Capitol City Brewing - Capitol Hill | Washington, Washington DC
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Capitol City Brewing - Capitol Hill (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Good based on 66 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, Washington DC United States 20212 [ print map ]
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Capitol City Brewing - Capitol Hill

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66 reviews for Capitol City Brewing - Capitol Hill (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  70%
 Selection  62%
 Food  69%
 Value  62%
 Overall  70%
 Rating  74%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | July 14, 2011
One of two locations, the other is near Metro Center. This one is literally inside of the old Postal building across the street from Union Station. Inside is a large restaurant with brewing equipment. Beer is very mediocre and mostly brewed for fun. Nothing is really worth getting a pint of so best try a bunch of tasters. I donít think any of their beer pours with a head and it may all be force carbonated for all I know. The brewing equipment they are using here is so old that when this place shuts down (in a few days), the equipment is turning into scrap metal rather than being sold or used by another brewery. Food is Applebeeís caliber. Very poor. Actually pretty depressing to go here. Service has been poor the three times that Iíve been here. Almost impossible to get a drink and if ordering food, the staff can have an attitude with large groups. Iím not too upset that itís closing.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby  (100) Kristiansand, Norway | July 8, 2011
Large and cool brewpub with decent beers. They had 8 of their owns on tap when I was there. I will definitely go here again next time im in DC.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie  (653) Denver, Colorado | June 4, 2011
This is your typical large brewpub. It is very open and spacious inside with a good patio to boot. Prices are DC level. The beer was okay, not great or bad. I did like that they attempted some interesting styles like a saison or an imperial stout. I just had some keg rolls and pretzels with tasty horseradish sauce. Just having a regular appetizer I donít feel I have a qualified opinion on the food. It was a decent stop, but it just feels like a chain restaurant for yuppies.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK  (755) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 16, 2011
It looks a bit like the Gordon Biersch location in DC with the high ceilings and the polished brass and I couldnít beleive this place had any regulars,. It would be like hanging out a Wal-Mart. The bar was oddly shaped with a bar setup on each side which meant you might have three different bartenders serve you. They had the typical 4-6 house brews and they also had 4 seasonal ales. Nothing was outstanding or even noteworthy. The prices are what youíd expect for the district which is to say high. The hamburger was quite tasty and I loved the free soft pretzels at the bar, but thereís absolutely no reason for me ever to return.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
raveskdr  (7) Washington DC | April 24, 2011
Cool brewpub right near Union Station. The location is great and the beers are okay. Definitely worth a stop in to any of their locations.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
jrallen34  (483) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
In DC for 2 hours, this was my first stop so I could tick a DC beer. Located in one of the many Smithsonian museums and right next to Union Station this is easy to find, meaning its also touristy in appearance and quality. The place is new looking and cleaning inside, but sterile, no personality to it. Too big to be a nice cozy brew pub. Metal casks in the middle of the bar, some brewing equipment on the second flood that you donít have access to...A beer draft menu of 8 beers, 4 regular and 4 rotating. Represented a variety of styles, a little heavy on easy drinking easy appealing beers. The beers are average brew pub quality. The server was not very knowledgeable about their brewing process or other area beer haunts. Offered us decent selections of their beers. A place to get your DC tick but this is totally touristy and you can tell in both the location, atmosphere and beer selection.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
drowland  (217) Georgia | March 3, 2011
A cool little place inside of an old post office or something. Really quite neat, and the bar surrounds some of their tanks, etc.

My bartender was prompt and moderately knowledgeable... couldnít complain.

Selection is their beers... I think I had 8 or 9. Didnít ask what else was available. A pretty decent amount of brews.

The food was fine. I had a burger and it was good, but not great.

A bit expensive, especially the food.

Overall, hit it up for sure if youíre in the area. Decent food, decent brews, and a DC tick!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ericschoon  (11) Pennsylvania | February 19, 2011| Updated April 2, 2011
One of my goto restaurant/brews when I lived in DC. We had LOTS of happy hours, birthday gatherings, etc here. So long as we donít mess up and get in when there is some game or another drawing an unexpected crowd, this is just a great place to go.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (837) San Diego, California | October 10, 2010
A large restaurant and brewery housed very near the Capitol. The place is rather open and tanks of beer divide the bar in half. I enjoyed the 8 house beers and soup du jour, a black bean vegetable soup. The service was a bit lacking for as slow as the place was at midday on a Sunday.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
boneyfiend  (13) Largo, Florida | September 21, 2010
Happy hour pricing was great. $3.50 pints and $5 appetizers. Nothing amazing about the beer, but much better than macrobrew and much cheaper than anybody else in town for decent beer. My food was great. Pretzels with jalepeno cheese dip. Iíll be going back while Iím here.

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