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Old 03-16-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Good breweries near DC

I am headed to Washington DC on vacation and want to hit up some local breweries. I wont have a car so something close to the capital where we are staying would be great. You know reasonable cab or metro distance would be great.

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Old 03-16-2011, 02:23 AM   #2
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I don't know of any good breweries within metro/cab distance of DC but definitely hit up Churchkey.

Best beer bar along DC. Rock Bottom is also a good local brewpub. They have a couple locations

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:12 AM   #3
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http://www.capcitybrew.com/

I haven't been there in years...
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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There aren't any breweries in DC yet (a couple are in the works). Churchkey is a must! There is a new brewery in Alexandria, VA, Port City Brewing. I have not been there yet but it look great. Mad Fox Brewpub in Falls Church, VA is excellent. If you are into belgian beers, Brasserie Beck is another great bar to check out.

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Old 03-16-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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Awesome I'll check those out. Any local beers that may be on tap at restraints would be nice to know too. Thanks all,,,

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #6
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If you can find Stillwater Artisnal Ale try them. They are an excellent new local that makes Saison's and Belgian's. Brewer's Art in Baltimore also has limited distribution around here for bottles and some draft lines I think, certainly worth seeking out. Clipper City/Heavy Seas, Flying Dog and Starr Hill are good locals that are fairly widely available here.

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Old 03-18-2011, 01:56 AM   #7
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Capital City is in DC and it has a decent selection. I assume you like food too, in which case Good Stuff Eatery has AMAZING burgers. I don't care what people say about 5 Guys, it's a bunch of garbage, Good Stuff is the $hit, its right in the capital hill area, it's a must, i feel confident in saying you've wasted your entire life if you don't go there. It wouldn't hurt to take the metro and hit up Ben's chili bowl and get a half smoke with chili and cheese. Also sliders at J.Pauls in Georgetown

If you're into breweries/brewpubs, best thing for you to do would be to take the marc train 30 miles north to baltimore. Baltimore is a much better beer town, not to mention, it's way more fun. Go to fells point, canton, federal hill. A lot of bars have their own brew (green turtle, oliver's). Max's on Broadway has the best selection of beer in the city. Baltimore's more of a blue collar town whereas DC is much more white collar

Oh, don't go to Southeast DC btw, you might die. hell, just stay way from the whole eastern side.

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Old 03-18-2011, 04:41 AM   #8
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Mrmalty=hero status!

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Old 03-19-2011, 01:36 AM   #9
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Mrmalty=hero status!
i assume you're speaking to me....it's "McMalty", but thanks. if you go to those places, you're sure not to regret it. There's a lot more stuff out there, but you were just asking about beer, so i just threw in my 2 cents about some other stuff. I've lived in md my whole life, i know the deal. oh, and if u go to the adam's morgan neighborhood (in DC), when the bars let out at 2am, do yourself a favor, you're going to walk out and be surprised (you'll know what i mean if u do it), so just don't look anyone in the eye or say anything, just keep walking, please.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:43 AM   #10
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You could always take a short(I think it took me 5hours) side trip to rehobeth beach to dogfishhead. If you are driving check if theree are any on the way there.

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