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General Info
The Crystal City Sports Pub was founded in 1994 by three Mount St. Mary's classmates. Majority partner Bill Bayne was already well established in the restaurant business. Bill approached Art Dougherty and Jim Madden with an idea for a sports theme oriented local pub with pool tables, well priced food and friendly service. The guys wanted a neighborhood restaurant with a playful ambiance that gave the weekend athlete a place to ice their knees and the 9 to 5 adult a place to go and relax. As luck would have it, in late winter of 1994 a small hardware store on 23rd Street was closing its doors and had an inside track on obtaining a lease for the property. We jumped on that opportunity and opened our doors on August 2nd that same year. Crystal City housed a vibrant workforce with limited lunch options thus resulting in the Sports Pub's instant success. As our relationships with the local community and alumni groups grew so did our size. In 1996, we integrated the two story Snuggery located right next door to us into our restaurant. More TV's and another bar equaling more fun for everyone. Some years later in 2003, we were able to purchase the property. This made it feasible for us to add a grand new second story on top of our original space. The scope of work was tremendous, partly because we did not want to close our doors during any part of the build out. The work took longer than expected and cost more that expected but the results are outstanding. We are very pleased with the 2007 completion of our new Non-Smoking Club Level. We encourage you to stop in and "check out" our new level that boasts 1 ? 10ft. projection and 2 ? 8 ft. projection screen televisions, 28 ? 42? HD LCDs, 6 ? 37? LCDs and a State-of-the-art sound booth. We continually strive for a place that people can go to any day of the week. We are open 365 days a year. We offer nice size portions of good food at a reasonable price. It is our goal to make every Crystal City Sports Pub experience a pleasant one. We are thankful for our dedicated customers and staff who have made it possible for us to continually move forward.
Regular Hours
Wed - Sat:
  • Event Hosting
  • Corporate Events
  • Sporting Events
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Tours
  • Lunch
  • Catering
  • Parties
  • Food Services
  • Fruits
  • Rice
  • Tortillas
  • Burgers
  • Vegetables
  • Crab
  • Drinks
  • Shrimp
  • Cocktails
  • Platters
  • Chicken
  • Fish & Seafood
  • French
  • Pork
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy
  • Crabs
  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Ribs
  • Sandwiches
  • Steak
  • Chips & Dip
  • Seafood
  • Roasts
  • Pretzels
  • Salads
  • Beer
  • Rye
  • Tuna
  • Dip
  • Chips
  • Wings
  • Turkey
  • Bacon
  • Beans
  • Breads
  • Brisket
  • Cakes
  • Beef
  • Books
  • Ham
  • Home Style
  • Meats
  • Nachos
  • Shellfish
  • Fish
  • Catfish
  • Chicken Fingers
Payment method
Price Range
Aurora Highlands
Social Links
Sports Bars, American Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Bars, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: American, Omelets

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Specialties: Cuban, Corporate Events, Sporting Events, American, Tours, Parties




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Jake F.



My go to spot to watch any sporting event because they have a ton of tvs. The prices are pretty reasonable and the food is always tasty. Service is great. The waiters and waitresses are attentive even when they are packed. The beers are always cold and the games are always on. What more could you ask for!

Gerald A.



Good sports pub, cold beer with peanuts are the right thing to do when watching your favorite team. Place look nice, sports picture on the wall and price are affordable. Service are great and girls too :)