YOU get to crush their hand crafted mini-burgers and vote for your favorite while enjoying live music, lawn games, and a DC Brau, & Atlas Brew Works beer garden.

The DC BRGR Bash | Returning Summer 2015

Event Details & Ticket Information

MEAT Last Year's Competition

The DMV’s best meat maestros, each representing their local neighborhood, duking it out for the best burger of the day with a custom built gourmet creation containing 2 oz. of blended beef bliss and up to five insanely delicious "toppings."

Willow Restaurant
The Defending Champion

Chef Tracy O'Grady returns to defend her title after winning last year's Battle with a double smoked, pan-seared-in-duck-fat masterpiece.


Cafe Saint-Ex
14th Street

Known for their local, dry-aged burger, this contemporary French-American bistro represents 14th Street with pride.



Customized burgers earned this Ballston favorite a WaPo “Best Bet” and WTOP “Top 10 Burgers in the DMV”.


Boundary Stone

All-natural, hand-ground burgers from this neighborhood gem named a Best of DC “Best Place to Eat at the Bar”.


Old Ebbitt Grill

Executive Chef Sal Ferro showcases updated American cuisine (and a mighty tasty locally raised grass-fed beef burger) at one of DC's oldest and best-known saloons.


Burger Tap & Shake
Foggy Bottom

One bite of the house 'Six Buck Chuck' and you'll see why that line snaking down the block on Washington Circle is worth standing in.



Thick, juicy, no-frills burgers from the Georgetown University Grilling Society have made this local crew a G’town institution.


Granville Moore's
H Street

“A gastropub with a healthy Belgian Fetish”, this popular H Street tavern run by Chef Teddy Folkman needs little introduction.



Double-patty delights and signature bacon-fried onions have earned this intimate bistro newcomer a reputation as “One to Watch”.


Fainting Goat
U Street

Run by Chef Nathan Beauchamp, this popular U Street gastropub does simple food with a gourmet twist and was recently praised by WaPo critic Tom Sietsema.


Six Hours of LIVE Music

A house-infused funk band and a nine-piece soul + R&B powerhouse that will keep the party cranking all day long.

House of Soul

The Original Moonlighters

LOCAL Craft Beer

An assortment of delicious craft drafts from @dcbrau and @AtlasBrewWorks .

The Public

An American Pale Ale backed by C-60 and Vienna malts which lend notes of rich, yet semi-dry caramel.
6.0% ABV

El Hefe Speaks

A traditionally brewed German-style Hefe hopped with German Tettnang hops. Perfect for easy summer drinking.
5.3% ABV

District Common

A quaffable California Common featuring biscuit malt and Czech Saaz hops.
5.1% ABV

Rowdy Rye

Both fun and aggressive, Rowdy is a hop forward rye ale full of flavor.
6.2% ABV

Event Details & Tickets


An insanely fun outdoor event with live music, a craft beer garden by DC Brau & Atlas Brew Works, and a friendly BRGR Battle between some of the best grill masters in the DMV.

It all goes down in Shaw on a nice little Summer Saturday.

As a ticket holder, you get to try FOUR, EIGHT or ALL TWELVE mini burgers from the competing restaurants and vote for your favorite burger of the day — all while sampling great, craft beer and enjoying live tunes in the sunshine. At the end of the day, a winner for "Best BRGR of the Day" will be crowned. The winning meat master will take home four Diamond Club tickets to a Nationals home game, the "Golden Burger" trophy, and burger bragging rights for a year.

Pretty sweet, right?   Yeah, we think so too!


Tickets will go on sale as soon as the final location is announced. There will be three types of *tickets (detailed to the right). Tickets are processed and issued through Eventbrite via email and mobile app. As soon as it's available, a map of the event grounds with detailed information on where to check in will be published on dcbrgrbash.com/faq. If you plan on enjoying delicious, local craft beer, please remember to bring valid ID.

*Please note that there are a limited number of tickets and once they sell out, that's it. The BRGR Bash SOLD OUT in 2013 and 2014, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance. Tickets are transferable but not refundable.


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There will be four types of tickets available which will allow YOU to crush 4, 8, or all 12 burgers!

Burger Flight A   ·   $18 USD

Event access for one person and FOUR "tickets" for FOUR pre-selected mini-burgers from FOUR competitors.

Burger Flight B   ·   $18 USD

Event access for one person and FOUR "tickets" for FOUR pre-selected mini-burgers from the FOUR competitors not included in Burger Flight A or C.

Burger Flight C   ·   $18 USD

Event access for one person and FOUR "tickets" for FOUR pre-selected mini-burgers from the FOUR competitors not included in Burger Flight A or B.

12 Burgers for Three   ·   $50 USD

Event access for three people and TWELVE "tickets" for TWELVE mini-burgers from all TWELVE competitors.

And the WINNER of the Golden Burger is!

The Golden Burger Trophy

2014 Results

Winner   ·   Willow Restaurant

Runner Up   ·   Boundary Stone

Second Runner Up   ·   1905 & Cafe Saint-Ex (tie)

2013 Results

Winner   ·   Willow Restauarant

Runner Up   ·   Georgetown Grilling Society

Second Runner Up   ·   Big Buns

We exist because of YOU.


First and foremost, THANK YOU to all our amazing sponsors, charity partners, and restaurant competitors that make The DC BRGR Bash possible. Last year we donated $.50 for each mini-burger slung to ten different local charities. In total, six-thousand burgers were served raising a total of three-thousand dollars! This year, $.50 from each burger served will benefit DC Central Kitchen. Our goal is to contribute five-thousand dollars to DC Central Kitchen's efforts, including reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.


Our mission is simple: to host a memorable event that brings a community together over delicious food, awesome craft beer, great tunes, and a few laughs. A big part of fulfilling our mission is to make sure that the event improves each year.

Thanks to your feedback from last years' Bash, we believe that 2015 will be our best year yet.

Some notable additions for 2015 will include:

· A larger venue
· More beer stations
· An online voting system
· More hours to eat burgers & enjoy live music
· A vegetarian burger station
· The ability to purchase beer tokens online in advance
· More tables
· A free self-serve water station


Last years T-shirt for just ten bucks!

Order yours today and we'll ship it out tomorrow for free. Limited sizes available. Printed on a Next Level 60/40 T-shirt.

Interested in partnering with us? Have an idea that will make the 2015 DC BRGR Bash even better?  Please email hello@dcbrgrbash.com.

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