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Metropolitan Beer Trail

2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail is Live!

Explore DC’s First Ale Trail April 27- December 31, 2024

The 2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail goes live April 27 and promises a flavorful journey through Northeast DC’s best breweries and bars.

Each of the 11 locations on the Trail is walkable or bikeable from the Metropolitan Branch Trail, which stretches from Union Station northward through the neighborhoods of NoMa, Eckington, and Brookland. From fruity to frothy, heady to hoppy, the Metropolitan Beer Trail bars and breweries have the perfect brew to treat your tastes. “Hop” around to the participating locations, enjoy the outdoors, and all that the Metropolitan Branch Trail has to offer.

2024 Metropolitan Beer Trail Bars & Breweries

Check out the 11 participating locations
Andy's Pizza & Beer Hall
Andy’s Pizza & Beer Hall is located in the back of Streets Market NoMa is a 150-seat restaurant with a 70-seat outdoor patio. A 40-foot bar, multiple event spaces, and world-championship pizza make this a place you can kick back and enjoy happy hour.
Crooked Run Fermentation
Crooked Run’s DC taproom and restaurant is located in the Union Market neighborhood. The bright, airy 3200 square foot space features all of their beers, ciders, seltzers, and natural wines, paired with pizza and sandwiches from Pizza Serata, a Michelin Star award-winning chef Chris Morgan, and international pizza czar Anthony Falco. In addition to the beautiful, modern taproom, their DC spot opens up in the summer to shaded outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome outside on the patio.
The Highbinder at Alamo Drafthouse
The Highbinder Bar is a themed bar located adjacent to the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse DC. Sit at the beautiful marble bar top, in one of the Italian leather banquets, or enjoy the outdoors on the patio. On nice days, nanowall sliding doors allow The Highbinder to easily transform into an indoor/outdoor space. The Highbinder will have 32 draft beers, many local, and a specially curated spy-theme cocktail list utilizing various local distilleries. As for food, the lounge will serve up exciting menu items including some seasonal and local favorites.
Lost Generation Brewing Company
Lost Generation Brewing Company is a microbrewery in a 120-year-old former Nabisco factory offering up to 16 different taps in a speakeasy themed taproom. They specialize in lagers and IPAs while offering a variety of styles including sours, stouts, wheat beers and more.
metrobar is DC’s top stop for drinks, food, art, and culture. We focus on bringing people together and connecting all 8 wards through great craft cocktails featuring local spirits, beer & wine, and good vibes. We look forward to being your next stop!
City-State Brewing Co.
City-State Brewing Co. is a craft brewery, taproom, arts venue and event space in Edgewood, Northeast DC.
The Dew Drop Inn
The Dew Drop Inn name was inspired by the countless roadside Dew Drop Inn’s across America. It’s a classic name for a classic bar, and the owners of The Wonderland Ballroom wanted to continue the tradition of a place alongside the road for neighbors and travelers to meet to share a drink or a meal and watch the trains go by.
Nice & Easy
Experience relaxation at Nice 'n Easy, named one of Eater's "Hottest New Bars" in DC, featuring live music every weekend and exciting pool tournaments.
Red Bear Brewing Co.
Red Bear’s story is steeped in Legend and Wonder! It begins with 3 fearless pioneers setting off from the emerald city of Seattle, on their greatest adventure yet. They set off to create a place of community in our nation’s capital of Washington. The city calls out, yearning for craft beer and an inviting place to chill. A brewery of the highest quality is what the city needs, where the determined focus of the east coast meets the open casual style of the west coast!
Right Proper Brewing Co.
Our Tasting Room in Northeast DC is open Wednesday through Sunday, pouring our core beers and latest offerings through flights and glasses, or cans, bottles, and growlers to go. This cozy space is filled with reclaimed cherry wood, a slightly disturbing but delightful chalk art mural, and a view into the brewery. The patio offers plenty of outdoor gathering space.
Wunder Garten
Wunder Garten, inspired by the beer gardens of Germany, opened in 2015 as a pop-up beer garden that quickly became a cornerstone of the North of Massachusetts (NoMa) neighborhood. A community gathering place for friends and family, Wunder Garten has a carefully curated selection of German and craft beers and a well-regarded wine and liquor selection.

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