Patch Picks: Football Zone

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” - Bill Shankly

I took a ride this morning to Olney and I traveled down Olney-Laytonsville Road and it was so picturesque. The colors were so vibrant & then I spotted this one particular tree on Fieldcrest Road. This one lonely tree was so peculiar shaped and had bright, bright green foliage with this one “Patch” towards the top with the most blood-red leaves I have ever seen, it was gorgeous. Its things like this where I draw my inspiration from.

So my question is…..

To you, what best represents Fall: _________________??

Each week in October, Patch & I will bring you its top five “Fall Things”; so check back often to see what each week will bring.

Week 1: To me, what best represents Fall is FOOTBALL!!!

The Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens are both 3-1. And both lead their respective divisions. Yep, I said it, the Redskins are currently the No. 1 NFC East team (followed closely by the 3-1 New York Giants…c’mon I had to plug my team).

With that said, here are our “Patch” picks on local spots to watch the Redskins, Ravens, Maryland, any college or National Football League game in the area.

5) Quincy's Bar & Grille

Address: 616 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg

Phone: 301-869-8200

Hours:  Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 2 a.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight.

About: Their slogan is “Meet me at the Q”, and that is a great fit for this local neighborhood bar. Quincy's, located in the Quince Orchard Plaza shopping center, is a bar and restaurant. They have roughly 15 televisions for viewing your favorite game. Quincy’s is a great supporter of local sports team, including the Quince Orchard High School Cougars (hence the name). Quincy’s is a great place to get together with a group of friends, the staff is friendly, and there is good food. For more information on Quincy’s, I suggest reading Maria Martin’s Patch article – “” or like their Facebook page.

Football Specials: Food & drink specials vary, but they definitely have some good ones


Address: 17503 Redland Rd., Rockville

Phone: 301-963-6895

Hours: Sunday through Wednesday: 11 a.m. to midnight; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

About: Outta The Way Café, also known as “Steelers Nation”, is an extremely popular café/bar. They serve burgers, seafood, "samiches” and wings.

Football Specials: Outta the Way does not offer Saturday specials. On Sundays, they discount buckets of bottle beer & Yuengling draft.


Address: 227 East Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg

Phone: 301-519-9400

Hours: Sunday through Thursday , 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

About: Growlers Restaurant & Brewery offers two football viewing areas: the bar upstairs or the one downstairs. Both bars offer their home-made brews and “the football popular snack” – wings. There is also an outdoor, covered deck for those beautiful autumn days.

Football Specials: Saturday & Sunday: $.50 wings, $5 Build your own pizza & $2.50 Bud & Bud Lite bottles

2) The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille      

Address: 19961 Century Blv., Germantown

Phone: 240-686-1800 

Hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 11 a.m. to midnight, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m to 2 a.m.

About: Funny story, my family is originally from New Jersey, so when you went out to watch football it was predominately Giants and Jets on. Then my parents moved to Florida and the same scenario applied, but just different teams. Recently, my father moved to Maryland and last year we took him to the Greene Turtle for Sunday football and my dad, being a Redskins fan, was amazed to see so many Redskins fans … he loved it. He also loved the Turtle. The Greene Turtle has TVs everywhere - including flat screens in every booth for any fan to view their favorite team. The Green Turtle is a sports bar and grill specializing in American cuisine such as sandwich wraps, wings, sandwiches, burgers and salads. The bar carries a variety domestic and imported wines, beers and liquors.

Football Specials: Saturday: $2 Bud, Bud Lite and Bud Lime bottles; Sunday: $2 Bud & Bud Lite drafts


Address: 4901 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda

Phone: 301-951-5681

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday,  11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.

About: BlackFinn Saloon is a great place to gather friends and family & enjoy quality food, especially the shrimp appetizer (delish). BlackFinn’s menu features entrees, burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, steaks, salads, nachos & salads. BlackFinn has three levels and a lot of televisions. They have 7 TVs in the pub, plus individual TVs in the booths, 5 TVs at the downstairs bar and four TVs in the upstairs bar and these televisions are sound guaranteed for the Redskins & Steelers games. Don’t forget to ask for the Saturday & Sunday bartender Dave, he is fabulous!!

Football specials:

$2 Yuengling bottles

$3 Miller Lite & Coors light bottles

$12.50 buckets of Miller and/or Coors Lite bottles

$18 Miller Lite or Coors Light 100 oz towers

$18 80 oz towers of anything else they have on draft

$7 Smirnoff & Red Bull

And “Chef Pick” food specials, including: nachos, wings, other appetizers, burgers and more.


$2 Yuengling bottles

$3 Miller Lite & Coors Light bottles

$12.50 buckets of Miller and/or Coors Lite bottles

$18 Miller Lite or Coors Light 100 oz towers

$18 80 oz towers of anything else we have on draft

$7 Grey Goose & Red Bull

$5 house wine

And “Chef Pick” food specials, including: nachos, wings, other appetizers, burgers and more.


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