About National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill - Gaylord National

No more waiting for scores and highlights... Watch your favorite sporting event on our 30-foot video wall while you drink and dine at National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill.

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 12:00 Midnight

Cross Street:
Fleet Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 965-2740

Website:
http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/dining-activities/national-harbor-restaurants/national-pastime-sports-bar-grille/index.ht

Entertainment:
National Pastime"s cutting-edge sports-bar environment artfully blends contemporary design with sports memorabilia, fusing ageless character with charm from decades past. Curved banquets... custom sofas... individual lounge chairs... and dozens of flat screens throughout the sports bar and grill to ensure you never miss a play.

Executive Chef:
Andrew Gould

Private Party Contact:
Pamela Whitehead, Restaurant Sales Manager: (301) 965-3728

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill - Gaylord National Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.5

service

3.5

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (37)
Late-night Find (21)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
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Kid-friendly (21)
Great for Lunch (17)
Hot Spot (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Scenic View (6)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

National Pastime does not take OpenTable Reservations. They honored it, but at first they looked at us like we were crazy people and had NO idea what we were talking about. Why are they even on here?!?!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

If you are a sports addict this place is great with TVs all around. It was quite quiet that evening. The waitress was very fast in getting our orders but not as fast as bringing the food out to us. We were a little disappointed that she didn't come back often to make sure everything was alright. She was quite pleasant and we did have a good time. It was my grandson's 14th birthday and this place was his request. He really enjoyed himself.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Live Sports, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2016

We were there on a non-busy night, Tuesday, and had a very nice table on the outside where the noise level was very low. We were able to watch the water-fountain show from there. The dinners we had, crab-cake and salmon, were excellent, and the bucket of French fried sweet potatoes was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Service was Horrible.. Bartender flat out refused to make a drink.. Or couldn't make the drink.. Place is in a good spot but management and service lacks..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2015

National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill doesnot recognize reservation made by Open Table, although the restaurant's website allows the reservaiton to be made. I received receipt via email confirming my reservaiton on New Year's Eve, however when I arrived ot the restaurant they did not accept the reservaiton made on line. They did however get me a table in a very timely way after I complained about the situatioln.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2015

Totally over priced for the quality and quantity of food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Good place for quick bite. Menu was small but adequate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2015

This place was your typical expensive pub in a hotel place. Nothing special or worthwhile. I probably would not eat there again and would explore other options.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 14, 2015

They ruined my experience of the mlb all star game. They literally cut the game off when the bartenders friends came in and wanted to listen to loud music. This was in total disregard for their paying customers who were in the middle of watching the game.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on March 26, 2015

We had a frustrating visit. This is a sports bar so they should know when the ncaa basketball tourny is on and have the tvs set appropriately. They did not. Then when we asked for them to put it on it took 15 mins for them to find someone that knew how to do it. Once the game was on it was 5 mins before they then took it off and replaced it with a meaningless hockey game and a spring training baseball game. It caused such an uproar that the games were eventually put back. Missed the first half. A sports bar should know which sports events are of importance and have the tvs prepped.

Food was ok and they have plenty of tvs.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2015

Excellent sports bar with many large screens to watch the game. The food was ok to good and the service was sporatic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2014

This was our second visit to this in hotel grill. Again, food was outstanding and service was top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2014

Had dinner with business associates as this was a quick and affordable place to eat in-between conference courses. Food was very good. Service was good and servers were friendly. Music was a little loud for conversation, but we managed. Enjoyed our time at the Bar and Grill.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 11, 2014

First time at National Pastime Sports Bar & Grill - Gaylord National. Although reservations were made, we had arrived an hour early and were promptly seated. The wait staff was very attentive. EXCELLENT SERVICE!

MC-

Baltimore

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 27, 2014

Energetic sports bar and dining with 2 story video wall. Great for casual gatherings and events.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 2, 2014

I really like this place for groups and sports lovers

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2013

We were able to get in on time however it was over an hour before our food arrived this was not sue to the serving staff but the kitchen the manager was advised we were waiting for our food and he was attentive however we thought he should have known what was happening in his establishment all of the customers seemed to also be waiting for a long time which is inefficient for the rest as well as the waiting staff rating is an F we will not be patrons in the futurw

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2013

"Lost" our waitress early on in the dining experience. Coke was a bad syrup/CO2 mix. Returned it to the bartender for another. Bartender said lack of a waitress wasn't her problem. Expected more as far as baseball memorabilia of which there is hardly any. Big screen in main dining was far less than HD quality. $15 for cheapest cheeseburger on menu. This place is a tourist trap that locals, like me, should avoid. Did I mention the $9 for 2 hours parking?

