From the October 2009 Glover Park Gazette:
Maybe your spouse is allergic to football. Maybe you’re too cheap for ESPN. Maybe you’re at loose ends since your Ravens-watching buddy Harry got shipped to Kosovo … or maybe that’s just us. No matter why you need a place to watch NFL games, the commercial strip has a spot for you.
Bourbon has 5 screens upstairs and two downstairs. Big Redskins bar. Comcast coverage, including the NFL Network. Sound is on upstairs, but downstairs may switch to music, depending on the time and crowd. 2348 Wisconsin.
Breadsoda has 4 normal-size screens and two jumbo screens. Had Comcast at press time but was working on satellite coverage. During Monday Night Football, manager Tony Radwan sets up an old junior high school desk and chalkboard so patrons can play paper football, with “safety goggles for field goal attempts,” he says. 2233 Wisconsin.
Gin & Tonic has 6 plasma screens with full NFL and NCAA coverage. Big on SEC games. $20 open beer and Bloody Mary bar, 11 am -4 pm Saturday and noon-5 pm Sunday. $7 pitchers 4-9 pm Saturday and 5-9 pm Sunday. 2408 Wisconsin.
Kavanagh’s has 5 screens, including one large flat screen, and carries ESPN, ESPN2, and the NFL Network. Most popular teams are Redskins, Eagles, Penn State, and Maryland. Bar food specials and select $3 drafts during games. 2400 Wisconsin.
Kitchen has two screens downstairs and one upstairs. Locally broadcast games, ESPN. Big on SEC games. 2404 Wisconsin.
Surfside has two screens downstairs and two screens on the roof deck. All Redskins games plus some other NFL and college games. There’s a new bar on the roof, and owner David Scribner is adding side flaps to the tents and bringing in propane heaters to extend the outdoor-football-viewing season. 2444 Wisconsin.
Town Hall has 7 HDTV screens and access to every televised NFL and NCAA game. Most popular teams here are Redskins, Saints, Titans, Eagles, Patriots, and Panthers, “but we do our best to accommodate any patron’s request” says managing partner Paul Holder. Open for brunch both Saturday and Sunday. $2 Bud Lights till 5 pm on weekends. 2218 Wisconsin.