Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill | Washington, Washington DC
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Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill
Exceptional based on 18 ratings
Type: Restaurant

1517 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20036 [ print map ]
202 387 1462

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Hours: Mon - Sun 7:30 AM - 1:00 AM; 24 Hours Fri & Sat


Mayor: mzaar (3) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 5


Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

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Beer Available At Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill (arranged by most recent)
North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, Foothills Peopleís Porter 96, DC Brau The Public 91, Lost Rhino Rhino Chasers Pacific Pilsner 50, Lost Rhino Face Plant IPA 48, Devils Backbone Pear Lager 52, Chocolate City Cornerstone Copper Ale 30, TrŲegs HopBack Amber Ale 96, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter 99, Evolution Craft Lot No3 IPA 94, Goose Island Harvest Ale 91
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18 reviews for Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  62%
 Selection  64%
 Food  72%
 Value  67%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  70%
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68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138  (130) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
Nice little restaurant in the back of the bookstore. Sat in the dining area which was pretty small. Service was okay, a bit slow even though it wasnít busy. Food was good but pricy for what you get. Beer prices were a bit pricy too. Better craft beer options in the area but a decent spot after some book browsing.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Nate  (272) Indiana, Pennsylvania | October 4, 2013
Nice place to grab a pint of craft while perusing a cool bookstore. Prices are fairly reasonable, and I caught them during the shutdown happy hour phase. Service was fine, didnít eat but food looked OK. Not a big beer destination, but worth a stop if youíre in the neighborhood.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (357) Sunnyvale, California | March 14, 2013
In the back of the bookstore. Immediately next for to Connecticut street liquors. No real ambiance to speak of, but hey, beer in a bookstore! Decent taplist, good prices for lunch
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (564) San Diego County , California | July 11, 2012
Connected to Kramer Books in the middle of Dupont Circle. Nice greenhouse seating in the back with patio/outdoor seating in summer. Tables are small, seating is cramped. Food is on the expensive side for bistro fare. Quite the eclectic menu with some delicious stuff. Beer list is modest with a handful of bottles/cans and a pretty decent tap list with local beer options. But I canít really recommend this versus Paradiso or Scion which are walking distance. Selection included DC Brau, Chocolate City, Troegs, Founders, Victory, Brooklyn, Great Lakes, North Coast, Flying Dog. Pretty impressive. Glasses are $7-$8 for beer, a little pricey. Food was pricey.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21  (71) Washington, Washington DC | January 23, 2012
Right off the north end of the Dupont metro, and right next to Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquor. 15 or so taps, with things like Founderís Backwoods Bastard (which had just kicked when I got there; blast!) Really cool ambiance, with a local bookstore combined with a restaurant, coffeeshop, and bar. A fun place to spend an hour or two.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
JCB  (219) Durham, North Carolina | October 27, 2011
Been going to Kramerís more or less my whole life, and Iíve always had a fondness for the back spot as a brunch destination. But the sidecar bar is a winner as well, and itís nice to pore over your purchase if you can find a spot in the small narrow bar. Tap selection isnít hugely plentiful but thereís always solid to excellent stuff available, including great stuff from Brooklyn, Bells, and more.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (1451) Washington, Washington DC | August 18, 2011
Interesting place. Itís a bookstore and a bar. Itís a bar and a restaurant. Itís a hangout. OK, Iím not sure what it is. But I do know they had a dozen or so taps, and the 3 Stars brewers were there to promote their brand new beers, including a new collaboration with Olivers. because of this, the place was packed, and had a really good vibe. Beer geeks plus book geeks, what a combo! Worth trying.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere  (448) Ottawa, Ontario | March 16, 2010
A funky bookstore with this nice little bar and decent sized restaurant in the back. Food seems bistro meets BBQ joint, decent prizs, about 15 taps of decent beers, good service....opened 24 hours a day.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | October 16, 2009
Where else can you find such good beer in a bookstore? A good selection, not mind blowing, but respectable. Reasonable prices for the area. Staff are knowledgeable.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | September 11, 2008
friendly waitstaff with good beer knowledge. Interesting menu. Not a huge selection of beers, but all good and across a variety of styles. Lovely setting in the back of the bookstore.

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