The World Series comes to Washington today as the Nationals take on the Astros in a 2-0 series. Coach Dave Martinez announced the starting pitcher to be Anibal Sanchez for the 8:07pm game time start. The weather for the game looks to be clear with a high of 70 low of 50 for a crisp late October game. If you are planning to pregame and are lucky enough to have scored a ticket or are just planning to watch the game with thousands of other Nats fans in Navy Yard here are a few spots to watch the game:
- The Bullpen– this is a staple of the Navy Yard community. It is almost a right of passage to grab a beer at the bullpen before any Nats home game. The outdoor lot is a no-frills outdoor location with plenty of beverage options to get you ready for the opening pitch.
- Top of the Yard Rooftop Bar & Bites- The Top of the Yard Bar is almost like going to the game in a nose bleed seat without having to pay for a ticket. The Top of the Yard Bar is a great spot to bring out of town visitors who are attending a Nats game with all the locals. It is a hotel bar so expect hotel bar prices with a view.
- The Salt Line– Personally this is my favorite spot before, during, and after the game in the Navy yard area. The seafood stacks up against most restaurants in the DMV and the outdoor seating is expansive, convenient, and perfect for watching a game with like-minded Nats fans.
- Bluejacket– Just a bit outside the main Nats Park domain, Bluejacket is a great spot post-game for food and beverage if you don’t want to sit in traffic, wait in line for an uber, or get trampled on in the Metro. Bluejackets appetizers are a homerun.
- Roy Boys Navy Yard– the 2nd location of the popular fried chicken & oysters restaurant that first opened in the Shaw neighborhood is another great location to go to post-game. Roy Boys has excellent Instagram-worthy desserts including soft serve ice cream dessert tacos. Get your photo taken by the curly “W” sign before you leave.
The Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) are the only current Major League Baseball franchises to have never appeared in a World Series. The fact that the Nats have made it thus far and are up 2-0 against the pitching strength of the Houston Astros will fuel the atmosphere throughout the city in anticipation of tonight’s matchup even more.