It’s back, folks!
Welcome to the Nationals Park Beer Guide, updated for 2016
Nats 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, you also have 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:
Not including The Red Porch / Budweiser Brew House
Just like last year, the beers at District Drafts will likely rotate, but it’s between 7 local brewers (DC Brau, Port City, 3 Star, Atlas, Mad Fox, Heritage, and Old Ox).
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!
As always, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- Local breweries are well-represented now in Nats Park, but they rotate their beers throughout the season. So I only included the name of those local breweries rather than the specific beer they’re serving, which is bound to be wrong. When I was there, though, I saw:
- DC Brau Public
- DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter
- Heritage Freedom Isn’t Free IPA
- Old Ox Hardway Summer Lager
- Mad Fox Defender APA
- 3 Star Ghost White Pale Ale
- Port City Metro Red
- Atlas 1500
- Atlas Home Rule
- Almost all concession stands have anywhere from 2 to 6 varieties of the following beers, in bottles or on tap: Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois, Michelob Ultra, Bud Light Lime and Bud Light Lime-a-Rita. This list is not meant to disparage those beers or those who drink those beers. 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 occasionally see those American light lagers on the map
- Lastly, but perhaps most important – this is a snapshot in time, with all research being done one night in April. 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