Great American Food & Donuts for Opening Day at Nationals Park

Avoid the throngs of fans near Nationals Park this year as the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets on Opening Day, March 28th. Instead, come by Farmers & Distillers before or after the big game for some of the best American food and drink that DC has to offer.

Our burgers are the best in town, and there are so many choices. Try our All-American Double Cheeseburger or a complete meal of Baby Macs, Shake & Fries or our popular IMPOSSIBLE Burger, made entirely from plants for people who love meat. 

If you don’t want a burger, try some of our other scratch-made, American family favorites, such as our Farm Breads and chicken wings, Handmade Pasta and Steak House classics, as well as our FF Fish, Chips & Beer dish served with a short white beer for a great sampling of our incredible, 24-tap beer program. Our Whirley Pop Kettle Corn will surely give you a taste for the ballpark. We will also have very special Opening Day Farmers Donuts. Or if you want to wrap up your meal with some traditional American treats, try our delicious Cherry or Caramel Apple pie, complete with our hand-churned vanilla ice cream.

We are in it to win it at Farmers & Distillers this Washington Nationals Opening Day. From the food and drink to sidelining the crowds and long waits to the easy commute to and from the ballpark. We recommend making a reservation to ensure a hassle-free, great time. 

Park easily in the lot near Farmers & Distillers and walk the two blocks to the green line at the Gallery Place Chinatown stop and metro over to the stadium or come see us after the big game. 

If you can’t make it for Opening Day, there are many other games to take in this baseball season, and Farmers & Distillers is a great way take in some pre- or post-game fun, without all the guff. 

Irish Pop & Irish Brew

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, but on our corner, we’re already celebrating. 

Farmers & Distillers is offering a special St. Patrick’s Day bar menu that includes the perfect match-up, an Irish Pop & Irish brew, aka Irish whiskey and beer, as well as a handful of cocktails inspired by Irish whiskies and ales, and a special tap takeover from two local draft breweries: Flying Dog’s Lucky SOB Irish Red Ale brewed in Maryland and O’Connor’s Dry Irish Stout made in Virginia.

We also have some pretty special casks of Irish whiskey in store as well. Tullamore D.E.W. XO Rum Cask Finish and Tullamore D.E.W Cider Cask Finish are at our bar. Both are crafted in Ireland. Both are equally delicious in their own ways. It’s a good thing you have more than one day to enjoy them.  

Stop by Farmers & Distillers anytime now through Sunday, and get a little taste of Ireland. 

Come for lunch, after work, or make it a great, Irish-inspired date night and stay for dinner. We promise we won’t pinch you if you aren’t wearing green.

Exclusive Pilsner Urquell Brew at Farmers & Distillers

Last night, we shared a very special unfiltered brew created by the expert brewers at historic Pilsner Urquell. This exclusive brew, Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný, was flown all the way from the Czech Republic especially for us. We are the only bar in the DC metro featuring this remarkable Pilsner Urquell brew. 

The free tasting featured lots of beer samples and special pours, beer expertise, and even branded mugs and additional swag from our Pilsner Urquell partners. But most important of all, guests got an exclusive taste from the legendary pilsner giant. 

The 175 year-old Pilsner Urquell brewery, located in a remote town in the Czech Republic, is widely known as the creator of the very first pilsner lager, the most popular golden brew on the planet, which has been adopted and adapted over the years by breweries around the globe. If you like lager, you can thank Pilsner Urquell. Our Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, made the trek to the brewery and said, “I can die now,” after tasting their lager directly from the cask in the cavern where it’s brewed.

It goes without saying that Jon and his team are delighted to be able to share this special, original taste with our guests.

This spectacular pilsner is still available at Farmers & Distillers, as long as our special delivery lasts.

Of course, Farmers & Distillers is usually known for its distillery, Founding Spirits, and our tasty craft cocktails, but we have a pretty rockin’ beer program as well. With multiple taps, our program is styled from light to bold, lagers and ales, making it easy for guests to not only navigate their favorites, but also try something new. We serve our beer upon order, by the glass, generally ranging from $8 to $10 for a 10 oz to 16 oz pour. 

Stop by for a taste of the special pilsner, while supplies last… or any of our tasty brews.

