Outdoor Bars and Beer Gardens in DC



DC Reynolds – Great Outdoor Bar in Park View


After comprehensively covering rooftops and roof decks in DC, Barred in DC has now turned to outdoor bars and beer gardens that won’t require climbing lots of stairs or taking an elevator. This is a bit more tricky to document, since there are literally hundreds and hundreds of sidewalk cafes and back patios in DC bars and restaurants. To focus this a bit but also attempt to be comprehensive, this list focuses only on bars that have outside ground floor spaces (so excludes the bars previously covered, including elevated outdoor bars) that have an outdoor bar, outdoor seats that sit along a window/opening, or otherwise are so dominated by outdoor seating that you would never go there to sit inside.

You can also download this sortable spreadsheet to keep track yourself (also includes rooftop bars). Note a lot of patio window bars are closed in most of summer due to heat and many listed below are seasonal. Those is red are Barred in DC picks.

Navy Yard / Capitol Hill (Barracks Row) / The Wharf 

All Purpose Riverfront Waterfront Patio Bar
Bardo River Brewery Beer Garden
Bluejacket Patio Bar
Dacha Navy Yard Beer Garden
Declaration Nats Park Patio Window Bar
Due South Dockside Waterfront Patio Bar
Nicoletta Waterfront Patio Bar
The Salt Line Waterfront Patio Bar
Willie’s Patio Bar
The Brig Beer Garden
Hank’s Oyster Bar at The Wharf Patio Window Bar
The Watering Hole (Intercontinental Wharf) Waterfront Patio Bar
TikiTNT Waterfront Patio Bar

H Street 

Biergarten Haus Beer Garden
Chupacabra Large Patio
Copycat Co. Patio Bar
Cusbah Patio Window Bar
Duffy’s Irish Pub Patio Window Bar
Hill Prince Patio Bar

Georgetown / Glover Park / Foggy Bottom

El Centro D.F. Georgetown Patio Bar
Nick’s Riverside Grill Waterfront Patio Bar
Sequoia Waterfront Patio Bar
The Yard (Ritz-Carlton Georgetown) Patio Bar
Tony & Joe’s Waterfront Patio Bar
Town Hall Patio Bar
Tonic at Quigley’s Patio Bar

U Street / Logan Circle / Shaw

El Rey Patio Bar
Roy’s Boys Patio Window Bar
Satellite Room Patio Bar
Vinoteca Patio Bar
Wet Dog Tavern Patio Bar
Garden District Beer Garden
Pearl Dive Patio Bar
Red Light Patio Window Bar
Calico Patio Bar
Dacha Beer Garden Beer Garden

Columbia Heights / Petworth / Park View / 16th St Heights

Lou’s City Bar Patio Bar
Lyman’s Tavern Patio Window Bar
DC Reynolds Patio Bar
Sonny’s Pizza / No Kisses / Colony Club Patio Bar
The Midlands Beer Garden Beer Garden
Homestead Patio Bar
Moreland’s Tavern Patio Window Bar

NoMa / Union Market / Brookland

Indigo Patio Bar
Laos in Town Patio Window Bar
Wunder Garten Beer Garden
Suburbia Patio Bar
Brookland’s Finest Patio Window Bar

PQ/Chinatown / Off GW Parkway

Island Time Bar and Grill (Columbia Island Marina off GW Parkway) Patio Bar
Dirty Habit (Hotel Monaco) (Penn Quarter/Chinatown) Patio Bar

Other Large Patios: Atlas Brew Works (Ivy City), Fox & Hounds (Dupont Circle), Gaslight Tavern (U Street), American Ice Company (U Street), Glen’s Garden Market (Dupont Circle), The Bullpen (Navy Yard; seasonal, opens 2 hours before every Nats game),

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