The Big Hunt | Washington, Washington DC
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The Big Hunt
Good based on 34 ratings
Type: Bar

1345 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20036 [ print map ]
202 785 2333 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon-Thu 4 PM-2 AM; Fri-Sat 4 PM-3 AM; Sun 11 AM-12 AM

Mayor: Travlr (5) | Taps: 27 | Bottles: 10

The Big Hunt

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Beer Available At The Big Hunt (arranged by most recent)
3 Stars Cognitive Dissonance , 3 Stars Peppercorn Saison (Cherries) , Ocelot Lemon Yellow Sun , Burley Oak Afternoon Delight , DC Brau Brau Pils 81, Country Boy Jalapeno Smoked Porter XXX , Country Boy Amos Moses Brown Ale 85, DC Brau Penn Quarter Porter (Jerkface Garlic Chili Jerky) , Brooklyn I Wanna Rye-It! 89, North Coast Puck 81, New Belgium Slow Ride 86, Lagunitas Fusion XXVI 97, Sweetwater Hop Hash Double IPA 96, Ithaca Excelsior! Seventeen 96, Tuppers / Lost Rhino Mother Tupperís Back of the Cupboard 64, Olivers / DuClaw Women and Children First , 3 Stars / Qualia Coffee Desolation 79
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34 reviews for The Big Hunt
 Ambiance  64%
 Service  71%
 Selection  72%
 Food  54%
 Value  70%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | March 19, 2015
Arrived not long after opening and the place was already bustling with an after work crowd. No frills bar, perhaps a little divey and dark atmosphere. Not the most exciting taps...but could vary visit to visit. Happy hour is 5 bucks a beer. Staff were on point.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (239) Fairfax, Virginia | January 5, 2015
Iíd never been here before about a month ago. I think I had walked past it probably 40 or 50 different times. Finally stopped in after my companyís Christmas party. Place is a bit strange inside, very unique, kind of a dive. Perhaps not kind of, definitely a dive. Lots of good beers on tap though, and they usually seem to have some kind of new 3 Stars or DC Brau beer on tap, which is cool. Now that I finally made it in there, Iíll have to just stop on by every once in a while to see if thereís something new and interesting on tap.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | December 21, 2014
The Big Huntís a local institution that was one of the first bars to focus on craft beer. Itís certainly a place with a lot of character. Itís a rough ín ready dive bar that has a pretty large tap list. Half of the taps seemed to be fixed and offer cheap stuff like Bud Lite or craft staples like Two Hearted. The other half of the list featured local micros and specialty items etc. Prices were quite expensive, even for DC. Many beers were priced at over $1 per ounce. None of the beers were so special that they could justify such the price point. Service was pretty chatty, friendly, though it wasnít busy. Overall, a spot to check out if youíre in the neighborhood. Not worthy of a big detour.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj  (192) Boise, Idaho | October 21, 2014
A bit frayed around the edges, bordering on being a dive, but in an excellent location. Small but good tap list, noisy, busy, bustling, nearby. Neighborhood bar vibe.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138  (285) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
Been a few times, nice dive bar. I enjoy the ambiance even though Iíve never been in while itís busy. Have only sat at the bar on the main floor. Small-ish bar with some TVs and tables around. Jukebox by the bar for music. Pretty nice tap list, mostly local and stuff from around the states. Havenít tried the food other than some Jerkface jerky that the beer director makes, pretty good jerky. Nice spot around Dupont for some craft beer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk  (243) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 14, 2014
Some decent beers on tap but their sample size pours are very expensive. Better to go as a dive bar, for which the atmosphere is appropriate. My style of place and a few good drafts even make it someone decent for craft beer.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 10/20
TylerGreenDC  (51) , | December 26, 2013
Dive bar. Very divey, very bar. Really good beer program though -- I almost always find things here that I didnít know about. The food is terrible. The volume level makes it impossible to have a conversation. But the beer list is good.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah  (34) Washington DC | November 10, 2013
Stopped in for a bite to eat and a beer while in the area. 30 or so drafts, mostly craft selections from some of the larger breweries like Allagash, Stone, Schlafly, Oskar Blues. The cask was not working, so no go for any cask ales. Bar food was pretty good. I had a cheeseburger and fries. Dimly lit and a bit of a dive appearance. Staff was friendly and service was fine. A decent bar, but I donít feel compelled to return.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2  (16) Columbia, Maryland | September 5, 2013
Went here on 9-5-13 to try the new Atlas Brew Works. Really enjoyed the place. Itís a dark hole in the wall. Kind of narrow. I didnít check out the patio or basement. The service was decent. Good selection of beer. Varity of microbrews and local brews. Had a half price burger and fries. Both were tasty. Nice spot.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan  (251) McLean, Virginia | August 13, 2013
Stopped in around 4:30 to try some special Allagash beers. Initial impression is a dive but despite the dark atmosphere (light and music), the place grew on me. The waitress was super nice. I counted 34 drafts, only about 5 of which had throw away mass market beers. The rest were an interesting mix of local beers and other US microbrews (with a token so-called Danish beer from Evil Twin. Food menu is your basic bar food. Beers not offered in smaller taster sizes, which sadly limits the amount of beers a normal person can sample.

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