ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 156 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: Travlr (71) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Lychee)9.2%7/29/2016
The Veil Step Dad Chaperone8.5%7/29/2016
Blackberry Farm New World Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (2016)6.3%7/29/2016
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout13%7/26/2016
Fantôme Forest Ghost6%7/26/2016
Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble4.3%7/26/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Nectarine)9.2%7/24/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Mango)9.2%7/24/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Guava)9.2%7/24/2016
AleWerks Secret Admirer8%7/24/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla7.4%7/24/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Foolsbrew7.7%7/20/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Pineapple)9.2%7/19/2016
Perennial Glitter And Gold6.5%7/19/2016
Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra6.4%7/19/2016
Alvinne Cuvée Freddy8%7/19/2016
Mahrs Bräu Saphir Weiss5.6%7/19/2016
Oskar Blues Old Juicy Bastard11%7/19/2016
Ocelot / Bluejacket Raised On Promises8%7/19/2016
The Veil IdontwanttoBU6.9%7/19/2016
Dupont / Lost Abbey Deux Amis7%7/19/2016
Stillwater / Hudson Valley Hopvine Bling5%7/19/2016
Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale6.5%7/19/2016
Boon Kriek4%7/16/2016
Foothills Hop of the Month: May (Mosaic)7%7/16/2016
RAR Lupulus Ferme6.4%7/16/2016
Union Craft Chessie Barleywine (Oak Chips)9.8%7/16/2016
Bluejacket / Country Boy Man o’ War10.5%7/9/2016
Crooked Stave Progenitor6.2%7/7/2016
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Blueberry)5%6/25/2016
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Raspberry)5.5%6/25/2016
The Bruery Share This: Coffee11.9%6/25/2016
Loch Ness Caith Ness4%6/23/2016
Short’s Mr. Fusion5.6%6/23/2016
Surly Cacao Bender5.5%6/23/2016
3 Stars / RAR DoCo District IPA0%6/22/2016
Confluence Thomas Beck Black IPA6.8%6/21/2016
Burial Massacre of the Innocents6.3%6/21/2016
Stillwater / Dugges Syrligt4.5%6/21/2016
Melvin Drunken Master9.5%6/21/2016
Bunker Eat the Sun5.4%6/21/2016
Urban Chestnut Dorfbier5.5%6/21/2016
Parish Envie Pale Ale5.5%6/21/2016
Against the Grain Ziggy the Enscorchelator6.5%6/21/2016
Bunker Salad Daze4.7%6/21/2016
Buxton Patersbier4%6/21/2016
Short’s Uncle Steve’s Irish Stout4.5%6/21/2016
Surly Bender5.1%6/21/2016
Surly Witch’s Tower4.5%6/21/2016
Short’s Earl of Brixom3.9%6/21/2016
Urban Chestnut Oxnbräu7.5%6/14/2016
Short’s Vintage Premium Lager4%6/14/2016
Fate Coffee IPA7%6/13/2016
Short’s Chocolate Wheat6.1%6/13/2016
Short’s Bellaire Brown7%6/13/2016
Insight In The Halls of the Sunken City Saison - Chapter VII7.8%6/13/2016
Against the Grain Commie Pekko6.8%6/13/2016
Short’s Love Knife6.7%6/13/2016
Union Craft Old Pro Gose (Blackberries)4.2%6/13/2016
4 Noses Vier Neuzen Belgian Tripel (Cabernet Barrel)11%6/6/2016
4 Noses .44 Magnum Double IPA8.7%6/5/2016
Confluence Des Moines IPA6.9%6/5/2016
Oxbow Freestyle No. 35 (German Pilsner)4.5%6/5/2016
Rhinegeist Mushhushshu8.5%6/5/2016
Tributary Grand Cru8.3%6/5/2016
Two Roads Roads Garden (2016)8.9%6/5/2016
Rhinegeist Puma Pils5.2%6/5/2016
Confluence Long Ride Pale Ale5.7%6/5/2016
Saugatuck Neapolitan Milk Stout6%6/5/2016
4 Noses ’Bout Damn Time7.1%6/5/2016
4 Noses Hiker’s Helles5.2%6/5/2016
Allagash Dougernaut7.6%6/5/2016
Fonta Flora Fruit Bat Disco5.8%6/5/2016
Fonta Flora Southern Saison5.2%6/5/2016
Fonta Flora A Very Merry Un-Birthday To You6.4%6/5/2016
Great Raft Commotion Pale Ale - Double Dry Hopped 5.2%6/5/2016
Country Boy Double Barrel Shotgun Wedding11.2%6/5/2016
Burial Billows4.9%6/5/2016
Great Raft Old Mad Joy - Heaven Hill Single Barrel10%6/5/2016
Great Raft Oceans Between Us8%6/5/2016
Burial Terrestrial Paradise5.2%6/5/2016
Burial The Conjurer7.7%6/5/2016
Burial The Garden Of Earthly Delights 5%6/5/2016
Foundation Zuurzing4.5%6/4/2016
Foundation Wanderlust4.5%6/4/2016
Foundation Epiphany IPA8%6/4/2016
Liquid Riot Bobo Pivo4.8%6/4/2016
Banded Horn Daikaiju8.7%6/4/2016
Rising Tide Gose- Pisces3.5%6/4/2016
Oxbow Cavern6.5%6/4/2016
Maine Beer I6.5%6/4/2016
Insight An Obstruction On The Troll Way Citrus IPA - Chapter XXIX6.8%6/4/2016
Saugatuck Starburst Wheat5.1%6/4/2016
Great Raft Commotion Pale Ale5.2%6/3/2016
Country Boy Ghost Gose4%6/3/2016
Country Boy Alpha Experiment: Mosaic7.1%6/3/2016
Fonta Flora Whippoorwill 5.9%6/2/2016
Great Raft You, Me and Everyone We Know7%6/2/2016
Great Raft All My Tomorrows7%6/2/2016
Wicked Weed Permeo6.4%6/2/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
argo0  (253) Washington DC | January 3, 2013
ChurchKey is my go-to place. Lots of great taps, a constant cycling of great new beers to try, an attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, and good (if expensive) food available.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Drink4Satan  (29) Washington, Washington DC | April 4, 2011
I defy you to find a more kick-ass, hardcore geeky, sexy beer bar. Just looking at the 5 beer engines and 50 taps gave me a boner. The staff are all incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about rare, tasty brews. Annddd, if you show an above average knowledge of beer, or you’re in the industry, they will most likely hook it up! They are helpful and non-condescending and are more than willing to hook it up with sample after sample. The amount of vintages and hard-to-find one-offs and are astounding. The bar stools are among the most comfortable I’ve come across. I could go here every weekend and never get bored of the selection, as there are so many beers I’ve never had and more than a few I’ve never heard of. The serving temps are always perfect and each beer is served in the proper glassware, every time! The food upstairs in the Churchkey section (informal) is mostly simple classics done right with local and fresh ingredients . The eggplant Parmesan pannini I ordered was flawless. There is an intimate lounge area with deep and low pin-cushion day beds great for pimpin’! There really is nothing negative to say about this place. It’s everything I could have hoped for. Going back next weekend fer sher!!!
