The 3rd Annual DC Brgr Bash returns with five bands, four breweries and sixteen of the best chefs & restaurants in the DMV.

July 18th, 2015 | Gateway Park

Tickets & Event Information

Meet the meat maestros.

Sixteen of the DMV’s best chefs and restaurants duking it out for burger bragging rights with custom built "not so mini-burgers" containing 2.5 oz. of blended beef bliss and up to five insanely delicious toppings.

Willow Restaurant
Ballston   ·   2014 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.


Boundary Stone
Bloomingdale   ·   2014 Runner-up

The Best of DC "Best Neighborhood Bar" and '14 runner-up turned heads last year with an all-natural, hand-ground, beet, bacon jam and Blue cheese burger.


Shaw   ·   2014 2nd Runner-up

Chef Joel Hatton's inspired renditons of comfort foods (think house-cured pork belly & grits) have earned this intimate bistro a reputation as one of DC's best.


Cafe Saint-Ex
14th St.   ·   2014 2nd Runner-up

Known for their local, dry-aged burger, this contemporary French-American bistro led by Chefs Jesse Miller & Justin Bittner, represents 14th St. with pride.


Burger Tap & Shake
Foggy Bottom

One bite of their naturally raised, custom blended beef chuck and brisket and you'll know why the line snaking down the block on Washington Circle is worth standing in.



Creative toppings, addictive sauces and customizable Black Angus, Wagyu beef and Bison burgers made this Ballston favorite a WaPo “Best Bet” and WTOP “Top 10 Burgers in the DMV”.


Fainting Goat
U Street

Run by Chef Nathan Beauchamp, this popular U Street gastropub known for locally sourced, creative food was recently named among the 100 best restaurants of '15 by the Washingtonian.


Liberty Tavern & Lyon Hall

Liberty Tavern's modern American menu and Lyon Hall's classic French brasserie cuisine make this Clarendon culinary team a highly anticipated addition to this years' Bash.


Plan B Burger Bar
Penn Quarter

New to DC in '15, this neighborhood burger bar has already earned a reputation for having some of the tastiest and most imaginative burger creations in town.


Citizen Burger Bar

New to Clarendon in '15, a classic American burger joint with Charlottesville roots that's known for locally sourced ingredients and some of the best burgers in all of VA.


Georgetown University

Thick, juicy, charcoal-grilled burgers from the Georgetown University Grilling Society have made this local crew a G’town institution.



Former Chef at Founding Farmers, Lisa Marie Frantz, put this Bethesda newcomer on the map with four signature burgers that quicly became as popular as their booming happy hour.


Chef Geoff's

When it comes to Chef Geoff's, “Great food, libation, merriment" come to mind, as do five award-winning restaurants, a Chef that has been recognized as the area's best, and one mighty fine burger.


Medium Rare & Community Restaurant

Medium Rare and the highly anticipated 'Community' have one BIG thing in common, Mark Bucher, the local restauranteur with three world burger championships already under his belt.


Mad Fox Brewing
Falls Church

Chef Travis Weiss and Brewer Bill Madden are Jedi Masters when it comes to burger and craft beer pairings, and since this is a burger and craft beer event, they might just have a leg up on the field.


DC's West End

One of the most respected chefs working in DC today, RIS LACOSTE, and her amazing culinary team need little introduction. This year's new participant is without a doubt, one to watch!


Six hours of live music.

Jamison and Double O Soul
Rock, Soul + Blues

White Ford Bronco
DC's Favorite All-90s Band

The Original Moonlighters
Motown, R&B + Funk

Jeff from Accounting
Rock + Pop covers from the 60s on...

Delicious craft brews.

An assortment of local craft drafts from @dcbrau, @AtlasBrewWorks, @OldOxBrewery and @OldBustHead.

The Public

An American Pale Ale backed by C-60 and Vienna malts.
6.0% ABV

El Hefe Speaks

A German-style Hefe hopped with German Tettnang hops.
5.3% ABV

District Common

A quaffable California Common with biscuit malt & 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

Alpha Ox + Golden Ox

A citrusy session IPA and a crisp, medium–bodied Belgian Pale Ale.
4.5% ABV   |   6.5% ABV

Chukker Pilsner

A deep golden Czech pilsner with a spicy and floral character.
4.4% ABV

Event details and tickets.


