Inaugural District Beer Fest Comes To DC’s Dock 5 @ Union Market

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The inaugural District Beer Fest, a one of a kind event focused on celebrating DMV’s top breweries and beyond, will take place Saturday, May 18 at Dock 5 at Union Market in Washington, DC with two sessions available to attend that day.

District Beer Fest aims to help you find your new favorite beer: with a list of award winning breweries and a curated selection of premium, expertly selected craft beers. Goers will have their pick of one of two sessions featuring pours from specially curated breweries, enjoying some of the best local beers, beverages, eats and more.

Tickets, session details and additional information can be found at: Early access and general admission will be available for both sessions.

Enjoy live music and find your new favorite brew from an array of exhibitors including:First State Brewing Company, Two Roads Brewing Co, aslin beer co, Lost Rhino Brewing Company, city-state Brewing Co, DC Brau, 2 Silos Brewing Co, Atlas Brew Works, Blue Jacket Brewery, Heavy Seas Beer, Tired Hands Brewing Company, Nighthawk Brewery, Soul Mega, Mobtown Brewery, Crooked Crab Brewing Co, Silver Branch Brewing Co, Red Bear Brewing Co, 7 Locks Brewing, Lost Boy Cider, Thick-N-Thin Brewing Co, Valor Brew Pub, Liquidity Aleworks, and more.

Food is not included, but is available for purchase.


  • WHAT: District Beer Fest
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 18 2024
  • WHERE: Dock 5 at Union Market | 1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002


  • Session 1 Early Admission: 12pm – 4pm
  • Session 1 General Admission: 1pm – 4pm
  • Session 2 Early Admission: 5 pm – 9 pm
  • Session 2 General Admission: 6 pm – 9 pm
  • *Patrons are not permitted to attend both sessions*


  • 21+ only event. All entrants must have a ticket to enter (including designated drivers).