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DC Beer - Is Here

The Washington DC area offers many places that cater to lovers of great craft beer; here are some:

  • CubsFan
  • Updated 01/05/2012
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After Churchkey DC, the best beer bar in DC. Pizzeria is upstairs, but descend the stairs for their most comfortable beer bar. There are two other "Paradiso" locations: Dupont Circle and the newest in Old Town Alexandria.


Amid the mindless chains and numbing bleakness of Rockville Pike, stands this gem of a deli-craft beer store. You can also sample beer on site. I love it - and you will too.


Award winning craft beer from Geoff Lively amid the mindless pretentiousness of Bethesda. If you enjoy well brewed beer and are able to endure mobs of cellphones with human attachments, this be the place.


Amid the grittiness of suburban Hyattsville, sits this gem, an atmospheric, if potentially packed-to-the-rafters on weekends, brewpub. It specializes in German and Britsh beer. If only it were closer.


Located in the new convention center, the Brewhouse offers a wonderful selection of Old Dominion beers - in a rather generic sports bar atmosphere, though.


Part of a national chain - with its own brewer. Tasty German lagers with an interesting upscale menu. Rather pricey, though. It seems Rockville has nightlife.


A wonderful and convivial part of Ireland in the heart of Capitol Hill that pours the best pint o'Guinness in the city. Live traditional music nightly makes it a great place to spend an evening. Slainte! My favorite Irish pub.


(See GB Rockville) This branch is located in a former bank building and across from the Spy Museum. (If this is important.)


Excellent selection of Belgian beer. However, it is painfully pricey. Ouch!


E&C is a Canadian corporation that situates faux British pubs throughout the US and Canada. There is a new location at I and 19th, which is simuliar. I like E&C because they always have Fullers, albeit pricey imperial pints, on tap.

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