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Lots of fun!

We went here before a Nationals game. So much fun! Hang out here, have a beer and a sandwich and... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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Free Live Music & Outdoor Hot Spot!

We had a great time listening to live music and hanging out with Nats fans before a game. Despite... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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12 Aug 2018
“Lots of fun!”
31 May 2017
“Free Live Music & Outdoor Hot Spot!”
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We went here before a Nationals game. So much fun! Hang out here, have a beer and a sandwich and listen to live music before the game!

Thank LadyDi1162
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We had a great time listening to live music and hanging out with Nats fans before a game. Despite the rain, we enjoyed the layout, the food trucks and the music! Beer price was typical for the location but food was very affordable. Only drawback...More

Thank bex0316
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed the Bullpen's offer of food (best Italian Sausages!) and beer before the Nationals game! Easy crowd, fun people, pet friendly, comfortable atmosphere (Band was just warming up for live entertainment when we left). FREE ADMISSION!! Lot's of FUN!!!!

Thank 43kelli
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Bullpen is something you have to experience to fully understand... A big spacious lot surrounded by shipping containers full of different food trucks, bartenders, bean bag games, live music.. More or less, its literally one big outdoor party. The Bullpen is fun before or...More

Thank mrscindylopez
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Outdoor, no cover, plenty of bartenders for quick service. This place offers multi levels and plenty of space to hangout before a game. Yes, you will pay $9 for a beer but a redbull vodka was $11 so thats a deal. Similar to a tailgate...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Everyone comes here after a nationals game. Its a great place to drink play games and listen to live bands. I met new people here. Its across the navy yard metro station if tickets to the game sell out waltz in here since they have...More

Thank NameDisplay
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

This is a good spot. I thought they'd put businesses here, but I like they way they have it set up. Food trucks go there, they have pre- and post-game activities, and it's a good place for all that! I recommend it when there's an...More

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Open area with plenty of beer and cornhole. Free admission. Directly across the street from the Nats Stadium. Basically a large tailgate party, execpt you don't need to bring anything with you, just your ID and money. Only recommendations I have would be to have...More

Thank 522JohnM522
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This was a very cool spot to visit before and after the Nationals game. Beer and drink prices are okay, but the band and people watching are what really make this a nice spot. Was a very hot day, though, and they had no umbrella's...More

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place was set up for a crowd and we either missed them or they missed out. We were looking for a fun place to go on the 4th and the Bullpen was recommended. We did arrive awhile after the game was over and people...More

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