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First Down Sports Bar & Grill
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Ranked #390 of 882 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: American
Neighbourhood: Ballston
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Neighbourhood: Ballston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveling to DC for the first time in years. Have a nice suite at the Hilton Arlington. They recommended this bar for a nightcap. Went in at 10:30, bartender welcoming “cash only, last call”. I said no issue, “two pickle backs, one colors light”, my wife was with me. He replied, get out of my bar. Nothing else, terrible for someone visiting

Date of visit: August 2021
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Thank kking1972
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Reviewed 3 November 2019 via mobile

Met a coworker there after a long flight. Very friendly staff who provided great recommendations on what to eat. The place was pretty crowded but there wasn't a long wait for anyting. Had the Steak & cheese wrap which was very good! The drinks were cold and the others in the restaurant for fun to talk with.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank josephmM7592KA
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Reviewed 12 June 2019

I can't judge how nice the bar itself is as unfortunately we couldn't order a drink. Wy when we arrived they would only serve us if we showed a passport, even though a driving license was accepted at every other venue we went to. For security reasons we hadn't brought our passports with us, and therefore had to leave.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

This is one of the last surviving neighborhood bars in Arlington. The customer base cuts across demographics, except that it's all dudes. Dudes that want to watch sports and get drunk. All types of dudes, but pretty much all dudes. I really love the all you can eat wing deal on Wednesdays. Plenty of sauces to choose from. The blazing is very hot but very flavorful. Spicy ranch is my favorite. It's the best sports bar on the Orange Line, far superior to Buffalo Wild Wings.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Turner S
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Probably don't make a lot stuff from scratch. Seems like a frozen stuff reheated. Server had some trouble keeping up. It didn't look busy. Probably would skip it next time.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank nmbiela
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