Makers Union

4.6
369 reviews
$30 and under
American
We’re a diverse team of makers — baristas, bartenders, chefs, mixologists, roasters, distillers and brewers — who came together to create a neighborhood place we all need.
It’s a place that brings people together morning, noon and night. A place with crazy delicious food and destination drinks. A place to grab a crave-worthy bite on the fly or to hang awhile with a book and coffee. A place to brunch with your besties or happy hour with your work crew. A place to roll solo with your laptop or roll deep with your family and friends.
It’s a place for you. It’s a place for us. It’s a pub for the people.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 369 People Are Saying
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vipdwightd
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday after Thanksgiving and it wasn't as crowded as it usually is which was a nice break. We were able to enjoy the food and each other's company! Our servers were exceptional as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great brunch with bottomless mimosas!

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Hunter
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food, mac and cheese especially. Meat was cooked properly and service was nice and attentive.

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vipTimE
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food love the vibe, menu and friendly service,

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Hungryduck
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for anniversary dinner and had a lovely time. The drinks are always delicious and the food is fresh and delicious.

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OutdoorTyler
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

It was way too hot inside

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RabZ
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is good! Beer is good! Ambience is good!
Not for kids

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CoreyR
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wait-staff, incredible ambience, and fantastic food! Definitely a good spot to go on a date night.

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KatlynH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibe was great. Wasn’t too loud, so you could have a conversation. Food was wonderful.

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Misnick
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was good. The food was good. I am gluten free and dairy free so I had a salad. It was an amazing steak salad. Not many options for the gluten and dairy free crowd. The other diners loved their meals.

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KellyL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! Restaurant was busy at dinner which led to slower service. It was pretty noisy but I would definitely go back.

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vipLeslieH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was good/average; our waiter forgot items, never got refills on drinks but there were other servers who helped us and got the food out in time. cute décor.

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Diane
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great brunch on Sunday. Make sure you order a mixed drink- the two we had were fantastic.

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ElizabethK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Higher priced but very good food

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dantheman
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were getting re-acquanted with someone and didn't want to be bothered all the time by the server. She picked up on that and told us to put the menu on the edge of the table when we wanted service. Clever and helpful. Food was pretty decent - good beer - nice atmosphere.

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JessikaR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Service was not excellent. It was not a matter of being understaffed, as most of the service was up talking to each other while we were not being served. Selection of food and beverage is extraordinarily limited, though the food that was served was very good. The cost of the food that was served was extraordinarily high for the area. Alomar the overall experience was not worth a return visit.

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PatriceW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Disappointed in the service that was received. It started off strong, but diminished as our time there went on. I would still recommend because the food is fantastic and the restaurant is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service. Good drinks. Food was mediocre. Appetizers over cooked. Entrees had large portions but sides were overcooked and overall taste was bland. Great place to hang out of drink or two.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the pricier side but absolutely delicious! Such a diverse menu & awesome drink selection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The service and food was great. My first time visiting will mot be my last. I hear they have live music, so will stay longer for that next time.

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vipLNaeY
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, like always!!!

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MyraL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to this place 10/19/2021. We were there for happy hour and we tried everything on the menu. Everything was tasty and fairly good prices including the drinks. We enjoyed the chicken wings, sliders, hot dog, artichoke dip and the very tasty brussel sprouts. We sat outside and enjoyed the view but it wasn’t noisy at all. Our server Cameron was very attentive and friendly. I highly recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall we had a great dining experience. Service was a little slow, but otherwise our server was friendly, helpful with recommendations, and accommodating of our request to split the check. The food and cocktails were great! We all enjoyed our choices. We would definitely come back again.

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Icerain911
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Great service and beautiful atmosphere.

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Crystal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining with friends and having a good time with good eats. Oh, and the drinks are DELICIOUS!

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NikkiL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit and we’ll be back again and again. Great food and service. We really enjoy it. Perfect for grabbing a bite before a movie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great atmosphere—-and dog friendly!

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BryanJ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great environment, and would definitely return.

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vipAnushaA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Justin our server was amazing and made this a very memorable experience for us

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vipGMeats
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hickory smoked salmon and mushroom quinoa was one of the most delicious meals I have ever had!

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MarieS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch; fabulous bellinis.
We like to sit outside and talk & egg.
Everyone is super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks!

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viplunchgirl
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am continually impressed with the service and food at Makers Union. My colleague and I have not been able to have an in person lunch for ages and lingered over our wine without feeling like we were overstaying our welcome. Crab cakes are awesome and I am a big fan of the kale salad as well as chix. alfredo and of course the garlic parmesan fries.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone was great the food was solid!!

Thank you so much and we definitely be back!!

Cheers

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PATRICIA
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The manager who was there yesterday was awesome! (cannot remember his name)

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MaxineG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating there. The food and service were excellent.

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DonT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our food arrived at room temperature. We had to ask for water refill. Desserts were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

We were so excited to try Maker’s Union out for brunch. It was gorgeous on this inside with an awesome, hip vibe. However, the service and food was so disappointing. We ordered six dishes. Half the food came out warm to cool. The second three dishes came out 40 minutes after the first three and the server was no where to be found. The best thing we ate was the French toast, but even the second plate of that tasted bad - it may had been deep fried bc one bite I took tasted like I ate a spoonful of grease. The food was very greasy over all. The worst of it was the crab Benedict. They were inedible. The smell and taste of the crab was very strong and didn’t taste fresh. It honestly ruined our appetite. I truly hope that things improve bc I would love for the business to survive. This was all so unfortunate bc we really wanted to like this place!

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ThadR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations - Seated quickly, service was prompt and friendly and the food was tasty.

FAQs

Makers Union offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 313-0272.

Makers Union is rated 4.6 stars by 369 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.