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

NameABVEntered
Commonwealth Wapatoolie7.3%8/25/2016
Maine Beer Lunch7%8/24/2016
Modern Times Monstersí 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 Saison6.06%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%8/14/2016
Maine Beer MO6%8/13/2016
James River River Runner4.7%8/12/2016
TrŲegs Naked Elf6.8%8/11/2016
Bells Hell Hath No Fury - Bourbon Barrel8.4%8/11/2016
Founders J & J IPA (Blackcurrant and Ancho Chiles)7.7%8/11/2016
Stillwater I Miss The Old Kanye8%8/11/2016
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes #210%8/11/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Pineapple)9.2%8/11/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Nectarine)9.2%8/11/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Mango)9.2%8/11/2016
Nebraska Inception Series Tartť Apricot Saison7.5%8/11/2016
Stillwater Superhop6%8/11/2016
TrŲegs Scratch 2354.5%8/11/2016
TrŲegs Scratch 244 - Belgian-Style Saison (Apple)5.9%8/11/2016
TrŲegs Nimble Giant9%8/11/2016
Commonwealth Hoi Polloi IPA5.1%8/11/2016
TrŲegs Scratch 250 - IPA (Hibiscus)7.3%8/11/2016
The Veil Crucial Taunt Double IPA8%8/7/2016
Founders Sleeper Cell10.7%8/7/2016
Union Craft Steady Eddie7%8/7/2016
Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA18%8/7/2016
Union Craft Chubbler8%8/3/2016
The Veil Toof Ache6.3%8/3/2016
Union Craft Reduction5.5%8/3/2016
Union Craft Bock 10008%8/3/2016
Union Craft Chessie Barleywine (Sour Cherry)9.8%8/3/2016
Union Craft Royal Farmhouse Double IPA (Peach)8.5%8/3/2016
Union Craft Pink Flamingo (White Wine and Pineapple)5%8/3/2016
Union Craft Pink Flamingo5%8/3/2016
Union Craft Old Pro Gose (Ginger) 4.8%8/2/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Lychee)9.2%7/29/2016
The Veil Step Dad Chaperone8.5%7/29/2016
Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout13%7/26/2016
FantŰme Forest Ghost6%7/26/2016
Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble4.3%7/26/2016
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
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
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 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


92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
stouby  (108) Holbśk, Denmark | September 20, 2011
Visited 19/8 2011. Fantastic place with 2 gigantic rows of taps. Exciting selection of beers. Good personnel. Prices acceptable. Nice atmosphere. Well visited.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign  (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 21, 2011
This review is just for ChurchKey - I did not eat in the Birch & Barley downstairs. ChurchKey is the bar above Birch & Barley and is full of great craftbeer in a modern / red setting with lots of tables and a long bar. It gets very crowded - so get there early. The tap list is very diverse and the best part is they pour 4 oz or full glasses of each - great to try a lot of different beers in one evening. The food menu is fairly limited but the quality is outstanding. Ask to see the bottle list - which is a really think book full of bottles from everywhere - thanks to DCís lax beer laws, beers donít need to come through a distributor - so theyíve got stuff from AleSmith, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Captain Lawrence, Ithaca, Cascade, etc, etc.... the selection is amazing... and the prices are generally fair until you get to the reserve list. One of my favorite places to visit when in DC.
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  (330) 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  (436) 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.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (707) 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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