Churchkey | Washington, Washington DC
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Churchkey
World Class based on 131 ratings
Type: Bar

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005 [ print map ]
202 567 2576

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Hours: Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 12PM-1AM


Mayor: Travlr (54) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500


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Beer Available At Churchkey (arranged by most recent)
Off Color Troublesome 90, Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse 87, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse with Rye 78, Evil Twin / Intangible Ales Sour Bikini 97, Löwenbräu Buttenheim Ungespundetes Lagerbier 77, Bayer Theinheim Ungespundetes Landbier 86, Toccalmatto Salty Angel 73, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Siren Broken Dream (Jim Beam Barrel Aged) 98, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 59, Tröegs Hop Knife 97, Dead Man’s Hand (wine barrel aged) 94, Grimm Bees with a Buzz , Grimm Orgone Accumulator , Dieu du Ciel L’Herbe à Détourne 99, Mahrs Bräu Mastodon 83, Terrapin Midnight Monk , New Belgium Hop Kitchen #7 - Hop The Pond 97, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 89
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131 reviews for Churchkey
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  86%
 Selection  94%
 Food  78%
 Value  71%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  99%
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94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drake  (478) Free Union, Virginia | May 23, 2014
I FINALLY stopped by here. Yes, shameful I know. Checked in near opening with solidfunk and Travlr and had a great time with those gentlemen. Upstairs, dark, long bar, tables. Comfortable vibe with some medieval / gothic flair. Street parking could be a pain but I got lucky. I did not eat, but the menu looks good and reasonably priced. The food looked good and the place smelled of charcuterie, which was nice. Extensive bottle list is almost too much to take in. Lots of rarities and while the prices are steep they aren’t unreasonable. Great draft list as well including several draft options. I dealt with several staff members and ALL of them exhibited good beer knowledge and concern for beer quality without coming off as pretentious. They all were friendly and down to earth. World class place.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer  (55) Copenhagen, Denmark | May 17, 2014
Visited 14-MAY-2014, for just an hour. Could have stayed for days, though. Ordere a flight of 4 oz drafts and was offered a free pour of a fantastic Founders Nemesis 2009. Thx. Ordered two more great beers and were of again. Placed on 14th street there is no excuse for not going if you are in town. I will return if I have the possibility:-)
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
devman171  (122) Annapolis , Maryland | May 1, 2014
So lucky to work a short drive from here! Limited street parking and opening at 4 on weekdays are my only gripes! Amazing bar with world class beers, Events, and staff!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer  (77) Falls Church, Virginia | April 4, 2014
Outstanding beer selection, great service, cool atmosphere, great food from downstairs (Birch & Barley). A must stop in DC.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome  (44) Somerville, Massachusetts | March 24, 2014
Great selection of beers, really chill atmosphere, helpful staff. Easy to see why it’s the king of the capital.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
solidfunk  (174) Washington D.C., Washington DC | March 18, 2014
This place is amazing. I’ve been in here three times since I’ve arrived and had a top 100 beer that was on my dusty want list every time, with lots of European imports and stuff from all over the U.S. and Canada. Incredible tap list that changes massively by the week with something like 6 casks. You can try anything on regular pour or 4oz samples. I haven’t even started to look at the bottle list yet. It’s usually pretty busy - even on Sundays the brunch crowd takes over. I can foresee myself wasting a lot of money here.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
adam42381  (43) Fort Myers, Florida | February 14, 2014
We visited Churchkey last summer with friends before heading downstairs for dinner at Birch & Barley. The beer selection was phenomenal. I can’t imagine a beer selection being any better than theirs. The beer service staff was very good and knowledgeable. I’d definitely head back any time I’m up in the DC area. I’d say it’s a bit overpriced, but I expected that so it wasn’t a surprise. The food at Birch & Barley was fantastic. The waitstaff was quick to offer a beer selection to pair with the food which was a huge plus. If you are looking for an upscale meal to go along with an excellent beer, you can’t go wrong with Churchkey / Birch & Barley.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138  (140) Falls Church, Virginia | January 31, 2014
Great craft bar in the Logan Circle area of DC. Nice selection of rotating beers with 50 drafts, 5 casks, and 500 bottles. There’s usually something for everyone on tap. Drafts and casks are available in full and taster pours, the latter is a nice option considering how many different beers there are to try. Bar and tables are all first come first serve, so get there earlier to secure a spot. Pretty good amount of bar space with comfortable chairs, tables along the wall can be a bit awkward getting in and out of. Bartenders are pretty helpful and attentive, table service is usually pretty good. They also host events several times a month, normally new beer tappings. Food is pretty good, the $7-8 hot plates are mostly smaller plates so you may want to double up on another item. Beer prices are about average for the area, no happy hour specials here.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Pallieter85  (26) , Belgium | December 18, 2013
Great place, wish I could have spent more time here. Very extensive draft list, even bigger bottle list. Knowledgeable people. Fair prices.

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