Located on the red line just over the DC border in Maryland, Bethesda has a growing number of craft beer options that make it a viable destination for fans of quality suds in upper northwest Washington, other locales in Montgomery County (read: White Flint, Rockville, etc.), and elsewhere. One thing to note is that Montgomery County's control district model of alcohol distribution means that both variety and price might suffer in the county compared to the District. Still, Bethesda has some walkable areas (see: Bethesda Row and Wisconsin Avenue) that have good options that place it far from being a craft beer desert.

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