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rejtable  (223) Ontario | June 10, 2013
Best pub I’ve ever been. Incredible selection, great service. Option for 4 oz pours. Great vibe inside. Would die to have this as my local.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer  (145) Louisville, Kentucky | June 11, 2013| Updated June 14, 2013
Churchkey is in a low-lit (but not obnoxiously so) room stretching back quite a way. On the left are tables, many with "church key" light fixtures. The details here are well thought out, without a doubt. Service for my visit was Max, who was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt, even putting up with my many eccentricities with much patience. Selection of fifty drafts, not a one seemed phoned in, but thoughtful; there’s authentic cask ale here as well. The binder of over 500 bottled beers is outstanding. Food was all very good; well executed gastropub fare, much of it produced in-house (my fig and prosciutto flatbread was very tasty, and my wife’s fettuccine was easily the best we’d experienced). Everything was priced fairly; the 4 oz. pours really give a nice value to those who want to keep their bill (and alcohol intake) low. I wouldn’t change a thing, thanks Travlr for joining me and my family here for a meal! NOTES: Took the Metro there (stop: Red Line, Farragut North), but still had a sizable walk up to Rhode Island Ave. and onto 14th. In the rain. May I recommend a cab for this spot? My family of three rode back to Woodley Park for less than the price of MetroRail. Still, if I were a single man, I’d probably just hoof it, too.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
devman171  (164) Annapolis , Maryland | May 1, 2014
So lucky to work a short drive from here! Limited street parking and opening at 4 on weekdays are my only gripes! Amazing bar with world class beers, Events, and staff!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
EMESER  (2) Glasgow, Scotland | July 12, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
bartzluke  (14) Oklahoma | May 4, 2015
May 4th, 2015. Monday at about 5 pm. Hands down the best beer bar I have ever been to. Hours after leaving, I am still in awe. The draft list was two pages, organized not only by style, but also by flavors notes and other characteristics. Their bottle list was at least nineteen pages. Both the bottle and draft lists had a bunch of rare and hard-to-find beers. Cheap 4-oz pours of anything on tap, starting from $2. The staff was friendly and even gave me one 4-oz pour on the house. The place seemed to have plenty of business, but wasn’t too crowded. The server was also present when I wanted to order more beers. One of my favorite parts of the bar was a series of six or seven shelves with a few hundred incredible beers aging. This place is simply amazing.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Markzilla  (10) , Russia | May 24, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
RoyceH  (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | September 19, 2010
This place is simply outstanding. After a few days of traipsing around DC looking for somewhere decent to drink, that knows craft brewing isn’t a token tap of Sam Adams, I was put on to this place by chriso. We ventured out to this place about 8pm in a Saturday night, which was a bit of a mistake, because it was rammed. Birch and Barley downstairs, Church Key upstairs. Went upstairs first, and it was standing room only, and even that was a push. A friend wanted to eat, and upstairs, although it does food, wasn’t really the right atmosphere to eat. The atmosphere generally is good, trendy feel, which is a breath of fresh air to the scene, but I can’t emphasize how busy it was. We booked a table downstairs (25 min wait) and took a few beers from the upstairs bar. Excellent selection, 30 kegs and casks, some really excellent rates, obscure stuff, rare finds, everything you could ask for. Bottle selection now runs to over 550. Samplers available of everything on tap for $1-5 roughly. Staff all very knowledgeable. Went downstairs for food, excellent menu, not unreasonable for a trendy DC place. Service top-notch, staff very knowledgeable, beer director came round and had a good long chat, very personalized service. All taps available downstairs too, along with bottles on request. Food is refined, and was fantastic. Best to visit earlier in the evening, but if you’re close to DC, this is an absolute must. Blown away.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
hannont  (7) Portland, Oregon | May 27, 2010
This was the last place I hit on a recent trip to DC. I unquestionably saved the best for last. The draft list and bottle list were beyond exceptional, in fact , I think this may be the best beer bar in the US. As a point of reference, I’ve been to Monks, Eulogy, Brouwers, Uber, Brickskellar, Gingerman, Toronado etc. Our bartender, Jason (I think) provided perfect and I mean perfect service. He was always there with water and was always right there when we were ready to order our next beer. I liked how the beer lists were organized by flavor characteristics. Don’t miss this place if you are in DC.

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