A Nice Mix

Washingtonian Magazine: In the gastropub, poutine and burgers go nicely with the expertly curated bottle… [more]

A Nice Mix A Nice Mix

The Real Deal

DCBeer.com: "Conceived as a place that combines good beer with good food, and an atmosphere that is grown-up… [more]

The Real Deal The Real Deal

Fifty-Five Feet of Liquid Pleasure in the Tap Room

With the opening of the downstairs floor, the Black Squirrel has added 32 tap lines, raising its total… [more]

Fifty-Five Feet of Liquid Pleasure in the Tap Room Fifty-Five Feet of Liquid Pleasure in the Tap Room

So Good Burgers

The cult burger hit of Washington, DC.  Nominated in the Best Burger category of The Washington Post’s… [more]

So Good Burgers So Good Burgers

Whitledge, Brunch Debut at Libertine

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Two dead grandmothers and a swimmer’s background equals a pastry chef with a delicate sense of all things baking, whether breads or patries. That would be Lauren Whitledge, who brings the work ethic of a long-distance swimmer and the baking passion of her grandmothers to the culinary arts. “I have no doubt that my background in swimming has aided my […]

Taking a Gander at Goose Island

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What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Or, to put it another way, what is good for a man is equally good for a woman. Goose Island Brewing Co. and the Black Squirrel Restaurant concur with an exclamation point in presenting the art of mixing beer and spirits, with a powerful […]

Atlas — No Shrug


It is local but hardly sustainable, the buzz-worthy, bedlam-inducing launch of the District-based Atlas Brew Works at both the Black Squirrel and Libertine restaurants on Sept. 8, a Sunday, which just so happens to be Adams Morgan Day and the first NFL Sunday of the season. The frenzy starts at 11 a.m. Atlas Brew Works plans to […]

A Fete Fit for Maryland’s Breweries

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The Black Squirrel will fete the Old State Line breweries of Stillwater, Monocacy, Brewer’s Alley, Union, Brewers’ Art, Oliver, Burley Oak, Evolution, DuClaw, and Baltimore Beer Works on Wednesday, August 14, starting at 5 p.m. And you cannot have a Maryland specialty beer event without including a crab fest. This event will feature the launch of the Stillwater […]

Celebrating Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Let’s punctuate D.C. Beer Week with an exclamation point by showcasing the Great Lakes Brewing Co. on Saturday, August 17th, at The Black Squirrel, starting at noon. Celebrate 25 years of Great Lakes’ exceptional brewing, as exemplified by the suds on tap:  Oktoberfest (release party, served in one-liter steins);  Christmas Ale;   Class of 88 Smoked Imperial Porter (Deschutes collaboration); […]

It’s a Salute to Michigan

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The Black Squirrel plans a night-long toast to  Michigan on Friday, August 16th, starting at 5 p.m., when representatives from the breweries of Founders, Bell’s and New Holland unleash their liquid goodies. The Wolverine State will showcase, among others, the following beer:  from Kalamazoo-based Bell’s comes Deb’s Red Ale (an exclusive) and Double Cream Stout;   from Grand Rapids-based Founders comes Kentucky Breakfast […]

A Tar Heel State Invasion

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North Carolina southern hospitality is coming to The Black Squirrel on Tuesday, August 13th, starting at 5 p.m. The suds will be flowing, a string band will be playing, and Carolina-style barbeque is on the menu. To kick off the D.C. Beer Week festivities, The Black Squirrel has received commitments from six breweries:  Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem) Jade IPA […]