Sports bars came to prominence in the early ’80s, after the seminal horror film Poltergeist made it cool to scream at the TV. Holler on a full stomach with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of wings and American bar fare at Chics N Wings in McLean, Virginia.
A panoramic panoply of wall-mounted flat-screen TVs flickers inside Chics N Wings’ spacious dining room as ardent sports fans dig into a menu of house-made bar fare. Shredded cheddar jack, sour cream, and scallions garnish piping-hot pots of house-made chili ($4 for a small; $6 for a large) as flocks of Mediterranean-style wings migrate to reach warm pools of ranch dressing ($6+). Freshly cut chips accompany a sizzling spread of seven Hall of Fame burgers, such as the hickory-sauce-smothered Canadian Hickory, which melts gooey chopped cheddar atop a tender blanket of canadian bacon ($9.50). Or opt for the glazed salmon dinner, a salmon fillet doused in a sesame-ginger glaze and paired with fluffy mountains of mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables ($17). While not included with today’s Groupon, sudsy drafts from Sam Adams and Stella Artois are dispensed at a full-service bar, irrigating cheering sections parched from hearty hollers and auctioneer-style color commentary.
Chics N Wings
A panoramic panoply of wall-mounted flat-screen TVs flickers inside Chics N Wings' spacious dining room, as ardent sports fans dig into a menu of rib-sticking bar fare. Piping-hot pots of house-made chili offer a hearty meal, and 10 types of wings migrate to reach warm pools of ranch, barbecue, or cilantro dressing. Freshly cut chips accompany a sizzling spread of seven Hall of Fame burgers, as guests lean back in high-backed cherry-red chairs, and DJs spin tunes and the occasional dinner plate every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. Sudsy drafts from Sam Adams and Stella Artois are dispensed at the bar, quenching the thirst of sports fans that are parched from auctioneer-style color commentary.