Tom's Watch Bar National Harbor

Fall season is here. The best time of the year, indeed. And you know what this means for a lot of folks: sporting events are in full effect!

Here in the DC area, there are plenty of sport bars. But what about a sports bar and restaurant with Topgolf Swing Suites? Such a place exist and it's called Tom's Watch Bar.

photo c/o John Robinson via The List Are You On It
photo c/o Tom's Watch Bar

I was invited to their newest location at National Harbor for their soft launch event. Y'know, as much as I really LOVE to watch certain sport games (looking at you: NBA, tennis, gymnastics, figure skating...), I rarely hit up my local sports bar to watch these games. On this particular April evening, the launch event coincided with the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game. 

I met the co-owner of Tom's Watch Bar, Mr. Tom, himself. He shared his plans to open more locations nationwide and potentially another location here in DC (the recently opened Navy Yard location). Speaking of which, he truly loves DC - especially its thriving food scene. In fact, he said DC is where he comes to have fun! I've been trying to tell people: DC is all work. But when Thursday rolls around, that's when the weekend truly begins and we know how to play.

Okay, back to the venue.

Tom's Watch Bar is the ultimate place to have a true sports watching experience. It's massive! TV screens everywhere so there's no way you'd miss a sports play. For those who enjoy a competitive match, the two Topgolf Swing Suites will scratch that itch. You'd still get the sports bar vibe but the elevated dining experience kicks in with their expansive food menu and specialty drinks. Plus the fantastic outside wraparound dining area provides stunning views of the National Harbor Ferris Wheel.

If I lived in National Harbor (and I was thisclose), Tom's Watch Bar would absolutely be one of my weekly stomping grounds.