Capitol City Brewing - Downtown | Washington, Washington DC
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Capitol City Brewing - Downtown
Good based on 76 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 Quincy Street IPA , Capitol City Belgian Wit 59, Capitol City Wild Weasel Revenge , Capitol City Prohibition Porter 70, Capitol City Pale Rider Ale 65, Capitol City So Over It IPA , Capitol City Amber Waves Ale 60, Capitol City Capitol Kolsch 29, Capitol City Dry Irish Style Stout 58, Capitol City Unite Pale Ale , Capitol City My Prerogative Hoppy Brown Ale
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76 reviews for Capitol City Brewing - Downtown
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  69%
 Selection  56%
 Food  65%
 Value  66%
 Overall  64%
 Rating  68%
Rating Distribution

chriso  (447) 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  (385) , 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  (852) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber  (246) 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx  (131) 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.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
GT2  (644) 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.
  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 isnít crowded. Oh well. Donít 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.

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