Where to Go to Eat Tonight: Nationals Home Opener Specials

Not at the ballpark for the Washington Nationals' opening day? You can still stop by one of these local restaurants offering home opener specials.

Agua 301
Enjoy a cerveza or two before the game at the bar or outdoor waterfront patio of this Mexican restaurant. Aside from food specials, take advantage of $6 margaritas, $4 draft beers and $3 Corona, Corona Light and Modelo Especial cans.
301 Water St. SE

Astro Doughnuts
Astro Doughnuts is offering special Cracker Jack doughnuts (caramel glazed doughnuts topped with peanuts and popcorn from Ocean City favorite Fisher’s and finished with a caramel drizzle) all day Thursday. In addition, a limited-time half-smoke sausage sandwich served on a doughnut, a collaboration with Meats & Foods, will be served starting at lunchtime.
1308 G St. NW

The Big Stick
Celebrate the home opener at The Big Stick, complete with $20 Budweiser and Bud Light buckets (five bottles per bucket). Or take shots from the restaurant’s famous shotskis. Specials start at 12 p.m.
20 M St. SE

Bluejacket Brewery
Stop by the patio from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for grilled options including Red Apron sausages and 38 degree north oysters, burgers, wings and ribs. The party continues at the Opening Day Fest block party with Bluejacket neighbors Hugh & Crye, complete with music, beer, corn hole and a photo booth. For those with Nats tickets, grab a game day to-go box that you can bring into the park! (Yes, outside food is permitted in Nats Park!)
300 Tingey St. SE

Brookland’s Finest
There’ll be a special home opener menu created by Brookland’s Finest chef Shannan Troncoso. Enjoy an appetizer of meatball sliders served on mini brioche buns for $14, or try the half-smokes dinner special for $20. Test out local ales from DC Brau and Atlas Brew Works with the $8 Ivy City Pinch Hitter beer flight. Order the beer, appetizer and dinner special for a chance to win a raffle for Nats tickets. Food and drink specials will be available Thursday through Sunday.
3126 12th St. SE

In its final season, the Bullpen at the Fairgrounds is going all-out for the Nats’ home opener. For two hours before and after the game, expect live music, corn hole and tons of beer. Admission is free. Take advantage of the game day happy hour: from the third through the seventh innings, all drinks are $5.
1201 Half St. SE

City Tap House
Fans don’t have to trek to the Navy Yard to enjoy ballpark classics this season. City Tap House is serving up ballpark style hot dogs and house-made potato chips all day Thursday as the Nationals play their first home game. The restaurant isn’t just celebrating the Nats home opener -- it’s also National Beer Day! Cheers to Harper’s homers with a Narragansett Tall Boy or one of the featured Brooklyn Brewery beers on draft.
901 9th St. NW

Due South
Due South will transform the patio at the Arris Apartments for a pop-up beer garden Thursday. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy live music from Sean Chyun and the DCeivers, good food and over eight beers on draft.

Before and after every home game, the grill will be fired up on Due South’s patio, sizzling up some classic American staples. No tickets for the game? No problem. There will be a TV on the patio tuned into the game!
301 Water St. SE

Osteria Morini
Celebrate opening day by sampling meatballs by some of the District’s top chefs at Osteria Morini’s “Chefs Play Ball” event. From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., sample meatballs from chefs including Danny Lee of Mandu and Jonah Kim of Yona. Tickets are $55 for adults and $20 for children. Reserve your spot here.
301 Water St. SE

Willie’s Brew & Que
Choose a dish from a special game day menu from Willie’s Brew & Que. Choose a sandwich or other slow-smoked meats, or pick one of the combo platters that serve two to seven people ($35 to $90).
300 Tingey St. SE

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