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Co-Founded by Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund, TAKODA Restaurant & Beer Garden is an American-style restaurant and rooftop bar in the heart of Shaw. Known for its wide draft beer selection, classic industrial aesthetic, and lively atmosphere, TAKODA has quickly made a name for itself as a D.C. destination since it opened in 2016.

Designed by Edit Lab at Streetsense, the two-story space was built from scratch in a 1920’s-era brick structure, originally a Federal Life Insurance building. Guests on the main floor will find two and four-person booths and seated tables, surrounded by the building’s original brick walls and wood ceiling beams. The roof deck is accented with hanging and potted plants around a horseshoe-shaped bar, and is partially covered with a canopy system. Removable windows allow for year-round eating and drinking with an outdoor feel.

Both floors are available for private and semi-private event reservations, the latter of which are offered at no minimum cost. For inquiries, please reach out directly to or fill out the events form on our website. Whether you’re looking to host a birthday bash or a corporate happy hour, we love hosting groups of all types and sizes and look forward to hearing from you.