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DCist Features Local Micro Brewpub The Public Option

Loyal readers know that The Public Option is one of our favorite home grown local businesses.  That’s why we were happy to see a long form write up about the business from the DCist. If you are interested in this local brewpub, we suggest you check it out. From the article:

Bill Perry opened The Public Option with his wife, Cathy Huben, in October 2015 with the idea of creating a neighborhood hangout with fresh beer. In a city full of new and expanding independent breweries, The Public Option continues to fulfill an important role as a small neighborhood bar that serves its own product.

While other breweries in D.C. boast larger, modern taprooms and distribute to neighboring states, The Public Option feels more like a homebrewer’s living room than a brewery. This isn’t a place for young professional happy hours; it’s a place people come to read and play board games. The walls are decorated with local art, black and white photographs of the neighborhood, and a Japanese boat flag gifted to Perry. There’s a couch that looks like it was bought from Goodwill. Outside there are four patio tables with umbrellas; inside is a one room-bar with casual seating and eight taps of small-batch traditional beers.

The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Taco Bao Smoke Shop Meets Local Micro Brew At The Public Option Pop Up Saturday

The Public Option is a local microbrewery that opened in 2015. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now you have a great reason to. This Saturday May 13, they will host a pop up event with Taco Bao, which specializes in Asian fusion street-style tacos. The pop up will run from 2-8 PM. From a message:

Wanted to let you know about a new smoked meats (and veggie!) pop-up happening this week. Taco Bao Smoke Shop will be taking over the kitchen at The Public Option brewery in NE.

The deal: Slow-smoked meats and mushrooms with pickled toppers fill corn tortillas and house made bao. BBQ classics find Latin and Asian treatments at this Langdon pop-up, where tacos and bao pair with site brewed beers at the host brewpub, the Public Option in Langdon.

For more information check out the Facebook event page. The a la carte menu will run from $3-$5. The Public Option is located at 1601 Rhode Island Avenue NE.