Where to Fill a Growler in DC

Barred in DC's rather sad collection of growlers
Barred in DC’s rather sad collection of growlers

Although there are many naysayers out there about the terrible value (and sometimes taste) of growler-filled beer, they are still very popular and the majority of you have a half-gallon sitting around somewhere. There are a number of spots to fill a growler in DC-breweries and brewpubs of course, but also grocery stores, corner liquor stores and other markets-all are listed below. I’ve also tried to approximate the cheapest price for a 64 oz. growler fill, though some stores with higher prices may have more expensive beer generally and many lists fluctuate regularly. Links included to current list of growlers, if available. If I’m missing any, please let Barred in DC know.

Cheapest: World Wine & Spirits ($8), d’vines ($8 Thurs. specials)
Most # of Taps: d’vines (19-20), 3 Stars (13),  YES! Organic Petworth (12)

Grocery Stores/Liquor Stores/Markets

  • Dupont
    • Whole Foods P Street
      • 1440 P St. NW
      • 9a-9p everyday
      • 5 taps
      • $12
    • Glen’s Garden Market
      • 2001 S St. NW
      • 10a-10p weekdays / 9a-10p weekends
      • 7 taps
      • $14
    • One West Dupont Liquors
      • 2012 P St. NW
      • 10a-9:30p Mon-Sat, 11a-7:30p Sun
      • 3-4 taps
      • $18
  • Shaw
    • Giant – City Market at O Street
      • 1400 7th St. NW (at O)
      • 10-8p Sun-Thurs, 10-9p Fri-Sat
      • 4 taps
      • $16
    • Glen’s Garden Market
      • 1924 8th St. NW (at Florida near U)
      • 11a-10p weekdays / 10a-10p weeknds
      • 8 taps
      • $14
  • Columbia Heights / Petworth
    • d’vines
      • 3103 14th St. NW (at Irving or Park)
      • 12:30a-9:30p Mon-Thurs / 11:30a-10:30p Fri-Sat / 11:30a-8:30p Su
      • 19-20 taps
      • $10 (2 for 1 certain days and $8 specials on Thursday)
    • YES! Organic Market – Petworth
      • 4100 Georgia Ave. NW
      • 7a-10p Mon-Sat, 7a-9p Sun
      • 12 taps
      • $13
  • Foggy Bottom / Georgetown / Glover Park
  • Eastern Market/Capitol Hill
    • World Wine and Spirits
      • 1453 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (near I St.)
      • 10a-10p Mon-Thurs / 10a-11p Fri-Sat / Noon-8p Sun
      • 6 taps
      • $8
    • YES! Organic Market – Capitol Hill
      • 410 8th St. SE (near D St.)
      • 1-2 taps
      • $17
  • Woodley Park / Cleveland Park / Tenleytown / Upper NW
    • Sherry’s Wine and Spirits
      • 2627 Connecticut Ave. NW (at Calvert)
      • 10a-10p Mon-Sat, 11a-9p Sun
      • 5 taps
      • $11
    • Little Red Fox
      • 5035 Connecticut Ave. NW (at Nebraska)
      • 7:30a-7:30p Tues-Sun (closed Mon)
      • 2 taps
      • $20
    • Broad Branch Market
      • 5608 Broad Branch Rd. NW
      • 9a-8p Mon-Sat, 9a-7p Sun
      • 3 taps
      • $14
    • Giant – Cathedral Commons
      • 3336 Wisconsin Ave. NW (at Macomb)
      • 10a-10p
      • 8 taps
      • $15
    • Whole Foods Tenley
      • 4530 40th St. NW (off Wisconsin and Albermarle)
      • 8a-10p
      • 5-6 taps
      • $14?

Breweries/Brewpubs

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