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Beer Available At Capitol City Brewing - Downtown (arranged by most recent)
Capitol City Pale Rider Ale 70, Capitol City Prohibition Porter 74, Capitol City Cherry Blossom Ale , Capitol City Amber Waves Ale 68, Capitol City Capitol Kolsch 33, Capitol City Rye Saison , Capitol City German Pilsner , Capitol City ESB 47, Capitol City IPA , Capitol City Belgian Golden Ale 60, Capitol City Hefeweizen 40, Capitol City Rye Hop Ale , Capitol City Fuel 96
3fourths (1082) Vilnius, Lithuania | July 22, 2006| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Ehh... beer is ok, never terrible but rarely stellar. Food is kinda crappy due to a new manager. Crowd is blah. You’ll find some new beers to rate but for this local it’s not a place I like to go.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | July 25, 2009| Updated January 21, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Very friendly staff, large comfortable bar, lots of TVs. Decent food, nothing special. Rotating selection of brews, most are good. More cozy and friendly than the Capitol area location, but not as impressive interior.
Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | March 24, 2011| Updated January 21, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 08/2009): This Capitol City location is right downtown on the corner of New York and 11th. There are pay lots nearby which is what we used, but there is surely public transportation nearby as it is close to Union Station.
The outside kind of looks like a 50’s diner with all the chrome and neon. The interior is spacious with windows nearly floor to ceiling. Hand-painted murals adorn the wall and the bar is U-shaped and near the entrance. The rest of the main floor is split level table seating, and it looked like there was an upstairs as well. They also have a lot of kegs up near the ceiling for decorations(?).
The beer selection is decent, although I was bummed this location did not actually brew beer on site. They have around 7 taps and the beers are available in a sampler. They range from an Organic Wit to a Smoked Porter, with everything in the middle being more or less standard brewpub fare.
Service was good on a weekday lunch. Both the server and manager stopped by several times and were happy to chat about beer.
The food at Capitol City is good. I had a crab cake sandwich that was solid. Good fries too.
Overall this spot is worth visiting between tourist attractions if you are hiking around downtown.
JoeMcPhee (465) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 14, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Very large, high ceilinged room. Lots of bright light. Unfortunately, loaded with TVs as well. Very friendly wait staff and the food was decent, if somewhat uninspired. The beers were better than average and the prices were fair. Can’t complain about it, but I wouldn’t seek it out either.
BeerandBlues2 (458) Hanover, Maryland | February 27, 2011| Updated January 21, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
The set up is a little different from the other two locations in that there are no brew tanks at the bar. Otherwise, everything else is the same. The servers were running all over the place, but there were only two bartenders attempting to serve a packed bar and all restaurant drink requests. There were three seasonal on tap at my visit.
Lubiere (412) Ottawa, Ontario | December 7, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited this location on April 14th, 2008. The pub is huge and well decorated, very typical chain decor. The beer was good, no default, albeit the sampler was a bit expansive. I did manage to substitute a crap beer by the Fuel imperial stout. Monday to Friday, they have an half price appetizer and 2.50$ pint Happy Hour from 4 to 7PM, which is really worth it. Looking forward to my trip here.
Theydon_Bois (372) The ’Sham, England | January 17, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Have visited this venue a couple of time, originally in ’05 and most recently in June ’11.
Large open plan modern looking brewpub, lots of glass, metal etc with the bar centrally located.
Service was decent and I was offered some samples.
House beers are ok/nothing special although amongst the pale ales and European style imitations they did have (wasn’t ticking/rating at this particular point in time so no notes) a decent 10% ish coffee imperial stout on!
GT2 (346) Riverslime, California | July 6, 2012
42 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Located in an extremely boring part of DC surrounded by hotels and office buildings- no city vibe. More like an Applebee’s food and drink wise. Waitstaff is clueless about beer, the beer served is very low quality. Usually served frozen cold without head formation. All had some brewing flaws. Food was substandard. Depressing venue and decor. Drab, cheap, and outdated. An anachronism from when DC was clueless about craft beer.
Ungstrup (345) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | October 3, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
A high cealinged room, quite modernly decorated with large windows and big bar area - seemed like a good place to go for an after work beer in Your suit - but not that cozy. 7 beers on when I visited - though only 2 different from the Hill location. The service was OK, but didn’t excel.
Nate (258) Indiana, Pennsylvania | April 13, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Stopped in to have a Fuel. Busy Saturday night, so we sat at the bar and had a quick pint. Service was distracted but friendly when they got to you. About half of their offerings were not available. Menu didn’t look that impressive.
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