University of Michigan Alumni Association

2017-2018 Guide to Michigan Football Watching in DC.

This year we are excited to welcome a new slate of official UMDC partner bars for football season. Our new flagship location is Fado Irish Pub and will be joined by Bar Bao, The Good Silver, and Ivy & Coney. In addition to welcoming the Michigan family for game watches and other events, our partner bars make generous contributions to the UMDC scholarship fund. That means your support of these bars translates into support for future DC-area Wolverines. Additional details are below.

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Fado Irish Pub

Long known as one of THE places to watch soccer and rugby in the DC area, Fado is now welcoming Michigan fans on football Saturdays. Fado is a large space with lots of TVs, a great menu, and a friendly, professional staff.

Game day specials include: $5 seasonal drafts and Bells Two Hearted; $4 Founders All Day IPA cans and domestic drafts; $6 appetizers and brats; and $6 pints of Guinness

Address: 808 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001


Bar Bao

Bar Bao is a new and trendy spot conveniently located across the street from the Clarendon Metro. With a large open space featuring murals by local artists, and a menu inspired by Chinese and Taiwanese street food, Bar Bao is a great place to watch football on Saturdays.

Game day specials include: $4 ALL draft beers, $5 house wines, sake, and shochu; $10 wonton nachos, $11 bulgogi fries, and $6 bao buns.

Address: 3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201


The Good Silver

The Good Silver (formerly Kangaroo Boxing Club) is a new project by the Michigan alums behind KBC and Ivy & Coney. A small but relaxed neighborhood bar featuring a seasonally-inspired menu and an extensive cocktail list, TGS is a great addition as one of our partner bars.

Game specials include: $20 Founders Mosaic Promise buckets (5 beers), and $28 Bells Two Hearted buckets; $4 chicken nuggets and tots; and $5 maize and blue koozies with which you can get $1 off PBRs all season! TGS will be donating all proceeds from koozie sales to our scholarship fund.

Address: 3410 11th St NW, Washington, DC 20010


Ivy and Coney

Ivy & Coney is the alumni-owned, Detroit- and Chicago-themed bar in the heart of Shaw. Long a retreat for Michigan and Detroit sports fans, the addition of a deck with a retractable roof has made Ivy & Coney one of UMDC's favorite bars. Please note: I&C is cash only.

Address: 1537 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001