Looking to grab a beer that actually tastes good? From IPAs to sours, whatever beer you prefer, these craft beer bars in Washington D.C. have delicious beers on tap to make you appreciate drinking a cold one. 

The craft beer scene in DC is showcased with several breweries and local bars working together to bring you foamy deliciousness. We've compiled a list of the best craft beer bars in D.C. perfect for beer enthusiasts, drunkards, or anyone who loves a tasty beer. For more of the best bars in DC, 202Area is your go-to guide for all nearby things to do.

ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW , Washington DC, 20005
ChurchKey was conceived and created out of love and passion for beer in all its facets. With a collection of 555 hand-picked labels meticulously curated...

Smoke & Barrel

2471 18th St NW , Washington DC, 20009
Smoke and Barrel strives to offer a creative take on barbeque, a global look at food-friendly craft beer, and a Kentucky bias for our list of over 50 fine...

City Tap House Penn Quarter

901 9th Street Northwest , Washington, DC, 20001
For us, craft is everything. “Craft” is most often defined as doing things by hand. For us, craft is complex, innovative beers. Craft is food that...

The Sovereign

1206 Wisconsin Ave NW , Washington DC, 20007
The Sovereign is a Belgian bar and bistro committed to celebrating the rustic cuisine and fabled brewing culture of Belgium. Located in the vibrant Georgetown...

Barrel

613 Pennsylvania Ave SE , Washington DC, 20003
Barrel, located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., is a sophisticated neighborhood bar with the largest collection of bourbons, whiskeys, and elixirs...

The Bier Baron Tavern and Comedy Loft

1523 22nd St NW , Washington DC, 20037
Come enjoy 600 beers from around the world, a selection that will satisfy every palate; and help carry on The DC BEER tradition with us at this historic...

Dacha Beer Garden

1600 7th St NW , Washington DC, 20001
We are a friendly neighborhood beer garden. We welcome everyone, and though we don't take reservations, we will be happy to advise on best hours/days to bring...

Iron Horse Tap Room

507 7th St NW , Washington DC, 20004
We've got 26 draft lines (cleanest in the city!) and we're constantly rotating through some of the best American craft, Belgian, German and specialty import...

Free State

501B G Street Northwest , Washington DC, 20001
Neighborhood bar featuring provisions and libations from the mid-Atlantic states. We are a 21+ establishment.

Craft Beer Cellar DC

301 H Street Northeast Ste A , Washington DC, 20002
We are a craft beer bottle shop, whose primary focus has always been the best beer that we can get our hands on. We spend our lives in search of beers...

The Public Option

1601 Rhode Island Avenue Northeast , Washington DC, 20018
We make our own beer here at The Public Option. We try to keep 8 beers we've made on tap all the times, with 3 darker/maltier beers, 3 paler/hoppier beers,...