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Where to watch the U.S. Olympic hockey game at noon today

Olympic hockey T.J. Oshie (left) and his American teammates face the Czech Republic in the Olympic hockey quarterfinals today. (Larry W. Smith/European Pressphoto Agency)

Sports bars are jumping on the hockey bandwagon, opening early to show today's quarterfinal.

The U.S. men’s hockey team faces the Czech Republic in the Olympic quarterfinals at noon. The scheduling is a relief for hockey fans, who scrambled to find bars that were open for last Saturday’s 7:30 a.m. game against Russia. Those who made it out are surely glad they did after the epic shootout win.

Tomorrow’s lunchtime start means that it’ll be easy to head out of the office and find a place showing the game. Several hockey hangouts, including the Front Page in Ballston, Redline in Penn Quarter and DC Reynolds in Park View, are usually open for lunch, giving fans an easy decision. Other bars are taking advantage of the game as an excuse to open early: Duffy’s Irish Pub will open at 11:30 a.m. (and there’s talk of the patio being available if the weather cooperates). Lucky Bar, the Pug and Ventnor Sports Cafe will open at noon, and all will be showing Champions League soccer afterward if you want to take the afternoon off.

Update: Lou's City Bar and Madhatter both announced on Twitter this morning that they'll be open with drink specials: Lou's has half-priced drafts today, and Madhatter offers $3 Miller Lite and Yuengling.

Where are you watching the game? Let us know in the comments.

Fritz Hahn has covered bars, drinks and nightlife for the Washington Post Weekend Section since 2003, but he also writes about everything from Civil War battlefields to sailing classes. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram.



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