Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are

Top 5 Spots for Barbecue and Brews in D.C.

Top 5 Spots for Barbecue and Brews in D.C.

It’s summer in D.C. and the livin’ is easy. One of the best parts of summer is all the al fresco eating and drinking to be done, and barbecue is a perennial summer favorite. Here’s our roundup of the best places to get your barbecue fix with great drinks.


Garden District: Perpetually packed since opening day, this seasonal beer garden is a paradise of all things smoked, battered, and fried. Pair your pulled pork or juicy brisket with fried pickles and an ice cold German wheat, like the Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier. (1801 14th St NW; no phone)

 

Smoke & Barrel: This Adam’s Morgan haunt is guided by the all-important three B’s: Beer, Bourbon, and Barbecue. And they’re serious about all three--in addition to the top-notch smoked meats and their famous “hog wings,” they boast a dedicated spirits list with classic cocktails and rare, single-barrel whiskeys in addition to a draught list that’s updated daily. (2471 18th St NW; 202-319-9353)

 

Hill Country Barbecue Market: Even Southerners say that Hill Country has some of the absolute best barbecue around. Your best bet is The Pitmaster—a quarter pound of lean brisket, one pork rib, one hot link and a quarter chicken. And you can get drafts or cans of Texas Shinerbock for $6 or $20 pitchers. (410 Seventh Street NW; 202-556-2050)


Kangaroo Boxing Club: If you were hoping for some barbecued ‘roo, sadly your best bet is still a trip Down Under. But KBC has a consistently good mix of beers, both local and Midwestern, rye flights, and house cocktails like Grandpa’s Revenge (Old Grand Dad bourbon & homemade tonic) to accompany a small but surprisingly delicious barbecue menu, featuring house-made dry rubs and thin-cut pastrami with beer-caraway mustard. (3410 11th St NW; 202-505-4522)

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling CompanyRocklands (several locations) consistently ranks at the top of DC BBQ lists, and is best known for their wood-only smoker which produces mouthwatering, fall-off-the-bone cuts of meat. Each location serves beer & wine, but their Alexandria location is a hop, skip, and jump from Port City Brewing. We recommend getting your ribs fix, then heading over to Port City’s tasting room to sip on their Monumental IPA (6.3%) and summer brew, Derecho Common (4.8%). (25 S Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA; 703-778-9663)

Photo via Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company

Recent Articles
spacer
Home Bar Project Below Features

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
ABQ Brings Beakers, Bunsen Burners and Bourbon to London With Breaking Bad Themed Pop-Up Bar

ABQ Brings Beakers, Bunsen Burners and Bourbon to London With Breaking Bad Themed Pop-Up Bar

A Breaking Bad themed pop-up bar will be rolling into London this summer....read more ›

by Rob Jagiela May 26, 2015
Explore the District This Summer With the DC Passport Program

Explore the District This Summer With the DC Passport Program

The Passport Program is your ticket to exploring the city and sipping specialty drinks on a budget....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen May 22, 2015
SPONSORED
Find happy hours and drink specials anywhere you are
Home Bar Project: How to Make a Clover Club

Home Bar Project: How to Make a Clover Club

Have you ever dreamed of having an amazing home bar, filled with bottles you actually use and the tools you need to execute a finely crafted cocktail?...read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 20, 2015
Memorial Day Drinks: 5 Fun and Easy Summer Pitcher Cocktails

Memorial Day Drinks: 5 Fun and Easy Summer Pitcher Cocktails

Instead of wasting precious time shaking up individual cocktails , take advantage of these handy pitcher drink recipes....read more ›

by Jen Killius May 18, 2015
Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.

Where to Celebrate Memorial Day in Washington, D.C.

From oysters to flip cup and rooftop parties, here are your options on how to spend your three-day weekend....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen May 15, 2015
Now You Can Get Cards Against Humanity Sayings on Your Wine Glass

Now You Can Get Cards Against Humanity Sayings on Your Wine Glass

Becuase wine sipped from a glass etched with 'Like a fat man on the Internet.' just tastes better....read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 12, 2015
America's Newest Odd Couple: Our National Parks and Budweiser

America's Newest Odd Couple: Our National Parks and Budweiser

The National Park Foundation has signed a deal with Budweiser for $2.5 million....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak May 12, 2015
DC's Best BBQ for National BBQ Month

DC's Best BBQ for National BBQ Month

DC might not get the same respect as other cities when it comes to barbecue, but that doesn't mean we lack in finger-licking-good barbecue joints....read more ›

by Lanna Nguyen May 11, 2015
Best Washington, D.C. Brunch Drink Specials

Best Washington, D.C. Brunch Drink Specials

Whether you're trying to get the best of a hangover or simply celebrating the weekend with a bout of day drinking, these bars with breakfast sipping s...read more ›

by Drink DC Feb 10, 2014
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Like us on Facebook!

Close