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The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds

The Bullpen at Half Street Fairgrounds

Beer Garden, Bar, and Music Venue$$$$
Navy Yard, Washington
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  • Andrew C.
    "Awesome place to hang out before or after Nats game..."(5 Tips)
    Brendan P.
    "Great pre game beverage stop!"(2 Tips)
    DC After Five
    "Free corn hole, $6 16oz beer, and live music!"(2 Tips)
    Brad E.
    "Great place to grab a Leffe Blonde before or after the game."(2 Tips)
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  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CasperJune 29, 2016
    Awesome place to hang out before or after Nats game... There are corn hole/other games, so many good trucks, and live (some nights) music is all a great combination for a sweet time!!!!
  • Mara O.
    Mara OwenJune 19, 2014
    Fun spot to hang out before the Nats game! Beer, food, cornhole, & live music. Also a good spot to meet up with people beforehand since you can't really leave the stadium once you enter it. #NATITUDE
  • Marriop
    MarriopApril 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Usually the smokers are at the picnic tables. Lots of people congregate near the drinks but there is no line just walk to the front. They added ATMs this year which is good when there are food trucks.
  • Mike T.
    Mike T.September 21, 2014
    Capitol Bacon festival! September 20th 2014. The maple bacon glazed funnel cake was definitely the best. Ironically enough, held on the same day as Veggie Fest, a block away.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HJuly 9, 2015
    Get your fill for food and drink here because inside the stadium, the prices are like 2.5 times higher!
  • 2M S.
    2M StreetAugust 13, 2014
    Perfect way to pre-game with friends before heading into Nationals Stadium! The 1st Friday of the summer is Truckaroo!
  • TREX
    TREXSeptember 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for drinking before baseball games. Lots of food trucks too
  • Bill 🇺🇸
    Bill 🇺🇸May 2, 2011
    Great joint to go to before and after the games, cheaper beer then inside, and live music, can't beat it
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMay 24, 2013
    I really appreciate that it is mostly food trucks, reclaimed shipping containers and games of bags/cornhole.
  • Caitlin L.
    Caitlin LawlerApril 29, 2016
    Fun place to hang out and drink before a game! Love that they have live bands play
  • Rachel O.
    Rachel OrrAugust 17, 2014
    Such a fun concept. Loved hanging out and meeting up with friends before the game.
  • Annie F.
    Annie FosterOctober 29, 2014
    Lots of fun before a Nats game...just don't go here thinking the drinks are much cheaper than they are in the stadium
  • Brandon C.
    Brandon CainAugust 16, 2014
    Great "tailgate" area with decent drink prices
  • Molly C.
    Molly CushingSeptember 5, 2014
    People crowd around where you buy beer, but they're usually not in line.
  • JB F.
    JB FabyMay 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place to pre-game and also to post-game, and a good idea to stop there to avoid the after game rush !!!
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 15, 2011
    It's the city's greatest pregame spot, and it serves German sausages and Bavarian beer. Read more
  • Jon D.
    Jon DarveauAugust 9, 2011
    Well they have beer...one day (I hope) they will build some proper bars/restaurants down here, but it will do for now
  • Brian N.
    Brian NixonAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you order a draft, ask if you can have a fresh one
  • Brendan P.
    Brendan PowersJuly 28, 2015
    Grab a beer and toss some bags! Great pre game beverage stop!
  • Daryl W.
    Daryl WolkeAugust 6, 2014
    Pre game here..the beers are much cheaper than inside the park
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SchweickhardtSeptember 16, 2016
    Music and a beer before the Nats game.
  • Linkin
    LinkinApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent place to people watch and heckle opposing fans after the game. Let's Go Nats!
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellSeptember 21, 2015
    Rumor has it that this lot will be developed soon. Enjoy the awesomeness while it lasts.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyAugust 6, 2014
    Beer is $2 cheaper than inside the ballpark.
  • Shawn K.
    Shawn KershMay 31, 2014
    Cool place to hang out before and after the game
  • Jon D.
    Jon DApril 26, 2011
    Don't settle for Bud Light, they have Carlsberg and Leffe on tap.
  • Annie G.
    Annie GillmanMay 16, 2015
    Ingenious entertainment venue and good for meet ups before game
  • Guillermo A.
    Guillermo AguileraApril 6, 2014
    Great place to go before and after the game
  • Justice - N.
    The Drinks are awesome! NowLetsPlayBall #Dem730Boyz #WeEverywhere #TimeTraveling #Futuristic
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonJune 12, 2015
    What is with this audience and 90s cover bands? How did they get so drunk at the game? Why is this beanbag game so popular?
  • luis v.
    luis vargasJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Come enjoy our live bands n our famous red bull and vodka slushy lol
  • Chris G.
    Chris GutierrezSeptember 8, 2015
    Just a big giant bar area, right outside Nats park. Pretty cool!
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NicholsonNovember 30, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    A great pre-game meeting place.
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.June 15, 2011
    Great place to grab a Leffe Blonde before or after the game.
  • Gavin S.
    Gavin SchmidtOctober 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    SO expensive and crowded, I would literally rather go anywhere else before a Nats game
  • Slick R.
    Slick RogueSeptember 6, 2014
    This is soo cool if you like the tailgating culture
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JohnsonAugust 22, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Hang out with the cool ass levy team after the game
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerAugust 31, 2014
    Live music before game ⚾️
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.June 16, 2011
    Ask for Czechvar by it's real name... Budvar
  • Jon R.
    Jon RApril 4, 2013
    They switched to Miller Products for 2013. RIP King of beers...
  • DC After Five
    DC After FiveAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Free corn hole, $6 16oz beer, and live music!
  • Tom S.
    Tom SakellJuly 25, 2013
    Credit works best!
  • #Yuma
    #YumaMarch 29, 2013
    Place is great, dc spring at its finest
  • Len J.
    Len JohnsonJune 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Ye da what it do
  • Tom S.
    Tom SnedekerApril 21, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    throw the fastest pitch in your age bracket and win a free hot dog and a beer.
  • tolu
    toluMay 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Dance to live music and Drink
  • David G.
    David GordonApril 1, 2013
    Lousy beer, but damn it's close to the ballpark
  • Lee W.
    Lee WestMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Do we have to go to the game?
  • Dale G.
    Dale GribbleJune 18, 2010
    Hi people, get a rough rider
  • Bennett R.
    Bennett RichardsonJuly 31, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the new frozen redbull-vodka. Super slushy.
  • Trevor T.
    Trevor TuftyMay 21, 2010
    Drink beer fast...
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MochJune 25, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    get the tacos
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