Welcome to First Down Sports Bar

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First Down Sports Bar & Grill is your neighborhood sports headquarters located in the heart of Ballston. Locally owned and operated since 2009, enjoy the hometown feel as you escape the busy city life and unwind with one of our 20 draft beers.

With 28 large HD TV’s everywhere, you won’t miss any of the action of your favorite team. No wonder First Down was featured in the Washington Post as one of the best sports bars in the area; come see what all the hype is about!



Eater DC

20 Essential Sports Bar for Football Season and Beyond

September 2016

Washington Post

The Best Sports Bars in the D.C. Area

March 2016

Washington Post

World Cup 2014: Where to Watch Your Favorite Team

June 2014

USA Today

Washington a hub for international World Cup TV viewers

June 2014

Rant Lifestyle

10 Best Washington DC Sports Bars

April 2014

Washington Post

Best Wings in the DC area

October 2012

Washington Post

Top Sports Bars in the District, Maryland, and Virginia

September 2010

Washington Business Journal

Ramesh Chopra opens First Down Sports Bar & Grill in Ballston.

March 2009

First Down has the following DirecTV packages:

NFL Sunday Ticket

MLB Extra Innings

NHL Center Ice

BIGTEN Network

SEC Network

ESPN College Basketball Full Court

First Down SUPPORTS the Following Teams





Virginia Tech

West Virginia

Costa Rica Soccer

Hours of Operations:
Mon: 3:30pm-12am
Tue,Wed,Thurs,Sun: 11am-12am
Fri, Sat: 11am-2am

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