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Mar 26, 2009 05:54 AM

Looking for Sports Bar in North Potomac area

Besides, Fingers and Claws on Muddy Branch road(which is not recommended), does anyone know of a good place to get some wings and watch a game in the North Potomac/Kentland/Rio area?

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  1. Glory Days in Germantown?
    18050 Mateny Road
    Germantown, MD 20874
    Phone (301) 528-2662

    Also, maybe Middlebrook Restaurant? It's not a sports bar, but they have a lot of screens always tuned to sports, and it wouldn't be a bad place to sit and watch a game.

    1. 20 minutes up 270 is the Greene Turtle in Germantown. In G'burg, Dogfish Head has TVs in the bar and downstairs dining room. Not recommended b/c of noise level is Red Rock Canyon's bar in Rio.

      1. Hershey's in Washington Grove. Great fried chicken, cheap drinks, great down-home atmosphere.

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        1. re: flavrmeistr

          Still smells like cigarettes, years after smoking ban ordered. I agree about chicken, but the 20 minute wait for it, and the feeling I'm sitting in Beaver Cleaver's rec room, makes other fried chix alternatives more palatable.

          1. re: nickdanger

            That's what I love about the place. Duct tape on the cushions, Keno and sports betting pools (ask the bartender). The regular clientele is a broad mix of farmers, tradesmen, butch lesbians, retirees, business people and local residents from Washington Grove. They have a flea market in the parking lot on weekends and it has it's own MARC stop out front. A true local joint of the type that is nearly extinct in the DC area. And the TV's are devoted exclusively to sports.

        2. I'm taking some guesses here on places I never go to... so these are not recs, just ideas.

          End Zone in Old Towne Gaithersburg? Pelican Pete's in Germantown? O'malley's in the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg?

          Hard Times Cafe in Germantown has TVs. Not sure about the one in Rockville.

          Maybe JJ Muldoons... I've never been there, but it sounds like a sports bar.

          Does Red Hot & Blue have TVs?

          Hope this helps!

          J J Muldoon's
          16143 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

          Red Hot & Blue
          16811 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855

          Hard Times Cafe & Cue
          13032 Middlebrook Rd, Germantown, MD 20874

          Pelican Pete's
          12941 Wisteria Dr, Germantown, MD 20874

          End Zone Bar & Grill
          317 E Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

          1. Beale Street Grill is new. It's located right across from Cava in the Traville shopping center. I haven't been yet but I heard they have TVs and I remember reading about wings on the menu.


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            1. re: small fry

              I saw there's a new bar opening next to the Dogfish head, in the place that was formerly Mangiare Bene. It was not yet open when we went by a couple weeks ago. I don't know if they have TVs. I think it said organic microbrews or something like that.

              1. re: wookyluvr

                Thanks everyone for the recs/info. I didn't know about the new place where Mangiare Bene was. I am excited about it being a microbrewery. Update from dining last night.... We went to Hershey's, and I agree with nickdanger... we walked in and walked out. We went to the Endzone on Diamond Ave. It is new so we thought we would try it. The bar is great... a big beautiful place with big windows where you can watch trains go by. The food is not so great. The nachos had cheese sauce and you had to pay extra for protein. The gyro was made with pressed meat and the wings were wimpy and rubbery. Hard Times in Germantown is a good place to go.... Pelican Pete's, not. Haven't tried Red,Hot and Blue... thanks for the idea.

                1. re: PJ4

                  Is the End Zone the former Buffalo Billiards? FYI, the brewpub-to-be next to Dogfish is no closer to opening than it was weeks ago; no sign, no activity, nada. When i talked to the Dogfish manager, he said they were asking about business, etc. Would be ironic if 2 brewpubs opened next to each other, when there was only 1 (Summit Station, can't recall original name) on Olde Towne G'Burg. I have not been to Growlers, which took over Summit Station, b/c twice when I passed by, there were 3 people there. Not the most welcoming atmosphere. If you haven't yet, check out Greene Turtle - big screen and individual table tvs. Food is not great, and beer is commercial, but if you're looking for cheering fans and team jerseys, it's a good bet. I do support Flavrmeister's "true local joint..." construct and eat at Hershey's. Maybe one day they'll serve in the parking lot during flea markets, and we can eat and watch the freight trains go by in historic Washington Grove!

                  1. re: nickdanger

                    I agree about Growlers, kind of pretentious and depressing simultaneously. Tried to like the place, but gave up after going there a few times. There's an Irish bar near the intersection of West Diamond and Quince Orchard that's okay for sports, but I can't remember the name. Hershey's actually does serve out on the deck in good weather. We like to take a walk through Washington Grove after stewing in the convivial funk of Hershey's. A resident I spoke with described it as the only place in Montgomery County where people line up to purchase sub-standard housing.

                    1. re: flavrmeistr

                      Speaking of last vestige of localness, the restaurant at the Airpark is in need of customers, or it might close. I've been there for breakfast many times with kids and adults alike.

                      1. re: nickdanger

                        I can't believe that place is still there. I took my kids there semi-regularly 8-10 years ago, and we were usually the only patrons.

                        1. re: DanielK

                          Exactly. Prices up slightly, view the same, except for that falling plane last week. In the same area, at Snouffer I think, there is a strip center with some ethnic places, including a Peruvian resto. Have you been to any of those?

                        2. re: nickdanger

                          I saw that in the paper. The food's not bad at all at the airpark cafe. I like the gyros. Not many other places around you can sit on the deck on a nice day and basically be on the runway watching planes take off and land.

                          Airpark Cafe
                          7889 Cessna Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879