Birreria Paradiso

3282 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20007, United States
(202) 337-1245
Latitude: 38.90498, Longitude: -77.06553

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  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 10:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.85 | Atmosphere: 4.95 | Service: 4.85 | Food: 5.00
97.7
out of 100
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Based on 5 reviews.
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4.3
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vgatto (442)
Sunday 14th of October 2012 12:26:59 AM
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Pizzeria Paradiso has three locations, each of which feature great Italian food with an impressive craft beer selection. Their location in bustling DC Georgetown neighborhood has an incredible variety of nearby shops and restaurants. For example, the famous Georgetown DC Cupcakes is located across the street corner. Street parking in this area is incredibly challenging, so be patient. Stroll along brick sidewalks up to Paradiso's brick building with light orange wooden trim. Enter and there is a small 6 chair marble top bar straight ahead. Further ahead is the dining area and there is bar style seating overlooking the pizza kitchen. Downstairs there is another small dining area and an 11 stool full service bar. The interior construction is brick walls with yellow wooden trim, and the atmosphere is bright and lively. The service is warmheartedly friendly, and upon seating you'll get a few oiled olives as a taster. The delicious food menu is gourmet pizza and several Italian appetizers. They have 17 taps of craft beer, and when I visited they had a dozen dedicated to autumn seasonal craft brews. My only regret is that they don't offer sampler flights. They also have about 220 bottles, an equal mix of domestic craft brews and excellent European choices. Pizzeria Paradiso is a very nice place for a meal and a brew in a scenic area of DC.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.5
93.3
Overall

maddy428 (3)
Saturday 6th of March 2010 01:10:18 PM
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Best beer bar in town! They always have new and interesting beers on the menu. Very helpful and friendly staff. The bartenders are super knowledgeable and can always recommend a great beer. They serve beers in flights as well, so if you want to try a number of things without drinking too much, you can. The atmosphere - especially downstairs - is warm and inviting. It is small so it can get really crowded on Fridays and Saturdays. Also the food is outstanding!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
100.0
Overall

Menotomy (148)
Saturday 8th of November 2008 10:37:47 PM
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Birreria Paradiso is actually the downstairs section of Pizzeria Paradiso's Georgetown location. The restaurant is located in an area with lots of high price shops in a nice neighborhood in D.C. My recommended path (if taking the subway) is to get off at the orange line Foggy Bottom-GWU stop, take a left, go around the rotary to Pennsylvania Ave then walk to M street, and continue until you find BP on the left.

The downstairs bar is a very cozy area (I'm stealing that from several reviews, but it fits perfectly) with a small bar area that seats 10-12 people. There is seating in the same area, along with stacks of wood, but not for the fire (it's gas). Next to the fireplace are some comfy lounge chairs. If you can grab these then you're in the best spot. Beer swag covers the walls.

There is a good selection of draft beer, ranging from lighter drinkable beers to heavy stouts and DIPAs. Each draft beer is described on a sheet, along with a little booklet of beers available from a bottle. The beers are a bit pricey, mostly from the area that they are located in (D.C.), but there appears to be a slight mark-up.

There staff is knowledgeable, some more than others. Usually the bartender will know exactly what to get you, while some may not be as familiar with the selection. Either way, it's good service.

All in all, a great place to visit. Best beer place in Georgetown, one of the top places in D.C. It's certainly my favorite place to go in D.C./NoVA. It may not have the most taps in D.C., but it certainly has the best atmosphere. Highly recommended.
Selection: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Food: 4.75
95.0
Overall

DCSteve (31)
Thursday 26th of June 2008 11:15:38 AM
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Ok they're doing it all right here. Aside from ChurchKey, this is just about the best overall beer bar destination in the Washington area. The comfortable downstairs of this popular pizza restaurant is their featured beer bar. There are about 15 taps (all good), and a cask beer is always available too. Check the website for regularly maintained updates on taps, and you'll have to get down there quick if you see something you like in particular. The barman here knows his beers and they move quickly and are well kept. You'll find the finest in hoppy IPAs from the US like Three Floyds Alpha King alongside kegs of Belgian breweries' Saisons, Goldens, and Strong ales like Gouden Carolus Cuvée Van De Keizer from Het Anker. The bottle selection is likewise first rate. Oh, and by the way, the pizza is excellent. Visit their new location with similar tap availability at 2003 P Street (Dupont Circle), opened in late August of 2009.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 4.75
100.0
Overall
Tuesday 15th of January 2008 07:13:51 PM
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Wow. You walk in the front door and you don't realize what a great beer selection they have! Then you look at the menu. Their menu when I was there featured "On Cask - Allagash Brewing Co. Dubbel Reserve," sixteen small batch selections (on draft!), many other options in the bottle. The Belgian selection was phenomenal. The atmosphere is very cozy in the basement -- highly recommend this location for a great beer.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
100.0
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Saturday 27th of October 2007 12:19:34 PM
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Open since February 2002, Birreria Paradiso has truly enhanced the already stellar selection at Pizzeria Paradiso. With 16 drafts and one cask that rotate continuously, the selection never disappoints. Bar manager Greg Jasgur is passionate about his work and knows his stuff. Happy hours on Tues and Wed from 5-7p feature half price drafts and food specials. If you're a beer lover and haven't checked this place out yet, you definitely should. They hold regular beer tastings with brewers as well.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0
100.0
Overall

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