Of course Nats games are a blast for baseball fans, but there is so much more to do at Nationals Park than watch the game. For those of us who aren’t avid sports enthusiasts, here are five things to enjoy next time you head to the ballpark.
In a town obsessed with history and politics, it is no surprise that the Racing Presidents have become such fan favorites. Even if you aren’t into history, there is something just funny about watching people dressed in period costumes with giant caricature heads battle it out for first place. The race takes place during the fourth inning, and includes Teddy, George, Tom, Abe, Herbie, and Bill (@NatsBigChief27).
With Baseball Comes Snacks
Ben’s Chili Bowl serves ridiculous chili cheese fries and half smokes just like you would find at the landmark U Street location. Shawafel offers falafel and shawarma sandwiches, and Virginia Biscuit Company is the spot for your Southern-inspired, chicken and biscuit fix. To counter all that salt, you need some sweet—check out DC gelato company Dolci Gelati.
Drink Local Beer
District Drafts—the local craft beer is located throughout Nationals Park—pours suds from DC Brau, Port City, 3 Star, Atlas, and Mad Fox. The breweries rotate their beers throughout the season. Currently on tap-DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter, a dark beer with an aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla, and a smooth subtle booze finish. If you enjoy lighter beer with notes of citrus and light herb undertones, try Atlas 1500. The Red Porch in center field is another great place to grab a brew from a local or national brewery. For a complete list of every kind of beer served on every level of Nationals Stadium, check out The Nationals Park Beer Guide.
Do Yoga in the Outfield
Following a Nationals vs. Marlins home game on Sunday, September 27th this year, the Washington Nationals will invite fans to flood the field for 45 minutes of guided Yoga in the Outfield. All Yoga in the Outfield tickets include admission and a Nationals branded yoga mat. You can snag your ticket here.
Rock Out With a Rock Legend
Nationals Stadium will host Billy Joel for the third time on Saturday, July 30th, 2016. You can purchase tickets in advance here.