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Beer Available At Capital Ale House - Downtown (arranged by most recent)
Travlr (2125) Washington, Washington DC | April 7, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Large place with a ton of beers, some if which are not found anywhere else. Selection of special stuff is heavy on locals and regionals. Live music was playing when I was there. The cooling strip running the length of the bar is an interesting gimmick I only tried the fries, but they didnít taste like potatos. Hmmmm...
HopTsing (27) Sandston, Virginia | February 26, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love this place. Itís a beer drinkers destination. If you enjoy talking the finer points of beer, the staff is mostly very knowledgeable.
smegworm (10) Alabama | February 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
downender (343) Bristol, England | December 17, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited November 2011. One-off visits obviously only offer a snapshot of a place, but I was reasonably impressed during mine. The beer selection was wide and the cask ale on offer was served in good condition. The waitress was friendly and served up a burger and fries of decent quality. Prices werenít bad with as I took advantage of the midweek deal on Virginian beers. Worth a visit.
miguelblanco (5) Virginia | November 23, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Simply put there is no greater selection of beer in the city. Additionally they have an on/off license, so you can get any of those lovely bottles to go. Or...if you have a growler (or want to purchase one) you can get taps to go as well. Theyíre great about letting you try it first (on tap), and the bar staff are all trained to know the difference between an ale and lager and know what is rare. (Speaking of rare - ask about the back stock to see if they have anything hanging out in the íway backí of the fridge that you can buy.) Overall the food is a fair stretch better than bar food - but typically not gourmet (except for the mussels).
nbublick (11) , | October 1, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Has a big bar feel. Lacks the personal craft beer touch of uniqueness.as a presentation of the beers.
lopezlopezlope (11) , | October 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
been disappointed with this place for years...overrated, very average
ben4321 (364) Hoboken, New Jersey | August 29, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I actually prefer the West End location (but that may be a personal bias since Iíve spent a lot more time at that one). This one still gets the same level of quality beers, but it just isnít quite as well set-up or as much fun to visit. Still, a really solid place though.
JPSHop07 (11) Virginia | July 30, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Strong beer selection, the menu is an encyclopedia. Interesting spot since downtown Richmond is pretty quiet after 6pm, but a good place to grab a pint glass and drink a unique beer.
tia (128) Sandston, Virginia | June 2, 2011| Updated June 27, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Usually very good although itís showing its age. A little irked that on recent visits they have had virtually no IPA selection on tap. Actually havenít been back recently because of this. Used to go at least once a week.
Food always decent. Seasoned servers and bartenders knowledgeable but not newbies (have it on authority that they have to go to classes to improve knowledge, though).
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