The Navy Yard has its own distinct style that is unlike any other part of Washington D.C., and this unique style shines bright through the diversity of its bars. Read ahead for our guide to the Navy Yard’s 10 best bars.
This microbrewery, located just blocks away from the Washington Nationals stadium, is home to creative food options and even better drinks. The space that Bluejacket occupies is a 100 year old factory that was converted into a modern beauty. The atmosphere of the brewery is friendly and relaxing. Bluejacket offers free tours on Saturdays, and one of their more popular beers is Goldfinch.
Address & phone number: 300 Tingey St SE Washington, DC 20003 (202) 524-4862
Gordon Biersch will be a mainstay in the Navy Yard for years to come, offering indoor and outdoor seating on their comfy patio. Gordon Biersch specializes in German lager and has a glass enclosed brewery attached to the main establishment. The atmosphere is casual and inviting, and works great for social gatherings. If you’re not a beer fan, don’t fear, wine and cocktails are also available .
Address & phone number: 100 M St SE Washington, DC 20003 (202) 484-2739
Since 1856, Old Ebbitt Grill is the oldest dining saloon in Washington D.C. The décor of the establishment is reminiscent of the Victorian era, with velvet booths and large watercolor paintings. Old Ebbitt Grill offers happy hour every day with food discounts to match, and boasts a good beer selection with both local and national brews. Be sure to try their well-made signature mojitos and cocktails.
Address & phone number: 675 15th St NW Washington, DC 20005 (202) 347-4800
The outdoor seating at Park Tavern adds to the ambiance and makes it one of the best places for an after work drink. Cocktails are the specialty at Park Tavern, with the Navy Grogg being the most popular, and they have more than eight beers on draft. The atmosphere is airy, with large windows that give diners a view of the outside, and there is also an observation deck that is accessible from the outside.
Address & phone number: 202 M St SE Washington, DC 20003 (202) 554-0005