Best breweries in D.C.

Check out the top breweries in D.C., reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Franklins
1. Franklins
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34 local reviews
5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville
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+1 301-927-2740
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Randall
3.8/5 stars. Franklin's is an awesome looking family styled brewery about 2 miles away toward Maryland. Just s…
Marc
Franklins is a local brewery/restaurant. The restaurant/bar has a cool local vibe and a General Store that you…
Elise
This quirky place is just up the road in Hyattsville. A short drive up Rhode Island Ave. They have a microbrew…
1. Franklins
1. Franklins
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34 local reviews
5123 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville
Open now
+1 301-927-2740
Randall
Randall
3.8/5 stars. Franklin's is an awesome looking family styled brewery about 2 miles away toward Maryland. Just stay on the main avenue (Rhode …
Marc
Marc
Franklins is a local brewery/restaurant. The restaurant/bar has a cool local vibe and a General Store that you can wander through 5 times an…
Elise
Elise
This quirky place is just up the road in Hyattsville. A short drive up Rhode Island Ave. They have a microbrewery on site and the menu inclu…
2. The Yards Park
2. The Yards Park
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39 local reviews
355 Water Street Southeast, Washington
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+1 202-465-7080
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Douglas
This place has everything from breweries to amazing thai and Italian restaurants, several directly on the wate…
Tracy & Curtis
Go for a leisure walk along the river and have a beer at BlueJacket Brewery or brunch at Osteria Morini.
Diana
Beautiful new park on riverfront. Lots of restaurants, bakeries and breweries. Free Friday night concerts in…
2. The Yards Park
2. The Yards Park
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39 local reviews
355 Water Street Southeast, Washington
Open now
+1 202-465-7080
Douglas
Douglas
This place has everything from breweries to amazing thai and Italian restaurants, several directly on the waterfront.
Tracy & Curtis
Tracy & Curtis
Go for a leisure walk along the river and have a beer at BlueJacket Brewery or brunch at Osteria Morini.
Diana
Diana
Beautiful new park on riverfront. Lots of restaurants, bakeries and breweries. Free Friday night concerts in the summer.
3. Port City Brewing Company
3. Port City Brewing Company
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11 local reviews
3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria
Closed now
+1 703-797-2739
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Kathy
Best Brewery Trophy Case in the tasting room. Winner of 8 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and 2015…
MaryGrace
Whether you head to the brewery and tap room or find the beer on the menu of local restaurants, trying a pint …
Stacey
"Port City Brewing Company is the oldest packaging brewery in metropolitan Washington, D.C. We offer regular t…
3. Port City Brewing Company
3. Port City Brewing Company
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11 local reviews
3950 Wheeler Avenue, Alexandria
Closed now
+1 703-797-2739
Kathy
Kathy
Best Brewery Trophy Case in the tasting room. Winner of 8 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and 2015 winner of Small Brewery of th…
MaryGrace
MaryGrace
Whether you head to the brewery and tap room or find the beer on the menu of local restaurants, trying a pint from Alexandria’s award-winnin…
Stacey
Stacey
"Port City Brewing Company is the oldest packaging brewery in metropolitan Washington, D.C. We offer regular tastings, tours and events at o…
4. DC Brau
4. DC Brau
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16 local reviews
3178 Bladensburg Road Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-621-8890
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Tracy & Curtis
Popular craft brewery offering free tours & tastings, as well as growler fills. You can go on a free Saturday…
Josh & Margie
Local distribution brewery. They have tap room hours during the week when you can buy pints/tasters/growlers/c…
Penny
DC's original brewery. Free tours and tastings on Saturdays, along with 7-days a week hours in the tap room fo…
4. DC Brau
4. DC Brau
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16 local reviews
3178 Bladensburg Road Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-621-8890
Tracy & Curtis
Tracy & Curtis
Popular craft brewery offering free tours & tastings, as well as growler fills. You can go on a free Saturday tour. They also sell pints o…
Josh & Margie
Josh & Margie
Local distribution brewery. They have tap room hours during the week when you can buy pints/tasters/growlers/cans, plus tours on Saturdays. …
Penny
Penny
DC's original brewery. Free tours and tastings on Saturdays, along with 7-days a week hours in the tap room for drinking a pint! Tap room of…
5. Bluejacket
5. Bluejacket
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32 local reviews
300 Tingey Street Southeast, Washington
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+1 202-524-4862
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Jim and Julie
Fantastic brewery located in the former boiler maker factory for the US Navy. Great fresh IPAs, conditioned la…
Joe
Great brewery and good food too. Fun any time, but perfect for pregame or post game drinks if attending a Nati…
Barrett
Local brewery in the new waterfront neighborhood...go start here and walk along the waterfront to stop for dri…
5. Bluejacket
5. Bluejacket
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32 local reviews
300 Tingey Street Southeast, Washington
Open now
+1 202-524-4862
Jim and Julie
Jim and Julie
Fantastic brewery located in the former boiler maker factory for the US Navy. Great fresh IPAs, conditioned lagers and barrel aged brews. M…
Joe
Joe
Great brewery and good food too. Fun any time, but perfect for pregame or post game drinks if attending a Nationals game.
