Updated October 20, 2022. There’s nothing like cold beer and autumn temps on a relaxing weekend afternoon. There are plenty of beer gardens around NoVA that let you enjoy some great regional brews as you enjoy the changing season. Here’s where you can go to get your drink on in a responsible manner.
Augie’s Mussel House & Beer Garden
Old Town’s saint-inspired brew house and beer garden offers traditional Belgian ales you can pair with mussels or waffles and fries. Augie’s is Alexandria’s only open-air beer garden and offers more than 70 craft brews. 1106 King St., Alexandria
Take flight to this former racing-pigeon loft in historic Manassas for a spacious outdoor beer garden that comes equipped with firepits and cozy seating for those crips spring nights. Eavesdrop Brewery craft beers are a mix of local ingredients known as a “new twist on classic.” 7223 Centreville Rd., Ste. 115, Yorkshire
Continental Pool Lounge
While you may not be able to take a plunge in their pool, Continental’s beer garden is the perfect place for seasonal sipping. It’s dog-friendly, safe for kids, and filled with games that are complex enough for adults. Try any one of their more creative beer offerings, from regional breweries like Aslin to bigger brands like Shiner Bock. 1911 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington
Dominion Wine And Beer
Falls Church favorite Dominion Wine and Beer is a full restaurant and beer garden and one of three in the DC metro family of bottle shops. The beer garden is in the back of the restaurant and has flat-screens and enough lighting to watch your favorite sports teams. 107 Rowell Ct., Falls Church
Probably one of the more landscaped beer gardens in NoVA, Montross makes an effort that goes beyond the typical tent-in-the-parking-lot set-up that we gladly accept when it comes to drinking great local brews. With crabs and live music in the summer, the autumn months are the perfect place to grab a bite and a beer with your friends or family. 15381 Kings Hwy., Montross
Caboose Brewing’s Caboose Commons is the perfect outside environment to have a few of the local favorite microbrews like The Fog IPA, Citra Session IPA, and Oatmeal Stout. For seasonal suds, try a Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Porter or Boxcar Brown Ale. 2918 Eskridge Rd., Fairfax
The graffiti-inspired Clarendon hangout is perfect for partying with your friends and your dogs. Their “adult playground” is the place for grown up kids who want to play drinking sports near a tiki bar. Try favorite street tacos by Rebel Taco and gourmet party snacks like sliders, Lot dawgs, tenders, and fries by The Tailgater food trucks. 3217 10th St., Arlington
Alexandria’s trendy-corporate local fixture welcomes families and dogs daily in their side patio-parking lot beer garden. With wellness events, next-day beer delivery, shipping, and pickup, this one stop beer destination offers just about everything to meet your seasonal drinking needs. 847 S. Pickett St., Alexandria
Ono Brew Co.
Ono is the Hawaiian word for delicious and the inspiration behind Chantilly’s Polynesian-themed beer garden. Offering creative takes on the hard seltzer idea, along with Berliner Weisse and American Wheat varieties, there’s enough of an aloha vibe to make it feel like summer year-round. 4520 Daly Dr., Ste. 102, Chantilly
Port City Brewing Company
Nothing beats drinks under the sun at one of NoVA’s oldest breweries. The family- and pet-friendly space is known for its award-winning brews (including three gold medal winners from the 2022 Virginia Craft Beer Cup). So, whether you want something on tap or from a bottle or can, this is the place to be. 3950 Wheeler Ave., Alexandria
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