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DC Brau Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.95/5
DC Brau Brewing Co.DC Brau Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE Ste B
Washington, District of Columbia, 20018-2214
United States

(202) 621-8890 | map
dcbrau.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
28
Reviews:
1,079
Ratings:
6,247
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
124
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
4.16%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 124
Reviews by jmslade7:
Photo of jmslade7
4.17/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, with cool merchandise and great beer!
A localcentric brewery that is always doing something fun and interesting.
If you live in, near, or are visiting Washington DC and like craft beer, then do yourself a favor and visit DC Brau!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SSGCujo
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Ctb6582
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of IMFletcher
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

About as bare bones as it gets, and that's not a complaint. Located on the backside of a strip mall-type location, this place is small and simple. Food seems to be provided by trucks, and the beer list is about 10 in-house selections. Cans are for sale on site. Beers were all good.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Small tasting room at the brewery. Nice staff, nice selection. Ordered the flight of all 8 beers they had, and was generally pleased with all of the beers. The IPAs stuck out as the best stuff for me, but all were very true to style. Picked up a few 6-packs to go. A bit far out on the eastern side of town, so set your GPS if you need to.

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Photo of ZluvDbeer
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Capsfan90
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of GeuzeInTheHouse
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Really cool place. Small, unassuming and not exactly ballyhoo worthy from a fancy real estate perspective, but inside the doors its exactly what you'd hope a small brewpub or tasting room would be. Ample seating, deliberate yet not contrived décor and a staff ready to help out in any way. Tastings, pints, growlers and crowlers available of their pretty darn nice lineup of beer. Not horribly difficult to get to, and not exactly in the heart of wicked heavy traffic (if approaching from the east). I'd certainly give it a whirl if you are nearby-ish.

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Photo of Tomkob11
4.79/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.64/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

In an industrial park in DC. Location is not in the best area for any type of public transit. I'd recommend getting an uber, lyft or cab to here. There appeared to be a few parking spots in the back, if driving, but not many.

Tasting room was tiny. I'd say 20-30 people in there would make it seem crammed.

Staff was friendly.

Selection was limited, which seems to be a typical complaint about DC Brau.

Overall, decent brewery, but not worth visiting unless they have something special on like On The Wings of Armageddon or Solar Abyss. Most of their other offerings get wide distribution, so just hit up a store in DC.

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Photo of Anker13
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
4.61/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The place is small and tucked away behind a post office in a not-so-hip part of DC. Not easily metro accessible either, so you need a car. That being said, Friday nights are the best deal in DC with pints for $2.50. The people who work there seem cool and both times I've been I noticed Talking Heads playing on the sound system. Glad to hear DC Brau has good taste in music. There's a little dog named Angus that hangs out in the taproom as well, so don't forget to pet him while you're enjoying your beer. I do wish they served the beer in glass, but I realize they aren't a restaurant or anything so using plastic cups probably makes more sense for them than washing glasses constantly.

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Photo of garyloveman
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The place is a good place to go to if you are in the nation's capital. The selection of beer is good and they offer a flight of 3 samplers (4 oz each) for $5 and full pints for $5. It is located easily off I-295.

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DC Brau Brewing Co. in Washington, DC
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