Cool Beer Spots in the DMV


DC:

  • Aslin (Brewery/Beer Garden)
    • More inventive IPAs, but nice location
  • Lost & Found (Dive Bar)
    • Smaller selection, but have local taps and $3 4oz tasters
  • Red Bear Brewing Company (Brewery)
    • Awesome taproom with good variety of brews with good eats as well
  • Wundergarten (Beer Garden)
    • Variety of German brews and also a lot of various cans, nice location, but more of a stop along a crawl rather than just a destination
  • ChurchKey (Beer Bar)
    • Great selection of IPAs and you can buy singles and pick them up at the bar
    • Not a lot of fruited sours, very similar beer programs for any other Greg Engert place
  • Franklin Hall (Beer Hall)
    • Nice variety of beer
    • Has pool tables and a lot of TVs for watching sports
  • Tap99 (Self-Pour Brewpub)
    • Serve-yourself-taps with a good variety
    • Pretty good food menu
    • Nice location with other things to do around in Navy Yard

MD:

  • Neo Pizza & Taphouse (Restaurant)
    • Serve-yourself-taps with a menu that usually leans to local breweries with a good food menu
  • White Oak Tavern (Restaurant)
    • A huge beer menu that gets great beers from far and wide with great food
    • Has flights and take-out cans
  • HoCo Brew Hive (Restaurant/Beer Hall)
    • Can do flights and have a good selection of craft beers with good food but the food can get pricey also is kind of not near much of anything
  • Burley Oak Brewing (Brewery)
    • Brewery with inventive Sours and IPAs
    • No food, but can bring your own
  • Owen’s Tavern/Owen’s Ordinary (Beer Bar)
    • Nice selection of beer, but not lot of fruited sours, very similar beer programs for any other Greg Engert place
  • The Perfect Pour (Liquor Store)
    • A great selection of beer and you can buy singles in order to mix-n-match your own 6-packs
    • They even have a growler filling station!

VA:

  • Spacebar (Beer Bar)
    • An awesome small space that has good sandwiches and great beer on tap
    • They were playing post-hardcore music when I was there, which is my jam, but I know is not everyone’s
  • Bronson Bierhall (Beer Hall)
    • Can be expensive, but lots of German import beers, and can get 1L goblets of some beers
  • Ballston Local (Restaurant/Bar)
    • Have a solid house tap list that is nice during happy hour, but the Rotating Taps always has great IPAs and Sours from local and/or renowned breweries
  • Quincy Hall (Bar)
    • Good selection of local beers and fun space with games
  • Lost Dog Cafe (Restaurant/Bar)
    • Nice tap and dine-in/take-out can selection with a huge food menu as well

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