Best Beer Pubs & Breweries in Washington, DC

Pint of beer on a bar
••• Photo Courtesy City Tap House

Looking for a great beer in the Washington, DC area? The capital region has a variety of pubs and breweries that offer an extensive selection of beers. Check out these microbreweries, bars and restaurants with a huge selection of local and international beers. (Listed in Alphabetical Order)

Atlas Brew Works
Ivy City. 2052 West Virginia Ave NE Washington, DC (202) 832-0420.  The brewery provides fresh, local craft beer to taverns and restaurants across the District.

The tasting room is open to the public Friday through Sunday.

Bardo Brewpub
Trinidad. 1200 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC (762) 233-7070. Brewery with an outdoor beer garden.

Biergarten Haus

Capitol Hill. 1355 H St NE, Washington DC (202) 388-4053. One of the newest of Washington DC's beer focused establishments - serves authentic German food and beer in the heart of the nation's capital.

The Bier Baron Tavern
Dupont Circle. 1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC (202) 293-1885. Located in the redeveloped space of the Brickskeller, Washington's historic beer haven, the new tavern features a selection of more than 500 beers from around the world.

Birreria Paradiso
Georgetown. 3282 M Street NW Washington, DC (202) 337-1245. This beer haven is located on the lower level of Pizzeria Paradiso. The beer list includes 16 draft beer selections, 80 bottled beers and a traditional British-style cask ale.

City Tap House
Penn Quarter.

901 I Street, NW Washington DC (202) 6440-9433. The restaurant and bar boasts one of widest craft beer selections in Washington DC complimented by a contemporary menu of brick oven pizzas and American fare. Enjoy late night dining options, acoustic music at the bar, and seasonal outside dining.  

DA's R.F.D. Washington
Penn Quarter.

810 7th St. NW Washington, DC (202) 289-2030. American restaurant with “cuisine a la biere,” beer inspired recipes and more than 300 bottled brews and 30 beers on-tap.

Denizens Brewing Company
1115 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD (301) 557-9818. The craft brewery is located near the Silver Spring Metro station and offers daily tours.

Dogfish Head Alehouse
Three locations: 800 W Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, MD (301) 963-4847. 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA (703) 961-1140. 6220 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA (703)534-3342. This pub features craft-brewed beers, burgers, hand cut steaks, pizzas, salmon, and more.

District Chophouse & Brewery
Penn Quarter 509 7th Street NW Washington DC (202) 347-3434. This steakhouse, owned and operated by Rock Bottom Brewery, offers a wide selection of handcrafted beers along with its menu of steaks, seafood, salads and brick-oven pizzas.

Franklin's Restaurant and Brewery
5123 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Maryland (301) 927-2740. Prince George’s County’s first brew pub offers a variety of beers and American cuisine.

Heavy Seas Alehouse
1501 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, Virginia. A second location to the original in Baltimore, the restaurant focuses on craft beer and a menu featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients that are sourced locally whenever possible.

Lost Dog Café
5876 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Virginia (703) 237-1552. This gourmet pizza restaurant offers more than 200 beers from around the world.

Port City Brewing Co
3950 Wheeler Ave, Alexandria, Virginia (703) 797-2739. The award-winning craft brewery produces hand made, great quality, locally crafted beers for the DC and Mid-Atlantic market. The tasting room offers tours daily.

Right Proper Brewing Co
Shaw. 624 T St NW, Washington, DC (202) 607-2337. The brewery and restaurant pairs beer with comfort food with a Southern accent.

Rock Bottom Brewery
4238 Wilson Blvd #1256 Arlington, Virginia (703) 516-7688
7900 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda, Maryland (301) 652-1311
Brewery restaurant chain with 29 locations featuring a great selection of beer, soups, salads, burgers, pizza, salads and more.

Sauf Haus Bier Hall
Dupont Circle.

1216-A 18th St. NW Washington, DC. (202) 466-3355.  Inspired by traditional German Bier Garten’s, the tavern offers 16 beers on tap, directly imported from Germany, and a variety of seasonal, local craft and European beers in cans and bottles. Focusing on simplicity and authenticity, the menu includes Bavarian style pretzels and bratwursts, frankfurters and oysters.

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