Washington DC Visit

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by MastaaaGrillaaa, May 22, 2019.

  1. MastaaaGrillaaa

    MastaaaGrillaaa Initiate (145) Feb 10, 2015 Ohio

    Looking for recommendations on good bars, breweries and restaurants for a early June visit. I tried searching prior threads, but didnt find anything more recent than 2017. Staying at the Renaissance downtown, but we're not opposed to traveling around.

    Thanks for any thoughts!
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  2. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

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  3. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Tons of good restaurants but not all are going to have an extensive beer list. You'd probably want to make reservations at some of the nicer, highly rated ones.
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  4. RocketFrogDavid

    RocketFrogDavid Zealot (596) Apr 29, 2010 Virginia
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    Close to the Renaissance, but maybe not mentioned in the 2017 threads are two bars that are pretty good. Lost & Found, on 9th, just up from the hotel on the right, next to a great Italian restaurant called All Purpose. Lost & Found has a very good beer list. Then a couple blocks over on 5th & G is Free State which has the same owner. It's below the ramen/fried chicken place Bantam King. You can order at Bantam King then they will deliver it to you at Free State. All the others from 2017 aside from Meridian Pint should still be very relevant as mentioned above.
  5. JediMasterLenin

    JediMasterLenin Aspirant (290) Dec 25, 2018 District of Columbia

    Since it wasn't mentioned here or in the 2017 thread, I'll put down Midlands Beer Garden on Georgia ave. 20 taps, if memory serves, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Multiple pour sizes.
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  6. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Champion (802) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia

  7. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (259) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    My recommendation as well, I really enjoyed it there.
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    REVZEB Poo-Bah (6,147) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Also visiting DC in June. Thanks for the thread, very helpful! What are some breweries that get distro in DC that I should keep an eye out for?
  9. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    What styles do you like? Looking for draft beer or packaged? DC gets a lot of different stuff due to the laws there.
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  10. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (6,147) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Like all styles, thinking more on tap, but could be open to some packaged too
  11. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (52) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    I'd suggest looking for locally brewed stuff such as Ocelot, Solace, Blue Jacket, DC Brau, Right Proper, Veil, Triple Crossing, Burley Oak, RAR

    Check out the tap list from Churchkey, there are beers from Hill Farmstead, Tired Hands, Singlecut, Port, Night Shift and a lot more:

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  12. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (6,147) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois

    Thanks! Yeah I have been the churchkey before, a wonderful beer bar, will go again for sure!
  13. rightcoastn

    rightcoastn Initiate (23) Nov 6, 2010 Maryland

    Not heavily beer focused but would recommend hitting up Union Market, which isn't too far from the hotel. Plenty of food stalls and the surrounding area is going under a sweeping redevelopment so there are now a bunch of full service restaurants there too. Red Apron Butcher Bar, which is in Union Market, usually has a pretty great draft list with Aslin, Burley Oak, Veil, Grimm, Bissell Bros, etc. You can grab a beer from there and walk around the market for different food if you aren't up for a burger. The Bruery's east coast outpost is also just south of Union Market so you could stop there for package goods if needed.