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Old Apr 1st, 2011, 07:22 AM
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Washington DC Beer Bars

I'm hoping someone out there can steer me in the right direction. We're staying in DC overnight and going to a ball game in August. I'm looking for a good craft beer bar in a good DC neighborhood that we could walk back to a hotel. We're not into the trendy or hipster scene. We're all in our late 30s and just want a place with good beer and a relaxed vibe. Any suggestions?
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Old Apr 1st, 2011, 08:26 AM
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Birch and Barley / ChurchKey (Logan Circle area)
Pizzeria Paradiso (Dupont Circle area)
RFD (Penn Quarter)

They all have websites.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 05:49 AM
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Thanks! I will check these out. I have hear that ChurchKey is overly crowded and over hyped. Do you know if this is the case?
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 06:10 AM
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Where is your hotel??????
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 06:22 AM
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The ones we went to while in DC were the Chophouse Brewery and RFD. Really enjoyed each. Also went to the DC Pourhouse and enjoyed it.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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We haven't decided on a hotel yet. I was trying to figure out which neighborhood would be the the closest to a good bar. Little backwards but we have priorties! haha!
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 09:28 AM
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What Nats game are you going to? Ill be down there for a Reds game.

Have you been to Nationals Park? I like it and find it very enjoyable. Nothing spectacular about it but found it to be a very nice park. Granted, it was a Red Sox series so that helped.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 09:35 AM
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There are two Elephant & Castles in DC. The one near where I work is a pleasant spot for drinking a beer outside. Good selection of beers and good food.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Nah, I was there when my beloved Giants lost something like 8-1 (Strasburg pitched) and I still enjoyed the park. It's not AT&T, though.
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 10:34 AM
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Not many of them are even close to AT&T...Friend of mine and I were just going back and forth over our top 5 stadiums...

Mine are (I will not rank Fenway against any)
PNC Park
Petco Park
AT&T Park
Camden Yards
Safeco Field
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Old Apr 7th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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I haven't been to any of those new ones other than Camden Yards. We did some baseball trips about 10 years ago, but then they started tearing them all down...
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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 05:28 AM
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Sorry fot the late response, I have to figure out how to get notifactions on my posts! We're going to the phils v nats on August 20th. There's going to be over 30 of us. We haven't been to the Nats park yet. AT&T park is awesome. We love Fenway. I really thought wrigley was pretty awesome too, hard hats and all! You guys should come to the Phils Park - Citizen Bank Park. It's a really great staduim and the fans aren't that bad despite what you might hear!
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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 05:37 AM
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"I have to figure out how to get notifactions on my posts!"

I don't think that's an option here but if it is, it probably isn't an option you can choose after the fact like at TripAdvisor
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Old Apr 19th, 2011, 05:47 AM
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I have been to Citizens Bank a few times. It is a great stadium. I've never had a problem with Phillies fans - similar to Red Sox fans, they are an extremely passionate group about their team and if you show them respect, you will be fine. There is a small minority that ruins it for a few.

We'll be passing somewhere on 95 as I will be heading home as the Phillies arrive in DC.
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