Directions + Parking | Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Directions + Parking

Take Metrobus or Metrorail to the Giant National Capital BARBECUE BATTLE®

Metro closures may cause fewer trains or loss of service between certain stops or on specific lines on the days of the event. Please plan accordingly and check the main Metro website for all up-to-date closures and delays.

Take Metro’s yellow or green line to Archives-Navy Memorial Penn Quarter Station or Metrobus Routes 32, 34, 36, 52, 54, 66 & 77.

SmarTrip cards with full parking fee are the only accepted form of payment except at metered parking and at Anacostia, Franconia-Springfield, Largo Town Center, New Carrollton, Shady Grove and Vienna-Fairfax-GMU, where major credit cards are also accepted. Visit the Trip Planner at or call 202.637.7000 (TTY 202.638.3780).


Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Parking Garage 14th Street between Constitution Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue

The Ronald Reagan Building houses a 24 hour/2,000 space secured sublevel parking garage open to the public, with 3 entrances/exits to the garage (entrances on 14th Street should not be impacted by street closures). The cost for parking on the days of the event will be a flat rate of $15.00 per vehicle. For attendees who will be staying at nearby hotels, the cost for overnight parking would be $15.00 per day (Friday after 5pm through Monday morning until 3am only, rates reset at 3am daily), compared to $49.00-$99.00 for overnight parking at other nearby garages. For more information about the garage, please click here.

Colonial Parking, Inc
Downtown Washington
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(390 feet from Event Site)

Colonial Garage Lot 41
The Lansburgh-Downtown Washington
425 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
(.4 miles from Event Site)

Clara Barton Garage
Downtown Washington
616 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

(.04 miles from Event Site)

600 E Street Parking Garage
Downtown Washington
600 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(.3 miles from Event Site)

PMI Garage Number 20094
Downtown Washington-Pavilion at the Old Post Office
500 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
(.32 miles from Event Site)

LAZ Parking Garages
Phone: 202-667-3030
601 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Guaranteed Parking Reservations

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the National Capital BARBECUE BATTLE® SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up. New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.


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