Party Earth Review Though the owner hails from Philadelphia – and makes no secret of his affinity for the City of Brotherly Love – Ventnor Sports Café welcomes fans of every ilk and creed with a no-fuss “games-‘n’-beer-are-king” attitude... ... read full review
2411 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Red Line: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
M–F 5pm–2am, Sa–Su 11am–2am (sometimes 3am)
Adams Morgan, Washington, DC –
Though the owner hails from Philadelphia – and makes no secret of his affinity for the City of Brotherly Love – Ventnor Sports Café welcomes fans of every ilk and creed with a no-fuss “games-‘n’-beer-are-king” attitude.
Twenty TVs scattered over both floors ensure no one misses an important play, while two bars serving up fourteen tap beers and a weekend 64-ounce mixed Fishbowl (literally) ensure no one walks out of the place straight.
College students and young professionals in groupie gear occupy the barstools and tables during the week, while big game nights pack in a mix of young and old fans alike, drawn by the unpretentious vibe and the freedom to root for a team besides the Wizards.
Walls covered with a mix of snapshots from historic sports moments, game artifacts, team posters, and customary beer paraphernalia give patrons something to look at while they wait for their pints, or they can head upstairs on Tuesdays for Team Trivia.
Plenty of drink specials keep partiers happy, from city-specific specials coinciding with whatever teams are playing – such as Yuengling discounts during Phillies games – and bottomless Bloody Marys and mimosas that put a little hair on the dog on the weekends.
Though busiest when a DC or Philadelphia team is playing, the bar attracts a steady crowd of jocks, beer lovers, and groups of mostly male business types looking to unwind.
While most Adams Morgan venues can be pretty rowdy, Ventnor Sports Café manages to keep things on the calmer side – though all bets are off when a big game is on.
Sports fanatics, particularly Philadelphia and DC-area fans, young professionals, recent college graduates, and an eclectic mix of older locals from the surrounding neighborhoods, predominately male, early 20s to 40+.
Twenty televisions tuned to multiple sports channels.
Traditional American bar food with seasonal specials. Free popcorn. Drink specials vary by night depending on the game.
Brunch $7–$9, appetizers $7–$11, salads $9–$11, burgers and sandwiches $8–$11. Beer $4–$8, cocktails $6–$12, 64oz. Fishbowls $20.
After-work/casual: jeans, t-shirts, sports jerseys, office attire.
Tuesdays for Trivia Night, Fridays and Saturdays for Fishbowls, and any time when there is a big game on.
The Brass Monkey (2317 18th Street NW) serves drinks long after the athletes have left the field.