Go outdoors, never leave this patio

Whether you're an average guy, a Serengeti lion, or just sort of a confused and ineffective gardener, everybody has a favorite watering hole. So you can surely relate to a crew of Fairfaxians who lost theirs, and're now homaging it with DC Reynolds.

A "home-cooking", drink-slinging Petworth tavern, Reynolds is named for the owners' (seemingly oxymoronic) Fairfax favorite, and mixes in dartboards, a jukebox, and DC flag paintings with the original steel beams & bricks from the building's former tenant, a pharmacy. Like that former tenant, they're ready to cure what ails you, pouring 10 craft drafts with a heavy focus on locals, like Northern VA's Lost Rhino and Port City, the District's own Chocolate City, and a DC Brau/ Oliver Ales collab called "Burial At Sea," which really ought to be served from a cask-et. They're (still) taking neighborhood folks' requests for menu items (Dunkaroos?!), but'll be starting off with options like buttermilk biscuit fried chicken, meatloaf with veal & grass-fed beef (and a Korean BBQ sauce), plus local bratwurst boiled in DC Brau and topped with kimchi from a restaurant across Georgia Ave, which they hopefully borrowed, as stealing never leads to good chi.

Just in time for spring, they've also got a 75-person beer garden in the back, with DC-flag-representin' stone tile covered by picnic tables and surrounded by a large wooden fence to keep you penned in and drinking, which is fine, because, as that gardener knows, growth is overrated.