Birch & Barley | Washington, Washington DC
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Birch & Barley
World Class based on 23 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005 [ print map ]
202 567 2576

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Hours: Tue-Thu 5:30-10PM; Fri-Sat 5:30-11PM; Sun 11AM-8PM


Mayor: Travlr (45) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500


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Beer Available At Birch & Barley (arranged by most recent)
Dieu du Ciel LíHerbe ŗ Dťtourne 99, Mahrs Bršu Mastodon 83, Bayerischer Bahnhof Rauchweizen Berliner Style Weisse , Sandford Orchards Browns & Chisel Jersey , Siren Americano 97, TrŲegs Hop Knife 97, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 98, Ballast Point Even Keel 92, Anchorage / Crooked Stave Between the Staves 99, Perennial Sump 100, Funkwerks Oud Bruin 84, Evolution Craft Menagerie #8 87, White Birch Oak Senex Torva Saison 42, Allagash Fluxus 2014 92, 3 Stars Phoenix Rye Saison 69, Monocacy Humulus Lupulus Rex (Lime Zest) , Against the Grain The Brown Note 90, Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 86, Stone 14th Anniversary Emperial IPA 99, Stillwater Gose Gone Wild 100
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23 reviews for Birch & Barley
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  89%
 Selection  93%
 Food  82%
 Value  72%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  97%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk  (174) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 3, 2014
Finally hit up the downstairs section, and the food was great. Service amazing as usual, and the tap list is the same as upstairs, so not sure what more needs to be said. Good to get a seat on the patio as well, and the food selection down here is better than upstairs - if you are hungry itís worth coming down here. Great place to eat and drink all your favourite beers.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
tia  (83) Sandston, Virginia | August 3, 2014
Very nice ambiance for evening dining. Modern wood and metal with "floating" lights and real candles. Service was excellent on our visit and our server really seemed to know her stuff and actually enjoy beer. The food was not as good as we hoped- the brat burger was bland and the mussel flat bread flavors were out of balance. Pricey. Nice for a date or taking non-beer people out for dinner while you get to enjoy a cold one (or a "correct temperature" one).
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
gendv138  (139) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
Somewhat dim restaurant downstairs connected to ChurchKey upstairs. Same great draft and bottle list as ChurchKey. Mostly table service with reservations and some walk-ins. Been a few times and have enjoyed the food. Did the CBC 2013 Beer Week dinner which was fun and well organized. Good food, more upscale than ChurchKey. Service is decent to good. Nice spot for a special occasion or date night.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
sonnycheeba  (142) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | April 13, 2014
After countless trips upstairs to Churchkey, I finally made it to Birch & Barley. Place certainly has an upscale, rustic vibe but I was very happy that we would seat our group after we had just finished a race and were in running clothes. Service and food were fantastic. Certainly a more diverse menu than upstairs and the extra choices were great. Beer selection was unsurprisingly awesome and offered plenty of diversity. My only problem with the place is the prices. You certainly get quality, but I do feel that things tend to be a tad overpriced. Nonetheless, I great place to go.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | March 3, 2014
For beer and restaurant it doesnít get much better than this. For just restaurant it gets a lot better just outside the door in most any direction. My main concern here is value, and as far as dinner/meals are concerned it isnít there. Service, beer, all things beer people care about, this is the place for an expense account dinner when in the nations capital if you are trying to get some beer as well.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
jdb288  (78) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 7, 2013
Great beer selection - hands down the best in the area. Crowded bar up top or nicer restaurant below. Itís a bit of a free-for-all finding a table during busy times but itís worth the wait. Service is hit or miss but that can also be attributed to the sheer volume of people in the bar. Iíll stop each time Iím back - itís that good.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
The restaurant downstairs of Churchkey was actually more pleasant than Churchkey itself for us traveling as a couple. Beautiful setup with the massive organ reminders, beautiful walls and copper colours, exquisite lighting. The service was very professional and courteous. I was hoping for a little more on the food side though. We loved our homemade charcuterie plate as an appetizer, but I followed with a risotto that was abusively salty and close to unplalatable. The beer list though, is incredible, one of the best I have ever seen. Out of the 50+ taps, there were probably 30 that I felt like drinking right there, on the spot. Most of the beers Iíd never tried before. Plenty of rarities including rare one-offs from obscure breweries like Trois Dames and the tmave specialni from Kout of all things. Extraordinary selection really and the bottle list is also jammed with rarities. I try to order one that seemed especially appetizing though and they were out of it. I did not try another and donít know whether thatís a frequent occurrence. Prices were relatively steep, but not out of ground with DCís high standards.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (367) Sunnyvale, California | June 12, 2013
I still canít figure out why this is a separate entry. Same beer selection as upstairs, better food menu, more sit-downy. Great place to take the missus for dinner.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen  (174) Charleston Area, West Virginia | June 7, 2013| Updated May 22, 2014
Been several times. We took the metro to McPherson Square and then walked the rest of the way, you know you have reached the place because there are tables on the side walk and a big garage door that is open on the front of the building. I have also driven here and had to park five blocks away, take the metro if possible. The place is dimly lit and has modern decor. The food is good, I had the braut burger with fries and on another time the braised goat and potatoes. The tap selection is excellent, 50 beer taps. The first time I went I was not offered a bottle menu. I like that they offer samples. The prices for food and beer are expensive, but high quality. The complementary bread is excellent, however the spinach salad was way over priced. Beer knowledge varies between employees. Overall the food is very good, and they do have really good beer.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Munkky  (50) , Denmark | April 30, 2013
This is a fantastic bar, a must visit in DC. the tap selection is impressing and their bottle selection is crazy - enjoy

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