Barred in DC and Right Proper Collaborating on Beer Designed By DC, For DC

UPDATE: The Beer Will Be/Have: Copper/ruby in color Not too heavy/not too light in body Old World hops (saaz/hallertau/tettnang) Rye as an adjunct 5.1%-6.3% ABV, and  A Saison Here’s the big news folks. [Now covered in a PODCAST/RADIO SHOW, BEER ME, and by DCist and Washingtonian No, we are not moving to Clarendon. Instead, Barred … Continue reading Barred in DC and Right Proper Collaborating on Beer Designed By DC, For DC

City-State Brewing Coming to Edgewood / Brookland Border

City-State Brewing, [Twitter, website, Instagram] which originally was slated to come to Ivy City as of summer 2018, has now confirmed that it instead will coming a bit further northwest in Edgewood at its border with Brookland. The 13,000-square foot craft microbrewer, taproom, and event space will be constructed in an existing two-story building at 705 Edgewood … Continue reading City-State Brewing Coming to Edgewood / Brookland Border

Barred in Australia

You should definitely visit Australia in your lifetime, particularly if you snag a sub-$750 flight and/or have friends/family living down there. Why? Australia is full of amazing natural beauty and people are universally friendly. Melbourne is one of my favorite cities I've ever visited. Port Douglas is a sublime beach town near the Great Barrier … Continue reading Barred in Australia

Crowd-sourced Favorite/Most Neighborhood/Most Comfortable/All-Purpose DC Bars

On Saturday night (1/4/20), journalist/fan-of-all-things-DC/map extraordinaire Chelsea Cirruzzo posted a great question to her thousands of Twitter followers: "if you had to choose ONE dc bar to frequent for the rest of your days what would it be!!!!" Responses came in fast and in droves; as of 24 hours later, the tweet had received over … Continue reading Crowd-sourced Favorite/Most Neighborhood/Most Comfortable/All-Purpose DC Bars

A Bartender’s Rules for New Year’s Eve – Guest Post

[Ed. Note: No matter whether you go out to a bar in DC (check out the comprehensive guide here) or somewhere else in the world to ring in the 3rd decade of this century, please enjoy yourself as well as respect the folks serving you. Here's a list of rules shared by Chrissy, a bartender … Continue reading A Bartender’s Rules for New Year’s Eve – Guest Post

DC is the King of Rail, not Well, Drinks – But Where Else in America?

Essentially every bar keeps a bottle of whiskey, gin, vodka, rum, tequila, and usually a triple sec (for margs and LIT's) somewhat hidden within easy reach of the bartender right behind the bar counter. These liquors-the cheapest stuff a bar carries-aren't consistent in level of quality across bars, as, for example, some bars may use … Continue reading DC is the King of Rail, not Well, Drinks – But Where Else in America?

The Sheppard Returns with Cocktails in Mount Pleasant

The Sheppard, Instagram, Twitter the faux speakeasy-style cocktail bar last seen south of Dupont Circle before it closed in January after almost five years due to redevelopment of the property, is making a comeback-this time (almost certainly) in Mount Pleasant. Although a lease was signed and announced in mid-November, its location has not yet been revealed. … Continue reading The Sheppard Returns with Cocktails in Mount Pleasant

Where to Ring in 2020 – DC Bars – New Year’s Eve Guide (12/31/19)

2020 is coming. To help you out, Barred in DC has once again compiled a list of New Year’s Eve celebrations at Washington, DC bars below (nearly all with a cover include a champagne toast, party favors, and a DJ so just assume they will have if not mentioned), which I’ve split up by whether … Continue reading Where to Ring in 2020 – DC Bars – New Year’s Eve Guide (12/31/19)

eat brgz in Eastern Market offers $3 Beer and Wine Alongside Unique Take on a Burger

eat brgz, 250 7th St. SE (at C St), website, Twitter, Instagram, 11a-10p everyday, Eater. This newish spot (opened in mid-August) is directly across Eastern Market. I first stopped in because I spotted a sign advertising $3 beer and wine ALL DAY EVERY DAY. This isn't cheap plonk-3 taps of DC Brau (16 oz.- Joint … Continue reading eat brgz in Eastern Market offers $3 Beer and Wine Alongside Unique Take on a Burger