This is the post from 2013! Click here to go to the updated 2014 version of the map.
Nationals Park is a great place to see a baseball game, and nothing goes better with baseball then beer. If you are a fan of American light lagers, Nats Park offers plenty of options. And if you’re looking for a bigger variety, Nats Park also give you quite a few choices.
Unfortunately, the craft beers and imports aren’t always easy to find. And in the middle of a baseball game, you might not want to spend an inning or two meandering around the ballpark looking for the right beer. What you need is a map of the ballpark, and where to find the beer you want. I decided to put together just that, and tried to be as thorough as possible, but there are a few notes worth paying attention to at the bottom of the page.
But beer and fine print don’t go well together anyway, so… check out the maps. Click on the images to enlarge:
Not including The Red Porch
Note: All of the above beers pertain to the Red Porch only, the Red Loft is listed on the Club Level Map. Thanks to JDland for the Red Porch photo
Enjoy the maps, the games and the beers!
There are a few things to keep in mind:
- Almost all concession stands have anywhere from 2 to 6 varieties of the following beers, in bottles or on tap: Miller Lite, Coors Light, Blue Moon, MGD, Heineken, Home Run Ale (a clandestine Leinenkugel brew), and, occasionally Sam Adams Boston Lager. This list is not meant to disparage those beers or those who drink those beers (heck, Sam is a craft beer). But as they can be found all over the stadium, it wouldn’t be much of a benefit to list them, and the map wouldn’t be legible.
- I did, however, try to list every place that sold beer that WASN’T a food stand, even if it had no craft brews or imports. So you will see those American light lagers on the map
- I did not have access to the Club Level interior (Stars and Stripes bar, etc) or the PNC Diamond Club section. I really only trust primary source research, so if someone wants to give me the opportunity to sit in those seats and do more research, I’d happily consider.
- My graphic design skills are limited. This was done with PowerPoint. I may have fellow Nats Review podcaster/actual graphic designer Colm or our buddy Ese take a look at how to make this prettier, but for now, this will have to do. But please let me know if this is just illegible to everyone but me!
- This is a snapshot in time, with all research being done one night in June. Keep in mind that the beers and their locations are subject to change, and this is, in the parlance of this website, a small sample size. Sampling during research, on the other hand, was robust.