Best Bars To Get Local Beer In Washington, D.C.

October 30, 2014 8:00 AM

There’s nothing quite like ending the day with a satisfying adult beverage. If you’re tired of the same old national brews, check out these best D.C. bars to get local beer and discover your new favorite brew today.

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

For the ultimate beer drinking experience, head to ChuchKey where you will find over 500 beers to choose from, many of which feature beverages from local breweries. Try the Devils Backbone Vienna Lager or the Pandemic Imperial Porter. ChurchKey also features draft and bottled beers from all over the world. Enjoy your beverage of choice with a tasty side item, like the tater tots, wings or mac n’ cheese sticks. ChurchKey also offers salads, flatbreads, burgers and sandwiches and features a variety of events including beer festivals and keg tapping.

Eat the Rich
1839 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 316-9396
www.etrbar.com

If the name itself doesn’t intrigue you, perhaps the beer list will. Eat the Rich offers an eclectic array of food and drinks, including a few locally brewed beers. Enjoy the Citra and Lemon Peel draft from DC-based 3 Stars Brewery or the Penn Quarter Porter from DC Brau. The full-service restaurant and bar also features classic cocktails, wine, champagne and adult slushies. Menu items include oyster shooters, grilled albacore tuna and middleneck clams. Top it all off with rock n’ roll music. And, in case you were wondering, the name of the restaurant is from a Motorhead song.

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RFD
810 7th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 289-2030
www.lovethebeer.com

With more than 30 beers on tap and 300 bottled beers to choose from, RFD is another beer aficionado destination. Taste local beer favorites, like the Corruption from DC Brau or the Flying Dog Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale. RFD takes its love of beer to the next level with its beer-inspired menu. Try the porter-marinated flat iron steak or the RFD truffle burger, which features a brew burger topped with goat cheese, a house blend of sautéed mushrooms and arugula on a brioche bun. End the night with a Beiramisu, a beer-infused dessert.

Bluejacket
300 Tingey St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 524-4862
www.bluejacketdc.com

From its brewing processes to its location, Bluejacket is steeped in history and tradition. The brewery building was once a part of the Navy Yards ship and munitions manufacturing complex and is one of the last remaining industrial buildings in the city. Enjoy freshly brewed beer right from the source, including the Cut and Dry Bohemian Pilsner or the Root Doctor Spiced Belgium Strong Ale. The brewery also features a full-service restaurant with delicious entree items like the seared scallops, goat cheese tortellini and the 18-hour beef short rib. Bluejacket also offers brewery tours.

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Right Proper Brewing Company
624 T St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 607-2337
www.rightproperbrewery.com

For locally brewed beer that is made with passion, check out the Right Proper Brewing Company where you will find a variety of locally brewed beers plus the most delicious southern comfort food. Check out the DC Brewers Solidarity or the brewery’s own King Harvest. Right Proper Brewing Company also offers a delicious assortment of food including the roasted garlic hummus, beef chili and rice and the southern fried chick filet. The full-service restaurant and bar also offers wine on tap.

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