My question is I have been living in DC for ten years and all the bars I go to are affiliated with other teams and have multiple bars, but it seems like the Eagles are lacking.
I know Rino bar in Georgetown used to be good, but it can also be a pain. Any other DC residents have suggestions?
And what are your experience being a fan away from Philly?
In Maryland I can recommend some good football/sport bars but none that could be considered Philly bars when the games are televised. The first one is champions in Frederick . I know its a hike from DC but a pale comparison to the South Philly grill but for Maryland it does OK. They have 20 projection screens with all of the NFL games on 2 dollar drafts of yeungling ( note most bars in MD charge yeungling at a premium domestic price ) or 10 for pitchers and like 20 for the towers . The cheese steaks suck a** but most of the other food is pretty good. Being in Frederick there is noting much going on there so driving out can be a hassle so either have a DD or don't get messed up. If you smoke they have a nice patio area with TV’s so you do not miss the game while going out . While there are a huge contingency of other fans most being skins or steelers fans you will find quite a number of Philly fans causing a bit of noise .
The next bar is Poppa Nicks aka the bar area of Sole D Italia . Poppa Nicks is your local neighborhood bar with a couple of flat screens and other low def TV's around. The place has really awesome pub style pizza and good beer prices . Me and my friends are the eagles section of the bar .The cops watch this place like a hawk so getting home is a little tricky at night but parking in the parking lot in the shopping center behind the bar does add a level of safety getting out of there . It is about a 20 min bus ride from the Glenmont metro station ( on the red line ) and about a 10 dollar cab ride out if you decide to go that route.
The last place I am going to talk about is Fast Eddies in DC. Expensive drinks low def TV's and not much of an eagles crowd. The only perk is the strip club next door so if the game starts to suck you can look at some ladies . It is literally in the same building .
Maryland and DC have dying bar scenes so most of the time I go to a friends house or float to a local dive .