A family-friendly establishment with more than 100 bottled
beers and 24 drafts, this Columbia Heights bar is also environmentally
friendly: Meridian features only American craft beers—including DC Brau’s
the Corruption and Port City’s Optimal Wit—to protect the environment from
unnecessary transatlantic shipping. It also uses recycled furniture,
composts its waste, and buys green-energy credits. Insider tip: Stop by at
11 pm on Tuesday, when staff cleans out the taps and offers half the beer
that remains in the lines for just $3 a glass. Open daily.