Farmers & Distillers Unique Beer Program

At Farmers & Distillers, and across our company, we have a unique and robust beer program. Developed with our source-matters, high-quality, earth-friendly mission in mind, we most often partner with like-minded breweries that care not only about great tasting beer, but also about the importance of their ingredients and operating sustainably.

Our Beverage Director, Jon Arroyo, and Assistant Beer Director & Bar Manager, Melinda Koepke (both pictured), are always on the look out for new partners and tasty new brews. We work to provide an array of brands, some highly recognizable and some not. We have cultivated long-term partnerships with Devils Backbone and Flying Dog who also pursue responsibly minded business practices. Their brews can usually be found in our taps. In addition, we serve selections from the brew masters at: 

  • Sierra Nevada, including an as yet to be rescheduled Sierra Nevada beer dinner, which will feature five of the brewery’s favorites perfectly paired with our delicious, scratch-made food. 
  • Hellbender, noted as the first brewery on the East Coast to invest in a mash filter, which radically increases efficiency, allowing this smart brewhouse to brew around 25% faster from start to finish, while using about 18% less grain and 30% less water per batch than most breweries in the world.
  • Warsteiner, an impressive ninth-generation, family-owned premium brewery, world renowned as the originators of the Bavarian Purity Law, a major turning point in beer brewing history and most notably the founding family of Germany’s famed Oktoberfest. We feature their Konig Ludwig Weissbier beer, one of the first “hefeweizen” beers ever brewed. 

Our bar houses multiple taps, styled from light to bold, lagers and ales, giving guests some ease in navigating their go-to beers and inspiring them to try something new and different. Beers are served by the glass, generally from $8 to $10 for a 10 oz to 16 oz pour. 

Farmers & Distillers may be best known for our craft cocktails using small-batch spirits from our very own in-house distillery, Founding Spirits, but we think our beer program is pretty awesome too. 

Come in and check out our beer menu (and our fun bar-specials chalkboard) or ask our bartenders and servers what we have on tap. And stay for a meal. We promise, you won’t be disappointed. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

Let us Cater to You

BIG NEWS! Our Farmers & Distillers team caters. Not only do we serve our delicious scratch-made food and drink every day in our restaurants and our private dining rooms, but we also cater to guests who want to enjoy all we have to offer even if they can’t come in to see us in downtown DC.

Farmers & Distillers Catering

Our Farmers & Distillers culinary team has created a large selection of our restaurant favorites for our catering menus. 

Want breakfast catered for your next early-bird office meeting? Leave the details (and the coffee, donuts, and more) to us. 

Need a selection of food and drink and smart service to satisfy your children, your grandparents, and all of your cousins at your next family event? Our diverse menus have something for everyone; and we can take care of everything, so you can sit back and enjoy your company.

Hoping for an easy buffet while the gang gathers to watch your favorite team win big? Our menus have many options for a casual gathering, and we can provide as little or as much catering support as you need. We can set up a tasty buffet and go, come back to clean up later if necessary, or stick around and provide service throughout your event. 

Our Farmers & Distillers catering services are designed to provide you with everything you need so you can enjoy your guests – not worry about shopping, cooking, or cleaning up. We can provide exactly what you need from full catering services to merely arranging to have the food delivered, and everything in between. 

Our catering menus include breakfast, lunch & dinner, and even a selection of our scratch-made beverages, famous First Bake Blend coffee and Farmers donuts, and of course our crowd-pleasing desserts. Choose among boxed meals, a la carte selections, build your own buffet, and more. 

Catering from Farmers & Distillers is easy and delicious. Order here, call us at: #202-465-0887, or email our catering specialist at: FDCatering@FarmersRestaurantGroup.com to arrange your order for pick up or delivery to select areas.

Winter Dragging On? Show the Kids a Great Time in Downtown DC

Seeing the sights of downtown DC might not be on your family’s 2019 cold weather radar, but we are hear to tell you that the city has plenty of great family-friendly events and places to go this winter. Here is a gathering of some destination options – and, of course – Farmers & Distillers is the perfect downtown DC spot to refuel before or after your family fun. Or just for a treat, the kids will LOVE – our scratch-made donuts.

Museums only found in our nation’s capital. From exhibitions, to educational events, to historical programs, the Newseum is a wondrous, historical archive as told through the lens of the best of our nation’s news outlets. Want to add some espionage to your family’s outing? Check out our nation’s only public museum dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world that offers a glimpse into the all-but-invisible profession that has not only shaped history, but continues to impact world events. Your mission is waiting at the International Spy Museum. Slip into one of our Farmers & Distillers booths to enjoy a great meal after a great day, only DC can provide.

