Party Earth Review Built as an homage to singer Marvin Gaye, who grew up nearby and took soul-searching trips to Belgium in the 1980s, Marvin combines the soulful elements of its namesake with some unique Belgian overtones. A wall-sized mural of the singer casts a watchful eye over the local bohemian types chowing down on fried chicken with ... more
2007 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Beer Garden / Gastropub
Party Earth Review Hidden in an unassuming row house, Granville Moore’s is a rustic neighborhood gastropub that prepares a thousand pounds of mussels and potatoes every week – all from a kitchen not much bigger than a walk-in closet. The venue also serves an array of sandwiches and steaks to the hungry regulars who flood in every night, but ... more
1238 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Party Earth Review With its fat mugs of frothy brew, heaping piles of bratwurst, and live polka on Fridays and Saturdays, Biergarten Haus brings the spirit of Oktoberfest to DC all year long. A spacious beer garden draws schnitzel and stein lovers eager to cram in on long communal tables and make new friends over liters of beer as big as ... more
1355 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Even DC power players and stuffy suits need to ditch their jackets sometimes and while away the hours in a sunny beer garden. The relaxed pace of summer, gossip-worthy people-watching, and cold brews make beer gardens in DC pretty much impossible to dislike.
Germans perfected the idea of biergartens, of course, so a bar with German flair is perfect to get into the Oktoberfest season – even in August. Bavarian bar Biergarten Haus will draw you in with fat mugs of frothy brew, heaping piles of bratwurst, and live polka on Fridays and Saturdays. Its spacious beer garden draws schnitzel and stein lovers eager to cram in on long communal tables and make new friends over liters of beer as big as their heads.
Not everyone wants a side of German kitsch with their summer brews, so fortunately, bars of all kinds throw open the doors to their outdoor patios. Dives, lounges, and restaurants alike unite in their love of the egalitarian beer garden. Beer gardens in DC might even have a soulful twist. Built as an homage to DC native Martin Gaye, who had a special place in his heart for Belgium, Marvin combines Belgian eats and beers in a Motown atmosphere. Fans of any of the above can chill out on the bar’s rooftop beer garden.