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 72, 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 68, 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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66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (616) The ’Sham, England | January 17, 2013
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!
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
shonobiwan  (8) 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
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
VT  (40) 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.
56
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber  (236) Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), Poland | July 24, 2012
Very busy tourist spot. Hard to get seat even at the bar. Service felt rushed and did not acre much for you. Beer was OK. Felt more like tourist spot for families than brew pub.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx  (115) Texas | July 11, 2012
Ended up at this place after trying to get into two pizza restaurants further up the DC "Places" list. I really liked it here. My boys (7 and 9) sat at the bar and the bartender had plenty to say about the beers on tap. I bought one pint and he let me try a sample of the others for free. I ended up getting another pint of one of the samples and left a decent tip.
42
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
GT2  (586) 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 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.
52
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
AleWife725  (66) Albany, New York | July 5, 2012
Several visits. A good stop for local DC brew, their seasonal pumpkin beer is very well done. However, I much preferred the Capitol City location that was near Union Station- ambiance, service, everything was better. The downtown location is often rushed by wait staff, even when the place isn’t crowded. Oh well. Don’t know if I will return to this location, unless I know the pumpkin is on tap. Beers otherwise are fairly unremarkable and pricey unless it is happy hour.
58
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
sloshgator  (9) Orlando, Florida | June 1, 2012
I had a flight of all the beers they had on tap (6). All were good versions of the style they represented, but nothing exceptional. Definitely trying to appeal to the masses that like something a little more than the macrobrew fare. Atmosphere is that of a bustling city restaurant bar with plenty of TVs in the bar with whatever sports of the day. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was good and prices were what you would expect in the city but not extremely expensive. If you are looking to satisfy your inner beer geek, pass this one by. If you (the beer geek) are with a group and trying to satisfy everyone, this might be a decent compromise.
68
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman  (119) Mount Airy, Maryland | February 12, 2012
Went for lunch and a couple of beers. Nice place, plenty of tables, big windows. Service was good for a restaurant but did not talk beer (didn’t think it would matter). Selection is pretty good... just their own with the staples and 3 or 4 special or seasonals. Prices are probably normal for DC, a little high for the real world. Food was very mediocre ... must be right from sysco. I’d go back for beer but skip the food.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock  (170) Stockholm, Sweden | October 26, 2011
Visited on a early Wednesday afternoon in October 2011. Not crowded at all with a modern and spacious interior. Friendly service and descent pub food. ( I ate the Brew Master Burger) The five beers that I drank were ok, except for the Capitol City Pumpkinator Ale which was not a favorite. The location was very central in the nice city of Washington DC.

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