October 31, 2012

Gordon Biersch Headed to Capitol Riverfront

Gordon Beirsch

Beers and the ballpark — what could be a better combination?

Real estate firm Miller Walker sends word that they’ve negotiated a lease with brewery chain Gordon Biersch for 100 M St. SE, right near Nationals Stadium.

The new brewery will be about 8,500 square feet in size; the opening date wasn’t immediately available.

Gordon Biersch has been interested in the neighborhood for a long time — since 2009, in fact. Back then, there weren’t really any restaurants to speak of in that area. Now, not only are there established players like Justin’s Cafe, but there are other restaurants on the way, like the anticipated Blue Jacket from the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. There are Gordon Biersch locations in McLean, Rockville and in Penn Quarter.

UPDATE: Broker Bill Miller says the restaurant will open by spring, in time for the beginning of the Nats’ season.