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Beer Available At ChurchKey (arranged by most recent)
Oxbow Freestyle No. 33 (American Pale Ale) 85, Realerevival Hyde , De la Senne / Le Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak 92, Stillwater / Dugges FŲrgŚs 85, Saint Somewhere Punaise de Amour , Ithaca Saison DíOr , Struise Aestatis 78, Le Trou du Diable Aldred 94, Le Trou du Diable / De la Senne Schieve Tabarnak 89, Realerevival Groove City (Habanero Peppers) , Famille Dupont Cidre Bouchť Fermier 75, Marin Marin-er Weiss 48, Mikkeller SpontanWatermelon 50, 3 Stars Peppercorn Saison (Apricots) , Marin San Quentins Breakout Stout 96, Marin Bluebeery Flavored Ale 39, Marin Tiburon Blonde 33, 4 Hands Ca$h Mony 96, Smuttynose Oak-Aged Wheat Wine , Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (2008 and earlier) 94
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jercraigs (433) Toronto, Ontario | March 14, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
2015-03-04. We walked upstairs to ChurchKey for a drink after a great dinner at Birch and Barley. As was the case downstairs the tap list is extensive with offerings in a range of styles and over a dozen things that were new to us, including several I hadnít even heard of before. At 10:00 or so on a Thursday night ChurchKey was twice as loud and twice as busy as downstairs. The long skinny layout has tables near the front, seats at the bar and booths along the one side. (I barely squeezed my fat ass into the surprisingly small booth! Time for a diet?) Service was just okay (the friendly table server missed us coming in but brought us waters unasked which was nice, the bartenders seemed kind of uninterested and tired with the busy crowd) but not quite up to the high standard downstairs, but then I wouldnít necessarily expect them to be since they are different kinds of places. Prices are not cheap, which seems to be the norm in DC, but the option to do half pours is nice. Seems like a good mix of people in the crowd. Ultimately you are here for the beer, not the space. I suspect I will like it better if I was more in the mood for a "bar" but the quieter atmosphere of B&B was more my speed tonight. I will definitely return if Iím back in DC but would probably aim to arrive earlier in the evening. (Right after I tell the kids to get off my lawn. :) ) We were just here for one drink after a long night downstairs so itís not an entirely fair assessment. The problem with heading to a great beer bar after having just spent an awesome evening at itís sister restaurant downstairs with superlatively good service is that it canít really hope to compare after that.
JPoor007 (4) , | March 4, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
I would say this is a must visit, but try to come when it isnít so crowded.
I would argue they try too hard with the gourmet food. Youíre going to ChurchKey for the beer selection. The food isnít bad, but itís a little too gourmet when Iím more interested in that hard-to-find Double IPA or stout, etc.
kraddel (206) some beerplace , Belgium | February 12, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
awesome place in DC , with a breathtaking interior , super-knowledgable staff , temperature controlled taps and bottles , HUGE selection ( both tap and bottle ) , very friendly , much events ,.... Whats not too like ? The pouring of the beer was near perfect , prices were honoust ( with some expensive ones in between ) . I donno , everything together , I feel like this is a place everyone should see .
Doofgoblin (30) Chevy Chase, Washington DC | February 12, 2015
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Really great selection; although, some of the bottles can be a bit pricey. The rotating taps are great, especially the casks. Food is good too and probably the best value. Service struggles a little on busy nights. Get there early if you want to sit down.
hombrepalo (148) Chicago, Illinois | January 6, 2015
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
When I visited: Late September 2014.
What I had: Pint of Victory Prima Pils and a bottle of Oude Gueuze Tilquin ŗ líAncienne, two glasses of sauvignon blacn for my fiancť, some waters.
What I liked: Large, dimly-lit bar has ample seating, expansive draft list, good crowd with a bustling, conversational atmosphere, amicable bartender made a great recommendation in the Tilquin and happily agreed to take a picture of us when asked, we enjoyed all of our drinks.
What I disliked: While the tap lineup is huge and well-selected, there was nothing that really grabbed my attention on our visit (hence the Prima), like downstairs the prices are high. On the whole, though, this is a fantastic beer bar that we would frequent often if we lived in the area.
Would I go back? For sure.
Overall Rating: 88
rosenbergh (618) Tampere, Finland | November 13, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A huge selection of beers that I have to admit. But... it was really cold inside. Like sitting in a freezer. And the service was super slow. Yes we were not the only customers but still it was like slow motion. I have to say it was a disappointment. From a place with 99% rating in RB I was really expecting more. 55 taps is quite impressive though.
conway (87) , | October 24, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best bottle selections youíll come across with an extensive tap list to boot. Big open industrial feel with friendly service. Prices are a bit of a mixed bag as a lot of the bottles are overpriced but the selection makes it worth it. Lives up to the hype in my opinion.
stevoj (192) Boise, Idaho | October 21, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A nice cozy upstairs bar, dim industrial feel, My one beef was the lighting, impossibly low lights and small type on the menu made it almost impossible to read. Decent food, I did not get a chance to see the bottle list buy heard it was pretty good.
JStax (275) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | October 12, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
I stopped in here on two separate nights, a Wednesday night around 9 PM and a Thursday night around 5 PM. I walked here each night, but it appears there is only street parking available. So in short, donít drive here. The place is located in a fairly busy part of downtown DC with lots of bars and restaurants in the area with many catering to the craft beer and hipster crowds. Located above Birch and Barley. You can bypass Birch and Barley if you like and go straight upstairs. It looked like all the beer is upstairs, but I could be mistaken. I didnít get a very good look at Birch and Barley as I walked past. Once upstairs you can choose from tables and chairs, booths, or a bar seat. I opted for a bar seat each time. Wednesday night I was surprisingly able to get a seat at the bar immediately and Thursday was easy because I was there so early. The service was fantastic both nights. They keep more people behind the bar than any other place Iíve ever been and because of that they were able to keep up with everybody. I never got all the way to the bottom of my glass before I was being asked if I wanted to try anything else. They also kept my water glass filled without having to ask. I really liked that. Awesome service! The beer selection lives up to the hype. They probably had more than the 500 listed on here, but I have no idea how many they actually did have. It was impressive. The taps were my favorite part, though. They had a lot of great offerings, more than half of which I had never had. The cask offerings were great as well with traditional english cask styles and some american ones that suited the system well. The food available upstairs were mostly appetizer centric. I split the tater tots, shishisto peppers, and garlic cheese fritters with a few other guys. All were pretty solid and I particularly enjoyed the peppers. The food prices were fair, the tap and cask prices were fair, but the bottle prices, thatís where my heartburn with their pricing is located. The bottles we actually did buy were very overpriced. When I go back, I will most likely stick to the taps and leave the bottles alone. Overall, this place is awesome and I will be back anytime I am in town.
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