Game Day Eats: Where To Watch & Nosh


According to Webster, tailgating is a social gathering in which food and drinks are served at or near the back end of a parked vehicle that occurs in a parking lot before a football game (or concert). Or you could pretend, and “tailgate” anywhere you want:

B Live
B Live just launched their Game Day specials for college and NFL games which include wings, tenders, the “B” burger,  and a rotating selection of beers. During weekend games, the DIY Bloody Mary Bar is $11 for your first drink and only $6 per drink after that. 2854 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA; 571.312.7094;

Cheesetique is offering a special game day menu with deals on beers and wine while you enjoy the game. The menu includes fried cheese curds, pimento cheese nachos, mango Moscato, O’hara Irish Red Ale, and more. Plus, for the month of September, Cheesetique is hosting Charcuterie Fest. Enjoy curated meats, beverages, and of course cheese. Menu items include prosciutto smash burger (caramelized onions, gruyere, mixed greens, and rosemary chips), charcuterie wine flight, old fashioned cocktail, and more. 4024 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA; 703.933.8787; 

Fight Club
Fight Club is gearing up to be Capitol Hill's NFL football-watching headquarters with a menu of football food and drink specials. Enjoy pork nachos, loaded fries, burgers, and more while you watch the game. 633 Pennsylvania Avenue SE; 202.885.9714;

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
Jack Rose Dining Saloon has restarted the Jack Rose Wing Club just in time for football season. Jack Rose has since expanded on the popularity of their bourbon-glazed wings with nine new creative varieties from Chef Gillian Chimblo, featuring seasonal sauces, crunchy toppings, and classic styles but most importantly, high-quality poultry, ensuring great flavor all the time. Among the new additions are root beer BBQ, honey sriracha, mezcal lime, and more. 2007 18th Street NW; 202.588.7388; 

Little Chicken
Chefs Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison are now serving up wings for game day. They have also cooked up an entirely new fall menu featuring chicken wings, tenders, or fried cauliflower tossed in your choice of one sauce (new bay spice, buffalo (medium), buffalo (hot), Nashville hot, honey BBQ, chile garlic, or dirty lemon pepper). Their new menu also features fried pickles and waffle fry nachos with chicken, stewed beans, guacamole, cheese, pickled jalapeno, and sour cream. 1100 15th Street NW; 202.989.0292; 

MGM National Harbor
MGM National Harbour is hosting game day with locations like the BetMGM Sportsbook & Lounge (which features a 360-degree jumbotron projecting games in all directions and a 110-foot wraparound screen), and TAP Sports Bar offering game day deals on Sundays. Guests can enjoy domestic beer buckets for $30, $9 cocktail specials, and packages for parties of 6 or more. 101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD; 

Pink Taco
Pink Taco is celebrating football season with a taco and dips menu. Enjoy tailgate tacos such as The Great Wentz (Smash burger, secret sauce, iceberg, caramelized onion, chipotle cheese, crispy onions), and hearty dips such as The Hail Mary (roasted jalapeño, cheddar & scallion). Pair your game day eats with a bucket of beer or Pink Taco’s Margaritas for the perfect football viewing experience. 100 M Street SE; 202.970.7724;