Barrett
Barrett
Local brewery in the new waterfront neighborhood...go start here and walk along the waterfront to stop for drinks and ice cream...
6. Right Proper Brewing Company Shaw Brewpub and Kitchen
6. Right Proper Brewing Company Shaw Brewpub and Kitchen
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37 local reviews
624 T Street Northwest, Washington
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+1 202-607-2337
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Bridget
This is our local brewery and it's fantastic. First of all, it's literally around the corner. So it's as local…
Derrick & Anovia
Cool local brewery located about 5 minute drive from the building. Housemade brews & Southern-influenced Ameri…
Cheri and Cliff
Great cheese bar and brewery - very good food options as well. Leave the Shaw Metro from the Howard University…
6. Right Proper Brewing Company Shaw Brewpub and Kitchen
6. Right Proper Brewing Company Shaw Brewpub and Kitchen
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37 local reviews
624 T Street Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-607-2337
Bridget
Bridget
This is our local brewery and it's fantastic. First of all, it's literally around the corner. So it's as local as you can get. The food is g…
Derrick & Anovia
Derrick & Anovia
Cool local brewery located about 5 minute drive from the building. Housemade brews & Southern-influenced American eats in an industrial-chic…
Cheri and Cliff
Cheri and Cliff
Great cheese bar and brewery - very good food options as well. Leave the Shaw Metro from the Howard University side and make the next right …
7. Atlas Brew Works
7. Atlas Brew Works
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19 local reviews
2052 West Virginia Avenue Northeast, Washington
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+1 202-832-0420
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Susan
Local brewery with a tasting room. Feel free to take one of the growlers from our house to fill! Although walk…
Krystina
This local brewery offers tours and has a great new tap room! The District Common, Rowdy and Ponzi are their s…
Leah
The brewery is open each evening and has tours on Saturdays at 12, 2, 4, and 6pm. There are local food trucks …
7. Atlas Brew Works
7. Atlas Brew Works
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19 local reviews
2052 West Virginia Avenue Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-832-0420
Susan
Susan
Local brewery with a tasting room. Feel free to take one of the growlers from our house to fill! Although walkable from the house, it's in a…
Krystina
Krystina
This local brewery offers tours and has a great new tap room! The District Common, Rowdy and Ponzi are their signature beers, but try their …
Leah
Leah
The brewery is open each evening and has tours on Saturdays at 12, 2, 4, and 6pm. There are local food trucks most days, but you can also br…
8. Bardo
8. Bardo
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6 local reviews
1200 Bladensburg Road Northeast, Washington
+1 762-233-7070
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Megan
Brewery in shipping containers
Jeffrey
A short walk away, Bardo is a unique little brewery with plentiful outdoor seating. Especially fun for dog lov…
Megan
Brewery in shipping containers
8. Bardo
8. Bardo
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6 local reviews
1200 Bladensburg Road Northeast, Washington
+1 762-233-7070
Megan
Megan
Brewery in shipping containers
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
A short walk away, Bardo is a unique little brewery with plentiful outdoor seating. Especially fun for dog lovers, as pups are welcome to ru…
Megan
Megan
Brewery in shipping containers
9. New Columbia Distillers/Green Hat Gin
9. New Columbia Distillers/Green Hat Gin
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10 local reviews
1832 Fenwick Street Northeast, Washington
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+1 202-733-1710
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Josh & Margie
Listed under brewery, but it's actually a distillery. They started out making fantastic aromatic gin, but are …
Meaghan
Not a brewery but hey, they didn't offer a "distillery" category.
