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Co-Founded by Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund, TAKODA Beer Garden stands as a vibrant American-style establishment and rooftop bar nestled in the heart of Shaw. Since its inception in 2016, TAKODA has rapidly gained popularity as a must-visit D.C. destination, celebrated for its extensive draft beer selection, timeless industrial charm, and electric ambiance.

Meticulously crafted by the talented team at Edit Lab at Streetsense, this two-story gem was fashioned within the walls of a 1920's-era brick structure, once home to the Federal Life Insurance building. The main floor beckons guests with cozy two and four-person booths, along with tastefully arranged seated tables, all embraced by the building's original brick walls and rustic wood ceiling beams. Ascend to the captivating roof deck, adorned with plants, surrounding a horseshoe-shaped bar, and partially covered by a canopy system. Removable windows provide a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor settings, enabling a delightful year-round dining and drinking experience.

As a testament to its versatility, TAKODA offers both floors for private and semi-private event reservations, and the latter is provided with utmost flexibility and convenience at no minimum cost. For all event inquiries, please feel free to contact us directly at or complete the events form on our website. Whether you're seeking to host a birthday bash or corporate happy hour, our warm hospitality embraces groups of all sizes and types. Let TAKODA curate an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.