Fresh off the heels of Montgomery County Beer Week, Bethesda has a new venue featuring craft beers. TAPP'D Bethesda opens today at 4915 St. Elmo Avenue. The grand opening starts today at 2pm. The first 50 guests will receive a ticket for a free draft beer. TAPP’D's signature drafts (see below) will be priced at $4 all day and samples of the menu will be passed from 4pm to 6pm.
The beer list features 42 drafts and over 100 bottles and cans (also available via Tap Hunter). Drafts include The bottles feature a fair number of macros (and macro-owned beers) but also local favorites like Flying Dog and Manor Hill and regional and national craft producers like Samuel Adams, Dogfish, and New Belgium. The drafts include a bevy of locals and well-known breweries like Uinta, Allagash, and
Sculpin Ballast Point [Ed. Note: Sorry.], as well as three "TAPP'D" branded beers (a dark mild, blonde, and Irish red) that are brewed at Oliver Ales in Baltimore.
There will be nightly late night happy hours as well as weekend acoustic acts. The press release boasts that these will "contribute to an atmosphere rivaling any in nearby Washington, DC."
“We are excited to blend Maryland and Bethesda pride with great brews and food,” said Robert Cousins, General Manager, via press release.
Food-wise, TAPP’D will feature a full menu (not up on the website at press time) featuring "their signature Beer-Can Chicken, as well as custom burger blends and brats."
“As a huge lover of beer, this is a great opportunity to share my passion with others,” said Cesar Becerra, Beverage Manager at TAPP’D, via a press release. “Our goal is to create a one of a kind experience for everyone that walks in the doors.”
In addition to beers, the bar also features skeeball, pool, air hockey, and foosball.