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Beer Available At ChurchKey (arranged by most recent)
Le Trou du Diable / De la Senne Schieve Tabarnak 89, Oxbow Freestyle No. 33 (American Pale Ale) 86, Realerevival Hyde , De la Senne / Le Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak 92, Stillwater / Dugges Förgås 86, Saint Somewhere Punaise de Amour , Ithaca Saison D’Or , Struise Aestatis 78, Le Trou du Diable Aldred 94, Realerevival Groove City (Habanero Peppers) , Famille Dupont Cidre Bouché Fermier 75, Marin Marin-er Weiss 48, Mikkeller SpontanWatermelon 50, 3 Stars Peppercorn Saison (Apricots) , Marin San Quentins Breakout Stout 96, Marin Bluebeery Flavored Ale 39, Marin Tiburon Blonde 33, 4 Hands Ca$h Mony 96, Smuttynose Oak-Aged Wheat Wine , Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale (2008 and earlier) 94
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tastybeer (35) Indiana | February 29, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
First off: Yes, it’s the best beer bar in DC. Huge draft list, usually a quarter of which is stuff you won’t find elsewhere. This is drawfed by the gigantic 500+ bottle list, where you will find tons of rarities. Be prepared to pay though, everything is expensive and prices DO NOT include sales tax (10% in DC). That being said, given the selection, prices are competitive with other trendy DC bars. Very nice ambiance, clean, modern. Bartenders and wait staff are all excellent. Food is very good as well, although the food in CK is primarily pub food, while Birch & Barley is a full service restaurant. Usually fills up early and stays crowded. Definitely the place to visit if you have one night in DC.
ekiel (10) , | February 5, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The food is great and so is the beer selection! The beers are a little over priced.
smegworm (10) Alabama | February 4, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Expensive bottle selection, overall great place
evanlarkin (5) Northfield, Minnesota | January 16, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
ChurchKey, my home two blocks from home. Great tap list, great bottle list, and I’ve made quite a few friends there. The edibles and potables can be expensive, but you can always get a small pour or, if you ask nicely, a free taste.
csaso (167) Missouri | December 18, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
In the upstairs Churchkey part. Amazing selection of draft and bottled beer - local, micro and high end import. Limited food menu, but looks pretty good. Good luck finding a place to park, though, when you come!
TURDFERGUSON (153) Durham, North Carolina | November 23, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Wish I could have spent some more time here. Excellent service and menu, both food and beer. I was a little overwhelmed. Always am, when I visit the big city bars! Fantastic draft and bottle selection. I’ll be back for sure. I was a hungover the day I visited with GT2, biggurlpanties, and travlr but it was still a kickass time.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | November 19, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 19/20
I finally found some time to hit this place after several recommendations. I only visited Churchkey upstairs. Ambiance is sort of like a contemporary lounge, if that makes any sense. For starters, let me say that the selection is GREAT. I really had a hard time selecting beers to try because there were so many. Rarities pop in from time to time, and I was lucky enough to have Struise Pannepot Reserva on tap on my visit. Most draft beers are served with the option of a 4 oz or 12 ounce serving. You end up paying more, but the upside is that you get to try more beers - I REALLY like that. Another great thing about this place is that most of the beers are served close to their proper serving temp - no ales served at pale lager temperatures. They have quite an elaborate system for their lines and refridgeration, which shows that they care about the beer. I ordered wings and they were about average (I am not a fan of breaded wings). They gave us a free flatbread pizza, which was a little better. Food is typical bar food with a twist. Bartenders were very nice and service was good. Two things I will warn you beer travelers about. One- beers are a little pricey, especially in the bottle ( ie -$27 for SN Life and Limb). It gets very crowded after 6pm every night, and I am told weekends are even worse. So if you can get there between 4-5pm, you should have no problem finding a seat. Definitely check this place out. One of the better beer bars in the US.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2011| Updated June 16, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Love the upstairs vibe here, makes being there feel like an event, the cushioned booths are unique for a beer bar, and the huge window adds brightness. That said, the backless stools are a pain in the ass, the sparse decor lacks character, and the lighting can be blindingly low by mid-afternoon on a Saturday. The selection is of course awesome, probably best events within 150 miles. Pizza is really good too. Prices are high especially for nice bottles. Service is hit or miss, and several times I’ve been asked to close out early for tips or money issues. I like it for the events, but even living closer, it wouldn’t be my regular.
gyllenbock (208) Stockholm, Sweden | October 25, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited on a couple of evenings in October 2011. What a phenomenal place! Modern atmosphere with a large bar.
So many good beers that it was almost laughable. The bartenders were busy, but most of them still took some time to talk to us Swedish guys, one of them even gave a couple of beers on the house because we were so far away guests. What a nice gesture.
The prices were low, at least for a visitor from Sweden. The best beers that I tried during my visit were Voodoo Big Black Voodoo Daddy and Old Schoolhouse Imperial Stout.
The only little minus was the high noise level. But on the other hand, when people are happy it tends to be like that.
The location was excellent, just a couple of minutes from our Hotel, The Westin Washington DC.
Without a doubt one of the best places I have visited. I really look forward to return to this amazing place in the future.
OldStyleCubFan (15) Raleigh, North Carolina | October 13, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 6/20
Amazing bar..one of the best you will find in the us......amazingy
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