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Where to Sip Micheladas in D.C.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo even if you don't love margaritas.

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The michelada is popular brunch cocktail, hangover cure and is generally a great way to spice up a beer any time of day.

The classic Mexican drink is a sort of low-octane Bloody Mary, and like that drink, everyone can mix his or her own variation of the savory and spicy beverage. The standard recipe combines Mexican lager, tomato juice and freshly-squeezed lime juice with a variety of ingredients like Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, pepper and salt.

So, when drinking a beer with brunch feels odd, or when tequila shots are off the table, reach for a michelada instead. Here's several places to find them in and around D.C.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Agua 301

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301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 484-0301
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Micheladas are always on the menu at this Navy Yard spot. They're made with Mexican beer and a mix of Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice, hot sauce and tomato.
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2. Breadsoda

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2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
(202) 333-7445
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Micheladas are one of the specialty cocktails at this Glover Park bar, known for its games and sandwiches. They're available all day and served with plenty of extra beer to top if off.
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3. Cantina Marina

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600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
(202) 554-8396
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At this waterfront bar, any beer on the menu can be made into a michelada for an additional $1.

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4. El Camino

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108 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Stop by El Camino during brunch, when any beer can be served as a michelada. It comes with housemade "spicy sangrita" and a chili-salt rim. There's also a scaled back "chelada," made only with lime juice and ice.
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5. El Centro D.F. 14th Street

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1819 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 328-3131
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Micheladas are available daily and are also a beverage option on the $35 bottomless brunch menu. They're also served at the Georgetown location at 1218 Wisconsin Ave.

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6. El Rey

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919 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 506-6418
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At this U St. bar, wash down a few tacos with a michelada for just $6. Consider stopping in for El Rey's weekend brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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7. Fish Taco

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7945 MacArthur Blvd
Cabin John, MD 20818
(301) 229-0900
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Fish Taco is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an IPA-based michelada mixed with tomato juice, mushroom soy, lime and Old Bay.
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8. Impala Cantina

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1358 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
Impala mixes its michelada with beer, clamato and salsa picante. The bar recommends Tecate, but other choices include Corona and Modelo Especial, among others.

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9. Taqueria Nacional

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1409 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 299-1122
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Micheladas are one of several Mexican cocktails served at this U St. taco stop.

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10. Tryst

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2459 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 232-5500
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Micheladas are served from 10 a.m. through last call. Tryst makes them with a Tecate tall boy, citrus, tomato, pepper mix and lime.
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11. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

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1940 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 332-9463
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Vinoteca is not known specifically for Mexican cuisine, but offers a brunch michelada made with Tecate, tomato juice, lime juice and spices.

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12. Redwood

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7121 Bethesda Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 656-5515
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The revamped brunch menu at this Bethesda restaurant includes a michelada made with a chili-lime rim.

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1. Agua 301

301 Water St SE, Washington, D.C. 20003
Micheladas are always on the menu at this Navy Yard spot. They're made with Mexican beer and a mix of Worcestershire sauce, fresh lime juice, hot sauce and tomato.
[Photo: Official]
301 Water St SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

2. Breadsoda

2233 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20007
Micheladas are one of the specialty cocktails at this Glover Park bar, known for its games and sandwiches. They're available all day and served with plenty of extra beer to top if off.
[Photo: Official]
2233 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

3. Cantina Marina

600 Water St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024
At this waterfront bar, any beer on the menu can be made into a michelada for an additional $1.

[Photo: Facebook]

600 Water St SW
Washington, D.C. 20024

4. El Camino

108 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Stop by El Camino during brunch, when any beer can be served as a michelada. It comes with housemade "spicy sangrita" and a chili-salt rim. There's also a scaled back "chelada," made only with lime juice and ice.
[Photo: R. Lopez]
108 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

5. El Centro D.F. 14th Street

1819 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Micheladas are available daily and are also a beverage option on the $35 bottomless brunch menu. They're also served at the Georgetown location at 1218 Wisconsin Ave.

[Photo: Facebook]

1819 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

6. El Rey

919 U St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
At this U St. bar, wash down a few tacos with a michelada for just $6. Consider stopping in for El Rey's weekend brunch, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
[Photo: R. Lopez]
919 U St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

7. Fish Taco

7945 MacArthur Blvd, Cabin John, MD 20818
Fish Taco is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an IPA-based michelada mixed with tomato juice, mushroom soy, lime and Old Bay.
[Photo: Official]
7945 MacArthur Blvd
Cabin John, MD 20818

8. Impala Cantina

1358 H Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Impala mixes its michelada with beer, clamato and salsa picante. The bar recommends Tecate, but other choices include Corona and Modelo Especial, among others.

[Photo: Facebook]

1358 H Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

9. Taqueria Nacional

1409 T St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Micheladas are one of several Mexican cocktails served at this U St. taco stop.

[Photo: Facebook]

1409 T St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

10. Tryst

2459 18th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Micheladas are served from 10 a.m. through last call. Tryst makes them with a Tecate tall boy, citrus, tomato, pepper mix and lime.
[Photo: Official]
2459 18th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

11. Vinoteca Wine Bar & Bistro

1940 11th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Vinoteca is not known specifically for Mexican cuisine, but offers a brunch michelada made with Tecate, tomato juice, lime juice and spices.

[Photo: Facebook]

1940 11th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

12. Redwood

7121 Bethesda Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
The revamped brunch menu at this Bethesda restaurant includes a michelada made with a chili-lime rim.

[Photo: Facebook]

7121 Bethesda Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814

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