2018 Nationals Park Concession Upgrades

Chris Lingebach
March 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm
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The newest concessions at Nationals Park were introduced Monday, including two major vendor changes for the 2018 season.

All hot dogs served throughout the park in 2018 will be provided exclusively by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. Meanwhile, all sausages served will be supplied by Encore Sausage Company, based in Hyattsville, Md.

Beverages

DISTRICT OF COCKTAILS (Sections 112, 135): District of Cocktails offers cocktails made with spirits crafted within the District of Columbia, provided by District Distilling Co., Republic Restoratives Distillery, New Columbia Distillers, and One Eight Distilling.

DEVILS BACKBONE BAR (Section 240): This will feature an assortment of Devils Backbone beers, including the Nationals' new flagship brew, ERA (Earned Run Ale), created in collaboration with Devils Backbone.

DISTRICT COOLERS (Section 108): Think: juice boxes, for adults. District Coolers offers a variety of liquors and flavors, namely Raspberry Gin Rickey, Pineapple Tequila Cooler, Blueberry Mojito, Electric Lemonade and Black Cherry Sling.

COMPASS COFFEE (Sections 142, 216): Based in Shaw, Compass Coffee offers locally roasted Nitro Cold Brew.

Concessions

KNOTTED UP (Sections 130, 315): Knotted Up offers Philadelphia-style pretzels as well as gourmet dipping sauces (Pub Cheese, Chipotle Honey Mustard, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Cream Cheese).

STREET SKEWERS (Section 113): A new concept for 2018, Street Skewers is bringing fans shish kebab-style snacks from around the globe, with a rotating selection of cuisines throughout the season, including Greek, Thai, Chinese and Mexican cuisine. To start the season, Greek will be the designated cuisine, with Chicken Souvlaki, Keftedes (Greek meatballs), and Vegetable & Halloumi skewers served.

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OLD HICKORY BBQ (Section 301, Norfolk Southern Club): Old Hickory's menu includes BBQ pork sandwiches, BBQ brisket sandwiches, pulled pork nachos, hot links, and sides of pork rinds. Old Hickory debuted in the Norfolk Southern Club in 2017, where it will remain in 2018, in addition to a new stand in Section 301.

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Courtesy of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club
Courtesy of the Washington Nationals Baseball Club

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ITALIAN OUTPOST (Section 301): This features a variety of sandwiches, including a classic meatball sub, and Italian hot beef dip.

Ballpark Enhancements

COCA-COLA SOCIAL MEDIA LOUNGE: New to Nats Park, the Coca-Cola Social Media Lounge -- located off the Family Picnic Area -- will feature interactive displays with featured social media posts from fans and media, as well as cornhole and phone-charging stations.

VIRTUAL REALITY HOME RUN DERBY: For $5, fans can put on a VR headset, step up to the plate and swing for the fences in a virtual Nationals Park. The booth, open from the time gates open through the middle of the fifth inning, will be located near the Right Field Gate.

ENHANCED KIDS PLAY AREA: A new play structure, this one targeting children under five years old, has been added to the play area (located off of Center Field Plaza near the Right Field Gate). It includes two toddler slides and age-appropriate climbing structures, increased seating for parents to watch their children. The previous play structure remains intact for older children.

NATIONALS PARK TELEVISIONS: All televisions throughout the park will be replaced with larger, newer models early into the 2018 season.

ELIMINATION OF DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS: In accordance with D.C. law, Nationals Park has become a completely non-smoking facility. All previous designated smoking areas just outside the ballpark have been eliminated. The city notified the Nationals organization during the offseason that anti-smoking and tobacco ordinances also apply to sites around the ballpark, sidewalks and parking lots included. Fans who exit the ballpark will not be permitted to reenter.

2018 ALL-STAR GAME STORE (Section 140): As hosts of the 2018 MLB All-Star Game, the Nationals created a new retail location exclusively dedicated to providing All-Star Game apparel and collectibles.

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