Chocolate City beer can be found all over DC and their brewery is open for visitation. They call themselves DC’s homegrown micro-brewery.
The brewery is small and has a garage-like feel to it, maybe a bit improvised. That’s just part of the charm; the laid back vibe, the knowledgeable and helpful staff and the free tastings will win your heart. Every Saturday, from 12:30 to 16:30 the doors are open and they offer a small taste of beers on tap. It’s usually three or four beers, always different. If you like any of them – and most likely you will - you can buy a growler; or refill yours for $ 10 – $ 15, saving $ 6.
Chocolate City Brewery is right off the metropolitan branch trail and lots of people show up on bikes. Needless to say, if you are drinking on the premises you shouldn’t ride a bike home, make it a stop for some growlers. You’re only allowed to drink inside the building, no patio seating, but it’s fun to just stand inside and talk to people.
An unfortunate update, though, Chocolate City Brewery has just announced they are closing. This came as a surprise and it is such a shame. Their last day is December 31st, so if you want to go there hurry up!