There’s no better time of year than summer to sit down with a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer. Grab a few friends and check out some of the great brews the Capitol has to offer.
This pub not only has its own great selection of beer, but also amazing southern-style food to go along with it. Plus, the eccentric murals painted on the walls create a fun ambiance for you and your friends' night out. 624 T St. NW, 202-607-2337
You’ll almost be able to tell this brewery was started by two longtime friends when you experience the casual, comfortable atmosphere in 3 Stars. They give tours of their award-winning brewery on-site every Saturday afternoon, so visit for a great start to happy hour. 6400 Chillum Place NW, 202-670-0333
This brewery, named after an endangered salamaner, uses sustainable processes to brew their beers and reduce the impact each brew has on the local community's natural resources. It's a great place to go with environmentally conscious friends and beer lovers alike. 5788 2nd St. NE, 202-827-8768
Built in an industrial complex in 1919, Bluejacket creates a unique atmosphere for diners. Grab a draft beer and a bite before heading over to Nationals Park for a baseball game. 300 Tingey St. SE, 202-524-4862
At this buzzing brewery and steakhouse you can forget small plate pub food and instead opt for a house-crafted beer with a large plate of steak and potatoes. A perfect choice for a Friday night happy hour of dinner and drinks with great company. 509 7th St. NW, 202-347-3434