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Make your next event your best ever! We offer unmatched flexibility in one of DC’s most exciting neighborhoods. RFD is located between the Verizon Center and the DC Convention Center in the heart of Chinatown right across the street from Gallery Place Metro stop. Our spacious private room can accommodate from 30 people up to 200 people.

RFD offers: Full service bar with ten taps, banquet kitchen, flat screen TV’s, projection screen, iPod hook up, microphone, lighting options, private bathrooms and a private entrance. No other site can match the choices you have at your service to guarantee your next event will be your best!

Please review the following material to help us create your ideal experience. Our management team will work with you personally to tailor every aspect of your event so you are 100 percent satisfied. The following is just an outline of rates and menus to help you get started. Special menu items are available upon request. Platters and carving stations generally serve 20 people.

All catering services are subject to a ten percent DC sales tax as well as a twenty percent gratuity.

For more information, call us at 202-289-2030 or email leigh@lovethebeer.com, we look forward to hearing from you.

Catering Menu

Vegetable Platter
A mix of fresh seasonal vegetables served with our house made ranch for dipping.   $40

Fruit Platter
A mix of fresh cut seasonal fruit. $45

Cheese and Charcuteriie Platter
An artisan mixture of cheese and meat served with sliced baguette.  $70

Hummus Platter
Fresh hummus with toasted naan bread and carrots and celery. $75

Meatballs Marinara
Handmade meatballs in a fresh marinara sauce.  $75

RFD Crab Rolls
Soft rpetzel filled with creamy warm crab spread, topped with green onions. $80

Truffled Mac & Cheese
Penne pasta, bechamel, house blended cheese, bacon crumbs.  $75

Mini Crab Cakes
House made mini crab cakes topped with a tomato basil relish and balsamic reduction.

Shrimp Cocktail
Fifty jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce.  $65



Pub -Grub

Your choice of Fried Buffalo with blue cheese, Grilled or Fried BBQ with house ranch, Grilled Jamaican Jerk with curry coconut yogurt, or Fried Thai with peanut sauce.   $90

Bavarian Pretzels
Twenty five soft Bavarian pretzels served with a spicy brown mustard.  $30


Chicken Fritters
Fifty battered chicken tenders served with honey mustard.  $65

Spring Rolls (mini)
Vegetable Egg Rolls

Served with Thai chili dipping sauce $40


Brew Burger Sliders
Ground beef mixed with ale grilled and topped with American cheese served on mini brioche with ketchup and mustard on the side.  $75

Buffalo Chicken Sliders
Chicken tenderloins tossed in our house made buffalo sauce served on mini brioche with a side of blue cheese dressing.

Pork BBQ Sliders 
Smoked pulled pork in our beer BBQ sauce served on mini brioche with a side of coleslaw for topping.  $75


Tomato Hop Bisque
A creamy dry hopped tomato soup.  $55

Crab & Corn Chowder
A creamy soup of crab and roasted corn.  $65

House Made Chili
A thick and meaty chili seasoned with a little chocolate and ancho chili power.   $60





Caesar Salad
A classic salad of crisp chopped romaine hearts tossed in Caesar dressing topped with croutons and shredded Parmesan cheese.   $30

RFD's Buffalo Chicken Salad
Crispy beer battered chicken tenderloins tossed in buffalo sauce on a sald of chpped romaine, celery, and schredded carrots tossedin blue chees dressing.   $40

House Salad
Tender mixed salad green with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shaved red onions, shredded carrots tossed in a frambriose vinaigrette and topped with croutons.   $30

Chinatown Steak Salad
Marinated and grilled steak on top of a tender mixed salad green with fresh cilantro, basil, cucumber, shaved red onions, shredded carrots tossed in a sriacha & lemon vinaigrette and topped with crispy rice noodles.   $45


All salads with be tossed in dressing to ensure proper coverage and easy serving for your guest unless otherwise requested.


