The Public Option is a  brew pub in the Langdon neighborhood in Washington, DC.   We currently feature a selection of draft beers that we brew here on site.  We also keep a guest beer or two (emphasis on local brews) on tap.   And we have some premium and regular beer in cans as well as several wine and cocktail selections.  Click on the "Menu" tab (above) for what we have right now.

We have  opened our kitchen with a limited selection of flat breads (some veggie, one chicken BBQ - check the menu page for details).  We plan to add other options but keep the menu simple with the focus on local and seasonal ingredients that compliment our beers.

We are in discussion with some up and coming chefs whose creations we hope to feature occasionally as specials.  And as we get beyond our initial phase, we hope to attract some of the talented brewers in the area so that we can feature their work.

If you are in the area on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon, please stop by.  And check out this site again in another week or two for updates on progress.


The Public Option

We make our own beer here at The Public Option.  We try to keep 8 on tap all the time, with 3 darker/maltier beers, 3 paler/hoppier beers, and a couple of experiments.  Right now we have a porter, a stout, and a nut brown at the darker end.  And we have a cream ale, an IPA, and an amber at the paler end.  The two experiments are a "Pale Citra" (a strong pale with abundant citrus notes), and "A Darker Shade of Pale" (moderately hopped with some Munich malt.)

1601 Rhode Island Ave. NE

"A Brew Pub in Langdon"

Hours of Operation - Friday: 4:00 - 10:00, Saturday: noon - 10:00, Sunday: noon - 8:00.

Closed Monday - Thursday/All major credit cards accepted