Women's World Cup viewings in D.C., Arlington, Alexandria, and Maryland (guide)

Superwoman. (Photo: Associated Press)

Neither soccer nor professional women's sports have, much to my dismay (honestly!), been terribly popular in America's male-dominated, victory-obsessed sports culture. But every now and then a perfect storm, narratively speaking, hits our shores, compelling us to watch a sport we otherwise had forgotten existed.

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Right now, of course, that storm is the Women's World Cup, and here are the conditions that caused it: a dearth of other interesting sporting events, exasperation with these lockouts, a badass goalkeeper with a badass name, a dash of patriotic fervor, and the U.S. national team's very-last-minute comeback victory over Brazil, one of the most compelling games in soccer history. It also helps that these World Cup games (post–group stage) cannot end in ties, and that, as we learned earlier this week, men enjoy watching attractive women sweat. (I'm looking forward to being called a sexist anew! In which case let me also direct you to this Post column that says "girls and women make great players. But fans? Not so much.")

By now, the Women's World Cup bandwagon is so packed that if you want to get on, you'll have to hang on for dear life. So it's little surprise that when we called exactly 100 bars in the metro area to ask if they were showing Sunday's 2:45 p.m. final against Japan, most of those who answered the phone gave a definitive, and often enthusiastic, yes — 68 out of a total 78. The other 10 were less clear, including the following responses: "If it's televised, probably, yes"; "No idea"; "What day is that?"; "Do you know what channel it's on?"; and, "Yeah I don't see why not. At this time of year it's the only good sport on." No one said "no" outright.

We — by which I mean interns Carolina Herrera and Olivia Martin, and man-about-Internet Jeremy Binckes — also asked about food and drink specials during the game; where applicable, those have been included, as have notable quotes. So here they are, the 68 bars that happened to pick up the phone when we called, and which weren't at all indecisive about showing Sunday's game.

D.C.

—Bar Louie, 701 7th St NW (202) 638-2460
—The Blaguard, 2003 18th St NW (202) 232-9005; the usual specials
—The Bottom Line, 1716 I Street NW (202) 298-8488; “Oh, absolutely!”; usual Sunday specials: $2.50 Miller Lite bottles, $10 Miller Lite pitchers; maybe red/white/blue shot special, not sure yet
—Buffalo Billiards, 1330 19th Street NW (202) 331-7665; usual Sunday specials: every single draft is $3 all day/night
—Capitol Lounge, 229 Pennsylvania Ave SE (202) 547-2098; “Of course, we will”; not sure about specials yet
—District 2 Bar & Grille, 3238 Wisconsin Ave NW (202) 362-0362; usual specials: $5 Absolute Bloody Marys
—Elephant & Castle Pub, 900 19th St NW (202) 296-2575
—Elephant & Castle Pub, 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW (202) 347-7707
—The Exchange Sports Saloon, 1719 G Street NW (202) 393-4690
—Fado Irish Pub, 808 7th St NW (202) 789-0066
—51st State Tavern, 2512 L Street NW (202) 625-2444; at least two drink specials for the game, not sure what.
—Grand Slam Sport Bar – Hyatt, 1000 H St NW (202) 582-1234; Captain Morgan for $5
—The Greene Turtle, 601 F Street NE (202) 637-8889; "We sure will [have specials]!"
—Hamilton's Bar & Grill, 233 2nd St NW (202) 347-6555
—Hawk 'n' Dove, 329 Pennsylvania Ave SE (202) 543-3300
—Lou's City Bar, 1400 Irving St NW (202) 518-5687; “Of course! I’m managing it, and it will be on as many TVs as I can get it," said Pat
Colliton.
—Maddy's, 1726 Connecticut Ave NW (202) 483-2266; usual specials
—Madhatter, 1831 M Street NW (202) 833-1495; likely rail specials
—McFadden's DC, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave NW (202) 223-2338; $3 Bud Light draft
—The Mighty Pint, 1831 M St NW (202) 466-3010; usual specials
—Nellie's Sports Bar, 900 U Street NW (202) 332-6355; usual specials
—Old Dominion Brewhouse, 1219 9th St NW (202) 289-8158
—The Pour House, 319 Pennsylvania Ave SE (202) 546-0779; usual specials
—Public Bar, 1214 18th St (202) 223-2200; usual specials
—Redline Gastrolounge, 707 G St NW (202) 347-1248
—Touchdown, 1334 U St NW (202) 265-0708; usual happy hour, $3 beer
—Town Tavern DC, 2323 18th St NW (202) 387-TOWN; usual specials
—The Ugly Mug, 723 8th Street SE (202) 547-UGLY; the usual, $12 bottomless mimosas
—Union Pub, 201 Massachusetts Ave NE (202) 546-7200
—Ventnor Sports Cafe 2411 18th St (202) 234-3070; bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas

