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
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 (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
The Veil Step Dad Chaperone8.5%7/24/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Rojzilla7.4%7/24/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Foolsbrew7.7%7/20/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Lychee)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
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
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


94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | April 8, 2013
CK is the hot place in town. Just always stupid crowded even early Monday evenings. What!? Come here on Friday or Saturday night and you can forget about it. It is insanely packed. OMG. But if you know a few people and are polite, you can get your drinks very quickly no matter the crowd. Selection is so big itís a little terrifying. But if you really dig deep into the bottle list- its extensive but most of the beers are expensive and mediocre. This is a place that could really throw itís weight around to get better beers like Port/LA, FFF, Surly, New Glarus, RR, Struise, De Molen. Sadly, almost all the exclusive beers are exclusive for a reason: they suck. There is a huge emphasis on Italian craft beers, which are mad expensive and usually suck. Food is insanely good, but you pay for it.

**UPDATE** Iíve warmed to this place over the past year for a number of reasons. One, though they donít have happy hour like Paradiso, you can always get tasters of whatís on tap for a pretty good deal. Usually around $3. Two, they have kept the same staff for a long time. Iíve made friends with a lot of them and itís nice to know someone behind the bar when it gets mad crowded, which is almost always the case. Three, they do clean their tap lines meticulously and staff labors all day doing this detailed necessity. Four, they have been throwing their new found fame around to get lots of exclusive beers. Now Struise and De Molen is quite common and even Cantillon is doing an event here. Iím very proud to have CK as a sort of local bar and think the staff is top notch. Without a doubt, the premier beer bar in DC if lacking the homey, relaxed atmosphere of Paradiso.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jc1762  (74) Washington DC | June 6, 2016
Visited here a few times after work and itís always packed - Yuppies, beer nerds, you name it. A ridiculous number of taps and bottles makes for great drinking. Prices are slightly pricier given the prime location. Service is a bit slow given there are only about 3 bartenders and way too many people at one time. Includes booths and counter seating otherwise youíll have to stand. Due to the number of people, cleanliness sometimes seems to be a problem - spilt beer and food all over the place. But what makes this place stand out is probably the beer, the number of gems they have on the tap list sometimes are ridiculous for such a place out in DC. Only second issue is that these beers run out very fast. I once visited for a beer that was tapped at 4 pm and already sold out likely within the hour.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77  (375) Reno, Nevada | May 15, 2016
Diverse tap list - some gems if nothing crazy on the day we visited. Both tap and bottle list significantly overpriced. Had 4 beers on tap, and some food. Couldnít justify the bottle markups unless there was a whale on there, which there was not. Slowish but friendly service.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
svastuber  (35) , Australia | May 13, 2016
Outstanding quality e incredible service.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (509) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 25, 2016
A world class beer bar. The bar is upstairs in a some what narrow spot. The front and one side of the back is open seating and a good sized bar is on the right wall. A few non-invasive TVs had sports on. Our server was prompt and very knowledgeable about the menu (both beer and food). The selection is world class and small pours are available. The wings were amazing as well. A world class beer bar!
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Schlenkerla  (504) , Austria | January 17, 2016| Updated March 6, 2016
Visited this beer bar a few years ago. Impressive selection and good ambience. They are very strict when validating their customerís age. We had to go back to our hotel to bring our passports.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
FullObs  (10) Illinois | November 17, 2015
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Sammy  (645) Toronto, Ontario | September 7, 2015
Among the very best beer bars in the world. Outstanding quality selection and server knowledge. Great long bar. Go now.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot  (5) Ottawa, Ontario | August 14, 2015
Very busy, eclectic mix of dťcor, exceptional selection of challenging beers and great service commitment, in spite of the business of the place. Weíll be back next time we visit DC.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
yngwie  (381) Kristiansand, Norway | June 23, 2015
Got here quite early in the evening and got seating rigth away. Quite crowded later in the evening, after we did what our best to empty their stock.The food was nice, so was the beers and the service. Only thing I have to complain about is the beer serving temperature. I like that they keep beers at different temps in their coolers, but the temp is too high. Of course itís for them to decide, but when most beers are at ideal temp when fetched from the cooler, it gets too hot very soon. Else, I think itís a world class bar.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tia  (143) Sandston, Virginia | June 7, 2015
Went here a couple of times a while back, thought Iíd rated it. Long and dark- I had definite Deja Vu that Iíd been here when it was something else in the past. Service was decent- it was busy. Great selection. Didnít get food.

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