Today is Guinness’ 250 year Anniversary! Unbelievably 250 years ago Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000 year lease on his brewery and amazingly it’s still going strong–despite the 8,750 years left before they get evicted. To celebrate this milestone it’s every stout drinker’s duty to grab a Guinness after work today if only to toast the beer that has led to so many delicious variations. Below I’ve put together a ‘short-list’ of spots you shouldn’t have a problem grabbing one. Some might even still be stocking the Guinness 250 specialty beer. If you try one, make sure to head over to our Guinness 250 page and give it a rating and comment on where you saw it….

Murphy’s Irish Pub
I used to live down the street from this place and I used to love to come here and drink Guinness during the winter when they’ve got their fireplace going and an Irish singer playing. Odd crowd usually a mix of Woodley Park people and guests from the Omni Shoreham Hotel. I saw Guinness 250 here on draft… 2609 24th St NW


Old Four P’s
Live music a couple nights a week including this tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. Nice big bar with decent pub grub and decor. Located just south of the Cleveland Park Metro. 3412 Connecticut Ave, NW


Duffy’s Irish Pub
Duffy’s is the Irish Pub of the U Street area. Tucked away by the 9:30 Club it seems to get pretty good reviews. 2106 Vermont Ave NW

The Dubliner
The Dubliner right around the corner from Union Station serves the Cap Hill crowds Irish Pub needs (particularly everyone I know from Massachusetts). It’s got pub fare, live Irish entertainment 7 night a week, and a selection of Irish beers including Guinness of course. 520 N Capitol St NW

A national Irish Pub chain, but I can’t deny it a space here. It’s pretty much a go to Irish bar for people working downtown. They’ll have Guinness. 808 7th St NW


Nanny O’Brien’s
This Irish Pub stands bravely across the street from the Old Four P’s but it has a nice long bar as well as tables and booths. It has Guinness, but craft brew fans should take note, they also have some Bells on draft and Peak Organic. 3319 Connecticut Ave NW

James Hoban’s
This large restaurant in a 1st floor of a modern office building doesn’t quite capture ‘Irish Pub’ for me, but they named the place after a little know Irish architect from DC. For those in Dupont this might be the spot to grab the Guinness. 1 Dupont Cir NW