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2013

We had a wonderful time this past Saturday with the Christmas celebrations. Perfect table with a view of the tree and snow fall.
We'll definitely be back next year!
Thanks,
Cheryl Burress

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2013

Nice selection of restaurant in the Gaylord. More casual than some of their other restaurants, but very good food. Pleasantly surprised by the fish and chips selection, crisp but not greasy. I recommend for good dining at reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 7, 2013

We were at the Gaylord for an event and had reservations for 10 pm. We arrived at the podium an hour early. They seated us immediately even though they had a wait list of over 30 minutes. YAY!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2013

Limited menu, large portions, noisy. Excellent service, not a long wait for the food despite a full house. Pricy and a mediocre beer selection, but it is a sports bar and not a pub.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2013

We went before seeing ICE and even though I had made the reservations for the wrong day, they were very accommodating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2013

First, they did not have any record of our reservation. Had to ask for manager to find us a table-- we learned that there was an hour wait for others who came to the front desk at the same time, so needless to say, we were not pleased with having to wait--but we were seated within 10 minutes of arriving. Not sure what happened there. We had to ask for our server to re-wipe down out table and chairs--greasy streaks on both; my husbands bar stool was broken and almost had a "Goldilocks" moment. Once we got settled, the service was good and fairly quick with getting our apps and meals out. The quantity of food was perfect but it was way overpriced for the quality of the food. I suppose that it was you get in a resort locale though.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2013

My daughter didn't like the fish and chips, but the rest of us (6) had the cheeseburger and loved it. My mom had the chicken sandwich and raved about it. It is a bar so the beer was cold and good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Great sports bar scene. Prices a bit high for a sports bar but a nice spot.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 29, 2013

Food was average and service was slow. Nice place to try if you looking for appetizers and drinks but dont expect more then that.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View
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 (Key West)·Dined on March 29, 2013

We had 2 parties of 10 each and the service was unbelievably horrible. 3 hour dinner!!! Drinks came AFTER the appetizers and server didn't even bring enough wine glasses, so that one guest had to go up to bar and help herself with the glass. Gaylord DID NOT anticipate the volleyball weekend that was there. Very poor showing and would not come back even if for another volleyball tournament.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2013

I chose National Pastime for me and my husband on Valentine's Day. We normally would have gone to a romantic kind of restaurant but I wanted us to do something different and fun. We had a blast. My husband is a sports aficionado and he loved the giant wall sized TVs that we were seated near. It made his night. Thanks so much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2012

It was New Year's Eve so that might have been the problem but the service was horrible. The hostess people at first seemed to have no idea what reservations were. Then out waitress disappeared about half way through our meal. Then we got another waitress but when she took our credit card she walked around for a while with our credit card and then went around waiting on tables. It took her 10 minutes before she came back to us with the card.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2012

Our first time here. It is located in the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor in Maryland.
The restaurant is a typical sports bar with many TV's, good beer list and good burgers.
The only issue we had is that the place was very busy which normally would not be a problem because we had a reservation with Open Table. However, when we got there the hostess said "we usually take only walk in reservations so we will put you on the list". When I showed her my phone with the Open Table confirmation, she said "you will be jumping over 30 people" and would not tell me how long the wait would be. We took our pager and had a seat. Luckily, we only waited a few minutes for the table. Apparently a manager told her to honor our reservation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2012

They didn't have our OpenTable restaurant, which was not appreciated given their hour wait at the time. They did seat us though. I couldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone though, unless you just want to watch sports on big screen TVs and don't care what you eat. The menu is very, very limited and if it's crowded, your food won't be cooked all the way. If you're at National Harbor, there are several better places to go.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Great sports screens. Food's really decent. Service is nice. Really great specialty drinks. One of the spots always high on our list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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