By Kelsey Whited and Nick Hardt
As the heat of summer breezes into the chill of fall, Washingtonians gear up for football season. That means getting ready for tailgates! In order to have the perfect tailgate (which is a tailgate with a good supply of beer), head to Dixie Liquor. Dixie Liquor offers domestic kegs, microbrew kegs, import kegs, small kegs…if it comes in a keg, changes are they have it. Best of all, you can pre-order. Never suffer through an empty-cooler watch party again! Kegs come in multiple sizes: 1/6, 1/4 and 1/2 (what most think of as a full-sized keg). Dixie Liquor also rents taps, tubs and party buckets.
What really makes Dixie special is the always interesting and super knowledgeable Clark brothers and their hysterical staff behind the register. Just try leaving the counter without a ridiculous story, joke, prank or shenanigan that will make you smile. Not only do the folks at Dixie know a lot about their beer and booze, they also know a lot about their customers and will get to know you too once you become one of their regular clientele. It’s like Cheers, minus the bar — just watch out for the flying ping pong balls!
Dixie Liquor: 3429 M St. NW, DC; 202-337-4412; www.dixieliquordc.com