Washington DC Area Browns Backers Club

Diehard Cleveland Browns Fans Living in the Washington DC Area

Join us to cheer on the Tribe and this year’s NFL Draft!

Tribe Home Opener Watch Party

Friday, April 6, 2018     4:10 pm

Come out to The Ugly Mug and watch the Tribe take on the Kansas City Royals at 4:10 pm on Friday, April 6th. Door prizes will be available, including a gift card to The Ugly Mug! Leave work early, or show up late. Door prizes will be awarded at the seventh inning stretch. Winner must be present.

Please RSVP via the Facebook Event or send an email to Neil Angelotti at neilter@verizon.net if you are planning to attend so that we can give the restaurant an approximate headcount. Go Tribe!!!

2018 NFL Draft Party

Thursday, April 26, 2018     8:00 pm

The Browns front office has already made some interesting moves, so come out to The Ugly Mug and see what they do with those early first-round draft picks!! Let’s watch the draft together and get pumped for some Cleveland Browns Football!!

If you can join us, please RSVP via the Facebook Event or email to Neil Angelotti at neilter@verizon.net  so we can give The Ugly Mug an approximate headcount). Go Browns!!!

New Manassas site announced!

Unfortunately Hard Times, one of our viewing locations, suddenly closed last month. However, we are excited to announce our new viewing site at Chili’s Grill & Bar Manassas location.

10600 Sudley Manor Drive
Manassas, VA 20109

So be sure to come out to Chili’s Grill & Bar to cheer on our Cleveland Browns!!

Our new viewing site!

The announcement you have been waiting for….our new DC Browns Backers viewing site! We will be meeting on Sundays at The Ugly Mug, 723 8th St S.E. in Capitol Hill  www.uglymugdc.com

Formerly a famous dive bar, The Ugly Mug has been renovated and expanded. The upstairs features a retractable roof and seating for 120. The downstairs is still currently under renovation, but when completed, it will be able to handle the overflow much in the same way the enclosed patio at RFD did. Owner Gaynor Jablonski and his staff are excited to be hosting the DC Browns Backers. They are putting together a great game day menu that you will enjoy. They have a full bar and many beers to choose from, imported and domestic……and yes, they have Great Lakes!

The Ugly Mug is a short walk from the Eastern Market Metro Station. If you are traveling via the Red Line, you will transfer to the Orange Line at Metro Center. If you are traveling via the Green or Yellow lines, you will transfer to the Orange Line at L’Enfant Plaza. If you are driving, there is (free on Sundays) on street parking on the surrounding side streets. There is also a parking lot just past the Marine Barracks that is within walking distance as well.

To introduce you to our new site, we are having a TRIBE WATCH PARTY on Sunday, August 20 at 1pm at The Ugly Mug. The 1st Place Indians will be taking on the Kansas City Royals in a key divisional game.

Reminder about today’s game

So their employees can spend the day with their families, several of our Browns Backers bars will be closed today. However, you can still catch the game at our Hard Times Cafe site in Manassas and our former viewing site Neighbor’s Restaurant in Vienna has confirmed that they’ll be open and showing the Browns Chargers game. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and that Santa comes a day early and brings us a win! Go Browns!

Toys For Tots raffle today!

While you don’t have to be present to win, you should still come on out to cheer on the Browns and see if you won one of this year’s fantastic raffle prizes. You can see all of this year’s prizes by clicking here.

And remember, all the money raised goes to Toys For Tots, so no matter who wins, kids back home in Northeast Ohio and in here in our adopted city will have a brighter Christmas thanks to the DC Browns Backers!


World Series watch party tonight!

Join your fellow Clevelanders tonight at RFD Washington to watch the Indians take on the Cubs in Game 3 of the World Series! We’ll have the backroom all to ourselves, just like for Browns games, and there will be food and drink specials all night long.

World Series food and drink specials

Week 6 has arrived!

Good morning Browns Backers! It’s a beautiful, crisp, fall morning—perfect football weather!

It’s time now to make your way to your favorite viewing site and root for our team. Let’s keep that positive Tribe energy flowing! Time for the Browns to finally win one!

Coming soon: News about the 2016 Fan-tabulous charity raffle. We’ve got some great prizes again this year! LET’S GO BROWNS!!

—Greg Bovington

For fans headed out to Tysons Biergarten, check out their game day specials!

Tysons Biergarten Week 4 Specials

Week 3 at Tysons Biergarten

Week 3 Tysons

Browns vs the Fish

Okay DC Browns Backers, our boys are off to sunny south Florida to play the Dolphins. We will have Cody Kessler at QB, so it’s a chance for him to step up and claim the job permanently. The last time we had a QB with a name that started with K, had an S in the middle, and ended with an R, he turned out to be pretty good, so who knows? You gotta show up at your favorite viewing site and find out!

Remember, our memberships are still only $20 and include an embroidered patch with our club logo on it. Memberships are the life blood of our club. More importantly, it helps with our ultimate goal of raising money for Toys for Tots. Due to low overhead and their volunteer staff of Marine Reserves, 97 cents of every dollar goes to buys Christmas gifts for kids who otherwise might not have a Christmas. Regardless of the results on the field, DC Area Browns Backers always come through for the kids!

We have halftime trivia, we have the Browns vs the Fish, and we have the best fans in football!


Rivalry Week!

It’s Rivalry Week as we take on the Ravens in our home opener. We had 310 fans show up at our 4 viewing sites last week, so let’s keep it going. Nearly 20% bought their yearly membership.

This week we’ll have McCown at QB and 17 rookies trying to get us our first win. Let’s get behind the kids and behind coach Hue Jackson and keep the faith they are finally on the right path. We hope to see you Sunday! Let’s go Browns!!

—Greg Bovington

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