DC Brau | Washington, Washington DC
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DC Brau
Exceptional based on 14 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE, Suite B
Washington, Washington DC United States 20018 [ print map ]
202 621 8890

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Hours: Sat noon - 4:00 PM (varies)


Mayor: Travlr (9) | Taps: 7 | Bottles: 7


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Beer Available At DC Brau (arranged by most recent)
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon 99, DC Brau / Baxter Daughters of Poseidon 87, DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter 97, DC Brau The Public 91, DC Brau / Stillwater NATAS (Bourbon Barrel) , DC Brau Barrel Aged Penn Quarter Porter (Catoctin Creek Rye Whiskey) 91, DC Brau / Epic Fermentation Without Representation 85, DC Brau The Citizen 62, DC Brau / Pietasters Model Citizen 43, DC Brau / DC United The Tradition 53, DC Brau / Stillwater NATAS 84, DC Brau Solar Abyss , DC Brau Exhaltation 59, DC Brau Pauncy Stout 59, DC Brau Theory and Practice , Epic / DC Brau Brainless: Corruption 96, DC Brau 9th Gate , DC Brau / Right Proper BÍte Noire 86, DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis 86, DC Brau The Corruption 95
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14 reviews for DC Brau
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  84%
 Selection  70%
 Food N/A 
 Value  77%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  83%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138  (130) Falls Church, Virginia | June 14, 2014
Been a bunch of times and always enjoy visiting. Once you show your ID to the door person, you get 4 tickets good for a beer sample each. Around 1-2 oz per sample. They arenít able to serve pints yet, but Red Apron at Union Market is a short drive and usually has DC Brau if youíre looking to enjoy a glass. Prices are reasonable for growler fills and canned selections. Bunch of merchandise including glasses, shirts, hats, growlers. Usually a food truck outside for growler hours. Pretty easy to get canned Wings here. Iíve only driven as metro is quite a long walk. Ample parking, place can be easy to miss as thereís no signage out front of the shopping strip. Just drive down the alley to the right of the post office.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jesperhammer  (54) Copenhagen, Denmark | May 10, 2014
Visited 10-MAY-2014. Very interesting tour. Was there shortly before the first tour at 1300. Not overly crowded and time for questions. Four free beers afterwards. Things got a lot more crowded when people shoved up for the next tours, and we were still hanging out by the bar. They make really nice brews like the Penn Quarter Porter and OTWOA. Last one was not on tap but was served as a courtesy for my long travel there:-) Bought a six-pack and had a nice afternoon. How can you rate a place like this? I would gladly go back, but off course the selection is not huge.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (150) Lawrence, Kansas | April 26, 2014
To be fair, DC Brau is a brewery, not a brewpub. Its still a fun place to visit, and if you like Ska music and beer together, they can put on a great party.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | August 3, 2013
Really wierd location, in the hood behind a Post office on the lower floor. Cool vibe, very metal/punk thing going on with graffiti everywhere! 4 free samples once you get in the door and they had OTWOA in cans as well. Can get crowded at times, but for Dcís only brewery, thats to be expected. Very cool place but hard to get to if you want to take public transport.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (624) Hanover, Maryland | June 10, 2013
DC Brau is a fun but quite crowded tap room just inside the Districtís borders. The crew make your visit as enjoyable as possible despite the masses, and the food vendor du jour is worth the patronage. Treat yourself to a visit on any fine Saturday afternoon.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
devman171  (117) Annapolis , Maryland | May 12, 2013
Went at Noon when it opened on a saturday after OTWOA Release, they still had half a pallet so i picked up 2 6ers, the lines for buying everything are right as you walk in, so its crowed at first.. 4 free samples which pour in the front and back.. cool brewery. to find it you have to drive through a white shopping center and parking is in the back.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | March 18, 2013| Updated April 10, 2013
I inadvertently showed up the day of the Armageddon can release so it was really packed. Decent space and employees were all friendly. Decent selection. Some solid collabs. Will have to go back on a normal Saturday and take a tour.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
radio_nowhere  (53) Maryland | January 20, 2013| Updated April 20, 2013
Checked this place out yesterday (1/19/13). Very hidden, in a alley behind a post office. Inside struck me as almost "college like", graffiti art adorned the place with sitting tables placed around. Very open. Busy place that day, tour came with 4 free samples. Tour itself was straight forward. Learned that they will be expanding distribution to MD early 2013 so good news for me. Left with some 6 packs, a bomber and a t-shirt. Enjoyed the visit, I wish them the best!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | December 8, 2012
Visited the Saturday after Thanksgiving and there was a comfortable crowd of cooler DC people. For a brewery this place had a good really good vibe. Just the right amount and kind of attitude. And most importantly their beer rocks. Definitely one of the best newer small breweries on the East Coast. I wish they had more options pouring though. The flagship stuff was well priced. The specials were expensive...but that goes with the territory. Awesome brewery.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
GT2  (564) San Diego County , California | November 19, 2012
Yes you can go here to try the beer thatís on tap, then get growler fills, but they were only filling/tapping 4 different beers, 3 of which were their core series. So really only one beer of interest on tap. DC Brau cans and bottles their core series, so I donít see the need to get growler fills on those. Crowded for tours, a lot of people here and Iím trying to find out why. Only open on Saturday for 3 hours, so call ahead to see if anything of interest in available. There is nothing nearby to stay occupied so it is quite the journey for only one special beer on tap. Ambiance inside is cramped, loud. Plus side is that DC Brau is very popular and makes good beer, and Iím happy to see it is expanding and will probably last awhile. Sadly, I do not think the same thing for 3 Stars and Chocolate City.

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