National Building Museum

Port City Brewing Co. BEACH Party: SOLD OUT
The BEACH at the National Building Museum


Life is better at the BEACH—and with a beer!

Celebrate DC Beer Week (DCBW) 2015 with Port City Brewing Company party at the BEACH at the National Building Museum on Tuesday, August 11. The interactive architectural installation will be open for a special night during DCBW and the only time it will be exclusively a 21+ event.

Enjoy music by Taylor Carson while kicking back on a beach chair with a Port City beer selection, which will include limited-edition Metro, a Double Red Ale, brewed especially for DCBW. Sandwiches will be available to purchase from Dirty South Deli crafted to pair with beer selection. Ticket includes three beers, with additional beers available to purchase. 

Late Nights

Photo by Emily Clack. 


  • Entrance to one-of-a-kind summer exhibit
  • 3 twelve-ounce beers
  • Music with Taylor Carson
  • Port City Brewing Company Pint Glass + National Building Museum Koozie
  • Cheese tasting with District Cheese
  • Food available to purchase from Dirty South Deli and the Union Kitchen Snack Bar, operated through a partnership with the D.C.-based food incubator.

Tickets are limited.


The National Building Museum presents a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors: an interactive architectural installation that brings the quintessential summer experience of going to the beach to downtown Washington, D.C. Spanning across the Museum’s Great Hall, The BEACH, created in partnership with Snarkitecture, will cover 10,000 square feet and include an “ocean” of nearly one million recyclable translucent balls.

The BEACH is contained within an enclosure and built out of construction materials such as scaffolding, wooden panels, and perforated mesh, all clad in stark white. Monochromatic beach chairs and umbrellas sprinkle the 50-foot wide “shoreline,” and the “ocean” culminates in a mirrored wall that creates a seemingly infinite reflected expanse. Visitors are welcome to “swim” in the ocean, or can spend an afternoon at the “shore’s” edge reading a good book, play beach-related activities such as paddleball, grab a refreshing drink at the snack bar, or dangle their feet in the ocean off the pier.

Entrances at F St and 5th St. Metro accessible via the Red Line (Judiciary Square) and the Yellow/Green Line (Chinatown/Gallery Place). 


Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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