Summer is finally here, and for many DC locals, that means enjoying a frosty brew in one of the city's popular beer gardens — perhaps at Wunder Garten, located in the REI community space at NOMA in the heart of the District. Wunder Garten is set to reopen at the end of June, and while you can certainly sit and enjoy a beer as you chat with friends, this beer garden offers a variety of other activities you won't find anywhere else.
Since the space is sponsored by REI, it hosts a variety of educational programs and activities (all for free!) that are focused on outdoor skills. Sip on a cold Doppelbock while you learn what kind of gear is necessary for an alpine hike, or have a friend hold your glass of crisp pilsner while you participate in an on-site relay race or light-up frisbee competition. Whatever you choose, just be sure you come prepared to have fun.