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While Washington is not solely a land of “people passing through for a few years” anymore, it still has a fair share of people who aren’t from here. It seems like you can’t swing an idiot kicker without hitting someone claiming to be from Pittsburgh (which in my experience could mean anyone from east of Columbus, Ohio and west of Harrisburg, Penna. :p). For those who favor the black n’ gold, there are number of local establishments that the Steel City’s paper of record, the Post-Gazette, considers to be Steelers bars. I have not been able to find a list bars specifically hosting fans of any of the other teams in the NFL final four, but I have to imagine that at least one area establishment where Broncos fans congregate en masse. I am not so sure about a Seahawks or Panthers bar, but if there is one please let us know in the comments.

If you want to stay at home and still be hardcore, you can find Pittsburgh’s Iron City Beer at the following locations. Oh course, Denver fans can get Coors everywhere. Western Pennsylvania’s more common Rolling Rock is pretty much ubiquitous too. I don’t know if Carolina has a native drink like Coors or Arn, but I imagine that Seahawks fans, if they look hard enough, might be able to find their city’s most notable beverage too.

6 Comments so far

  1. darpino (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

    Not applicable to play-offs (ha ha) – but for next season – I recently heard that Buffalo Billiards in Dupont is DC’s Bengals hangout.

    Don’t Carolina fans predominantly drink moon-shine?

  2. jess (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

    you can also get iron city at the alexandria total beverage. and norm’s in vienna. (my husband is quite the steelers’ fan.)

  3. chris (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

    The previously mentioned Cue Bar has Flying Dog Pale Ale on tap. The reason that’s significant is that it’s brewed in Colorado and it’s not that pisswater that Pete Coors tries to pass off as beer.

  4. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 2:28 pm

    Just don’t even bother with the IC Light. That stuff just ain’t right.

  5. Tiff (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 8:04 pm

    IC Light, I’m told, is better than regular Ahrn Shitty. Pittsburghers know how bad that stuff is, but it’s our local beer so we have an excuse. I can’t believe anyone not from there would actually consume it.

  6. WFY (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    I have it on good authority that Iron City actually tastes like steel. Someone I know who worked in the steel errection business said it tasted like the air when they were re-welding steel.

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