Pub Recommendations in D.C. - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > North East Homebrew Forum > Pub Recommendations in D.C.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-22-2008, 07:35 PM   #11
John_Peters
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Fairfax, VA
Posts: 49

The Saloon on U-Street is located next to Ben's Chili Bowl between 13th and 12th is a must visit pub (its right across the street from the metro station). Great atmosphere (NO TV's and no loud music). The bar has 10 German beers on draft (Incl. Hefeweizen, Helles, Dunkles, Maibock, Oktoberfest, Pils) as well as about 30 different belgian bottles. I've been drinking at this bar once per week ever since I moved to the DC area and I love it.

BTW this it the only place in the USA where you can have Ur-Bock 23 on draft.

If you get tired of the Saloon, you can walk 1 block to the corner of 13th and U and visit Bar Marvin which has about 8-10 belgian brews on tap.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 08:46 PM   #12
WDC
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
DC, DC
Posts: 69

+2 maybe 3 to John_Peters' Saloon reccomendation. I would also suggest Brasserie Beck Brasserie Beck, Washington, DC - Robert Wiedmaier for their killer selection of otherwise unavailable Belgian (some great sour beers).

Both those places are a ~25 minute walk from Dupont Circle or a cheap cab ride. If do you go to Pizzaria Paradiso go to the Georgetown location and get a seat at the down-stairs bar.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2008, 09:18 PM   #13
John_Peters
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Fairfax, VA
Posts: 49

I never knew about Brasserie Beck. I need to check it out.

WDC: Have you ever eaten there? IF o is the food any good?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 03:48 PM   #14
WDC
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
DC, DC
Posts: 69

I sure have. I stick to the sandwiches and mussels but my friends are very happy when they go in for the entrees. It seems like, in general, the quality of the food in the city is a little lower than its price tag (RFD&Brickskeller) but I'm happy with the ratio at BB. And at the Saloon for that matter.

FYI: I have always needed to wait for a table when I've shown up at prime dinner hour. You could call ahead or just know that you'll drink the first beer standing up.

Same neighborhood: have you checked out Matchbox (wine/cocktails/pizza) down in Chinatown? Usually five or six solid beers on rotation and the pizza is excellent.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 05:28 PM   #15
John_Peters
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Fairfax, VA
Posts: 49

Haven't been to Matchbox yet, but its on the list now. I have a group of friends coming to visit in December, so I'll have to hit that place while they're here.

I usually stick to the U-Street area when I go out, so I don't know much about places around Chinatown.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 06:13 PM   #16
WDC
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
DC, DC
Posts: 69

Same problem, different neighborhood. I'm going to have to get up to U street and check out Bar Marvin.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2008, 06:31 PM   #17
John_Peters
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Fairfax, VA
Posts: 49

Quote:
Originally Posted by WDC View Post
Same problem, different neighborhood. I'm going to have to get up to U street and check out Bar Marvin.
Marvin is worth a look. The beer is reasonably priced and they have 3 bars (2 upstairs and 1 downstairs), but the place is absolutely packed to the gills on thursday/friday nights. During the summer they have an open air bar on the roof and by about 11:00pm the entire place is standing room only.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 12:06 AM   #18
kman6234
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
kman6234's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Closter, NJ
Posts: 528
Liked 29 Times on 24 Posts


Just wanted to thank all of you for your recommendations. Unfortunately SWMBO pulled rank and we had to hangout with her family instead of sampling the local brews I'll keep all these in mind for next time I'm in D.C.
__________________
Jane Street Brewhaus


On Deck: Jamil's Evil Twin
Primary: N/A
Conditioning:Bohemian Pilsner
On Tap:Win-Sane IPA #3, Double Minor Dubbel


"Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."
-Dave Barry

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #19
WDC
Recipes 
 
Mar 2008
DC, DC
Posts: 69

Happens to the worst of us. At least there's a new brewery in NYC for you to explore.
__________________
*** Fermentation Without Representation ***
=== _______________________________ ===

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First AG, need hop recommendations..... lucasszy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 7 11-03-2009 02:47 AM
Recommendations request... geckosan General Beer Discussion 11 08-06-2009 06:27 PM
IPA kit recommendations Hopsie Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-13-2009 04:19 AM
Rye IPA recommendations? andreiz Recipes/Ingredients 1 12-30-2008 10:20 PM
Hop recommendations jtvinny Hops Growing 8 03-26-2008 04:13 PM


Forum Jump