Right Proper Brewing Company is a big part of the new generation of community-focused nano-breweries in DC. Its Shaw brewpub, located right next door to the Howard Theater, is the leading edge of that effort.
This is a popular spot for both drinks and eats, so you’re sure to see crowds of fellow beer lovers any time you visit. Fortunately, you’ll find plenty of standing room at the bar, and the bartender can put in appetizer orders to tide you over while you wait. The bar keeps a dozen beers on tap in addition to bottles of fine wines, craft spirits and house-made sodas, and you can even order platters of food and pick up growlers of beer to bring the party back home to your place.