Get your March Madness on. Just a few walkable blocks from our restaurant, Capital One Arena will join DC’s hometown men’s collegiate team, Georgetown University, to host the NCAA’s 2019 Men’s Basketball Regional Championship, Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31. Head on over to see us at Farmers & Distillers for some pre-game baby macs, shake & fries the whole family with love; or stop by post-game for a great meal and our delicious desserts. Who knows? Maybe a NCAA player or two will get hungry for our famous food and drink too.

Send the kids to Neverland at DC’s historic National TheatreGet your tickets today for a special production of the fairytale classic, Finding Neverland, from February 26 – March 3. Your family is sure to love the performance and a pre-show, Farmers Market Buffet Brunch with us here at Farmers & Distillers. We have something for everyone, even our pickiest of young friends.

Spend an afternoon learning & exploring at the National Building MuseumLocated at 401 F St NW, in downtown DC, the National Building Museum and all they have to offer, from exhibitions to hands-on building workshops, and more, is just blocks from our restaurant. Enjoy brunch with us before or come by later to enjoy lunch or dinner. We have a wide array of offerings for the entire family. From our tasty Farm Breads and salads to fresh burgers and handmade pastas to delicious steaks from our Steak House. Top it all off with some of our yummy Farmers donuts and other desserts for the kids, while the adults sample some of our award-winning craft cocktails.

Who knew our nation’s most famous library, the Library of Congress, offers so many activities for familiesAn engaging, interesting downtown DC destination for everyone to enjoy, the Library of Congress offers walking tours of the historic site, exhibitions, interactive kiosks, arts & craft activities, and their popular Young Readers Center. Fun for all ages, visit us to reflect on all you learned at the library over some great scratch-made food and drink.

As always, we recommend making a reservation.

 

Ready to Get Your March Madness On?

We are. As the time draws near for the NCAA’s March Madness to be center court at downtown DC’s very own basketball mecca, Capital One Arena.

Located just a few walkable blocks from Capital One, Farmers & Distillers is ready to host your pre-gaming gathering, where you can enjoy our baby macs, shake & fries and more; or let us serve as your post-game spot for a food and drink lineup of our starters and entrées, beers on tap, and handmade cocktails made with our award-winning Founding Spirits, or just cap off the evening with one of our tasty desserts.

We recommend making your Farmers & Distillers reservation now, as the NCAA’s 2019 Men’s Basketball Regional Championship, better known as March Madness, arrives Friday, March 29 and Sunday, March 31 at Capital One Arena.

One of DC’s favorite hometown teams, Georgetown University, is hosting for the sixth time and we can’t wait for the fun to begin when some of the best of the NCAA’S East Regional teams descend on downtown DC. Our Farmers & Distillers crew is ready to welcome NCAA fans, and maybe even a player or two, during March Madness weekend.

Score your March Madness tickets here. And come see us at Farmers & Distillers.

If you and your party are not heading to the arena, but looking to gather to watch the games, email our group dining specialist here: ReserveFD@farmersrestaurantgroup.com to reserve our General’s Parlor Private Dining Room. Tucked away on the lower level of Farmers & Distillers, our up-to-16-seat private dining room comes complete with a television. We can offer prix fixe menus, served or arranged buffet style, tailored to provide the perfect meal + gaming experience for you and your guests.

Or have Farmers & Distillers delivered directly to your door. Our full menu is available for delivery from Caviar and DoorDash. If you are outside the downtown DC area, no worries… we have you covered. We offer delivery from our Founding Farmers sibling restaurants in Potomac, MD; Reston and Tysons, VA; and King of Prussia, as well as Farmers Fishers Bakers. Or come by Farmers & Distillers, or any of our restaurants, to pick up our food to go.

We also offer full-service catering if you are hosting a group and want to leave the work to us.

Let the madness begin.

Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner at Farmers & Distillers

*Update: Due to snow/weather conditions today in the DMV area, we have cancelled this evening’s F&D/Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner, but are planning to reschedule this special event. Stay tuned!

We’ve teamed up with craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to create a very special four-course, paired dinner at Farmers & Distillers. Five of their iconic Northern California brewery craft brews will be perfectly matched with some of our Farmers & Distillers favorite menu selections.

