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Best Beer Gardens in Washington DC

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It’s that time of year. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and you’re ready to start hanging out outside again. What better way to celebrate the return of summer than heading out to the best beer gardens that Washington DC has to offer? And the best part is that when you live at Monroe Street Market, you’re in the center of it all, with easy commutes to all of these fabulous beer gardens. Read on to see our guide to the very best beer gardens in Washington DC.

Wunder Garten – 150 M St NE

Newly opened in Noma, Wunder Garten is DC’s latest beer garden to open up shop. However, don’t wait to visit this hub of great beer and even better food trucks, because it’s only a pop up, meaning that it’ll be gone before you know it. Plus, they’ve partnered up with REI (the future occupiers of their location) to provide fun classes and events about cycling, camping, and other outdoor activities.


How to get there from Monroe Street Market: Take the Red Line from Brookland Metro Station to Noma-Galludent U Station and walk for 3 minutes.


Dacha Beer Garden – 1600 7th Street NW

Located in the heart of the beautiful Shaw district, Dacha Beer Garden welcomes all (including pets!). Come here to try the huge variety of German, Belgian, and American beers while soaking up the sun. If you’re not into beer they also have cider, wine, and a gluten-free beer to tempt you. Food-wise they offer a fine selection of traditional german pretzels, sausages, and schnitzels amongst other options.


How to get there from Monroe Street Market: Hop on the G8 bus from right outside your door and take it to the Shaw-Howard U Metro, or enjoy the sun and walk there in about 40 minutes.


Cafe Berlin – 322 Massachusetts Ave NE

Cafe Berlin is all about being traditional. So traditional that you’ll think you’ve been transported to Munich. You can either sit in the 1920’s styled dining rooms, or even better, out on their well-sized patio. It’s a bit quieter than other beer gardens on the list, but it’s been around for 30 years for a reason. Their authentic German cuisine is some of the best in the city and they serve traditional German beers year-round. You can even get your beer served in a boot glass, one of the few places that do this in the city.


How to get there from Monroe Street Market: Take the Red Line to Union Station and walk about 7 minutes from there.


Sauf Haus Bier Hall and Garden – 1216 18th St NW

Named one of the 15 hottest new beer bars in America by Zagat, Sauf Haus lives up to its reputation with its huge 2,000 square foot rooftop beer garden. With over 16 authentic German beers on tap, and huge bars split over two levels, you’ll be getting into the German spirit in no time at all. Plus, their soft bavarian pretzels (in sizes up to 2 pounds!) are some of the best in the city.


How to get there from Monroe Street Market: Take the Red Line a little further to Farragut North Metro Station, and it’s a quick 5 minute walk from there.


Warm weather and cold beer. What could be better? With this guide you’ll be off enjoying the best beer gardens that Washington DC has to offer, all within a stone’s’ throw of Monroe Street Market. If you want to live in the heart of vibrant Brookland, near all of these amazing beer gardens, contact us today to schedule a tour or find out more.

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