Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Washington DC: Brookland Pint

One of my favorite ways to catch up with friends is over a cold drink and something delicious to eat. I was recently invited to Brookland Pint to try out their craft beers and appetizers. I'm happy to report that it fills all requirements for a good place to hang out with friends. Never fear, although boasting an impressive menu of craft beers (24 on tap! plus additional bottles), they also offer wines and craft cocktails to appease the non-beer drinkers. 
One of the coolest things about the interior, and something that will please most of today's society is the ability to charge your phone at every table and at the bar. Each table comes with an outlet and a USB port - you no longer have to fear that your phone will die while you are out. My family would also be thrilled with this restaurant as owner John made sure to get as many pieces and materials that were made in America as possible including the same marble that has been used for the monuments and wood from trees that have been uprooted from storms!
Now the bar area and my favorite part, the bar/table along the outside where the windows can be open and there are chairs on each side. I LOVE this concept and promptly seated myself here for the night. 
The bartender and servers were very knowledgeable. Letting us taste the beers and able to provide sufficient recommendations for each of our personal tastes which is great because I love beer but I am still unsure of what I like. I had the Port City OPTIMAL WIT and the Great Lakes OKTOBERFEST (great beer for the fall with no hops). Rosie had a fruity saison beer which was delicious and the Brookland beer which she enjoyed but I thought was too hoppy. I also tried one of their craft cocktails, a Brookland Old Fashioned and my friend got a rose - both amazingly delicious. 
Now, I can't vouch for their actual entrees…but for their appetizer's and sharable bites, deeelicious. My favorite of the night was the pimento cheese on bread. I could definitely see myself eating a bunch of these while sipping on a few beers (I may have had 2….or 3 - maybe even 4 of these - hey it was dinner time). Other tasty bites were quesadillas (appropriately cheesy and loaded with tasty ingredients), chicken pate (not my thing - but a classy bite for those classy people), scallops with some a fruit salsa (sweet acidic salad pairs great with the scallops) and another favorite - lamb with tzaztki on zucchini fritters (perfection).

Would I come back? Yes, this is the perfect place to hang out with friends while snacking on delicious food and drinking good drinks. 

716 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC
Nearest Metro: Brookland-Cua 
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