THE MENU

 Welcome Beer

  • Sierra Nevada Southern Gothic Unfiltered Pils

First Course

  • Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
  • Crispy Shrimp Spring Rolls and Kung Pao Chicken Pan-Fried Dumplings

Second Course

  • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing IPA
  • Italian Sunday Salad Topped with a Hazy Citrus Ceviche Shrimp

Third Course

  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Signature Cumin Lamb Hand-Pulled Noodles

Dessert

  • Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chipotle Stout
  • Vanilla Ice Cream Affogato Served with a Maple Glazed Donut

Join us on February 20th, 2019 at 7pm for a great tasting experience. The price for the entire evening, including tax and gratuity, is $68.50. Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Sierra Nevada representatives will be on site to provide tasting notes and insight into the brewing company’s award-winning operations. *Please Note: If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, please email: EHough@frg.co PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Please understand that these menu pairings have been specially developed for this specific event and as such, last minute requests, variations, or substitutions may not be possible.

Celebrating our Neighborhood Traditions this Chinese New Year

At Farmers & Distillers, our Mt Vernon Square neighborhood offers our culinary team a wide array of inspiration, right here in the middle of downtown DC. We are lucky to have the cultural and culinary influence of our nearby Chinatown neighborhood to help guide our chefs when creating our menus.

We are celebrating that influence with the start of Chinese New Year 2019 on February 5th. Marking the Year of the Pig, representing wealth and generosity, we will be celebrating with our neighborhood friends on Sunday, February 10, 2019, when downtown DC comes alive with the annual Chinese New Year Parade beginning at 2pm and heading down H Street, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets.

As we sit just steps from the parade route, we invite you to join us for brunch before enjoying all the sights and sounds the parade has to offer – from the Chinese lions and dragons dancing along H Street to the beautiful red lacquered drums/musicians marching down the parade route or spectators cheering on the Chinese Youth Club of Washington as these talented kids twirl a traditional Chinese yo-yo, aka the diabolo.

Or join us for dinner following your afternoon of revelry. We are serving plenty of delicious, scratch-made fare inspired by our neighborhood. From our Sticky Pork Riblets to our Pan-Fried Dumplings to our Hand-Pulled Noodles to our famous Chinese Fried Chicken, we have something for everyone. Continue the celebration with a sampling of our award-winning craft cocktails from our in-house distillery, Founding Spirits.

For such celebratory meals, and every day occasions, we advise guests to make reservations with us.

If you choose to skip the parade and enjoy your Chinese New Year taking in a traditional Chinese performance, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage is featuring two amazing shows: the Guangdong National Orchestra Ensemble playing traditional Chinese folk music on February 7th; and the award-winning Guangdong Arts Troupe Chinese dance, acrobatics, and puppetry theatrical performance on February 8th.

As our Farmers & Distillers sibling restaurant, Farmers Fishers Bakers, is located right at the Washington Harbour, our team is happy to serve you before or after enjoying one of these Chinese New Year-centric Kennedy Center performances. As always, we recommend making a reservation.

Great Food Delivered for the 53rd Annual Super Bowl

Kick-off is almost here. Are you ready for Super Bowl LIII? And maybe even more importantly, what will you be eating while watching football’s biggest matchup play out? Whether you are a New England Patriots fan, cheering on the Los Angeles Rams, or even if you are just in it for game day ads or the legendary halftime show, it’s a long game, and you are going to get really hungry.

Call on Farmers & Distillers for all your game day needs. We have a big selection of options to provide our scratch-made deliciousness to power you through the Super Bowl.

Our full menu is available for delivery through Door Dash and Caviar. We also provide full-service, food and beverage catering if you want to sit back and leave the preparation, delivery, and serving to us. Or swing by Farmers & Distillers, right in downtown DC’s convenient Mt Vernon Square neighborhood, and pick up our food to go. An added bonus to picking up your food to go? You can also grab a bottle of one of our award-winning Founding Spirits to enjoy with your food.

Whatever your game day food and drink needs, Farmers & Distillers has you covered. Check out our menu choices including football-watching favorites like our famous glazed chicken wings and bacon lollis, ahi tuna bites, beer can chicken, or what we think are the best burgers in town, including the tasty, meat-free Impossible burger.

Let us help you enjoy the football game we’ve all been waiting for all season.