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Editors' Pick

Best Place to Go Out with Friends

Just 30 minutes from downtown Bethesda in a historic Quaker town, The Brookeville Beer Farm grows hops, herbs and fruit to flavor its dozen or so beers on tap, including experimental varieties such as the raspberry-lemon-infused “Farm Girl.” Sip a flight of beer with friends while enjoying local acoustic acts in the airy taproom on Fridays and Saturdays from 5 to 8 p.m. through April, when warmer weather brings larger bands—and crowds—to the outdoor stage. (The taproom closes at 9 on Fridays and Saturdays.) Dine on house-made wood-fired pizza or opt for seafood, grilled cheese, barbecue or Argentine steak from food trucks. Call ahead for a brewery tour with tastings during your visit. Weeknight alternative: “Geeks Who Drink” trivia nights on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at 7 Locks Brewing. Form a team with friends to test your knowledge of pop culture and booze, and win beer-themed prizes.

The Brookeville Beer Farm, 20315 Georgia Ave., Brookeville, 301-260-1000,; 7 Locks Brewing, 12227 Wilkins Ave., Rockville, 301-841-7123,