Missouri Gamewatch - Washington, DC area?

Discussion in 'Mens Basketball' started by jeff0514, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. jeff0514

    jeff0514 Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    I am in the DC area this week for work. In the past, I've gone to gamewatches at the Crystal City Sports Pub. Are there still gamewatches there? Or anyone know where I could find the game in the Arlington, VA area? I believe Bailey's in the Ballston Mall has ESPN full court, but not sure whether I can ask them to change a TV to the game or not. Otherwise, will this game be available online on ESPN 3?
  2. The Crystal City Sports Pub is a good bet; I'm not sure if there have been any "official" game watches since the DC Alumni prez left about a year ago, but they should have it on there. Bailey's is a dump; avoid that place. If you want to stay in the Ballston-Rosslyn corridor, First Down has a load of TVs, plenty of seating, and relatively cheap beer. Liberty Tavern has great food, but seating is limited.

    I'll be out of town (hoping it's on ESPN3), otherwise I'd probably be at the Cleveland Park Sports Pub, which is a great option if you're in the District proper.
  3. jeff0514

    jeff0514 Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    Thanks. I'll probably check to see if its on ESPN3 before i head out anywhere. I may try First Down (I walked by it this afternoon). I've never noticed that place before. I've been to Crystal City several times, but its a long metro ride down there and a decent walk from the metro stop if i remember correctly.
  4. Cyvilian

    Cyvilian Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Papillion NE
    Maybe I'll see you guys there. I'll be in Crystal City Wednesday night...
  5. Thomasrickj

    Thomasrickj Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2012
    General Contractor
    Fairfax, VA
    Wait, there has been an alumni gathering at Crystal City? I have lived my entire life in Arlington other than for college (went to ISU, obviously), and had no idea. I've only managed to meet one other ISU alum. Hopefully there are still game watches. If so, I will be there for the Mizzou game watch.
  6. First Down is great--it looks like a dinky little place from the outside, but they've got a large back room with plenty of tables. I watched the 2011 ISU/Iowa football game there; all of the VT fans were ****** that it went into OT and caused them to miss the first 5-10 minutes of their cupcake game against ECU.

    And yes, Crystal City is a 10-15 minute walk from the metro.
  7. The only "official" ones that I know of have been for ISU/Iowa games or bowl games, but there's often a few Clones there for other games.
  8. maui6651

    maui6651 Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Software Engineer
    Cedar Rapids
    Somewhat off-topic: was in Crystal City for a conference in December and ended up at the Crystal City Sports Pub. We were thrown off by the Hawk pennent hanging on the wall. It seems odd that the place hosting ISU gamewatches would pull that...
  9. jeff0514

    jeff0514 Member

    Apr 12, 2006
    I think the host game watches for a lot of different alumni. Their website list all the university alumni groups that hold game watches there. When I've been here in the past, there have usually been 5-10 people Cyclone fans there to watch a game. Usually the group would get stuck in a back corner on a small TV, since the group was small, but better than nothing I guess.
  10. Rods79

    Rods79 Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Des Moines
    Crystal City Sports Pub is home to about 20+ different university official game watches...Iowa State and Iowa included. I went there for the 2010 ISU/Iowa game and they had it separated out by floors with one being a general watch area. Did not enjoy that trip; was very impersonal and too many other colleges around that day so it was packed. Also went there for the 2010 Nebraska game and it was rather pleasant then. All in all, it would be nice for them to move bars to somewhere more specialized...but that is probably too idealistic. K-State has two though, and one at Molly Malone's in Barracks Row.

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