Astro Beer Hall opens on G Street, Washington, D.C.

Astro-Tin Shop beer hall comes to life with lots of games, beer

From the owners of Astro Doughnuts and Tin Shop, Astro Beer Hall comes to life today. The two-story galatic and astronaut-themed restaurant, coffee shop and beer destination opened at 1308 G Street in Washington, D.C. Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern came together with Geoff Dawson and Peter Bayne from Tim Shop in this new project. The restaurant’s fun food menu and assorted beverages are available for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

While the current Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken on the premises remains open, it’s now takeout only, as we previously reported. All on-premise diners head to the Astro Beer Hall section. Guest will enjoy a number of opening specials and giveaways, running from Friday through the end of the weekend:

Friday October 3

From 5:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., the first 100 people to order fried chicken will get a free doughnut and a $5 credit to the game room. $1 beers between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Saturday October 4

$2 off all drafts from 2:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. for guests wearing college football attire. Free games downstairs in the game room all day 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Sunday October 5

Between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., the first 50 people will get Astro Ice Cream Doughnut Sandwiches free with their purchase. Starting at 4:00 p.m. until supplies last, any group of four or more who orders a round of whisky or tequila will get a free hot cake doughnut with each shot.

[Related story: Astro Doughnut owners to open beer hall on G Street]

Astro Beer Hall is a place for games, beer and fun-themed food. Photo by Rey Lopez for Astro Beer Hall.
Astro Beer Hall is a place for games, beer and a fun food menu. Photo by Rey Lopez for Astro Beer Hall.

Astro and the fun food menu

Chef Chris Kujula of Astro Doughnuts developed the menu for Astro Beer Hall. In addition to snacks, such as loaded tater tots, wings, and chicken sliders, there are additional mainstays. And thanks to Kujula, a variety of chicken sandwiches and salads also made the cut:

  • Cheese and Bacon Doughnut Sandwich
  • Crispy Portobello Mushroom Vegan Salad
  • Classic Bone in Fried Chicken combinations
  • Chicken Fried Steak with sausage gravy and cheddar biscuit

Astro Beer Hall guests will want to dip and pour with Kujula’s Chef Kujala signature sauces, including buttermilk ranch, rosemary honey mustard, sriracha buffalo, green goddess, and comeback sauce, which is a zesty dipping sauce originating in Jackson, Miss. Dessert items, including Warm Doughnut Bread Pudding, Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich, Chocolate Cake Doughnut Sundae, and “Fried to Order” Cake Doughnuts, make for a great finish.

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The extensive beer menu provides for choice. Taps feature Flying Dog, DC Brau, Anxo, Aslin, Maine Beer Co. and more.The cocktail selections are inspired from a galaxy far away. Astro Beer Hall serves featured cocktails, including Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Negronis, and Gin & Tonics. The beer hall offers house red, white and rose wines, as well. Here are the draft options highlighted in the restaurant’s announcement:

Astro Beer Hall cocktail drafts

  • Astro’s version of a Mai Tai dubbed ‘Astronaut Juice,’
  • ‘Sputnick,’ which is an improvisation of the Moscow Mule

A centerpiece of the design, “Shoot The Moon” mural, features prominently. The artwork was crafted by muralist Patrick Owens. Additionally, a series of custom comic prints and wallpaper depict the inside of a space shuttle. The 11,000-square-foot space has ample dining room, including booths and high-tops. Also, live sports broadcasts televise on several large displays.

Astro Beer Hall guests will tap their inner youth with several games. These include a dozen arcade games:

  • Pool beer pong
  • Golden Tee
  • Pacman
  • Ms. Pacman
  • Frogger
  • Galaga
  • Shoot to Win Basketball
  • Beer Ball
  • pinball (Elvis and Pinbot)
  • Target: Terror
  • Frogger
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pump It Up NX

Breakfast will make its appearance in the coming weeks. Prior to that, Astro Beer Hall operates from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Sunday to Thursday; and 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Happy Hour revs up Monday to Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Take advantage of the HH discount: $2 off all draft beers and draft cocktails.

Photo credit: Rey Lopez for Astro Beer Hall

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