Where to watch the top college football teams in D.C.
The college football season is starting up, and while D.C. isn’t known for being a football town, it is home to tons of enthusiastic transplants eager to cheer on their alma maters.
Here’s where you can find alumni from the top-ranked teams this season.
🏈 Alabama: The Crimson Tide this season will roll through Proper 21 in Foggy Bottom and Salazar on 14th.
- D.C. alumni chapter members will have priority seating, but all 'Bama fans are welcome.
- Look out for special game day menu items, including Yellow Hammers and buffalo chicken dip.
🏈 Ohio State: THE Ohio State Buckeyes will cheer from Solly’s on U Street and Blackfinn in Farragut Square.
- The OSU Alumni Club of Washington, DC has other game day watch party locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland.
- A portion of watch party proceeds benefits OSU scholarship funds.
🏈 Georgia: Bark with the Bulldogs at Franklin Hall on Florida Ave. NW or Dirty Water on H St. NE.
- There’s also an Arlington watch party at Courthaus Social.
- Check out the game day drink specials – including an open bar deal at Dirty Water.
🏈 Clemson: The Tigers will cheer from Mission Navy Yard this season.
- There are additional watch parties in Arlington, Rockville, and Baltimore.
- Watch party bars will donate to the Clemson Club scholarship fund.
🏈 Notre Dame: The local Irish will fight from Parlay DC on Wisconsin Ave., Penn Quarter Sports Tavern, and the Dubliner on Capitol Hill this season.
- Expect food and drink specials on game day.
- Stay tuned for another watch party location in NoVa.
The local angle: None of our regional teams are in the AP’s top 25 this season, but maybe if you cheer extra hard at their watch parties they’ll rise in the rankings.
- Virginia Tech: Public Bar Live and Ballston Local.
- UMD: Lou’s City Bar and Metrobar (for the Oct. 15 charity game).
Editor's note: This story has been updated to add UMD fans can also gather at Metrobar on Oct. 15 to watch their team play the charity game.
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