The newest Mission will be the busiest Mission, at least for 81 days a year. Located at the corner of N and Van St SE, it’s the closest restaurant to Nats Park. It’s also the largest restaurant near the park.
In addition to a perfect baseball stadium adjacent location and a large, two story footprint, another thing that sets Mission Navy Yard apart from other nearby new additions is its happy hour. Running every day from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 p.m. to close, Mission will be the most affordable place to drink good beer before and after games. During happy hour, the DC Brau Dos Brau, a beer exclusive to the restaurant, is only $5.50 for 16 ounces. Their on tap margaritas are $8.
For the baseball fan not interested in alcohol, Mission offers a fine selection of tacos and chip related dishes. If you’re with a large group, we recommend the Nachos Volcán with steak (the nachos are also on the happy hour menu, we’re telling you, their happy hour is great). If you’re with a picky eater, the taco options are vegetarian and vegan (if you ask them to hold the cheese) friendly. If you’re taking a kid to the game, the churros should please everyone.
Mission Navy Yard is currently serving a limited menu with a full rollout scheduled for later this month. Brunch is coming too.
The Nats have a chance to gain a lot of ground in their division this week. With multiple double headers against a division rival, they could jump from third to second and have a good chance at making the playoffs. If they do, Mission will be even busier. If they don’t, Mission has the potential to become a Saturday college football and Sunday NFL viewing destination.
Mission Navy Yard, 1221 Van St SE, Washington, DC 20003, is open 7 days a week, with hours varying based on Nats home game start times. They’re open two hours before every Nats home game. Check their site for more information.