Washington, D.C. Brewery Creates On-Site Dog Park

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Brewery co-owner Andrew Stewart believes Bardo’s new 1/2-acre dog park may be the largest in the city. Photo: Andrew Stewart


The real estate around Washington DC’s Nationals Park is quickly transforming. And a few of the latest new sights include the grain silo and stainless steel fermenters of a growing brand of indie operations: a brewery. Bardo Brewery, to be specific.

Their rustic beer garden is slinging suds in an astonishingly baseball-friendly location just steps from the stadium’s home plate gate.

And their 2-acre site — which will eventually be home to luxury condos, among other things — is slated for all manner of development as they improve their complex. One of the most fun features is a new 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,” Andrew Stewart, co-owner of Bardo Brewery, told WTOP.

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.

On Nats game days, Bardo opens two hours before game time. Photo: Andrew Stewart


Bardo Brewery operated for years in Arlington before moving.

“We stuck the brewery in storage for a little while, just pulled it out recently and fired it back up,” said Stewart.

Their beer-swilling, dog-loving customers are delighted to be able to bring their pups along to socialize and get exercise while they enjoy the cold ones.

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