D.C. announced on Thursday that Kelly’s Irish Times in Capitol Hill will be the team’s official pub partner.

Kelly’s Irish Times has long been one of the best places for locals in D.C. to grab a pint or a bite to eat. This spring it will also be the ultimate place for fans to gather before and after home games, as the Irish Times will serve as the Official Pub of the Current.

Conveniently located next to the Union Station Metro Station in Captiol Hill, Kelly’s Irish Times is just a short ride from Cardinal Stadium and will serve as the place for all of the Current’s pre- and post-game festivities.

“It was important for us to team up with a real local D.C. establishment that fans could get to easily before and after our games and Kelly’s Irish Times fits all of those marks,” said D.C. Current General Manager Matt Dewhurst. “The Times has been one of Capitol Hill’s local watering holes for a long time and we are really excited to call them a partner. And I can’t wait to see that place packed on April 19th.”

Starting with D.C.’s home opener on April 19 and running throughout the season, Kelly’s Irish Times will offer food and drink specials at a place Current fans can call their own.

“I thought this was a good opportunity to start something fresh,” said Brendan Kelly, who is the owner of the establishment. “It kind of seemed like a natural fit to me.”

According to Kelly, the bar is stacked and that their menu is full of delicious offerings at an appetizing price. In addition The Irish Times will have special offers for fans before and after every Current home game.

“All of our prices are really good, our burgers are still under $10 and most of our sandwiches are under $10,” Kelly said. “I think we bring a value that you’re not going to find anywhere else in the city because there are not a lot of places like the Irish Times left – we’ve been here for almost 40 years.”

Kelly’s has a long established history and connection to the city, and the Current will continue working with businesses and organizations with deep D.C. roots.

During every home game, fans in attendance will be given the opportunity to win $50 gift certificates to Kelly’s. Join your fellow fans on Saturday, April 19 at Kelly’s for drink specials after the Current game against the Boston Whitecaps.

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