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Don’t Miss Super Bar Sunday

Hill Taverns Are Squaring Off for Your Patronage

Bars pull out all the stops for the Super Bowl, so if you’re still shopping for a place to watch the big game on Sunday, consider what Capitol Hill bars have to offer.

Here’s Mug Shots’ guide to the best Capitol Hill locales to watch the big game: [IMGCAP(1)]

For the best drink deals, Hamilton’s Bar and Grill (233 Second St. NW) is the place to be, offering pitchers of Miller Lite and Bud Light for $7.

The next-best deal is at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove (329 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), where bottles of Coors Light will be on special for $1.95.

Plus, manager Paul Meagher promises a “stadium atmosphere” with hot dogs and half-price burgers, 17 televisions and lots of promotional giveaways, just not the lovely Miami weather.

Meagher also boasts that the only Super Bowl not shown at the Hawk ‘n’ Dove was the first, seeing as how the pub has been around for 40 years. So they’ve probably had enough experience to know how to throw a Super Bowl party.

At the Ugly Mug (723 Eighth St. SE), enjoy half-price wine, $2 pints or $10 pitchers of Coors Light and $4 pints or $14 pitchers of Blue Moon.

For the super deals on game-day snacking, head to Finn mac Cool’s Irish Publick House (713 Eighth St. SE) around 5 p.m.

For $15, you can hit up the all-you-can-eat buffet of food associated with watching football. You know, wings, hot dogs, chicken tenders, nachos, etc. Basically, nothing healthy, but hey, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. And as you gorge yourself on fried food, you can watch Super Bowl XLI on what the guys at Finn mac Cool’s claim is the biggest high-definition screen on the Hill (106 inches, to be exact).

Hamilton’s also is offering a delicious deal: 25-cent buffalo wings.

For the best swag, it’s a three-way tie: Pour House (319 Pennsylvania Ave. SE), Top of the Hill (upstairs from Pour House) and Trusty’s (1420 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) are handing out a whole lot more than Mardi Gras beads and promotional T-shirts.

Throughout the big game at each location, they’ll be giving away iPods, DVDs and LCD televisions. And all you have to do is sit there and watch the game.

They’ll be drawing names out of a hat for the big prizes and giving away a ton of promotional goodies as well. And with $10 domestic pitchers, everyone’s a winner.

Feel like giving back this Super Bowl season?

The Capitol Lounge (231 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is collecting $10 donations at the door for, a volunteer group that works to get youths involved in civics. Once inside, enjoy $2 Budweiser and Bud Light bottles and $3 Yuengling and Capitol Amber pints all night. Plus, they’ve got 30 TVs, so you won’t miss a second of the action.

(On an unrelated, but exciting note, the Lounge is now open for lunch!)

And while none of the aforementioned bars has pledged allegiance to either of the teams playing Sunday, this next bar has, which makes it Mug Shots’ top pick for where to watch Super Bowl XLI.

Put on your Urlacher, Grossman, Tank Johnson or, preferably, Hillenmeyer jersey and head over to the Union Pub (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE), where it’s going to be a Chicago Bears lovefest. (Full disclosure: Hillenmeyer is Mug Shots’ cousin, so she has a familial obligation to pull for Chicago. Go Bears!)

Enjoy $8 pitchers of Bud Light, Miller Lite, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Union Pub Amber while you watch the Bears trample the Indianapolis Colts on one of the bar’s 13 televisions.

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