan… Well, I’m not even going to touch that subject. Nonetheless, it doesn’t even really matter if you are rooting for one of the two top teams in the league. For me, the Super Bowl is about hanging out with friends and watching the halftime show. This year Katy Perry is performing, which will undoubtedly be sick. Anyway, Georgetown is full of fun bars to watch the game. Here are a few of our recommendations.
1. The Tombs (1226 36th Street, Georgetown)
If you are a Georgetown student and you have never been to The Tombs, please excuse yourself this instant. The Tombs is 100% the Georgetown staple. The fun, pub feel makes this place the perfect spot to get together with all of your friends and share a few pitchers of beer. Plus, the Tombs has a huge screen (as well as three flat-screen TVs) to watch the game on. Although this place looks like a dive, the food is fantastic. For game day, I’d try the buffalo wings or nachos–both are great. You will never be disappointed with the Tombs. Check out the food and drink menus here.
2. Bulldog Tavern (In the Healy Family Student Center)
For those Georgetowners that have not been to the new pub on campus, Super Bowl Sunday is the perfect time to take the plunge. The tavern has four flat-screens, so you’ll be able to watch the game from any angle. This pub is by far the most convenient option on the list–considering that it is located inside the Healy Family Student Center (The Heal? Heal Fam Stu Cen? Whatever tickles your fancy). Bulldog Tavern offers fun bar bites like cheese fries and burgers, but the real kicker is their truffle parmesan fries. Party in your mouth. Here’s the menu.
3. Mason Inn (2408 Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown)
Never heard of the Mason Inn? Probably because you’re not a huge Ravens fan. This bar has been nicknamed “Ravens Bar” because of the crazy crowds it draws on game days. If you are willing to Uber, considering this place is a tinge far, it will definitely be worth the $5. If you are looking for a fun, rowdy time, Mason Inn is the place for you. Plus, the people there will actually know a lot about football, so that’s probably a plus for some people. In addition, this place has a southern flare, so you won’t go home hungry. Pulled pork sandwiches and football? Sounds like a great deal to me. Check out the menu here.
4. Old Glory (3139 M Street, Georgetown)
Last, but definitely not least, we have Old Glory. This bar, located at the corner of Wisconsin and M, has a great, old fashioned vibe. I can promise that this spot will be bustling with Georgetown students on Super Bowl Sunday, so you are bound to run into at least 15 people that you know. Take that as you may. But here’s the hook, line and sinker: if you are looking to eat while you watch, Old Glory is definitely the place for you. On February 1st, Old Glory is throwing a Super Bowl party, and–drum roll, please–there will be an all you can eat buffet for only $20. So yeah… I’m probably going there. Here’s the menu.