Easy and free street parking, which is a huge bonus for DC. Nice enough place with some outdoor seating and a bit of a warehousey interior. Brewing equipment on display, some tables and a long bar. Merchandise for sale. Staff was helpful, but somewhat preoccupied. 12 beers on tap, including three that oddly were not on the board, but were on the printed lists. Flights of three for $9, you choose. Pretty interesting mix, ranging from Helles to IPA to barrel aged saisons. Beers were decent to outstanding. I was impressed overall.
Stopped in with GenDV110+OT near the beginning of a long brewery touring day. Warehouse setting next to the Jos. A. Magnus distillery, which makes for a good one-two punch. As Donnie noted, there was a bluegrass jam thing going on, so they would not do tasters or flights. Annoying, but I get it. Staff is fairly cold. Beer is eh.
Visited during a DC/VA brewery crawl with DCLawyer. Pretty typical brewery in a small warehouse like other DC breweries. Friendly service for the most part. Five or six offerings on draft with some bottles and cans to go. Nothing you canít really find elsewhere. They had some bluegrass thing going on and would only serve pints anticipating a big crowd, no tasters or growler fills. Okay stop if youíre hitting one of the other breweries around this area like DC Brau or Public Option.
Typical operating brewery/tasting room set up, with the brewing equipment taking up a large portion of the space inside. Five draft options (with a sampler option), with cans/bottles/growler fills for take away. A few picnic tables up front and a corn hold set-up as well. Family and dog friendly; probably a pretty chill spot to hang out for locals. In the hierarchy of beer spots in DC, this is behind Bluejacket/Right Proper/Churchkey, especially given the fact that itís a bit out of the way. So not a "must visit" place compared to some of the other options available. But if youíre visiting and have the time, you can grab an Uber out here and hit both Atlas and DC Brau, which are about a 10-15 walk from one to the other.
Great small specialty brewery. This place was built to make great local beer not to impress the visitors. Industrial set-up in an industrial neighborhood. The beer is great, the people are friendly, the atmosphere is authentic.Welcome addition to the tri-state area.
I liked this a little less than Chocolate City, which has a more earthy, less pretentious vibe to it. Heavy on hipster quotient here, but there are fun activities like bean bag throwing and such for those who come for that. There were only three taps on when I was there, and nothing you canít find easily around town. Service takes a while, but itís free on Saturday tastings so who cares.
Went there a few weeks ago after headed to DC Brau and Union Market. Tucked away in an industrial park, like all other area breweries. Best parking is somewhere on the streets, no parking lot as far as Iím aware. Some sketchy looking establishments along the way.
Place seems smaller than I expected - low celings, but wide and deep. Itís one big room. Acoustics are terrible, so the tour might be a bit hard to hear if thereís a lot of people in the group. Samplers per current (as of May 2014) DC Law. Theyíre getting good exposure around town, so itís not exactly a necessity to visit if youíve had their beers. As they grow, I imagine that will change.
I have been to Atlas a few times to fill growlers. Industrial block of DC with street parking. Not really metro accessible. You could probably get over here by bus though. Fairly raw space, which I personally like. Tasting bar is nice though, comfortably fits probably 20 at the bar with standing room for many more. Always four beers on tap for tasters. No pints (DC law). Staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. Fairly good value on growlers and merch. I will definitely swing through when they have new items and when I tire of the line ups with the other DC breweries. Maybe a 10min drive from DC Brau, so definitely worth checking out.
Great set-up inside, interesting neighborhood outside. No pints, per DC law, but samples available and the service was great and the growler fills were very quick. They use counter pressure fillers so the un-opened growlers stay fresher for longer.