Capitol City Brewing - Downtown | Washington, Washington DC
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Capitol City Brewing - Downtown
Good based on 80 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20527 [ print map ]
202 628 2222 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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 Prohibition Porter 67, Capitol City Amber Waves Ale 58, Capitol City Irish Red Ale 50, Capitol City Quincy Street IPA , Capitol City Belgian Wit 49, Capitol City Wild Weaselís Revenge , Capitol City Pale Rider Ale 60, Capitol City So Over It IPA , Capitol City Capitol Kolsch 29
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80 reviews for Capitol City Brewing - Downtown
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  69%
 Selection  56%
 Food  65%
 Value  67%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  68%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
t0rin0  (1508) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
deaconmike  (70) Roswell, Georgia | July 9, 2013
Had a couple of beers at the downtown location. The beer was fair and the service was adequate. I prefer the District Chophouse & Brewery which is only a short walk from here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
jde123  (81) Washington, Washington DC | July 6, 2013
If you have to go here, Iíd assume you are going for the TVs and because it is in the middle of the day. The food is not great, nor is the beer (Capitol City Beer), but the bar is kind of cool, and itís nice to watch sports on their many TVs if you donít have anywhere else to go...
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
bartlebier  (113) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | July 4, 2013
(US backlog Sep 2012) Fled here mid-afternoon on the run for the near-depeopled Downtown DCís office desert, to land in a matching industrial-style steel-clad brewpub franchise. Other tourists and office workers gathering for happy hour. Service was young, perky and clueless as to the beers on tap. Sampled 4 which mostly tasted like an imitation of popular craft styles, as if hastily underbrewed to chase them down the 100+ beer pipeline. If their Pale Ride Ale comes closest to their redeeming signature brew, this place is probably best visited as an instant airy refuge/watering hole/sports monitoring central from the stuffy DC brick jungle than for any of their beers. Decent usual brewpub snacks served without too much panache.
chriso  (467) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7  (45) Pennsylvania | March 18, 2013
Right across from my hotel in DC. Pretty crowded with patrons that didnít seem to be there for the beer. Guys next to me had never seen a flight before. Bartenders were terrible. But the beer was very reasonably price, just not that great. Not bad though.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 9/20
Schlenkerla  (396) , Austria | February 18, 2013
We visted this place in 2010. Beers are average, you do not feel a lot of beer culture here. They have some nice brewery T-shirts.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), 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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
shonobiwan  (9) Sound Beach, New York | July 29, 2012
Recently visited the Capitol Brewery while at a conference in DC. Being a fan of craft beer and I was a little bit hungry I was for a quick bite as well as good brew. Lucky enough a coworker of mine and I were able to stumble upon the brewery which is close to the convention center right in downtown DC. It was happy hour so all brews were only $3.50 an appetizers half off. I have to say that the selection of beers were quite limited but the food was your normal bar fair you had wings you had quesadillas and the usual. Awesome place I would recommend to anybody who's looking for a quick bite to eat as well as a good decent brew
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
VT  (44) Quebec City, Quebec | July 29, 2012
Went there twice during my stay in DC. Personel was friendly and knowledgeable, very sympathetic. Nice choice of food. Beer was not top notch, but I was able to find very nice ones. All in all, a good place.

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