Update: The beer garden will now open at 4 p.m. Friday, June 17.
Washington's newest pop-up beer garden promises to be a mecca for craft beer and hot dogs. The Neighborhood Restaurant Group, known for ChurchKey, Bluejacket, the Sovereign and Eat Bar, is behind Canteen, a 100-seat beer garden that will operate in the fenced plaza of an office building at the intersection of 21st and M streets and New Hampshire Avenue NW, beginning Friday, June 17
Saturday, June 18.
Beer Director Greg Engert is bringing in draft beers from Melvin, Crooked Stave and other craft brewers not often seen in Washington, to go along with wines and adult slushies. The inaugural draft beer menu is below.
Red Apron Butcher founder Nate Anda is creating a menu of hot dogs and sandwiches that will be served from Frank, the hot dog cart seen at events at Union Market. There will also be rotating food trucks around the plaza.
Beyond food and drink, Canteen will offer lawn game tournaments on Fridays and live music on Saturdays; the Adam E Project and Sulaiman are performing at the grand opening, beginning around 5 p.m. Programming is in partnership with the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) and Liberty Property Trust.
Canteen will be open Wednesday to Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. For now, the beer garden is expected to stay open through September. A schedule of events will be posted on Canteen's Facebook page.
This is another in a string of pop-up beer gardens operating in otherwise empty or underutilized spaces around Washington this summer, including Neal Place Tap and Garden, which has taken over an empty lot next to Masseria, and Wunder Garten, which will return to NoMa in a new location in late June or early July.
Canteen, 2100 M St. NW. facebook.com/Canteen2100M/.