Birreria Paradiso Opens to Rave Reviews

The attractive space in the basement of Georgetown's Pizzeria Paradiso once seemed to be suffering from an identity crisis, with most patrons only seeing it on a trip to the bathroom. But no more. Unveiled Monday as Birreria Paradiso, the new bar is already receiving rave reviews.'s Fritz Hahn has declared it his new favorite beer bar, and members on seem smitten as well.

The bar offers a 16 draft line-up, heavy on Belgian beers, and about 80 more choices by the bottle. Bonus: There's a fireplace.