Even though it’s a rather small beer garden in Shaw it’s pretty impossible to miss Dacha Beer Garden. Just look for Elizabeth Taylor who graces a 50-foot bright pink mural on one of Dacha’s walls. Would she have enjoyed sitting at a picnic table with a bratwurst and an Hefeweizen in Das Boot? Probably not… but that’s not why muralist Byron Peck chose the Hollywood icon as his muse for this project. Rather, the mural pays homage to the support her foundation provided to Shaw’s Whitman-Walker clinic.
Elizabeth Taylor, however, would certainly have approved of Dacha Beer Garden’s friendly policy towards animals, which are welcome alongside their owners. Also welcome? Your own food, especially if it happens to come from the little Chinese take-out across the street.
All in all Dacha is just a laid-back casual neighbourhood spot where you can enjoy a good German beer in a laid-back atmosphere. Just get there early. Despite not having any after work happy hours specials, Dacha fills up really quickly on sunny summer weeknight evenings. I mean, how could you resist drinking under the stars under the watchful eyes of Elizabeth Taylor?
Dacha Beer Garden | Restaurants (German-ish) | Large beer US$ 10
1600 7th ST NW | +12025248790
16:00 – 22:30 daily