If you love trying the coolest spots in town and seeing where the city’s hippest residents are flocking to whenever you take a trip, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks for the top five recently opened bars to grab a beer outdoors or take in a soccer game in DC.

Opened January 2017

Columbia Heights’ Mezcalero is the perfect place to head for a refreshing margarita on a warm day. The Mexican spot has a huge bar that’ll accommodate you and all your taco-loving coworkers, so add this place to your happy hour list. We recommend trying the delicious, smoky carne asada taco, served with onions and cilantro.

3714 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
(202) 803-2114

3 Dock FC
Opened February 2017

Sports fans will go crazy for this uber-cool soccer-focused bar in Northeast DC. Enjoy beer and a taco with a big group of your friends while you take in a Premier League match on any of the big screens mounted on the walls of this retro, black-and-white-tiled spot.

1400 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 450-2150

PamplonaOpened January 2017

Take a short trip out to Arlington to pay a visit to this stunning Spanish tapas bar that has DC’s food-loving crowds talking. The gorgeous, airy spot is decked out with a sumptuous, bright blue-curtained booth and a red bar. Snap some pictures and order a round or two of Spanish beers for the table.

3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 685-9950

District Distilling Co.
Opened August 2016

If you’re all about that farm-to-table life, you’ll definitely want to schedule a visit to this newly opened distillery on U Street. Keep it local and try out some of the top-of-the-line vodka and spirits distilled onsite.

1414 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 629-3787

Union Drinkery
Opened September 2016

Make your way out to hip Petworth for a drink at newly opened Union Drinkery. The no-frills, bare-walled bar is all about simplicity, so order a beer and take a seat on one of the wooden picnic benches outside.

3216 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
(202) 123-4567