Capitol City Brewing - Downtown | Washington, Washington DC
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Capitol City Brewing - Downtown
Exceptional based on 73 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20527 [ print map ]
202 628 2222

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Hours: Mon-Thu 11AM-12AM; Fri-Sat 11AM-1AM; Sun 11AM-10PM


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Capitol City Brewing - Downtown

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Beer Available At Capitol City Brewing - Downtown (arranged by most recent)
Capitol City Dry Irish Style Stout 58, Capitol City Prohibition Porter 71, Capitol City Amber Waves Ale 64, Capitol City Unite Pale Ale , Capitol City Capitol Kolsch 31, Capitol City My Prerogative Hoppy Brown Ale , Capitol City Pale Rider Ale 67, Capitol City Fuel 96, Capitol City Lost Summer , Capitol City The Other Amber , Capitol City 10 Tripel-Double , Capitol City ESB 48, Capitol City Belgian Wit 51, Capitol City Pumpkin Porter
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73 reviews for Capitol City Brewing - Downtown
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  69%
 Selection  56%
 Food  64%
 Value  65%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  68%
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60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (1521) Washington, Washington DC | July 25, 2009
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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1346) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 12, 2013
Visited July 2011.

First beer place visited in DC and (I think) my first beers sampled made in DC though these may not count as DC-=brewed anymore. This place is large with plenty of tables surrounding a bar. I sat at the bar and ordered the flight. This was just before the dinner rush so service was prompt and fairly friendly. Most of the beers were regular styles but I did get to try a keller pils which was pretty good. The rest were OK. Itís an easy stop from the subway so I would probably stop in for some ticks the next time in DC but thatís about it. Canít comment on the food. The prices were OK.
60
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1273) Boulder, Colorado | July 22, 2006| Updated January 21, 2013
Ehh... beer is ok, never terrible but rarely stellar. Food is kinda crappy due to a new manager. Crowd is blah. Youíll find some new beers to rate but for this local itís not a place I like to go.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (702) Columbus, Ohio | March 24, 2011
(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 50ís 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2  (662) Hanover, Maryland | February 27, 2011
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.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The íSham, England | January 17, 2013
Have visited this venue a couple of time, originally in í05 and most recently in June í11. 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 (wasnít ticking/rating at this particular point in time so no notes) a decent 10% ish coffee imperial stout on!
42
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
GT2  (598) San Diego County , California | July 6, 2012
Located in an extremely boring part of DC surrounded by hotels and office buildings- no city vibe. More like an Applebeeís 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.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee  (508) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 14, 2008
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. Canít complain about it, but I wouldnít seek it out either.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere  (450) Ottawa, Ontario | December 7, 2008
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.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
chriso  (371) London, England | June 24, 2013
First visited way back in 2006 and have popped in on a couple of other occasions over the years (but not recently). Comfortable enough place but nothing very distintive about it. Feel was a bit lacking in atmosphere. I preferred the old Capitol Hill location, which had the benefit of some architectural merit, but has now closed I understand. Beers were fine but not exceptional - 8 taps I think. Iíve not eaten here, just sat and the bar and had a drink or two. Although I wouldnít call it unmissable I guess most people who are visiting DC for the first time are going to want to visit as itís a decent enough brewpub (although Iím not sure the beers are actually brewed here any more) and the other remaining branch is a bit out of the way.

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