The Bier Baron Tavern, Washington D.C.
Officially known as Brickskeller for over fifty years, the Bier Baron was sold to the current owner Megan Merrifield in 2010 and reopened with a new name. Luckily, almost nothing else about this Dupont establishment has changed. The Bier Baron still serves over 500 domestic and international beers, a beer list that earned it the Guinness Book of World Records’ title of largest beer selection in the world back when it was still called Brickskeller. The interior is dingy and the service makes it clear they don’t particularly care about Yelp reviews, but you could visit the Bier Baron every day for a year and still only get through half their list of amazing, one-of-a-kind beers.
What to order: With 50-plus taps, there’s sure to be at least three beers on tap you don’t recognize, or, if you prefer, you can just point anywhere on a map and find a beer from the corresponding country on their menu, which is organized by region.