Dacha A one-liter boot of Weihenstephan Pilsner at Dacha Beer Garden. (Photo by Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post)

Two items of seasonal bar news to pass along:

Dacha, the city's newest beer garden, closes for the winter after this Sunday. Thankfully, temperatures are supposed to be in the upper 60s, which provides a great excuse to drink German beers outdoors. Dacha will reopen next spring, hopefully with a new kitchen and indoor bathrooms.

On a related note, Garden District will close for its annual winter break on Sunday, Dec. 8, and reopen on Saturday, March 1. Get your brisket while you can.