WASHINGTON — In the quickly changing landscape along the Anacostia River near Nationals Park, a grain silo and stainless steel fermenters have gone up, standing tall over the wood plank bar and picnic tables.
Bardo Brewery is serving up cold ones in a rustic beer garden, just across the street from the home plate gate.
The 2-acre site is slated for future development, but in the meantime, developers of the luxury Dock 79 condos asked Bardo Brewery to set up shop.
There’s so much elbowroom they’ve even created a dog run.
“We’ve always been dog friendly, we figured it would be nice to have an off-leash dog area. It’s about half an acre. We feel it’s the biggest dog park in the city,” said Andrew Stewart, co-owner of Bardo Brewery.
With the Philadelphia Phillies in town and a doubleheader on Sunday, some Nats fans enjoyed the beer garden while their dogs sported Nats team colors.
Bardo Brewery operated for years in the Claredon neighborhood of Arlington before it’s reincarnation.
“We stuck the brewery in storage for a little while, just pulled it out recently and fired it back up,” said Stewart.
“I think some of the beers we make are pretty fun, some of them are a little bit cutting edge, but a lot of them are old school, too,” he added.
Old shipping containers with a fresh coat of paint serve as restrooms for the funky beer garden at 25 Potomac Avenue Southeast.