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New beer hall opening in Georgetown on Thursday, giving free beer to first 100 guests

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WASHINGTON -- A new beer hall is opening up in Georgetown Thursday and in honor of its first night, they’re giving the first 100 guests a free beer.

The Berliner is opening up in what was formerly Malmaison near the Georgetown waterfront.

Like other beer halls, such as Church Hall – also in Georgetown – The Berliner will have communal tables, as well as stadium-style seating.

Fans of bratwurst, schnitzel and pretzels can rejoice over housemade condiments and beer cheese. You can also expect falafel and kebabs before washing it all down with one of the 24 beers on tap – some of which are from smaller German breweries.

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Three of the six different styles of sausage will rotate throughout the year, courtesy of Chef Mike O'Brien.

And, if you’re not too full to walk, let it be known that there will be a ping pong table.

The Berliner is the brainchild of D.C. family-run organization, The Popal Group, which also owns behind Cafe Bonaparte, Lapis Bistro and Lapop.

It comes a few months after the opening of Church Hall, bringing the count of beer halls in Georgetown now up to two.

The Berliner is open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to midnight.


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