Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery from bar-side safety with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of American pub fare and drinks at District 2 Bar & Grille on Wisconsin Avenue.
District 2 sates cavernous appetites within a casual community sports bar, boasting more than a dozen brews and five tap-side TVs. Suds-loving patrons can sop up pints of Guinness ($7), Miller Lite ($5), or Original Sin cider ($6), with a succulent hot and spicy chorizo dip, fraught with red peppers and the glowing coals of defeated taste buds ($8). Or sink snack-craving incisors into a menu of gourmet bites, such as a quartet of Angus mini burgers on toasted brioche rolls and platters pilfered from Barbie's dream house (4 for $9, 8 for $14). The D2 mac 'n' cheese, frosted with three-cheese fondue, delights dairy addicts and self-obsessed cows ($10), and the Yuengling beer-battered fish and chips treats seafarers to incognito imbibitions ($12).
In addition to screening major games and tournaments, District 2 Bar & Grille packs a range of events into each week, such as Wednesday-night trivia. Sip a brew between the glossy wood bar and comforting earth-toned walls, or soak in spring breezes while attempting to defeat the sun in a staring contest on the cozy outdoor patio.
Jakes American Grille and District 2 Bar & Grille
District 2 Bar & Grille
District 2 Bar & Grille celebrates all things athletic, with special attention paid to college and professional football. Glasses and towers of beer slake thirst, while the full spectrum of hunger levels can be squelched with house chili, fish 'n' chips, and signature DRG burgers topped with ham and honey barbecue. Themed evenings—which might include karaoke or poker—add to the entertainment.
Jake's American Grille
The "Boiler Room" inside Jake's American Grille looks like something out of a sport's fan's wildest, most buffalo wing-filled dreams. Nine televisions surround the downstairs space, where you can cheer on your team or break for pool and video games. Beer flows from the taps here as well as in the upstairs bar, where bartenders pour Miller and Blue Moon into individual glasses or beer towers for groups to dispense at their leisure.
The brews complement classic American cuisine such as steak, seafood, and burgers. And the decor is fittingly patriotic as well—Navy motifs throughout the space pay tribute to the restaurant's namesake, the owner's grandfather Edwin "Jake" Jablonski.
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3238 Wisconsin Ave. NW
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