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…
- Pre-registering for the 2023 Metropolitan Passport using the form below. If you sign up, your passport will be automatically emailed to you as soon as it’s available on Friday, April 14!
- Checking out the 2023 Metropolitan Beer Trail prizes.
- Planning your route.
- Learning more about participating bars & breweries
- Reviewing our FAQs.
for the 2023 Metropolitan Beer Trail Passport
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
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.
Address: 51 M St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
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.
Address: 550 Morse St NE Suite #120, Washington, DC 20002
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.
Address: 630 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
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.
Address: 327 S St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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!
Address: 640 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
City-State Brewing Co. is a craft brewery, taproom, arts venue and event space in Edgewood, Northeast DC.
Address: 705 Edgewood St NE, Washington, DC 20017
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.
Address: 2801 8th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
The Eleanor is a neighborhood bowling lounge, bar & grill — a comfortable, casual dining and drinking establishment with skeeball, mini bowling, and arcade games!
Address: 100 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
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!
Address: 209 M St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Right Proper Brewing Co.’s Tasting Room in Northeast, DC is open for pours on the weekends. Three picnic tables on the patio and three tables inside, all spread out in accordance with the latest DC COVID-19 mandates. Our core beers and latest offerings are all offered through flights, glasses, or cans, bottles and growlers to go. The cozy space is filled with reclaimed cherry wood, a slightly disturbing chalk art mural and a view into the brewery.
Address: 920 Girard St NE, Washington, DC 20017
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.
Address: 1101 First St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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].