And Now to Celebrate

Caps celebrating

The Washington Capitals celebrate a victory at home against the Rangers.

Now that the game is over, either fans are celebrating a win or mourning a loss. Either way, if you decide to stick around DC, there’s still plenty to do. Of course, most of it is for the older crowd.

Recently, the blog Capitals Outsider polled Caps fans about where they liked to go after games. Of those top polled, here are the five best places:

The Greene Turtle – It’s right next to Verizon Center; there’s even an entrance to the restaurant from inside Verizon. Greene Turtle serves cheap, good food. It specializes in American food, but has a wide selection. It’s a good place to grab a bite to eat before heading home.

Rocket Bar – It’s located across the street from Verizon Center on the same side of the street as California Tortilla. Rocket Bar got the most votes from Caps fans in the poll. It has 17 HDTVs, seven pool tables, six shuffleboards, six darts, two jukeboxes, boardgames and three full bars.

RFD – It’s located just down the street from Verizon Center. It’s a good place to grab a drink after the game and celebrate with other Caps fans. Occasionally Caps players will stop by. This year, Caps rookie defenseman, John Carlson, celebrated his 21st birthday at RFD with a bunch of other Caps fans.

Iron Horse – It’s located down the street from Verizon and is a bar. It doesn’t have a kitchen, but outside food is allowed in. It boasts some of the best beers in the city so it’s worth stopping in after a game just to relax for a little bit and unwind.

Redline – It’s located just around the corner from Verizon Center and is a restaurant specializing in American food. It’s a sports bar so it’s also a good place to just sit and watch the game if you can’t afford tickets.