Franklin Hall is an expansive German style beer garden with food options and oversized table games. It is almost completely inside so there's lots of AC to keep you cool.
Near U Street
This speakeasy style basement is open Wed to Sat at 6 pm. Escape night time humidity with cocktails and small plates. Enter through the restaurant or the side entrance with the pink light.
This small, cozy whiskey bar is open Monday to Saturday at 4 pm. Stay cool with whiskey flights and rotating themed cocktails that change monthly.
Colada Shop on 14th Street offers both coffee and cocktails so it's perfect for work or after hours. Cool off with indoor seating or the covered rooftop. Plus, look out for happy hour specials.
Dacha is a fully outdoor German style beer garden but they offer fans with water on the hottest days. Stay outside but beat the heat with beer, wine, dinner, or brunch.