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... ... read full review
1355 H Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Red Line: Union Station
M–Th 4pm–1am, F 4pm–2:30am, Sa 11am–2:30am, Su 11am–11pm
H Street Corridor, Washington, DC –
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 their heads, while groups of international sports fans congregate near the jumbo projection screen to catch the latest rugby match.
Those looking for even more European flavor, meanwhile, get both a mouth- and earful when musicians in lederhosen setup beneath the garden’s fluttering German flags.
Revelers who prefer not to drink their Spaten Bock in the sun can join the pilsner-sipping regulars at the bar inside, where dark wood accents and mounted trophy animals create a classic hunting lodge atmosphere. Bigger groups will find more space to sprawl upstairs, another cozy room featuring a bar and clusters of tables usually buzzing with frat guys and conversation.
Just one more flight up, the rooftop patio offers dozens of bourbon barrels for chairs, as well as four TVs almost guaranteed to be offering the latest in fútbol.
Regardless of where patrons decide to hang out, there’s always a celebratory atmosphere at Biergarten Haus, even in the winter when the beer garden is covered and heated to ensure that the party lasts all year.
Former frat boys, soccer and rugby lovers, young professionals, and international tourists, mid-20s to late 30s.
Live polka band on Friday and Saturday nights. Six flat-screens and a projection screen usually tuned to international sports or DC United soccer matches.
Authentic German menu featuring bratwurst and spätzle. Condensed late night menu served after 11pm. Brunch served Sa–Su 11am–3pm. Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm.
Appetizers $5–$13, salads $6–$12, entrées $10–$24, desserts $7. Beer $6–$19. Valet $10.
Casual: jeans, sports gear, polo shirts, and t-shirts.
Fridays and Saturdays for a packed beer garden and rooftop scene, and Tuesdays for the popular trivia night during winter months.
H Street Country Club (1335 H Street NE) has a lengthy beer list with the added bonus of great indoor games like Skeeball and a DC-themed putt-putt course.