The Metropolitan Beer Trail is back for its second year with new prizes, new participating locations, and even more fun! The (new!) Metropolitan Beer Trail Passport will be available starting Thursday, April 14 and can be completed on your own time and at your own pace.

DC’s Metropolitan Beer Trail links 11 of the District’s most popular brew pubs and bars. Each location 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 11 Metropolitan Beer Trail bars and breweries have the perfect brew to treat your tastes. “Hop” around to the 11 participating locations, enjoy the outdoors, and all that the Metropolitan Branch Trail has to offer.

So, what’s next? Get excited and make plans to explore the Metropolitan Beer Trail by… 


for the 2023 Metropolitan Beer Trail Passport

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Check In. Earn Points. Get Prizes.

New in 2023!

New this year: Earn 100 points every time you check in to a participating Metropolitan Beer Trail location! Earn enough points and you can unlock free Metropolitan Beer Trail merch — a koozie, a beanie, and/or a 2023 commemorative t-shirt.

With the opportunity to revisit all participating locations and check in multiple times throughout the 2023 Metropolitan Beer Trail Season (April 14 – December 31), there are many opportunities to earn points! The person with the most points at the end of the year will be recognized as the “MBT MVP” and will receive $25 gift cards to each participating location – a prize valued at $275!

Plan Your Route

Explore the Metropolitan Beer Trail Bars & Breweries

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I download the passport?

Use the form at the top of the page to sign up for your passport. Your passport will be instantly texted and emailed to you.

How do I check in to each bar?

Once you’ve signed up for your passport, you can check in to bars using your location! To check in and count towards your prize at a participating location, make sure that your location services are turned on to check in via GPS. Once you are at the participating bar, you should be prompted to check in.

To redeem available offers or discounts, simply present your phone to the attendant or staff member to redeem.

How often can I check in to each bar?

You can check in to each bar once per day. New this year, you are able to repeat visits to your favorite bars and earn points!

What is the prize?

For the 2023 Metropolitan Beer Trail, you have options when it comes to your prize! Check in to each location to earn points. Points can be redeemed for a koozie (400 points), beanie (700 points), and/or a 2023 Commemorative Metropolitan Beer Trail t-shirt (1500 points).

But wait – there’s more! The person with the most prizes at the end of the 2023 Metropolitan Beer Trail Season will be crowned the “MBT MVP” and receive a $25 gift card to each participating location: a total of 11 gift cards with an overall prize value of $275!

How do I redeem my prize?

With every check in via GPS, you’ll earn points. You can redeem your points for different prize levels. Fill out the form to order your prize, and the prize will be shipped to you.

How will I receive my prize?

To receive your prize, you will need to follow the steps in the text message to fill out your mailing information. Prizes are shipped within 4-6 weeks.

What bars are participating in the beer trail?

There are 11 breweries and bars participating in the Metropolitan Beer Trail. Click here to learn more about each bar. 

Who should I contact with a question or concern?

If you have questions in regards to your pass or issues checking in at a participating location, please contact Bandwango support.
Email: [email protected]
Phone & Text: (888) 921-5333

For general inquiries, or to provide feedback on the Metropolitan Beer Trail Locations, please contact [email protected].