Red Bear Brewing Company

209 M St NE, Washington DC 20002
$ American

We are a craft brewery that strives to be a cornerstone of the NoMa & DC community, committed to a diverse team, neighbors, & planet we all share.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended

Business Info

  • Address: 209 M St NE, Washington DC 20002
  • Cross Street: 3rd St NE
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q | Hamburger |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery Restaurant
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (202) 849-6130
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Brewpub Inside 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Brewpub Inside 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Brewpub Inside 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Brewpub Inside 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Upper Outside Patio (21+) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Brewpub Inside 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
All Day - Upper Outside Patio (21+) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
Lunch - Upper Outside Patio (21+) 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Upper Outside Patio (21+) 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Brewpub Inside 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
Lunch - Upper Outside Patio (21+) 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dinner - Upper Outside Patio (21+) 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
All Day - Brewpub Inside 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
All Day - Lower Outside Patio 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Our full menu is available currently until 730pm. We have limited options after 730pm, while we work to expand our kitchen staff hours due to current metro closure.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.75 out of 5 stars based on 325 votes

Overall: 6/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 25, 2020
Ryan H.
The ordering system is confusing because it is not completely contactless..... you have to use a pen and paper to place the order AND place it in the app? Chicken wings and brussels sprouts did not taste good. Brussels sprouts were too chewy and undercooked. The teriyaki glaze on chicken was NOT teriyaki sauce and chicken tasted very off. Service was also slow, the staff seemed to be trying their best but we had very long waits at the table. I don't think i would come back again. Bar should also offer beer flights again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 17, 2020
Christian B.
Good beer, food, service, and ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 14, 2020
Heather D. H.
Great all around. Outdoor seating was spaced perfectly. So happy to be back:

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 15, 2020
Bill B.
Beer and service was great. Food was okay.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2020
Joelle L.
We felt very safe and socially distant from other patrons on the patio. We appreciate the availability of the handwash station and hand saniter and wipes on the table. Our server was great in making sure folks wore their masks when going into Red Bear as well as when leaving. Already made a reservation for next week. Thank you for being open and safe.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 07, 2020
Alex R.
Staff is extremely welcoming, place is clean, all personnel were wearing masks, felt safe

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2020
Kasey S.
Service was a little slow because there was only one waiter, but he was very friendly and apologetic about the wait. Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Toyin I.
Perfect outdoor spot, with social distancing and hygienic practices enforced.

Overall: 1/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 1/10
Ambience: 1/10
Value: 1/10
Jul 19, 2020
Sheila K.
Really rude staff. Will never go back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2020
bob l.
This was our first time back at Red Bear since the COVID lock-down, and it was great. All the tables were spaced far apart to be safe, and the staff were all wearing masks. We were able to get in for our reservation right on time, and enjoyed some great beers on the patio. Glad to be back at one of our favorite local breweries!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Joe H.
Service and server was great!!! I would suggest that you put the information about the Arryved app on you reservation website. It took over 20 min for the app to generate a confirmation number to put payment information in the app. The Server was almost forced not to take our order. Consumers when making reservations should be instructed to download app at the same time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2020
jim m.
Really fun place to visit. The Beer menu is so rare. So many wisely chosen beers and just SO DIFFERENT BEERS. Food is good too! Great waffle fries. Staff is very friendly and service was exceptional!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Jessica K.
Red Bear is my favorite breweries in DC! They have taken the correct COVID precautions so that we felt comfortable and safe. They continue to have great service and wonderful beer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2020
Paul D.
Prices have always been high, but I’m happy to support this business. I appreciate the touchless payment but ordering was via pen/paper and pens were not being wiped down when turning over the tables. At least from what I saw. They did provide sanitizer in each table tho.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 09, 2020
Ariel G.
Loved the service and the food/beer. Lovely outdoor area!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 13, 2020
Damien D.
Great place and amazing beer

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 01, 2020
Mark D.
Loved our first trip to Red Bear! Beer and food were delicious! Service was excellent and staff was super friendly. Only complaint is the $14 sandwich did not come with a handful of fries or chips.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2020
Whitney B.
They did a great job keeping people distanced. Food and service were both great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2020
Alysha C.
They’re doing everything right! I felt really comfortable and welcomed.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 3/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 13, 2020
Riley S.
Waitress was extremely slow. When you only can reserve for an hour and a half but due to the waitress only coming by to collect tickets every 45 minutes you only get to drink 2 beers. We had to call her over each time even though she stated to just leave the tickets visible on the table.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Patti R.
Excellent beer, excellent service, excellent food. The purple hurricane cocktail was a stand-out. Don’t miss it. My favorite beer is probably the dry hopped red ale but they were all nice. The staff was visibly following all proper sanitation protocols. Everything was clean. Table time limits were enforced so that later parties wouldn’t be impacted by lingering parties. Red Bear has it together. You should go check them out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Rupert C.
I love everything about Red Bear Brewery. Service is always fantastic and I love how they’re handling social distancing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2020
Christine K.
The app for the bill never worked for us. We tried on two phones for over 20 min

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2020
Dennis K.
The Red Bear is always a treat!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 30, 2020
Jenny C.
Great service and excellent beer!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Nicole G.
This was our first time going to a restaurant after the phase 1 reopening and Red Bear has done everything possible to make your dining experience feel as safe as possible. Tables are actually 6 feet apart - which most restaurants aren't doing, somehow? - hand sanitizer at the tables, ordering through an app to make interactions with the server as minimal as possible. Making a reservation was easy too - we'll definitely come back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 07, 2020
Kevin N.
Red Bear is one of my favorite places in DC! So happy that they have reopened the patio. They did a superb job with the social distancing setup, table top sanitizer, masks, and gloves. And they are so sweet and happy to everyone!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Basil T.
Red Bear is great. You should go.