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Origin of Dacha

What started as two friends coming together to create a casual place to meet up and drink great beer, has become Dacha Beer Garden, Cafe and Loft: the cornerstone of fun for neighbors, friends, and families in DC's Shaw neighborhood.

Wanting to bring joy, inspiration, and, of course, delicious food and beverages to more neighborhoods in Washington, DC, the dynamic and growing Navy Yard community was top of the list when searching for new locations. Luckily owners Dmitiri and Ilya found the perfect spot, steps from Nats Stadium and the Capital Riverfront Trail.  

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Lending to the cultural roots of both owners, the space features interesting, thought provoking, and whimsical art pieces focusing upon the relationship of the United States and the former Soviet Union in the early 60's. The centerpiece of the collection is a towering interior mural of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy by the San Francisco based, Russian dissident artist, Igor Ponochevnyi.  

JFK was chosen as a subject for a reason:  his presidency, albeit cut short, marked a pivotal point in relations between the United States and the USSR.  Most importantly, JFK believed in hope and opportunity for all, which still rings true today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I Need a Reservation?
A: Reservations are encouraged but not required. A portion of the dining room is made available to walk-in guests. Our bar is always first come first served and offers the full menu as well.

Q: What is your Cancellation Policy?
A: In the restaurant, we do not charge for cancellations, however we do ask for 24 hours notice should you not be able to keep your reservation. 

Q: Do you Accept Walk-ins?
A: Yes! We save space for walk-ins in the dining room. Our bar & patio are first come first serve.

Q: Do you Have a Dress Code?
A: Nope! Come as you are.

Q: Where are you Located?
A: 79 Potomac SE which is directly across the south entrance of Nationals Park and three (3) blocks south of the Navy Yard Metro.

Q: What is the Beer Garden’s Weather Policy?
A: We strive to open our Beer Garden whenever possible. If there is inclement weather, please check our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages for updates on closures.

Q: I’m driving, Where Should I Park?
A: There is limited street parking nearby, however, if there is a game at Nationals Park, street parking will fill up fast. There is a parking garage under our building, Dock 79, that is $8 an hour ($12 max after 5:00 p.m. and $50 all day on game days.) We do not offer Valet.

Q: I’ve Got Kids and I Love Beer, is that cool?
A: Way Cool! All our spaces, especially the Beer Garden are family friendly!

Q: What about Dogs?
A: We Love Dogs too. Dogs are welcome on our patio and in the Beer Garden.

Q: Do you have a Corkage Fee?
A: We allow guests to bring up to two (2) bottles of their own wine in the main dining room only, which are subject to a $25 per bottle, corkage fee.