Nothing says summer like soaking up the sun and washing away your worries with a cold one. Next time the weather’s nice and you’re in need of a little R&R, venture out to these recently opened and up-and-coming beer gardens.
Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill
2424 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Open Date/Hours: Reopening after renovations in mid-April. Monday-Thursday 4-11 p.m., Friday 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Serving: Drafts, cans, wine and cocktails
Entertainment: Live music
Caboose Brewing Company
Lee Highway and Eskridge Road, Fairfax
Open Date/Hours: Projected to open at the end of summer. Hours TBD.
Serving: A more casual menu than that found in the Vienna location as well as cider, coffee, an opportunity to create your own flight, craft brews, wine, cocktails and kid-friendly pure cane sodas
Entertainment: Live music, large private event space
Continental Beer Garden
19th Street and North Moore Street, Rosslyn
Open Date/Hours: Opening the first week of May and will be open in the evenings between 3-11 p.m.
Serving: Beer from Port City and Lost Rhino breweries, German beers, wines on tap and happy hour staples: sausage platters, meat skewers and pretzels with beer cheese
Entertainment: Two bocce courts, picnic tables and outdoor sofas
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington
Open Date/Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m.
Serving: Bottles, cans, draft flights, cocktails, wines, whiskey and bourbon
Entertainment: Weekly specials and theme nights: Mug Mondays, Murlarkey Tuesdays, Trivia Wednesdays, Tap Takeover Thursdays, Friday Flight Night, Sangria Saturday, Social Sundays
202-B Harrison St. SE, Leesburg
Open Date/Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Serving: Liquor, wine, frozen drinks, bottled beers
Entertainment: Two indoor bars with live music, comedy and trivia. There will eventually be genre music nights and more jam sessions, where professional musicians and local artists get to see what it’s like to have a full band accompany them (feels like a six-hour concert).
Sinistral Brewing Company
9423 Main St., Manassas
Open Date/Hours: Late July or early August, Thursday-Sunday
Serving: 10 taps, five of which are their flagship brews (Pale Ale, IPA, Lager, Stout or Porter and an Amber Ale) and five that are seasonal
Entertainment: Live music and food from at least two Old Town Manassas restaurants
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons
Open Date/Hours: Opening May 1 and will be open seven days a week, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Serving: German and Belgian “biers” and over 100 American craft beers
Entertainment: Live music and hosts festivals