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Beer Available At Capitol City Brewing - Shirlington (arranged by most recent)
Capitol City ESB 47, Capitol City Extra Pale Ale , Capitol City German Pilsner , Capitol City Pale Rider Ale 70, Capitol City Prohibition Porter 74, Capitol City Amber Waves Ale 68, Capitol City Capitol Kolsch 33, Capitol City Plum Crazy Belgian Wheat , Capitol City Belgian Pale Ale , Capitol City Oak Aged Fuel , Capitol City Cocoa Imperial Stout , Capitol City Dirty Blonde , Capitol City Cherry Blossom Ale
3fourths (1083) Vilnius, Lithuania | March 30, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Stuck in with all the other faux high end restaurant in Shirlington, but itís still a nice place. Large wrap-around bar centered in the building. Had the Belgian pale ale and the Oatmilk Stout, both were OK. Food selection looks really good, especially the appetizers/happy hour menu, but when my lamb kebabs arrived they were pretty bland. No seasoning to the meat, the tatziki sauce was like easting straight yogurt... but really no one in the US knows how to do proper doner kebabs. I make a mean one at home, and the ones at Cap City were disappointing.
BeerandBlues2 (458) Hanover, Maryland | December 18, 2010| Updated April 20, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
An open layout with the brew tanks in the center of the restaurant. The is a free parking garage directly behind the brew pub. The service is attentive and understood the beers well enough. There were 7 beers available during my visit. I did not have food on this visit, but the menu is typical of the other locations. Their prices indicate they are rather proud of their beer, but this is par for the area.
Drake (392) Ivy, Virginia | May 5, 2009| Updated April 20, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Had a bit of trouble finding this. DC roads suck. Itís not the breweryís fault. There is a parking garage near the brewpub but I easily found on the street parking. About 4:30 pm on a weekday and the place was fairly empty. Large amounts of indoor seating with an outdoor patio area. There are lots of windows all around, as well as nice, huge, glimmering copper tanks behind the bar in the center of everything. It was raining while I was there but I imagine it can get nice and bright inside. Industrial ambience. Nice cheap happy hour special. Quesadilla was tasty but a little boring. Beer is VERY solid and the highlight of a three brewery beer trip... by far. Lots of standouts for me. A couple of misses. but overall these people do very well. Prices are about mid-level. Growlers are not bad... $21 filleed and $11 refilled for ice fliptops. Definitely a great place to stop.
BVery (323) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 29, 2012| Updated April 20, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cool spot in Arlington. Flights of beers for a very reasonable price, free warm pretzels, decent food, and great service. Bustling atmosphere at 7 pm on a workday.
j12601 (262) Poughkeepsie, New York | December 5, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stop #2 on my beer tour of Arlington. Great open spaces making what would seem like a crowd look more dispersed and inviting. Large copper bar top right next to the fermentation tanks on a big island. Opted for the sampler (which my bartender advised me against for some reason) and added all of the other seasonals (sampler - 5 pours for 5.55, 4 standard, your choice of seasonal) at a scant $1 each and ended up trying 9 beers for under $10. Hard to beat. Got a black bean burger and was quite impressed. Being the token vegetarian at a lot of beer things, Iíve eaten my share of mediocre veggie burgers at brewpubs. This one was pretty solid. Service was laid back but Iím pretty sure I could have gotten something if I needed it. Wish the local brewpubs near me were more like this.
argo0 (205) Washington DC | January 19, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Everything is commensurate with what you expect from Cap City -- some good beers, some mediocre ones, and decent food. Last month was the only time Iíve been since Bill Madden (former head brewer) left for Founders in Alexandria, but I have to say, I had some good beers that time. In particular, the ESB was top notch.
Butters (168) Richmond, Virginia | February 18, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I had a really good time during an impromtu visit when passing from maryland to richmond. Beer was quite tasty. Theyíre belgian triple was delicious. My wife had a beer sampler platter which she enjoyed thoroughly. The chicken tenders we split were above average. We both really liked the decor. I will definitely go back.
Immy (109) Virginia Beach, | October 31, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Been here twice now. Decent beer, food can be so-so. I had good appetizers but a marginal ribeye. Service was pretty good. Pretty typical brewpub feel. One definite plus is the array of beers at any given time - 8+ each time I have visited. Certainly worth a stop.
radagast83 (103) Fairfax, Virginia | January 21, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Had a good experience here. The selection was better than I had remembered other Capitol City locations have been, or at least was there early enough to have a wider selection.
Had a bunch of the beer from their selection, and was waited on in a timely manner. Food was decent, especially for a brewpub.
Strykzone (78) Wood River, Illinois | July 6, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I just stopped in to get a couple of growlers filled but liked this location better than the Capitol Hill one. The restaurant itself was nicer and parking was much easier with a large lot nearby. The DC locations do not fill growlers but Arlingtonís did. Growlers and beer were $21 each. There was a nice outdoor seating area that seemed very nice.
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