Top 32 Washington Capitals Sports Bars

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Washington Capital One Arena is home of the Washington Capitals of the NHL. In addition, the Washington Wizards of the NBA also play home games at the arena. Photo Credit; Chris.

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Best place to watch the Washington Capitals is Capital One Arena. But what if the Capitals are playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best Washington Capitals bars to watch the game in the company of other Caps fans. fans.

Washington Capitals Team History

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The Washington Capitals played the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2015 NHL Winter Classic in Washington DC. Photo Credit: 1995Shoo.

The Washington Capitals are a professional ice hockey team in the United States. The Capitals play hockey in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

The Washington Capitals were founded in 1974. In fact, they were an expansion ice hockey team.

The Capitals have won 13 division championships. Furthermore, they have won three Presidents’ Trophies. In addition, they have won two conference championships.

Most importantly, they have won one Stanley Cup. And that was in 2018. Is it time for a repeat?

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Exterior of Capital One Arena. Photo Credit: Jose Carolina.

The Washington Capitals play home games at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. They share the arena with the Washington Wizards of the  National Basketball Association.

In fact, the Caps also share the arena with the men’s basketball team of Georgetown University.

The multipurpose facility is located in the Chinatown district of the Nation’s Capital. d it sits atop the the Gallery Place station of the Washington Metro.

Where to Watch the Washington Capitals Play

There is no shortage of sports bars, grills, restaurants, pizzerias, and other types of food and beverage outlets catering to Washington Capitals fans.

So I’ve divided the list into four sections. Most importantly, a list for Caps friendly sports bars in DC.

Secondly, one for Caps friendly sports bars in Maryland, Thirdly, one for Caps friendly sports bars in Virginia. And finally, one for a Washington Capitals hangout in New York City.

Would love to add more cities and states to this list! So please comment below to share your recommendations!

Best Washington Capitals Bars in D.C.

The following sports bars and restaurants in DC are popular with Washington Capitals fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

DC sports bars are listed in alphabetical order.

 

Best Washington Capitals Bars in Maryland 

The following sports bars and restaurants in Maryland are popular with Washington Capitals fans.

Included are two Baltimore sports bars and two Bethesda sports bars.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

Maryland sports bars are listed in alphabetical order.

 

Best Washington Capitals Bars in Virginia 

The following sports bars and restaurants in VIrginia are popular with Washington Capitals fans.

Included are Alexandria sports bars, Arlington sports bars, a Falls Church sports bar, and a Fairfax sports bar.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

Virginia sports bars are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Bugsy’s Sports Bar – 111 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Tel: (703) 683-0313.
  • Bugsy’s Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar – 111 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Tel: (703) 683-0313.
  • Glory Days Grill – 3059 Nutley Street, Fairfax, Virginia. Tel: (703) 204-0900.
  • The G.O.A.T – 3028 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia. Tel: (703) 528-8888.
  • Port City Brewing Company – 3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia. Tel: (703) 797-2739.
  • Rustico – Ballston – 4075 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia. Tel: (571 (384-1820.
  • Taco Bamba – 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church, Virginia. Tel: (703) 639-0505.

 

Best Washington Capitals Bar in New York

The following New York sports bar is popular with Washington Capitals fans.

However, you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game. Also, ask if the sound will be turned on.

  • Standings Bar – 43 East 7th Street, New York, New York. Tel: (212) 420-0671.

 

A Word to the Wise

While most of these venues tend to attract Washington Capitals fans on game day, there are no guarantees.

Sometimes they won’t turn on the sound. Other times they might show other events. And there is always the chance the venue might be booked for special events.

Also, sports fans sometimes migrate to other venues. And bars sometimes close.

Therefore, you should always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Washington Capitals Bars Wanted

If you have patronized any of these Washington Capitals sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for Washington Capitals fans, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these Washington watch bars have closed – or if Capitals fans are no longer watching ice hockey games at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Washington Capitals play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Caps-friendly sports bars in other cities!

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This list of the best Washington Capitals sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NHL teams.

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