Outdoor drinking opportunities

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.

Caboose Brewing Company
Crazy Train Triple / Photo courtesy of Caboose Brewing Company

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

Courthaus Social
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

MacDowell Beach
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

Tysons Biergarten
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

(May 2017)