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 (70) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
Jolly Pumpkin Foolsbrew7.7%7/20/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Mango)9.2%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Lychee)9.2%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Guava)9.2%7/19/2016
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 Cuvťe Freddy8%7/19/2016
Mahrs Bršu Saphir Weiss5.6%7/19/2016
Oskar Blues Old Juicy Bastard11%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Nectarine)9.2%7/19/2016
Ocelot / Bluejacket Raised On Promises8%7/19/2016
The Veil Step Dad Chaperone8.5%7/19/2016
AleWerks Secret Admirer8%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 oí 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
Shortís 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
Shortís Uncle Steveís Irish Stout4.5%6/21/2016
Surly Bender5.1%6/21/2016
Surly Witchís Tower4.5%6/21/2016
Shortís Earl of Brixom3.9%6/21/2016
Urban Chestnut Oxnbršu7.5%6/14/2016
Shortís Vintage Premium Lager4%6/14/2016
Fate Coffee IPA7%6/13/2016
Shortís Chocolate Wheat6.1%6/13/2016
Shortís 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
Shortís 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 íBout Damn Time7.1%6/5/2016
4 Noses Hikerís 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
Fonta Flora Farm and Sparrow2.7%6/2/2016
Wicked Weed GarÁon de Ferme6.2%6/2/2016
Surly Fiery Hell0%6/1/2016
Surly Pentagram6.66%6/1/2016
Shortís Bim Bam Boom7.4%6/1/2016


76
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 5, 2011
We hung out in the bar portion upstairs. I didnít care that much for the ambience. It was very angular and post-modern and the crowd was 90% 30 and under who apparently enjoy shouting over loud music. The food was flavorful but a bit overcooked. They also had a bit too much fried stuff in my opinion. We visited on a Sunday before the holiday and they had way few staff for the number of people there so the service was a bit dodgy. The beer experience was fantastic. They had over 50 beers on tap, including 5 on cask, and over 500 bottled beers. The best part was that you could have 4oz. pours of anything on draft so you could sample a lot of different things at a reasonable cost. They had a bunch of craft European stuff that would be hard to find elsewhere. I do echo those that wish they had more local craft stuff but what they have is amazing. Will definitely go back, just not at night.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
magsinva  (154) Virginia | July 4, 2011
The Good: With 50+ beers on tab and 555 (according to the bottle menu) in bottles, the selection is awesome. I stuck to the 4 oz pours and my average price/pour was under $4. The bad: we went on a Sunday night and they were definitely understaffed. The music was a little too loud and the crowd was kind of younger than what you typically see with places that serve quality craft beer. I will definitely be going back, but probably in the afternoon when it isnít trying to be a club.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen  (329) Charleston Area, West Virginia | July 3, 2011| Updated June 9, 2013
While waiting to be seated for dinner we were encouraged to go up stairs to the bar. Refer to Birch and Barley rating for other details. The place is dimly lit with modern decor. The tap selection is excellent, 50 beer taps. The place was busy, but not crazy (Thursday night). I tried to get the attention of several bar tenders with no luck. Finally a guy who was actually a waiter said he would get me a sample I asked for. He said he wasnít supposed to do this, but he would do this as a favor, come on really. Our buzzer went off and I told him not to bother.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Beerona97  (114) Washington | June 20, 2011| Updated February 1, 2012
This place is fucking awesome. I came here by myself because no one else wanted to go and I didnít really give a rats ass since I knew it would be great anyway. The workers know their stuff, the 4oz pour is gold since it allowed me to try 16 different beers. When I was here, they didnít have some stuff I wanted that I had seen on the menu the few days before, but they did have all 19 (or whatever it is) Mikkeller Single Hop Series beers. All the customers I talked to were as beer geeky as I am, one was a BA member another was the son of one of the Shelton Bros. It was like an impromptu tasting because the other customers and I were frequently splitting beers. Really nice place and atmosphere. I would move to DC for this bar if I could. I donít give perfect scored to beers, but this place is perfect and I have no problem giving it a 100. Some others were complaining about service, I had exceptional service, I also got there about 30 minutes after they opened so maybe that helped. The guys working there were knowledgeable and when I had a question they didnít know the answer to, they went and printed out a fact sheet and gave it to me. The bottle list was insane. This is the kind of place you could go to, then go to again 3 days later and 80% of the tap list is different.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ben4321  (424) Hoboken, New Jersey | June 15, 2011
I finally made a visit to Churchkey! Iíve been meaning to go here since the place first opened up! Anyway, it lived up to my expectation. Excellent selection, great service, and rather good food as well. Iím very happy for all my DC bretheren that this place opened up. I only wish it had been around longer while I was living in the area. Iíve heard it gets packed, and I can see why, but I visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was just the perfect amount of crowded. The bartenders seem to really know there beer and where genuinely interested in chatting with the customers about it. All in all, just a quality beer drinking experience. I canít recomend this place highly enough.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (705) Denver, Colorado | June 4, 2011
Churchkey is a serious beer destination. I was blown away, not since discovering the Porter Bar have I seen a bar with this much attention to beer. The tap selection is very extensive with plenty of rarities and a smart, wide array of styles. Everything is available in a 4 oz snifter or in itís approprtiate glassware. Prices are in line with every other bar I went to in DC, that is to say, a little high. But thatís how the city is. Churchkey was absolutely packed but I still got great service. They know how to staff the place. I ate a flatbread with figs, prosciutto, port and I believe manchego. Fantastic dinner. I enjoyed everything about my visits here. This is a must stop in DC. Absolutely mandatory.
98
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
dhartogs  (4) Virginia | May 9, 2011
Best spot for beer in DC hands down. Excellent rotating draft and bottle selection with bar tenders who know what they are talking about.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | April 27, 2011
Obviously one of the countryís best beer bars. There were some things I liked about it, others I didnít. I donít know if DC has weird import and distribution problems, but Iím so tired of the obsession with obnoxious Scandanavian brewers which come with super-high price tags for extreme novelty beers, when there are plenty of American brewers making incredible product. The list here is heavy on the Danes. That said, the two-to-three waiters who talked with me and served me beer were all fun, interested, and knowledgeable. The food looked like a perfect pairing, and of course the beer list was endless. I had six four ounce pours (love that!) and a bottle of Berliner Weisse and wasnít able to make it to a few Saison bottles I wanted to hit. Again, of course, DCís prices make me gag a little. I did see a lot of beers here that I havenít seen elsewhere in the country.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
raveskdr  (7) Washington DC | April 25, 2011
The pinnacle of what a beer bar should be. Taps, bottles, beer knowledge, and amazingness. Prices are high, but you just flat out will not find some of these beers anywhere else on the Eastern seaboard.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | April 23, 2011
Somewhat trendy atmosphere. Servers seemed fairly knowledgeable about the beers and prompt. Overall, this is one of the best beer bars in the country. They have a great selection of hard to find US and international beers. Prices are a little high, on the other hand, many of the beers on draft are very hard to find elsewhere. By far the best beer bar in the DC area and one of the best in the country.
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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 youíre 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 Iíve come across. I could go here every weekend and never get bored of the selection, as there are so many beers Iíve never had and more than a few Iíve 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 pimpiní! There really is nothing negative to say about this place. Itís everything I could have hoped for. Going back next weekend fer sher!!!

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