Immediately south of Dupont Circle is a Munich-inspired beer hall. Cuckoo clocks and two-pound pretzels are a dead giveaway that this place doesn’t take itself too seriously, though its expansive roof deck—all 2,000 square feet of it—is not for the faint of heart, or hearing. The oompah music sets the mood, as do the massive beer steins. Choose a half or whole liter of German beer (there are 16 drafts to pick from). Then settle in at one of the orange communal tables to meet your neighbors. It’s bright, so be sure to wear your sunglasses. Also arrive early: This place feels like a mosh pit by 9pm.
|Venue name:||Sauf Haus Bier Hall|
1216 18th St NW
|Cross street:||between M and N Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 4pm–2am, Fri 4pm–3am, Sat noon–3am, Sun noon–2am|
|Transport:||Dupont Circle Metro/Bus 42, 43|