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Posted at 3:37 PM ET, 11/ 3/2008

Ready for Some Football (With Drink Specials)?

By Fritz Hahn

If you want to watch the Redskins/Steelers tonight somewhere other than your couch, here are a couple places we'd recommend checking out for cheap drinks and solid food specials.

Velocity Five
Owner Jim Speros has a Washington Redskins Super Bowl ring -- he was an assistant coach in the 1982 victory over the Dolphins -- and his bar naturally is full of Redskins fans. Monday night specials include half-price burgers and $15 buckets of Miller Lite bottles, and if you arrive before 7, happy hour deals are half-price wings, $3.95 house cocktails and $1 off all drafts. (The spicy regular and Caribbean Island wings are the way to go.)

Rhino Bar
Near the top of any bargain-lover's favorite football bars, Rhino offers 10-cent wings and $8 pitchers of Bud Light during the game.

Tonic at Quigley's
All-night deals include 50-cent wings (minimum order is 6), $4 platters of tater tots with a remoulade dipping sauce, and a $7.95 appetizer platter with chips, guac, hummus and pico de gallo. Happy hour is half-price drafts until 7; after that, Bud Light is $2.50 and Yuengling is $3. Burgers are half-price after 10. Grab a seat at the bar for the best view of the flat-screens.

The Reef
There's only one TV here -- an enormous five-foot screen over the bar -- but the views are generally pretty good, and it's hard to beat the all-night deals: 25-cent wings (choose from buffalo, jerk, sweet Thai or house-made mumbo sauces) and $3 Miller High Life drafts.

The Pour House
Bring your terrible towels to Capitol Hill, because Steelers fans have made the Pour House their home for years. (Former owner Joe Englert is a Pittsburgh native.) For Monday Night Football, the deals include $5 wing platters and $12 buckets of Miller Lite, but arrive a couple hours before game time or else you won't get a seat.

Bethesda's largest concentration of TVs is at BlackFinn, and the list of game-day specials is a long one, including $3.95 margherita flatbread pizzas, $5.95 slider trios, and $6.95 platters of "Southern Style Nachos" with pulled pork and jalape├▒os, or 10 wings. Wash the food down with $3 Miller Lite drafts or, if you're sharing, a "tower" that sits on your table and holds roughly a half-dozen beers.

Or if you're going to FedEx Field tonight...

The Sideline
If you're taking Metro to the game, stop off at former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington's Sideline Sports Bar in the Largo Town Center for a little indoor tailgating. Domestic beers are $3 per mug and $8 per pitcher from 7 to close; imports are $4 and $10.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | November 3, 2008; 3:37 PM ET
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