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Beer Available At Birch & Barley (arranged by most recent)
Union Craft Double Duckpin 97, Stillwater Readymade - Vacuum 85, Against the Grain 70K 100, Off Color Bare Bear 83, Saint Somewhere Eíteí Sans Fin 61, Birrificio del Ducato Koji Il Riso , Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 99, DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like Freedom 97, De Molen Barley Bomb 99, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Holy Sheet (2013 -) 96, Heavy Seas Phantom Ship 92, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Plank III 92, De Molen Spanning & Sensatie 98, Heavy Seas CrossBones 65, Heavy Seas Desert Island Series Strong Scottish , Heavy Seas Desert Island Series Schwarzbier , 3 Fonteinen Beersel Lager 58, Heavy Seas Peg Leg (White Oak Chips) , Heavy Seas Loose Cannon (Grapefruit Zest) , Heavy Seas Gold Ale (Lemon & White Pepper)
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GenDV138 (258) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Somewhat dim restaurant downstairs connected to ChurchKey upstairs. Same great draft and bottle list as ChurchKey. Mostly table service with reservations and some walk-ins. Been a few times and have enjoyed the food. Did the CBC 2013 Beer Week dinner which was fun and well organized. Good food, more upscale than ChurchKey. Service is decent to good. Nice spot for a special occasion or date night.
sonnycheeba (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | April 13, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
After countless trips upstairs to Churchkey, I finally made it to Birch & Barley. Place certainly has an upscale, rustic vibe but I was very happy that we would seat our group after we had just finished a race and were in running clothes. Service and food were fantastic. Certainly a more diverse menu than upstairs and the extra choices were great. Beer selection was unsurprisingly awesome and offered plenty of diversity. My only problem with the place is the prices. You certainly get quality, but I do feel that things tend to be a tad overpriced. Nonetheless, I great place to go.
KUEric (119) San Francisco, California | March 3, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
For beer and restaurant it doesnít get much better than this. For just restaurant it gets a lot better just outside the door in most any direction. My main concern here is value, and as far as dinner/meals are concerned it isnít there.
Service, beer, all things beer people care about, this is the place for an expense account dinner when in the nations capital if you are trying to get some beer as well.
jdb288 (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 7, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer selection - hands down the best in the area. Crowded bar up top or nicer restaurant below. Itís a bit of a free-for-all finding a table during busy times but itís worth the wait. Service is hit or miss but that can also be attributed to the sheer volume of people in the bar. Iíll stop each time Iím back - itís that good.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
The restaurant downstairs of Churchkey was actually more pleasant than Churchkey itself for us traveling as a couple. Beautiful setup with the massive organ reminders, beautiful walls and copper colours, exquisite lighting. The service was very professional and courteous. I was hoping for a little more on the food side though. We loved our homemade charcuterie plate as an appetizer, but I followed with a risotto that was abusively salty and close to unplalatable. The beer list though, is incredible, one of the best I have ever seen. Out of the 50+ taps, there were probably 30 that I felt like drinking right there, on the spot. Most of the beers Iíd never tried before. Plenty of rarities including rare one-offs from obscure breweries like Trois Dames and the tmave specialni from Kout of all things. Extraordinary selection really and the bottle list is also jammed with rarities. I try to order one that seemed especially appetizing though and they were out of it. I did not try another and donít know whether thatís a frequent occurrence. Prices were relatively steep, but not out of ground with DCís high standards.
bytemesis (482) Sunnyvale, California | June 12, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I still canít figure out why this is a separate entry. Same beer selection as upstairs, better food menu, more sit-downy. Great place to take the missus for dinner.
weihenweizen (201) Charleston Area, West Virginia | June 7, 2013| Updated May 22, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Been several times. We took the metro to McPherson Square and then walked the rest of the way, you know you have reached the place because there are tables on the side walk and a big garage door that is open on the front of the building. I have also driven here and had to park five blocks away, take the metro if possible. The place is dimly lit and has modern decor. The food is good, I had the braut burger with fries and on another time the braised goat and potatoes. The tap selection is excellent, 50 beer taps. The first time I went I was not offered a bottle menu. I like that they offer samples. The prices for food and beer are expensive, but high quality. The complementary bread is excellent, however the spinach salad was way over priced. Beer knowledge varies between employees. Overall the food is very good, and they do have really good beer.
Munkky (50) , Denmark | April 30, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a fantastic bar, a must visit in DC. the tap selection is impressing and their bottle selection is crazy - enjoy
lefossoyeur (14) Montreal, Quebec | April 5, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Trendy place under Churchkey. Got a place right in front of the kitchen wich was kind of interesting until I see that everybodywas throwing a cup of duck fat in any dishes! Veggies, meat, potatoes, wham bang here comes Da PHAT! Incredible beer menu even if some stuff is totally past is prime. Food menu looked incredible until the food actually got to us. I must say I was highly disappointed by the main courses we had. Everything was tasteless and badly presented. Totally overrated cuisine in there. Service was good tough, atmosphere too, really cosy place. Bad night? It might have been considering all the praise Iíve heard from this place...
nbutler11 (316) Wiesbaden, Germany | February 15, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Unsure why the restaurant is separated from the bar as a rating, particularly since their taps come from upstairs. Trendy upscale space with rustic gastropub sort of fare. Excellent food and staff. Pricey, but suitable for special occasions.
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