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Deal of the Day: 60% Off at First Down Sports Bar

by ARLnow.com July 15, 2011 at 10:30 am 2,180 21 Comments

Our partners at WTD have a deal this week especially for Ballston and Virginia Square residents.

They’re offering $20 worth of food at First Down Sports Bar & Grill (4213 N. Fairfax Drive) for only $8. First Down has a menu that includes loaded tater tots, tex mex eggrolls, pizza, burgers, and 40 different chicken wing flavors. If you’re not watching sports on the restaurant’s HDTV’s, you can play shuffleboard, foosball and other bar games.

First Down is a “home” bar for fans of the Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, Steelers, Red Sox, Virginia Tech, and WVU.

  • novasteve

    I miss the food, a bit greasy, but they chose to renovate it and not put in a smoking section despite the opportunity, then closed off access to the side and back exits for smoking, so I stopped going there. If the owner is reading this: I recall you complaining about 80% of your clients being smokers and nwere worried about the ban, yet you could have at least made the back room a smoking area… You are a place that sells very, very greasy fried foods, not a health spa. Put in a smoking section and I’ll come there a lot again like I used to before the ban.

    • Westover05

      I think the smoking section was moved behind the dumpster in the back.

    • ClarendonDweller

      Every time I’ve been to First Down, they’ve been anywhere from medium-full to packed. I think they’re doing fine without a smoking area and without your business.

      • novasteve

        Yeah, because they attract a hip hop crowd. It used to be a sports bar, now it’s a hip hop place at the busy hours.. And I have no doubt they lost many of their regulars due to the ban.

        • Paul M

          I definitely wouldn’t call it a hip-hop place. Sure, once in a while someone will dominate the jukebox with pop/hip-hop but you’ll hear all types of music there. It’s still a sports bar, they put sports over the audio anytime something worthwhile is on and they almost never show stuff other than sports on the large number of TVs.

          The smoking area is in the side alley and out front, they just don’t want the side/back door being used. People ignore the signs though and use the side/back doors.

  • steve85

    If it was a GreenBay bar I would go there. GO Packers!!

    • novasteve

      That’s why I hate this area so much, so full of transients.

      • Maria

        I’d ask why you stay if you hate this area so much, but I guess I’ll have to assume it’s because you don’t want to be a dirty transient somewhere else.

  • steve85

    Its called routing for your favorite team… it has nothing to do about where you’re from. I from here anyways donkey

    • Cisco

      And do you do this wirelessly?

      • BallstonNOTBoston

        I see what you did there. Well played.

    • novasteve

      Yeah it does because if you are from the DC area, which I doubt most here are (hence transients) you are a bandwagon person if local teams aren’t your teams. i’m from here, i’m a redskins fan. It really pisses me off going to places around here that cater to transients. I’m sick of Summers being an Oregon bar during the college football season. I’m sick of that damn “RED SOX” sign outside of Rhinos in Georgetown…

      • Steve85

        Have some cheese for all the wining you’re doing…

        • novasteve

          Maybe you should go back to the craphole you came from and leave this area to the natives?

          • Steve85

            I’m from here jabaroni

      • Glebe Roader

        Sorry to hear you’re a Redskins fan, Smoker Steve. Have fun at the reduced-seating FedEx Field!

      • ZoningVictim

        Go Cowboys! haha

  • JamesE

    I go here all the time and get the old bay wings, so good.

    • CW

      Do they still do the all you can eat wings on one of the weekdays? I realize that this coupon obviously wouldn’t be good for that deal, but I want to go hit it sometime regardless. I never made it out for that when I lived in VA Square.

      • JamesE

        Thursday, 14.99 for all you eat tenders and wings

        • CW

          Nice.

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