An insanely fun outdoor event with live music, DC Brau, Atlas Brew Works & Old Ox Brewery beer gardens, and a friendly ground round smackdown among sixteen of the best chefs and restaurants in the DMV.

It all goes down in Gateway Park on Saturday, July 18th from 12pm – 6pm.

As a ticket holder, you get to try FOUR, EIGHT, TWELVE or all SIXTEEN not so mini-burgers from each competitor and vote for your favorite — all while enjoying live tunes and a few craft brews 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 a four-day, three-night ‘Eatcation’ in Austin, Texas, the Golden BRGR trophy and burger bragging rights for a year. The runner-up will snag four Diamond Club tickets to a Nationals home game and the Silver BRGR trophy.

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


Gateway Park is a 3-acre park next to the Key Bridge with a super convenient location, space for 5,000 meatatarians and a killer view of the Washington Monument. So grab some comfy shoes and take a stroll across the Key Bridge, hail an Uber, ride the metro to Rosslyn and walk a block, or cruise there on your bike and park it in our complimentary bicycle valet.

TICKETS   |   $29 USD

The DC BRGR Bash was designed to be a fun and affordable event that's best enjoyed with friends. For this reason, a single ticket is good for event access for one person, a wood coin to cast your vote, and a single 'Burger Flight.' A Burger Flight comes with four different tokens that can be exchanged for four "not so mini-burgers" from four pre-selected competitors.

16 oz. craft drafts are available for five bucks apiece at each craft beer bar.

The only way to taste a burger from each competitor is by purchasing all four burger flights. So grab three friends and bring your appetite because not so mini-burgers are perfect for sharing.

Burger Flight A

Event access for one person and 4 tokens for 4 burgers from the 4 competitors not included in Burger Flight B, C and D.

Burger Flight B

Event access for one person and 4 tokens for 4 burgers from the 4 competitors not included in Burger Flight A, C and D.

Burger Flight C

Event access for one person and 4 tokens for 4 burgers from the 4 competitors not included in Burger Flight A, B and D.

Burger Flight D

Event access for one person and 4 tokens for 4 burgers from the 4 competitors not included in Burger Flight A, B and C.


So all of your meat-eating friends are going to the Bash and you're a strict vegetarian? No problem, because this year we added the 'Veggie Burger Ticket.' A Veggie Burger ticket is good for event access for one and a token that can be exchanged for a delicious veggie burger with an assortment of fresh toppings and your choice of a side. For more information on the Veggie Burger Ticket, please visit our FAQ section.


As a VIP ticket holder, you will get access to a separate park entrance for easy event entry. Upon your arrival, you will get a souvenir mug that can be used to enjoy ice cold 20 oz. pours of delicious craft brew at any beer bar in the park for just five bucks. Additionally as a VIP, you will have access to a tented area with plenty of shade, the best view of both stages, private bathrooms and a designated VIP craft beer bar so you never get stuck in line.


Tickets are processed and issued through TicketFly. On July 13th, a map of the entrance and event grounds will be published on You will also receive a printed copy of the event grounds when you arrive. If you plan on enjoying a few delicious craft brews, please remember to bring a 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 don't wait too long to buy your tickets. Tickets are transferable but not refundable.



Enjoy event access for one person and a Burger Flight. Burger Flights consist of four tokens for four burgers from four pre-selected competitors.

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If tickets are still available they will increase to $35 the week of the Bash. Warning, the DC BRGR Bash sold out in 2013 and 2014.


Enjoy event access for one person, a Burger Flight and all of the awesomeness detailed above in the VIP TICKETS section.

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Enjoy event access for one person and a delicious veggie burger. Veggie burgers come with an assortment of toppings and your choice of side.

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Conveniently located next to the Key Bridge.

Let's do this.


First and foremost, THANK YOU to all our amazing sponsors, charity partners, and restaurant participants 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! Our goal this year is to contribute ten-thousand dollars to DC Central Kitchen's efforts which include; 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 gets better and better 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 craft beer bars
· More hours to eat burgers and enjoy live music
· A vegetarian burger station
· A free self-serve water station

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

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