the brig is a beer garden located in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We are 5 blocks from Eastern Market metro on lower 8th Street (Barracks Row) near the Navy Yard and 8 blocks from Nationals/Navy Yard metro. Our expansive, open-air patio is the perfect place for friends to gather for great food and drinks in a relaxing neighborhood atmosphere. We serve brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11am - 3pm and have our very popular brig Happy Hour every Monday through Friday from 3pm - 7pm.
We are widely-known for our extensive selection of German and craft beers, along with local Made In DC brews, red, white and rose wines, ciders, champagne and a full bar. We offer a full lunch and dinner menu 7 days a week, offering everything from our delicious Angus Burger with Frizzled Onions to Smoked Chicken Wings and specialty salads. And, in a nod to our German heritage, we've got Brats, Bavarian Pretzels and German Sauerkraut. Everything on our menu is fresh and made in-house, from scratch.
For entertainment, we have live music on the patio on many Saturdays as well as a 25 foot screen where we project the Nationals, Capitals and other local and international sporting events. Stay tuned for information on our upcoming Summer Sunday Movie Series and Pig Roast on the Patio. We're family and pet friendly so, feel free to bring your dogs!
Interested in holding your next event at the brig? We love to host birthday celebrations, bachelor and bachelorette parties, work parties and meetings - anything you can think of! To learn more, please email our Event Coordinator: email@example.com.
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We offer a variety of German and craft brews, served from our 20 taps at the bar. We've got canned and bottled beers and ciders as well. We proudly serve many local breweries and update our taps seasonally.
We serve a variety of food fresh from our kitchen and prepared on our grill. For the carnivores we've got burgers and brats. We've got vegetarian and vegan options too. Our casual meals and snacks are great for families or sharing.
On any given day you can find your favorite live sport being played on one of our many large flatscreens. When it gets dark we break out the projector and show games on our 25 foot projection wall so everyone can see!
The Brig is a public beergarden, and we want anyone and everyone to feel welcome. Our giant patio is great for families, pets, sports fans, locals, tourists, singles, couples, and anybody else who likes beer, good times and being outdoors.
Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite, PBR, Natty Boh, Corona
Avery Liliko’i Kepolo, Anderson Valley Gose, Devils Backbone, Vienna Lager
“Great new beergarden! Love their beer, perfect for day drinking and hanging with friends. It's pet friendly too!”
"This is a casual, non-pretentious place to grab a beer or three and just hang out. The beer selection was great, and the service was good."
“Loved the selection of European beers. SO happy to see some classic pils, heffs, and wits on a menu in a land overrun by IPAs.”