Ein bier, bitte! Practice your German at this H Street NE Bavarian-style beer garden, where you can hold court at one of the giant picnic tables on sunny afternoons. Your arms might be a little sore from raising these hefty liters of traditional German brews, like Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen or Hofbräu Original Lager, but it'll be worth it — just don't forget to order the creamy house-made spatzle, which pairs perfectly with cold beer.
Where: 1355 H Street NE; 202-388-4085.
Photo: Courtesy of Biergarten Haus