01 November 2007

Beer Run - Washington, DC

Saturday morning Gina and I will be flying out to Washington DC, where our current plans seem to revolve around nothing more than drinking. DC has both The Brickskeller - "featuring the world's largest beer list", and a Dogfish Fish pub that hasn't had its grand opening yet (but will while we're there on Tuesday the 6th).

We're probably more excited than we should be. And we're looking for suggestions - if you've been to DC and can recommend anything, please do. And while you're at it, check out the Brickskeller's beer list, and suggest a beer - or ten.


  1. Having spent many a summer in DC, I can heartily recommend Brickskellar as an old school beer mecca.

    I like The Tombs in Georgetown, too, but I'm not so sure they have an excellent beer list. Just lots of beer.

  2. Cap City Brewery, in the Postal Museum by Union Station on the Hill is pretty good.

    However, I have two bars you must visit while you're there - Kelly's Irish Times and Hawk n' Dove. I can't remember shit about their beer list, but both have wonderful atmosphere. Hawk n' Dove is where James Carville met Mary Matlin, too, for what its worth. Kelly's is just down and across the street from Cap City. H&D is on the other side of the Hill.

  3. I suppose I should know who James Carville and Mary Matlin are....

  4. Wow, just checked out that beer list. Very impressive. I couldn't help but notice that they didn't have a single midwest brewery on their list, though. Is that the typical coastal bias? I know you can get Three Floyds in New York, so I doubt it's a distribution thing.

    (btw, what's with the word verification thing? Seems like it gives you about 12 seconds to write something or else you'll have to enter another word.)

  5. I see from the list you can live the high life while you are there. Can't really go wrong with that.

    In all seriousness I would personally go for the Russian River Supplication and Temptation. I didn't even realize that River River made to the east coast. If you get really lucky maybe they will have Pliny the Younger or Elder from Russian River. Have a good time.

    Also, it sounds very depressing, but I've heard the Holocaust Museum is really a place that is very moving and the highlight of many peoples trip.

  6. Go to Brussels and check out Delirium Cafe, it's in the Guinness Book of World Records for most beers served.

  7. I'm not sure about the word verification thing - we really don't have any control over that (other than to turn it on or off) so I guess your complaint is with blogger (a google company).

    If it continues to be a problem, let us know and we'll turn it off.

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.