Best Bars With a Rotating Beer Menu in Washington, D.C.

March 13, 2014 9:00 AM

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Tired of drinking the same beer as everyone else? Grab your friends and head on over to one of these best bars with a rotating beer menu in D.C. and check out only the best in local and regional craft beers. Plus, enjoy some of the best food you will ever eat.

The Big Hunt
1345 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-2333

If you’re on the hunt for the best beer, then check out the Big Hunt where you will find more than 30 rotating beers on tap plus delicious foods and fun events. The three-level restaurant and bar features four bars, skeeball and a cozy patio. Enjoy happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday, like $1 off draughts, as well as food specials, like 20-cent wings on Tuesdays. The Big Hunt also offers a variety of special events throughout the year including beer tastings, comedy nights and burlesque/sideshow acts every Saturday night.

Iron Horse Taproom
507 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-7665

The taps are always on takeover at the Iron Horse Taproom. With more than 25 taps available, the Iron Horse Taproom rotates regularly through a variety of the best American, Belgian, German and specialty import beers from around the world. The full-service, popular bar also features daily drink specials, including $5 select flavored vodkas on Mondays, provides fun games like shuffleboard, skeeball and pool as well as offers a robust bourbon selection. Although food is not available for purchase, the Iron Horse Taproom encourages patrons to bring in food from outside vendors and restaurants.

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Meridian Pint
3400 11th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 588-1075

For a rotating beer experience that also focuses on saving the planet, stop by the Meridian Pint. The full-service restaurant and bar features more than 20 taps with a strict focus on American craft beers, which helps reduce the waste caused by Trans-Atlantic shipping as well as supports local and regional breweries. Meridian Pint also uses locally sourced foods, composts the grand majority of its waste and utilizes wind mill farms for its energy. Can’t find a beer that you like on tap? Meridian Pint also offers 139 bottled beers, plus casks. Enjoy tasty menu items, like deviled eggs, pan-seared beef tenderloin and the apple caramel bread pudding. Meridian Pint also offers a variety of special events including beer and whiskey tastings and oyster happy hours.

District of Pi
910 F St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-5484

Prefer to enjoy your beer in a place that’s a lot less frou-frou? Check out District of Pi where you’ll find pizza and beer. Recognized for its award-winning deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas, the District of Pi offers snacks, appetizers, salads and desserts in addition to its delicious pizza pies. Happy hour specials include featured craft beer cans for $4.25 and the pi squared signature cocktail for $6.25. District of Pi also offers a large beer menu including plenty of rotating beer selections. Choose from light, fruit and spice, malt, hop and roast.

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1337 14th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 567-2576

With five cask ales, 50 beers on tap and more than 500 bottles of beer available, Churchkey is the place to be for the adventurous beer connoisseur. Chow down on delicious menu items, like tater tots, roasted half-smoke, fig and prosciutto flatbread or the cinnamon graham sundae or, for a more romantic evening out on the town, stop by the sophisticated Birch and Barley located below. The popular restaurant and bar features a variety of special events throughout the year including beer tastings and unveilings. Churchkey is also open for lunch on Saturdays and brunch on Sundays.

Susan Diranian is a freelance writer living in Ashburn, VA. She is covering Travel & Outdoors. Her work can be found at

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