ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 158 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: Travlr (74) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
Grimm Splish8%9/25/2016
Ocelot See the Light8.6%9/25/2016
RAR / Hoof Hearted Hoof RARted9%9/25/2016
Singlecut Does Anybody Remember Laughter7.2%9/25/2016
3 Stars Citra & Lemon Peel Saison (Watermelon Juice & Tequila Oak Chips)5.2%9/25/2016
3 Stars Ghost (Pineapple)5.8%9/25/2016
Perennial Von Pampelmuse4.2%9/25/2016
Flying Dog Raging Bitch (Mango & Habanero)8.3%9/23/2016
Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale10.2%9/23/2016
Mikkeller rh Hvad?! (BA Cherry Wine)6.8%9/23/2016
Avery Raja8%9/23/2016
Oud Beersel Bersalis Tripel9.5%9/21/2016
Oud Beersel Framboise5%9/21/2016
Oud Beersel Jonge Lambik5%9/21/2016
Oud Beersel Bzart Kriekenlambiek8%9/21/2016
Oud Beersel Bersalis Sourblend6%9/21/2016
The Veil Toof Toof Ache Ache6.3%9/21/2016
Avery Ale to the Chief8.1%9/16/2016
Avery Hog Heaven9.2%9/16/2016
Avery Piglet Purgatory4.5%9/16/2016
Avery Session Vienna Lager3.8%9/16/2016
Avery Joes Premium American Pilsner4.7%9/16/2016
Tired Hands Hoi Oligoi6.1%9/12/2016
Tired Hands Pineal IPA6%9/12/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 37 - Xolotl13.7%9/8/2016
Heavy Seas Double Cannon9.5%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 9 - Immitis9.87%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 20 - Obscuro & Nimbosus8.11%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 32 - Double Ds10.3%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 31 - Fiel Al Estilo9.9%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 36 - Callipygian17.4%9/8/2016
Avery Out of Sight (Out of Mind)6.3%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 15 - Momi Hiwa17.09%9/8/2016
Avery Chai High5%9/8/2016
Fantme Hiver (Winter)8%9/8/2016
Anchorage Mosaic Saison6.5%9/8/2016
Avery El Gose4.5%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 34 - Old Perseverance18.5%9/7/2016
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout - Bourbon Barrel 10.8%9/7/2016
Avery Trogdor the Burninator9%9/7/2016
Avery Boulder Weisse5%9/7/2016
Bruery Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie10.2%9/3/2016
Kapuziner Weissbier5.4%9/2/2016
Sierra Nevada / Mahrs Bru Oktoberfest (2016)6%9/2/2016
Fort Carajillo Oak10%9/2/2016
Naparbier Black Rock9%9/2/2016
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes #210%9/2/2016
Ocelot Three Lovers11.5%9/2/2016
Allagash Fluxus 20168.5%9/2/2016
Prairie Americana7%9/2/2016
Dunham Saison Rustique (Brett Drei)6%9/2/2016
Brewski / Against the Grain Against the Grapefruit 4%9/2/2016
Fort Mediterranea5%9/2/2016
DC Brau Belgianized Wings of Armageddon9.2%8/30/2016
DC Brau Belgianized Space Reaper9.2%8/30/2016
Firestone Walker Helldorado13.2%8/29/2016
Maine Beer MO6%8/29/2016
Bells Two Hearted Ale7%8/29/2016
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0025.9%8/29/2016
Koutsk 10 Světl Včepn4%8/29/2016
Koutsk 12 Světl Lek 5%8/29/2016
Sly Fox Keller Pils4.9%8/29/2016
Maine Beer Peeper Ale5.5%8/29/2016
Commonwealth Wapatoolie7.3%8/25/2016
Maine Beer Lunch7%8/24/2016
Modern Times Monsters Park - Bourbon Barrel13%8/24/2016
Modern Times Universal Friend - Pinot Noir7.1%8/22/2016
Modern Times Protocosmos 7%8/22/2016
Modern Times Fruitlands - Peach & Raspberry5%8/22/2016
The Veil Master Shredder Wheat IPA5.5%8/22/2016
The Veil Lord Lord Shredder Shredder6.3%8/22/2016
The Veil Eternal Shredder8.5%8/22/2016
Tired Hands Cheryl5.1%8/22/2016
Union Craft Duckpin (Grapefruit)5.5%8/22/2016
Modern Times Mega Black House10%8/22/2016
Modern Times Black House5.8%8/22/2016
Commonwealth Taonga 7.5%8/22/2016
Modern Times Orderville IPA7.2%8/22/2016
Modern Times Blazing World6.8%8/22/2016
Modern Times Fruitlands - Passion Fruit & Guava4.9%8/22/2016
Prairie Paradise13%8/21/2016
Brewfist Spaghetti Western Grappa Barrel8.7%8/21/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Uber Wit7.8%8/18/2016
Tired Hands We Are All Infinite Energy Vibrating at the Same Frequency6.2%8/18/2016
Tired Hands D2H3: Galaxy5.5%8/18/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Saison X4.5%8/18/2016
Blackberry Farm Summer Saison6.3%8/18/2016
Tired Hands Singing Swans4.6%8/18/2016
Other Half / Stillwater Rockstar Farmer4.5%8/18/2016
Tired Hands Fragile Prismatic Existance6.6%8/18/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Alien Church 6.6%8/18/2016
Tired Hands Alien Church7%8/18/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Black Walnut Saison 6%8/17/2016
Evolution Craft Lot #6 Double IPA8.5%8/16/2016
RAR Reaper8.3%8/16/2016
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Unfiltered9.4%8/14/2016
Stillwater / Dugges Syrligt4.5%8/14/2016
Blackberry Farm New World Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (2016)6.3%8/14/2016
Blackberry Farm Classic Saison6.3%8/14/2016
James River River Runner4.7%8/12/2016


100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
argo0  (259) 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.
100
  • 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 youre 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 Ive come across. I could go here every weekend and never get bored of the selection, as there are so many beers Ive never had and more than a few Ive 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. Its 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 Ive 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; theres 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 wifes fettuccine was easily the best wed 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 wouldnt 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, Id probably just hoof it, too.
100
  • 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 wasnt 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 isnt 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, wasnt 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 cant 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 youre 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, Ive 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. Dont miss this place if you are in DC.

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