DC Beer Week* 42 Bus Bar Crawl – Saturday August 15th

DC Beer Week 42 Bus Bar Crawl – (photo credit: The [Transport] Net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M8CqDhlcps)
DC Beer Week, a District-wide celebration of all things beer, kicks off Sunday, August 9th. To do our part, Barred in DC will be leading one of its patented (disclaimer: not patented) Metrobus bar crawls Saturday, August 15th from 4:30-10p. This time we will be taking one of more popular lines in town, the 42 Bus (which even has a great eponymous blog) to four of the best spots to drink beer (City Tap House, Sauf Haus Bier Hall, Glen’s Garden Market & Smoke and Barrel) in the Chinatown, Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. Details (subject to change) are below; we’re working on specials, fun games, and featured beers in the meantime.

As always Free to join in. You’ll need around $5 on your SmartTrip card to take the bus (Pro tip: free transfers within 2 hours each time we disembark).


Stops (times are tentative):
City Tap House (Chinatown): 4:30-5:40p

  • ~40 beers on tap, 2 on cask (recent list here)
  • classier outpost from Philly opened in 2014
  • Try the 3 Stars/City Tap House Persica Rising collaboration peach saison
  • Specials for the bus bar crawl only: select drafts for $5, house wine for $6, shot n beer for $7
  • 901 9th St NW (at I St)

Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garten (Dupont): 6-7:30p

  • Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co.Deutschland in Dupont” tap takeover event
  • 16 taps all from Devil’s Backbone, the wildly popular and critically adored central Virginia brewery
    • Favorites: Vienna Lager, Gold Leaf Lager, and Schwartz Bier
    • Rarities created at Devil’s Backbone’s brewpub: Scuttlebutt Kolsch, UR-Pils, Coe-habitation, Morana Dark Lager, Berliner Metro Weiss, Cran Gose, Maibock, Tommy Two Fists and Alt Bier.
    • Non-German: Danzig Baltic Porter, Trail Angel Weiss, Turbo Cougar and Beta Max.
  • an official DC Beer Week event
  • 2 story bar with rooftop beer garden
  • 1216 18th St NW (at Jefferson & Connecticut Ave. NW)

Glen’s Garden Market (Dupont): 7:35-8:40p

Smoke & Barrel (Adams Morgan): 8:45-10p

  • 24 beers on tap (+ cask) (recent list here)
  • great BBQ spot; sister establishments are fellow great beer bars Meridian Pint & Brookland Pint
  • 2471 18th St. NW (at Columbia Rd.)

* Barred in DC did not pony up the $100 to make this an official DC Beer Week event, but we’re not going to get sued.

Where to Watch the First Republican Debate Thursday Night

After living in DC for nearly a decade, I’ve begrudgingly accepted the fact that THIS TOWN enjoys getting together to watch political events at bars. The first Republican debate this Thursday is no exception. The following spots will be hosting watch parties and will be showing the Fox News debate with sound at 9p; many will have specials and drinking games will abound. You know want to tune in for Trump. New bars will be added from now till Thursday

  • Number Nine (Logan Circle)
  • Union Pub (Capitol Hill)
  • The 201 Bar (Capitol Hill)
  • Stetson’s (U Street)
  • Ventnor Sports Cafe (Adams Morgan)
  • The Black Squirrel (Adams Morgan)
  • Capella Hotel (Georgetown)
  • Looking Glass Lounge (Petworth/Park View)
    • includes Jon Stewart farewell watch
  • Lou’s City Bar (Columbia Heights)
  • Lola’s (Eastern Market)
  • Molly Malone’s (Eastern Market)
  • Capitol Lounge (Capitol Hill)
  • Vendetta (H Street)
  • The Big Board (H Street)
  • Public Bar (Dupont)
  • Meridian Pint (Columbia Heights)
  • Purple Patch (Mt Pleasant)
  • Mason Inn (Glover Park) – $5 bottomless Miller Lite from 9-11p