DC’s Newest Beer Garden Finds a Home in NoMa

DC’s Newest Beer Garden Finds a Home in NoMa
Wunder Garten beer garden opens in NoMa. Photograph courtesy of Wunder Garten

DC’s newest beer garden may be opening a little late in the summer, but they’ve finally found a permanent home. Wunder Garten, which launches as a pop-up last year, signed a lease for a space in NoMa at First and L streets, Northeast. The Bavarian biergarten will open on Friday, August 5 until cold weather pushes drinkers inside.

The picnic table-lined space is smaller than the temporary instillation, but still offers plenty of room for lawn games and free outdoor events with partner REI (the NoMa Summer Screen is also nearby for additional entertainment). A menu of 16-ounce beers ($6 to $8)  includes classic German brewers like Franziskaner and Spaten alongside local crafts, including DC’s Hellbender. Snacks are limited to chips and pretzels, though a rotating lineup of food trucks will serve heartier eats.

In addition to the outdoor space, a climate-controlled beer tent is in the works, and will lengthen the outdoor drinking season for Oktoberfest fun.

Wunder Garten. First and L streets, Northeast. Open (August 5): Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 10 pm; Friday and Saturday, 4 to midnight; Sunday, 4 to 10 pm.

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Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.