Beer Brats
Twenty Kostritzer marinated brats topped with peppers and onions and served with soft rolls, kraut and spicy brown mustard on the side.   $80

Veggie Wraps
Twenty wraps.  Mixed greens, carrots, red peppers, red onion, avocados, arugula and parmesan cheese in a flour tortilla served with an avocado creme.   $45

Pulled Pork Wraps
Smokey pulled pork seasoned with a house blend of spices with tender mixed greens, chopped pineapple, shredded carrots, and house blended cheese served with a chipotle crème.   $65

Oven Roasted Salmon
Fresh salmon fillets roasted on top of a lemon slice served with a tarragon and lemon butter sauce, fried capers and served on top of a bed of fresh sauteed seasonal vegetables.   $115

Chicken Pot Pie
Crispy chopped chicken tenderloins served in a rich a creamy sauce with diced carrots, celery, and potatoes and topped with puff pastry rounds.   $95

Sausage and Rice
Roasted Italian sausage links on top of a rich and creamy mushroom risotto and topped off with a shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh sage.   $95

Tortellini Diablo
Cheese tortellini in a spicy tomato sause with shredded Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.   $85
With Chicken:   $100
With Shrimp:   $120



Fudge Stout Brownie
Oiur double chocolate stout brownie topped with sliced strawberries and powdered sugar. Serves thirty.   $65

Peach Cobbler
Peaches simmered in gueze lambic beer and topped with a reach and buttery crumb and drizzled with caramel sauce.   $65

Our version of tiramisu prepared with Belgian framboise and English chocolate stout.  Serves thirty $65

Platter of House Baked Cookies


Carving Station
Roasted Garlic Prime Rib $350
Herbed Roasted Turkey Breast $300
Garlic & Herb Pork Loin $275
Sweet Honey Baked Ham $275
Roasted BBQ Brisket $300

Truffled Mashed Potatoes $65
Garlic Green Beans $55
Seasonal Vegetable Melange $55
Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes $65
Wild Rice $45
Bottomless Bread and Rolls $50

From the Bar

We pride ourselves in creating the ideal event and catering to each group’s individual needs.  We are willing to accommodate however you would like to structure the bar, but to get you started, here are a couple options:

Open Bar (draft beer and wine)

  • $15 an hour for the first hour
  • $10 an hour each additional hour

Open Bar (rail liquor, draft beer and wine)

  • $17 an hour for the first hour
  • $12 each additional hour

Open Bar (call liquor, draft beer and wine)

  • $20 an hour for the first hour
  • $15 each additional hour

Drink Tickets

  • $5 a ticket. We will provide you with the tickets. Purchase as many as you would like and hand them out as you like. Each ticket is redeemable for 1 drink at the bar.

Bar Buyout

  • Let us know what your budget is. We will work with you creating unbeatable and exciting drink specials. The full bar will be open to your group until you hit your budget. Pricing does not include tax and gratuity.

  • We do not charge any fees to rent out our Backroom Bar. We only require minimum food and or beverage spends. Enquire with a manager for further details.


Cost For Equipment Rental/Operation in RFD Back Room

Outside technicians may operate their own equipment, but may not operate the house system for lights, audio, or video.  All ticketed events where the house system is used and non-ticketed events that require operation in excess of turning the house system on for approved devices or television programming will be subject to a technician fee of $160.  The technician fee is applicable to: video cues (where rental laptop is used), lighting cues, and audio cues.  


A mini headphone jack is available at no charge for playing music from a source that is brought in by the renter of the room.  All cables for audio will be provided.

  • Wireless Microphone: $30 each
  • Wired Microphone: $10 each
  • Microphone Stand: $4 each
  • Connection of XLR/RCA: $10 each
  • DJ Box (Direct Input): $10 each


Media (DVDs, power point presentations, etc...) can be played with a 15 pin VGA output connection only.  1280 x 720 is the video resolution.   Renter may bring their own personal computer to play media as long as it has the 15pin VGA output necessary.  Please note no media will be played with the house computer which is dedicated to the lighting system.  Renting a laptop for playing media also requires the technician fee referenced above as the renter will not be permitted to operate the rental laptop.

  • 15pin VGA connectino to projector and screens: $20
  • Laptop rental for playing media: $40



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