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Below is just some of the hot buzz circling around about the Bracket Room.

Eater Washington DC

“Where to watch March madness in D.C.”
March 14, 2017
It’s officially March Madness season. Selection Sunday has drawn to a close, and the match ups are set. For diehard fans of college hoops, this means lots of time over the next few weeks spent wildly celebrating down-to-the-wire victories and suffering through bracket-busting, no-no-this-can’t-be-happening defeats.
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“Redskins fans react to Thanksgiving loss” – VIDEO
November 26, 2016
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“These 16 DC-Area Bars Have the Best March Madness Deals”
March 19, 2015
Now that March Madness has begun, it’s time to enjoy the culmination of the men’s basketball season with non-stop happy hours that aren’t restrained by a 5 p.m. starting time. Sneak out of the office early and head out for a late boozy brunch to root for your favorite team and pump your fists in the air in hopes of maintaining the NCAA tournament bracket your bank account is relying on this year.
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DC Eater

“Hottest Brunches in DC”
February 16, 2015
Tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater love a good boozy breakfast, and often ask the question: “Where should I grab brunch this weekend?” In the great tradition of the Eater 38, we could probably come up with a long list of places in this city that do brunch right.
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“Bracket Room Packs it Big for the Superbowl”
February 2, 2015
The Bracket Room is popular with the female clientele in Clarendon and it’s also a packed with fans during the games. But it’s not a regular run of the mill sports bar. First the food is something to cheer about. The menu is cleverly designed by price (not by category) and offers an upscale version of traditional bar food as well as higher-end items like steak and lobster.
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USA Today – 10 Best

“DC Nightlife near FedEx Field offers sports bars, music venues”
October 1st, 2014
For a 1 p.m. Sunday game tip off, the last fans pour out of Landover’s FedEx Field around dinner time. So what’s a fan to do if they are still pumped up or heartbroken over the game? (Heartbroken is more likely. We are talking about the Redskins.) Many will hop on the Metro or drive their car for a short trip to nearby Washington, D.C. where the nightlife scene is always active.
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“{Bracket Room} to host Fox 5 and Sports Junkies Redskins Pregame Shows”
August 18th, 2014
Locally owned and operated {Bracket Room} will host both Fox 5 News’ live Redskins pre-game broadcast and 106.7 The Fan’s Weekly Pre-Game Show, Washington Gameday Uncensored with the Sports Junkies before each Redskins game this fall.
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Washington City Paper

“Bachelor in Paradise Star to Open Bracket Room at Dulles and Reagan Airports”
August 7th, 2014
“Female-friendly” sports lounge Bracket Room isn’t just trying to attract the women (and men) of Clarendon anymore. Now, it’s aiming to appeal to the women (and men) of the world. The nearly one-year-old restaurant and bar from Bachelorette/Bachelor Pad/Bachelor in Paradise star Chris Bukowski and his partners Jeff Greenberg and Nicole Pettitt will open new locations at Dulles International and Reagan National airports in June of 2015 through a licensing partnership with St. Louis-based OHM Concession Group.
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Martha Stewart American Made

“An upscale sports lounge in Arlington, Virginia. Our team has only one goal in mind; to foster a community within a Bracket Room of friends. “
August 7th, 2014
It all started five years ago with a phone call between two friends. Three years later a dream and a conversation became a reality. After a year of creating our vision/concept we opened the doors to our very first restaurant.
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Washington City Paper

“Swallow the Money – Want to understand D.C.’s restaurant boom? Meet the people funding it.”
May 23rd, 2014
Elaine Chon-Baker is sitting at the mafia table, and everyone is treating her like the boss. You get one of my favorite cocktails of all time—not on the menu, says bartender Steve Oshana as he approaches the secluded corner of Arlington restaurant Water & Wall.
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Northern Virginia Magazine

“Thank You Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for Bracket Room’s Spiked Fruit Salad”
March 20th, 2014
When the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control eased restrictions on how restaurants can promote happy hour specials, the agency also started permitting bars to create flavored and infused alcohol from distilled spirits. This means that you can get drunk off of fruit.
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“The best DC bars for March Madness”
March 12th, 2014
March Madness means big questions: will your team peak when it counts? Who’s worthy of winning your bracket? Will Jim Boeheim keep it together? Can you stream the game at work without getting caught? Can’t help you there, but once you’ve realized you should …
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Falls Church News

“Restaurant Spotlight: Bracket Room”
December 24th, 2013
Mix equal parts sports bar and cocktail lounge and you get Bracket Room, a newcomer to the Clarendon dining scene. The new restaurant was opened this fall by former “Bachelorette” contestant Chris Bukowski and was billed as a “female-friendly” sports bar.
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The Washington Post

“The Bracket Room in Clarendon tries to be all things to everyone, especially the ladies”
October 17th, 2013
Other than former “Top Chef” contestants or the occasional professional athelete, we don’t get many celebrity-owned venues in the Washington area. Maybe that explains the buzz around the Bracket Room, a Clarendon watering hole owned by former “Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” contestant Chris Bukowski.
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In The Capital

“Bachelor Franchise Alum Chris Bukowski Opens Bracket Room in Clarendon”
September 24th, 2013
Most in Washington know of Chris Bukowski, 27, as that guy from The Bachelorette who opened a restaurant in Clarendon. Those who think they know of Bukowski remember him as the 4th runner up on Season 8 of ABC’s The Bachelorette with Emily Maynard, or perhaps a few months later as the guy on Bachelor Pad known for his “women-juggling, lying and general cockiness.
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Washington Business Journal

“Bracket Room sports bar from Bachelorette star Chris Bukowski opens tonight”
September 5th, 2013
Clarendon’s newest addition is finally ready. Bracket Room, the sports bar and restaurant from former ”Bachelorette” contestant Chris Bukowski, opens Thursday night.  The sports bar, which has been billed as “female-friendly,” has been in the works for more than a year. Bracket Room is opening in the former Burap.
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Washington Post

“Bracket Room: From Superfruits to Senor Frog shots”
July 16th, 2013
Remember Bracket Room, the female-friendly sports bar that former “Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad 3” star Chris Bukowski plans to open in Clarendon? We got a press release and a copy of the menu yesterday. Here’s what you can expect when the place opens in August at 1210 N. Garfield St., previously home to Burapa Thai.
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Huffington Post

“STK Steakhouse To Join Bachelorette Star’s Bracket Room In Providing D.C. With Female-Friendly Eateries”
January 30th, 2013
What makes a steakhouse or a sports bar female-friendly? D.C. eaters will soon have an answer, or two, to that question. The Washington City Paper reports that STK Steakhouse — slogan: “Not Your Daddy’s Steakhouse” — will be moving into a Dupont location formerly occupied by Casa Nonna.
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