Do you have Food?
Yes, most days of the week we have a food pop up in our Kitchen. It is a rotation of vendors depending on which day. To learn who is planned, just go to our Food Calendar.
We also expect to run our own kitchen in the September/October timeframe.
Do you Take Reservations?
Yes, subject to availability. You can Reserve the entire space, The Back Yard, or individual tables. Reservations will generally require a credit card on file and possibly incur a reservation charge and/or a drink minimum depending on the size of the group. For more information go here.
Do you Have Outdoor Seating?
Yes we do! It is fairly limited at 22 seats though, so come early if it’s important.
Do you allow Dogs?
Since we serve food, our favorite pooches unfortunately can’t come inside except service animals. The outdoor patio area welcomes your well-behaved pooches to visit though!
Are Kids or Under 21 allowed?
Yes, with 1 caveat! We are a family friendly establishment so are happy to see full families enjoy Red Bear. We have high chairs and a bathroom with changing table. Starting at 9pm on Friday and Saturday, we do restrict entry to the bar to 21 and over when it’s especially busy.
Do you sell Growlers? How about Crowlers?
You can get some of our beers in growlers to go depending on availability. You can also buy a new Red Bear growler on site or bring in a clean one of your own from any brewery. As for Crowlers, that is a potential option for the future, but is currently not available.
Can I get a Keg for an Event?
Not quite yet. This will be available at a later date once we’ve brewed enough beer.
I want to carry your product, who do I contact?
We currently don’t distribute, but plan to in the future after opening. Reach out to us for the latest status.
Do You can or bottle your beer?
Not currently, but we do intend to can your favorites in the future.
Do you have organic or gluten free options?
Currently we do not, but we do hope to have a couple gluten free options in the future.
Do you serve other drinks outside of Beer?
Yes we do! We a variety of wines on tap, as well as cider, mead and soda. In addition we have craft cocktails and hard liquor available as well. We also source these items all locally except a couple of the wines.
Is there Parking nearby?
There is a parking garage at the Uline Arena where we are located, as well as plenty of bicycle parking nearby. More importantly though is we are just one block from the Red Line NoMa/Gallaudet Station, allowing for easy access by way of metro.
Where does the name “Red Bear” come from?
We embrace the outdoors and adventure, so we wanted our name to reflect that. We thought bears fit this well, and so made bears central to our identity. As a fun connection, it also is a term used by the gay community that describes a certain type of husky men, usually denoting an abundance of alluring body hair. Add in the “red” and you’ve got a “Ginger Bear”, which could be used to describe most of the founding team :).
Do you offer a Happy Hour?
Yes we do! Happy Hour runs from 3pm to 7pm, Monday through Thursday.