The Black Squirrel | Washington, Washington DC
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The Black Squirrel
Excellent based on 27 ratings
Type: Bar

2427 18th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20009 [ print map ]
202 232 1011 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon - Thu 5:00 PM - Close; Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - Close

Mayor: solidfunk (6) | Taps: 34 | Bottles: 70

The Black Squirrel

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Beer Available At The Black Squirrel (arranged by most recent)
Olivers Noche Del Chupacabra , Brewers Art The Chairman , Epic Lil Brainless Raspberries 49, Lost Rhino Final Glide 31, Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale 68, Burley Oak Secret Sauce 66, Sly Fox Seamus Irish Red Ale 48, Uinta Brighton Revolver White IPA , Peak Organic King Crimson 84, Yard House White Ale 44, Selkirk Abbey Guilt 77, Elysian Split Shot 96, Port City Long Black Veil 87, Devils Backbone Spider Bite , Bear Republic Wolf House Pale Ale , Evil Twin Mosaic Single Hop Imperial India Pale American Wheat Lager 98, Southern Tier Krampus 95, Mikkeller Hoppy (Happy) Loviní Christmas 97, Ace Hard Pumpkin Cider 38, Kasteel Inglemunster Pumpkin 48
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27 reviews for The Black Squirrel
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  79%
 Selection  76%
 Food  79%
 Value  67%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  87%
Rating Distribution

nate2g  (772) Boomtown!, Australia | March 20, 2015
A solid spot for a beer and appeared to be pretty calm and down to earth for 6pm on a Friday. An OK taplist but nothing that really jumped out on my visit, although I didnít check both bars this time. Friendly and efficient bartender. 4oz pours available.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel  (203) some beerplace , Belgium | February 13, 2015
little place with a rather average selection . Good prices, OK service. Not much to say here specifically .
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015
When I visited: Late September 2014. What I had: Elysian Savant IPA, Perennial The Last Word, and Oakshire OíDark:30 Cascadian Dark Ale on tap, can of Sun King Wee Mac Scottish Ale, draft sample of BrewDog & Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus, Bratwurst Platter to eat, some white wines and an entrťe for my fiancť. What I liked: Funky gastropub vibe, lively but not too loud, fast and engaging service from the Main Floor bartender, who was quite chatty and happy to provide samples, tasty and affordable food, I enjoyed most of my beers and my partner really liked her wine, we would come here often if we lived in the area. What I disliked: Wish I hadíve known that the Tap Room has a much better draft selection than the Main Floor and Party Room *before* we visited (since we wouldíve relocated), but thatís a minor quibble. Would I go back? Absolutely. Overall Rating: 86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
solidfunk  (197) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 3, 2014
Probably one of my favorite places in D.C. This has a cool atmosphere which lacks the pretense of some of the other D.C. beer locations and even others on the same street. Has a continually growing tap last it seems, now with something well over 30. Good burgers on Thursday night burger night for $5 - great deal. Try Chimay cheese. Only annoying thing is you have to choose between upstairs and downstairs, which have different tap lists. On a slow night the upstairs bartenders will go down and get stuff from downstairs for you though. Great service. My style of bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138  (232) Falls Church, Virginia | May 2, 2014
Solid three floor beer bar in Adams Morgan. The few times Iíve been only two floors have been open. Solid beer list, donít know if you can order different beer between the main and bottom floors but itís not too bad if itís not busy and you donít mind moving floors. Some uncommon and rare beers every now and then. Main floor bar can be cramped when it gets busier, not a whole lot of room with the stools and servers/food runners moving back and forth. Had the poutine and one of their burgers, both tasty though I think the burger made me sick so Iíve stuck to the beer list since.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (175) Lawrence, Kansas | March 22, 2014
I didnít have food here, but there beer selection was really nice. One of the longest bars Iíve ever seen. Gets really hip at night, but its a fun spot in Adams Morgan.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (501) Charlottesville, Virginia | March 8, 2014
I only visited the upstairs bar. Really anonymous ambiance. The crowd seemed pretty typical for the Adams Morgan area. Beers on tap numbered about 20. Decent selection, but nothing was available that you canít buy elsewhere. I had a Nugget Nectar and found it to be in decent condition. The bartender was a bit of a cow. She wasnít in a great mood and was lazily underfilling every beer she poured. Her attitude miraculously improved as she was preparing my bill. The value was in line with other places in DC (itís expensive). Overall, I have no desire to return.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lebier  (8) Washington DC | December 27, 2013
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
JamesAllon  (100) , Norway | December 7, 2013
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamBeer1  (16) Florida | October 8, 2013
Visited on a Monday night to watch football while in town for work and I was the only customer on a slow night. The bartender was really friendly and seemed knowledgeable. I found this place by using this website and some of the other reviews seem a little harsh. Was reasonably priced and I would definitely go back. They had a better selection then I expected and I think it would be fun to see this place on a busy night.

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