Quarry House Tavern
Patrons have to descend a steep set of stairs to access Quarry House Tavern, a subterranean watering hole with just the right amount of grubby charm. Once inside, you’ll find hundreds of brews—from quad and Trappist to wheatwine, bièr de champagne, chocolate stout and barrel-aged eisbock. The knowledgeable staff is always happy to give samples of draft brews, and the menu offers good pub grub staples, including house-made potato chips, tater tots, fried pickles, wings and burgers.
Quarry House Tavern, 8401 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring; 301-587-8350; www.quarryhousetavern.com