Colleen
Open for tastings, sales and tours on Saturday afternoons
9. New Columbia Distillers/Green Hat Gin
9. New Columbia Distillers/Green Hat Gin
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10 local reviews
1832 Fenwick Street Northeast, Washington
Open now
+1 202-733-1710
Josh & Margie
Josh & Margie
Listed under brewery, but it's actually a distillery. They started out making fantastic aromatic gin, but are expanding their products. Tast…
Meaghan
Meaghan
Not a brewery but hey, they didn't offer a "distillery" category.
Colleen
Colleen
Open for tastings, sales and tours on Saturday afternoons
10. 3 Stars Brewing Company
10. 3 Stars Brewing Company
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12 local reviews
6400 Chillum Place Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-670-0333
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Sondra
Another amazing brewery. Hipster scene: Buck Hunter, food trucks, and warehouse vibe. Definitely worth checkin…
Juli
By far, D.C.'s best and most creative brewery is less than a mile away! Open to the public every Saturday and …
Alex & Shelby
One of our favorite DC breweries, it's not far from our house although it is a bit off the beaten path amongst…
10. 3 Stars Brewing Company
10. 3 Stars Brewing Company
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12 local reviews
6400 Chillum Place Northwest, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-670-0333
Sondra
Sondra
Another amazing brewery. Hipster scene: Buck Hunter, food trucks, and warehouse vibe. Definitely worth checking out! Be sure to check twitte…
Juli
Juli
By far, D.C.'s best and most creative brewery is less than a mile away! Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday for "Growler Hour" from…
Alex & Shelby
Alex & Shelby
One of our favorite DC breweries, it's not far from our house although it is a bit off the beaten path amongst a bunch of old warehouses (so…
11. Hellbender Brewing Company
11. Hellbender Brewing Company
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7 local reviews
5788 2nd Street Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-827-8768
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Tracy & Curtis
A bright brewery that makes Euro and American style beer
Kerrie
Local brewery makes European & American-style ales served by the growler & pint & at tastings. Born of love. P…
Mana
This bright brewery makes Euro- and American-style ales served by the growler & pint & at tastings.
11. Hellbender Brewing Company
11. Hellbender Brewing Company
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7 local reviews
5788 2nd Street Northeast, Washington
Closed now
+1 202-827-8768
Tracy & Curtis
Tracy & Curtis
A bright brewery that makes Euro and American style beer
Kerrie
Kerrie
Local brewery makes European & American-style ales served by the growler & pint & at tastings. Born of love. Perfected by science. Created o…
Mana
Mana
This bright brewery makes Euro- and American-style ales served by the growler & pint & at tastings.
12. Denizens Brewing Co
12. Denizens Brewing Co
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10 local reviews
1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring
Closed now
+1 301-557-9818
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Catherine
Local Brewery--all beer is made on site and is fabulous!
Kathy
Best brewery and great food for a sunny day on the patio! The beer garden even welcomes dogs! Live music on th…
Melissa
Upscale American bar cuisine and brewery with outdoor beer garden.
12. Denizens Brewing Co
12. Denizens Brewing Co
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10 local reviews
1115 East West Highway, Silver Spring
Closed now
+1 301-557-9818
Catherine
Catherine
Local Brewery--all beer is made on site and is fabulous!
Kathy
Kathy
Best brewery and great food for a sunny day on the patio! The beer garden even welcomes dogs! Live music on the weekends!
Melissa
Melissa
Upscale American bar cuisine and brewery with outdoor beer garden.