Shaw is the poster child for "up-and-coming" in DC. A little past the awkward pre-teen stage of having just a few businesses to draw traffic, and well into its post-adolescent-finding-yourself stage with throngs flocking to the newest, coolest spots, Shaw has been coming into its own. In fact, you can embark on a thoroughly satisfying bar crawl through the neighborhood and never set foot in an establishment that's more than a year old. So we did! And you can, too:
8pm – Beers (because of course beers)
Right Proper Brewing Company (address and info)
Under the sprawling mural of pandas and reindeer laying waste to DC with lasers and flame throwers (obviously), you’ll start your evening at this Shaw brewpub that has its neighborhood pride emblazoned on its beer glasses -- "Made in Shaw". Long, communal bar sections and tables are perfect for convening with your booze-minded crew to sample Right Proper’s ever-changing menu of small-batch brewed craft beers, like the Raised by Wolves -- a dry hopped not-so IPA that’s aromatic and citrusy with a bitter finish. If you haven’t eaten, grab a grease coat to prepare for the rest of the evening with their Chick-fil-A homage of a sandwich. You’ll need it.