Elephant & Castle | Washington, Washington DC
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Elephant & Castle
Above Average based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20004 [ print map ]
202 347 7707


Taps: 8 | Bottles: 12

Elephant & Castle

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11 reviews for Elephant & Castle
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  68%
 Selection  46%
 Food  53%
 Value  47%
 Overall  54%
 Rating  62%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 6/20
guzzler67  (68) Hanover, Maryland | September 29, 2014
Chalk this one up to being tired and uninformed. Saving grace is that the atmosphere is not all that bad and they had a few local beers on tap, but, as others have stated, overpriced. Bartender was harried, with little personality, and not much more than token recognition. Food was a real turn off, especially the club sandwich. Do some research and find much better than this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer  (136) Falls Church, Virginia | October 24, 2013
Not a fan. A few English and Irish drafts, more in bottles. Overpriced and touristy, not a craft beer destination.
tomciccateri  (133) Albuquerque, New Mexico | June 8, 2013
Comfortable no smoking patio with no tv/radio/audio. Some bus traffic noise. Mostly shaded patio seating for 100. 10 import draughts, 4 domestic, 2 local (DC Brau, Loose Cannon).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah  (34) Washington DC | June 6, 2013
Spacious place located in downtown D.C. We grabbed outdoor seating which was really nice on this pleasant Spring day. Tasty food. I had spinach artichoke dip followed by fish and chips. Hand pulled Fullerís London porter and ESB served in Fullerís glassware - always a nice touch. Other than the Fullerís line, thereís really nothing exciting or noteworthy on the beer menu. Some Samuel Smith, Youngís, and Chimay offerings in bottle format. One can find these much cheaper at any decent beer store. Overall, a fun place and definitely worth a lunch stop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
gsmitty80  (202) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 24, 2013
English and Irish beers on tap. Your typical pub type atmosphere but it is clean and bright and the service is good. Nice place but not a big beer destination.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan  (251) McLean, Virginia | January 24, 2013
About 16 beers on draft. Dominated by English and Irish brews, with a few standard US micro brews, and of course Miller Lite. Quite a few bottled beers ranging from Corona to Chinay to Bells Two Hearted IPA. A pleasant enough place if you are in the hood.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 7/20
Elwood  (108) Leesburg, Virginia | May 10, 2012
This is not a beer bar by any means and is definitely more of a restaurant. Staff were friendly but the tap list is weak (mostly "English" imports). The did have DC Brau on tap, so thatís what I got. Not worth stopping by.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83  (239) Fairfax, Virginia | January 2, 2012
Food okay pub faire, but the tap list is a bit on the weak side. I was happy enough that they had DC Brauís The Public on tap, so thumbs up on that end. They seem to close relatively early in a pretty dead part of town for any kind of nightlife, so this is pretty much solely a restaurant, not a bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 2/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 8/20
GT2  (666) Oceanside, California | July 14, 2011
Not sure why this is in our database as the tap list is the same as almost any bar in the entire district. Maybe six things on tap including Irish stuff even though this is supposed to be English themed. No real cask ale. Food is terrible and extremely overpriced. Some friends took me here one time and within about two seconds I knew it was a big mistake. I see no reason to go here ever and would actually lobby for it to be removed from the DB. Embarrassing.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
Pivoyager  (88) Gaithersburg, Maryland | November 4, 2010
As noted, this is a chain of faux pubs that can be found in several cities - there is another location near Dupont Circle. While there is a somewhat phoniness to it, the E&C, named after a Tube station in London, does offer several types of Fullers on draft. Plus, the food is hearty. Beware the DC prices here as it is located in the heart of Tourist Central.

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