D.C. November 14, 2016
10 Outstanding Breweries You’ll Want To Visit In Washington DC
Washington DC’s growing brewing and craft beer scene has exploded over the last several years. While there are many outstanding breweries around DC, there are quite a few actually located in the district that you need to try. No matter what style or type of beer you enjoy, you’ll find it at one of these breweries in Washington DC. For a refreshing drink, try one of these 10 outstanding breweries in Washington DC.
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1. 3 Stars Brewing Company
Since 2012, when it released its Pandemic Porter, 3 Stars beers have been overtaking DC. You can find their brews at a variety of restaurants and bars in the area, including National Park. Stop by their brewery Thursday through Sunday or take a tour on Saturday at 2pm or 3pm.
6400 Chillum Place NW, Washington DC, 20012
2. DC Brau Brewery
DC Brau was one of DC’s first breweries and is one of the fastest growing breweries in the United States. Stop in Wednesday through Sunday to try one of their local favorites such as The Public or The Citizen.
3178-B Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC 20018
Bluejacket has 20 beers and five cask brews offering its visitors a wide range of different tastes and styles. Visit their taproom in the converted 5,600 square-foot building that once operated as a boilermaker.
300 Tingey Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
4. Hellbender Brewing Company
Hellbender started as a passion project by two beer lovers and home brewers. Hellbender focuses on environmentally friendly brewing and its German-style Bäre Bönes Kölsch is a local favorite. They have brewery tours from 2-5pm on Saturdays and are open during the week.
5788 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20011
5. Right Proper Brewing Company
Right Proper is a beautiful brewpub with a delicious food menu and even better beers. The owners want to make sure that dining out and drinking is affordable for all so they offer great prices.
624 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
6. Atlas Brew Works
The taproom at Atlas Brew Works is open daily and you can try one of their 16 beers. They’re consistently offering new brews throughout the year on the third Sunday of every month, they have open bluegrass jam sessions.
2052 West Virginia Avenue NE #102, Washington, DC 20002
7. Bardo Brewpub
What was once an empty lot has now been transformed into a brewery and beer garden with nearly 40 different types of beer. Enjoy food trucks, corn hole and a fun evening in the entertaining beer garden!
1200 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC 20002
8. Capitol City Brewing Company
Capitol City Brewing Company was the first brew pub in the district. They have seasonal offerings at their huge round bar at Penn Quarter where the brewery first opened in 1992.
1100 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005
9. District ChopHouse & Brewery
A little more steakhouse than brewery, District ChopHouse was once a bank that has been turned into a hot spot, particularly during and after Capitals and Wizards games. You can pair flavorful steaks with handcrafted beers in their beautiful digs.
509 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
10. The Public Option
The Public Option is a quaint and cozy brewpub that feels much more homier than any other brewery in the district.
1601 Rhode Island Ave NE Washington, DC 20018
Not a beer drinker?
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