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Best Beer Pubs & Breweries in the Washington, DC Area


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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.

Biergarten Haus
Capitol Hill. 1355 H St NE, Washington DC (202) 388-4053. 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.

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.

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.  

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.

Capitol City Brewing Co
Capitol Hill. 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC (202) 842-2337
Downtown., DC. 1100 New York Ave., NW, Washington, Washington DC (202) 628-2222
2700 S Quincy St, Arlington, Virginia (703) 578-3888
Brewpub restaurants specializing in handcrafted beers and American cuisine.

Heavy Seas Alehouse
1501 Wilson Blvd, Rosslyn, VA. 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.

Dogfish Head Alehouse
800 W Diamond Ave Gaithersburg, Maryland (301) 963-4847. 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.

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.

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.

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