Ventnor Sports Café

Restaurant / Sports Bar
Ventnor Sports Café "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..." Washington, DC United States 38.92085 -77.041849
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Ventnor Sports Café - Restaurant | Sports Bar in Washington, DC.
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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

  • Metro:

    Red Line: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan

  • Phone:

    202-234-3070

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–F 5pm–2am, Sa–Su 11am–2am (sometimes 3am)

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Ventnor Sports Café Review

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"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..."

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.

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Tip from Lucas:

If you’ve ever wanted to rent out a bar for a private birthday party, you can get the upstairs at VSC for FREE. They’ll also decorate, create specials, prepare food trays, and staff the bar. Contact Scott at scott@ventnorsportscafe.com or at 202-234-3070.

  • Crowd

    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+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Twenty televisions tuned to multiple sports channels.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Traditional American bar food with seasonal specials. Free popcorn. Drink specials vary by night depending on the game.

  • Prices

    Brunch $7–$9, appetizers $7–$11, salads $9–$11, burgers and sandwiches $8–$11. Beer $4–$8, cocktails $6–$12, 64oz. Fishbowls $20.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    After-work/casual: jeans, t-shirts, sports jerseys, office attire.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Tuesdays for Trivia Night, Fridays and Saturdays for Fishbowls, and any time when there is a big game on.

  • Close By

    The Brass Monkey (2317 18th Street NW) serves drinks long after the athletes have left the field.

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