ARLINGTON

—Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill, 2424 Wilson Blvd (703) 528-3030
—Bailey's Pub & Grille 4238 Wilson Blvd (703) 465-1300; happy hour until 9 p.m.
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 2450 Crystal Dr (703) 413-0160
—Carpool, 4000 Fairfax Dr (703) 532-7665; usual special, Miller Lite for $2.75
—Crystal City Sports Pub, 529 23rd Street S (703) 521-8215
—First Down Sports Bar, 4213 North Fairfax Dr (703) 465-8888
—Hard Times Cafe & Cue, 3028 Wilson Blvd (703) 528-2233
—Ireland's Four Courts, 2051 Wilson Blvd (703) 525-3600
—Kitty O'Shea's Irish Sports Pub, 2403 Wilson Blvd (703) 522-5295
—Mister Days, 3100 Clarendon Blvd (703) 527-1600; usual mimosas and Bloody Marys
—O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub, 3207 Washington Blvd (703) 812-0939
—Ragtime, 1345 N. Courthouse Rd (703) 243-4003
—Spider Kelly's, 3181 Wilson Blvd (703) 312-8888; happy hour starting at 11 a.m.
—Summers Restaurant, 1520 N. Court House Rd (703) 528-8278; Joe Javidara said he would "only show the Japanese game.” Good joke. He also recommended people “come two hours before, if you want seats."
—Thirsty Bernie Sports Bar & Grill, 2163 N Glebe Rd (703) 248-9300
—Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille, 567 South 23rd St S (703) 979-1872
—Velocity Five, 2300 Clarendon Blvd (703) 243-4900; pitcher specials

SILVER SPRING/COLLEGE PARK

—Babes Sports Bar & Grill, 1115 East-West Hwy (301) 562-1115; happy hour from noon-5 p.m.
—Buffalo Wild Wings, 10240 Baltimore Ave (301) 486-0333
—McGinty’s Public House, 911 Ellsworth Drive (301) 587-1270; special menu, game on all TVs, surround sound.
—RJ Bentley’s 7323 Baltimore Ave 20740 (301) 277-8898; $2.50 Bud/Bud Light draft.
—Stained Glass Pub 12510 Layhill Rd 20906 (301) 933-4444

BETHESDA

—BlackFinn Restaurant & Saloon, 4901 Fairmont Ave (301) 951-5681; all 20 plasma TVs with sound, $12 dollar towers of Bud Light, Miller Light.
—Caddies On Cordell, 4922 Cordell Ave (301) 215-7730
—Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle 4844 Cordell Ave (301) 951-0115; domestic $2.50, import $3.50, $5.00 pitchers, half price on selected appetizers
—RiRa, 4931 Elm Street (301) 657-1122
—Tommy Joe’s, 4714 Montgomery Lane (301) 654-3801; usual specials

ALEXANDRIA

—Bugsy's Pizza & Sports Bar, 111 King St (703) 683-0313
—Bungalow Billiards, 7003 Manchester Blvd (703) 924-8730; usual specials
—Del Ray Pizzeria, 2218 Mt. Vernon Ave (703) 549-2999
—Joe Theismann’s, 1800 Diagonal Road (703) 739-0777
—Light Horse Restaurant & Bar, 715 King St (703) 549-0533
—Lucky's Sports Theatre, 7027 Manchester Blvd (703) 922-0404
—Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub 713 King Street (703) 548-1717
—Ramparts Tavern & Grill, 1700 Fern St (703) 998-6616

FALLS CHURCH/MCLEAN

—Babylon Futbol Cafe, 3501 S Jefferson St (703) 820-3900
—Chics N Wings, 8119 Watson St (703) 847-2442
—Grevey's Restaurant & Sports, 8130 Arlington Blvd (703) 560-8530

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