Young and Hungry

A Beer Garden for Bud and Blue Moon Drinkers Coming to Glover Park

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 3.54.43 PMEveryone wants to open a beer garden these days. (Hey, it beats the secret phone number “speakeasy” craze.) The latest? Glover Park Beer Garden, a summer pop-up on the patio of The Savoy Suites Hotel opening tomorrow.

But except for a couple local beers—DC Brau Corruption IPA and Atlas Rowdy Rye—beer aficionados won't be impressed. Unlike Dacha, Standard, and other beer gardens that pride themselves on unique brews, Glover Park Beer Garden’s selection is rather bland. Among the brands boasted in a press release? Coors, Corona, Heineken, Stella Artois, Guinness, Miller Light, Budweiser, Sam Adams, Allagash White, and Blue Moon. Bottles start at $6 and drafts start at $8.

The food menu, which comes from the hotel's Twist Georgetown Restaurant & Lounge, isn’t much more exciting. Think chicken fingers, grilled cheese, calamari, caesar salad. The full food menu is posted below.

The beer garden, which feature two 50-inch TVs, seats around 150 at picnic tables and sofas. It will be open Monday through Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.

Starters

Basket of Fries $5

Chicken Fingers $6

Pretzel Rolls $6 / $10

Calamari $11

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp $11

Assorted Cheese Board $13

Salads

Organic Field Greens $8

Caesar Salad $9

Cobb Salad $12

Greek Salad $15

Sandwiches (all served with fries)

Glover Park Hot Dog $6

German Bratwurst with Kraut $7

Grilled Cheese, Tomatoes and Smoked Bacon $10

Ground Sirloin Burger $10

Mediterranean Chicken Panini $12

Desserts

Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies $5

Chocolate Mousse Pyramid with Toasted Hazelnut Sauce $7

Glover Park Beer Garden, 2505 Wisconsin Ave. NW

  • nc3

    My guess is that hotels, who cater to tourists, tend to stock beers that are well known to tourists with a few local brews. The hotel isn't going to be able to quickly alter its distribution chain to add beers since the local beers are often obtained using import forms since they're not carried by the distributors.

    We need alcohol distribution reform. The duopoly in DC relies on private companies to "regulate" beer and liquor distribution by promising rents to the companies.

  • DC_Dude

    Wait till the tourist has to shell out 8 bucks for his Bud Light draft. That's ridonkulous!

  • Widness

    Isn't this formerly known as just The Patio at Savoy?

  • @Jessica

    Great time this evening at CPBG!

  • Chris

    Hundreds of DC bars stock a rotating supply of thousands (perhaps tens of thousands) of different beers each year. In part precisely because of the way that the alcohol distribution works. If this hotel-owned bar is slow to change their beer selection, it's because of management or internal processes there, not because of any laws.

    Any "reform" would inevitably lead to the elimination of self-distribution in favor of the draconian three-tier system.

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