The Nationals have a strong tradition of winning, having won the National League East division title five times since 2012 and the World Series in 2019. The team has talented players like Stephen Strasburg, Luis Garcia, Riley Adams, and other great players. The Washington Nationals play their home games at Nationals Park, a state-of-the-art facility that opened in 2008. If you’re looking for new places to enjoy in the area to celebrate baseball season, here are some suggestions:
All-Purpose Riverfront: This New England-style seafood restaurant near the southern side of Nationals Park offers a great selection of fresh seafood and an extensive beer list.
NEW! Nicoletta: The fast-casual, waterfront pizza spot from the team behind Osteria Morini and Nicoletta Italian Kitchen – will officially reopen the “Kiosk” at The Yards this Thursday, March 30. A new pizza recipe makes for square pies that are the perfect, grab-and-go combination of Detroit deep dish style pizza and a grandma pie, starting at $8 per pie (pictured above).
Mission: This Mexican restaurant, located next door Royal Sands Social Club (see below), serves traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. The menu features dishes like tacos, enchiladas, ceviche, and an extensive tequila and mezcal list.
NEW! Silver Diner: This American diner, now next door to Nationals Park, offers classic comfort food with a modern twist. The menu includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, milkshakes, and vegetarian and gluten-free options.
NEW! Due South: This Southern-style restaurant, located in Navy Yard, serves up classic Southern dishes like fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, and shrimp and grits. The restaurant also features a great selection of local beers and cocktails.
Swizzler Crispy Chicken + Smash Burgers: Serves gourmet hot dogs near Nationals Park in Washington D.C. Grab a Signature Dog made with grass-fed beef dog, cheese, griddled onion, candied jalapeño, and signature sauce. Swizzler has gained a reputation to be a great affordable spot for pre-game and post-game meals for Nationals fans.
El Bebe: This Mexican restaurant, located in Navy Yard, offers a variety of tacos, burritos, and bowls, as well as a selection of margaritas and other cocktails. The restaurant features a fun and lively atmosphere, with a large bar and plenty of seating.
District Winery: – DC’s First Winery – This waterfront winery and restaurant offers a great selection of wines and a beautiful view of the Anacostia River.
NEW! The Royal Sands Social Club: The latest addition to The Half Street development. Located next door to the Nats Park, it is the only pool-themed bar you’ll ever see.
These are just a few options for celebrating baseball season in Washington, DC. Overall, the Navy Yard, the National Park and Half Street is a great place for baseball because of its rich history, winning tradition, and passionate fans – like you!