Right Proper Brewing Company

Bars, Beer bars Shaw
5 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
 (Photograph: Courtesy Right Proper Brewing Company)
Photograph: Courtesy Right Proper Brewing CompanyRight Proper Brewing Company
 (Photograph: Courtesy Right Proper Brewing Company)
Photograph: Courtesy Right Proper Brewing CompanyRight Proper Brewing Company

Right Proper has built upon its early success, adding a Brookland tap room and production house in addition to its original Shaw brewpub. The spirit remains the same, but the beers may differ. At the brewpub, with its five-barrel brewing rig, expect a near constantly changing lineup. At the production house and its larger 15-barrel system, you can tour the facility and try a selection of a dozen of draft beers, including classics such as Raised by Wolves or Haxan and a selection of seasonal and limited releases. Tasting sizes, pints and growlers are available at both locations—and expect to see some of the brewery’s offerings at bars around the city.


Venue name: Right Proper Brewing Company
Address: 624 T St NW
Washington, DC

Cross street: between 7th St NW and Wiltberger St NW
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 5–11pm, Fri 5pm–midnight, Sat 11:30am–midnight, Sun 11:30am–10pm
Transport: Shaw/Howard U Metro
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Average User Rating

4 / 5

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Superb service, warm and friendly staff with a rustic vibe to the place and great artwork. Even if you don't come for the food or beer just come for the history and views. 

I enjoyed the chicken filet sandwich with side salad which was pretty good, while my friend had mac and cheese and buffalo wing special. Neither of which she enjoyed. Hmm I didn't taste it but it's pretty hard to not like mac and cheese. 

I will definitely be back to try other menu items as well as some beer. 

Only con: no real vegan, vegetarian, gluten free alternatives, or a nice dessert selection. 

But I guess who cares about that if you come for the beer, right?

Right Proper Brewing Company is beautiful! I remember when the space opened. First of all, great location right on the border between Shaw and U Street, next to the Howard Theatre. The place is big and beautiful, with murals on the walls and two bars, the front one shorter than the one in back. Right Proper brews its own beer onsite, ad the last time I was there, the beer still tasted young, like the recipes of a company just starting out, but I love supporting a local brewery. The food is essentially pub fare, with sandwiches and salads and stuff, but the snacks are a little more creative, like pork rind nachos and blueberry-jalapeno cornbread.