This post was written by Kit Reynolds
First of all, go nats. Second of all, go nats! Whether you’re headed down to Navy Yard for the world series, the world series festivities, or you made a dinner reservation at Osteria Morini and got caught in the baseball mayhem, there are plenty of ways to sit down and stay a while near the SE waterfront of DC. This industrial yet nautical neighborhood has high recreational value–not to be overshadowed by the likes of its neighboring sibling, The Wharf.
If you’re waking up in Navy Yard you should start your morning with scenic run along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. For a longer loop, run through the Wharf, up to the National Mall, and back down to Navy Yard. Then reward yourself with a coffee and breakfast bowl at the second and newest location of the hip cafe, Slipstream.
If you’re just making your way down to the SE for the afternoon you’re best off taking the metro. For baseball games, take the green line to Navy Yard-Ballpark and be sure to take the entrance/exit on M Street at Half Street, rather than the New Jersey Avenue exit. But don’t walk right into the game–stop at The Bullpen (it’s like a college tailgate for young professionals). Even if you don’t have tickets to the game, you should still go to The Bullpen because it just has a relaxed autumn-beer-during-golden hour sort of atmosphere. The open floor-plan watering hole feels like a weekend on a weekday.
After the game you should head to Bluejacket for brewery vibes, or Dacha for larger groups. If you’re in the mood for Nachos and Margaritas, you should head to Mission where they too have large screens to watch the Nats.
For people who want to sit down and have no interest in sports, you should head to District Winery or the restaurant inside, ANA at District Winery. And if you’re wearing something fancy, make a reservation at Chloe.