Travlr (2973) Charlotte , North Carolina | March 14, 2011| Updated August 9, 2014
Fairly big place for DC, two dozen taps upstairs, and more downstairs with 2 beers per table in personal table-taps. Sadly, no Olivers beers were available when I visited - no delivery, apparently. The burger I had was outstanding, with near-perfect onion rings. Staff were helpful and friendly, and generous with samples. They host lost of beer events, including the anniversary parties of several local breweries. Definitely worth a stop.
Checked in to Meridian Pint last night for the DC Brau/Oskar Blues Smells Like Freedom release. It drew a good crowd so nice and lively. The DC Brau crew were around to chat all things beery with the punters. Bartenders were efficient and quick to keep the glasses full. We didn’t eat on this occasion as opted for the Kangaroo Boxing Club instead, but will be sure to return another time soon.
This was the highest rated spot I hadnt been to in the DC area, except it turns out I have been there :/. Apparently I am not doing 100% at entering those place reviews. Oh well, its a nice enough place, worthy of a second visit. Super crowded on a Thursday evening, really really crowded. I managed to get lucky and grab a bar stool after a bit. Heavily locals focused taplist, tons of beers from a brewery in Maryland for some reason; perhaps there was a recent takeover or something. As noted previously, everything is available as 4oz pours, which made ticking easy. Service was good enough, accounting for the business of the place.
Another nice DC restaurant with a great beer selection. The outdoor seating was great on a lightly cool Spring night. Food is pretty good and the service was excellent. Good place to sit and chill with some fine beers and good food.
Stopped in here with Travlr for a few pours. Pretty dark place with a long bar that dominates the ground floor. Over 20 taps that almost entirely only featured beers from the mid-atlantic Good variety of options, including some exclusives that were made specifically for the bar. Power raters may struggle to find new things on the bottle list. The food’s apparently very good. Solid, attentive service. Overall, a great spot to drink local beer.
Cool place in hipster central. Large, wide spaces. Outdoor seating. Giant rathskellar downstairs with gimmicky taps at your table. Selection is similar to Paradiso but toned down a bit. Probably 80+ bottles to choose from with nothing that really caught my eye. Prices were pretty much $7 per beer whatever it was and they choose odd glassware for pours. For instance, Founders Breakfast Stout came in a pint glass for $7! I’m not complaining there. But hefeweizens were poured in pint glasses too and octoberfests were poured in tumblers. Very odd. Service was good- bartenders are knowledgeable about beer. They had a pretty awesome New Glarus event here this past week...I don’t think any DC bars have ever had NG on tap before so this is certainly good news. So keep improving and I think will be one of the top DC beer bars for sure.
kermis (551) The Hague / Amsterdam , Netherlands | October 6, 2013
Visited on a Saturday afternoon during their Oktoberfest festival. Very crowded and noisy because of this so hard to judge what it’s normally like. Certainly some very interesting local brews available on draft in 4oz pours. Service was as good as it could be given the number of people there. Would go back at a quieter time.
Nice place I was taken to by some people I just met on a Saturday afternoon. Cool beer bar, I can’t say the atmosphere was incredible but it was just a nice bar. The staff was super friendly and service was really good. They had a huge tap selection and tons of craft bottles, all US for what I saw. Food was good, ifa bit pricey. Definitely a beer place, take a look.
Iphonephan (400) Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia | January 8, 2013| Updated January 9, 2013
Lots of taps and some interesting bottles. Here for a special event of aged beers and sour ales. Fantastic selection on draft and cask.
Great place to grab local area beers in Washington from all around Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. They also feature some great imported gems from Firestone Walker or others from time to time - their website is kept pretty up to date. Buck a shuck oysters on Tuesdays (I think) are awesome. Go after 10 if you can as they offer happy hour priced pints as they clean their lines every night. One of D.C’s best.