Address: 1355 H St NE

Since opening its doors three years ago, the Biergarten Haus gave Northeast H Street precisely what it needed: A legitimate beer garden. With its exterior adorned with flags, it damn near feels like an embassy—one specializing in German cuisine and, obviously, beer. While a full liquor bar is available, indulge in the beer (you are at a beer garden, after all). The interior design is very thorough, creating a non-D.C. atmostphere through the abundance of flags, sturdy benches and wooden stools surrounding barrel tables meant for drinking and dining. The large, outdoor patio is great for accommodating the inevitable overflow of beer-thirsty patrons. The food menu consists of classic appetizers like the Bavarian Pretzel Rolls (which are heated to perfection), Schnitzels for those seeking a classic german meal and a New York Strip Steak if you're so bold. If you think the Biergarten Haus is great now, just wait until Oktoberfest. That's when the real, Beerfest-esque fun starts.