Fried pickles, pulled pork, and steins of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale make for a down-home day at Garden District. Just say yes to the barbecue pig head when it’s on special. 1801 14th St., NW; no phone.
Though Dacha boasts plenty of German brews and bites, it has a variety of Belgian specialties such as Rodenbach Grand Cru (Flemish red ale) and hefeweizen-steamed mussels. 1600 Seventh St., NW; 202-350-9888.
The new canine-and-kid-friendly Tysons’ Biergarten boasts 10,000 square feet of patio for downing hefeweizen and radlers, noshing on pretzels, and catching live music. 8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons; 703-856-5613.
At the tree-shaded Piazza Beer Garden outside Cesco, the calamari are always crisp and the Peroni flows. 7401 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; 202-841-9114.
Cold Mahou drafts and slow-roasted meats are the thing at chef Victor Albisu’s courtyard beer garden outside his Peruvian steakhouse, Del Campo. 777 I St., NW; 202-289-7377.
This article appears in our August 2016 issue of Washingtonian.