This afternoon Dean and I set out to find a good sports bar to watch the Redskins game. The first stop was the Cleveland Park Bar and Grill but the moment we stepped in we realized it was going to take some effort to find seating. We were about 20 minutes away from kick-off and the place was already filling in pretty nicely. Dean suggested we go hit up Momo’s down on U Street and it turned out to be the perfect venue to watch the game. They have three total floors with multiple flat screens on the first two, and two larger screens and couches on the top. Great viewing especially if you want to catch multiple games.
Cost – $$
Service – A-
The wait staff is friendly, laid-back and efficient. We never had to wait more than a few minutes to get drinks and our waitress made sure to stop by every fifteen minutes or so just to check-in on us.
Food – B
It seems like the wings have shrunk as of late and I wonder if this is a case of trickle-down stemming from the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy and related US financial crisis. Actually, I definitely blame those Wall Street douche bags for my small buffalo wings. At any rate, the Hamburger was quite respectable and I looked with envy at Dean’s Philly cheese steak throughout the game.
Decor – C
There isn’t really anything memorable about the decor at Momo’s although I understand it is multi-level and I have just seen the main floor where the sports bar is located.
Feel – A-
Momo’s has a very warm, neighborhood feel that is perfect for watching the game. I’ve been there twice now and each time I’ve felt perfectly comfortable chatting with the people sitting around us. It is definitely a more civilized and interesting crowd than what you will find at some of the other, more prominent sports bars in DC and to top it all off, seating isn’t that much of a problem (unless there is a major sports event on).
Momo’s is at 1334 U Street. They can be reached at (202) 667-3215.
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