Churchkey | Washington, Washington DC
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Churchkey
World Class based on 131 ratings
Type: Bar

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005 [ print map ]
202 567 2576

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Hours: Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 12PM-1AM


Mayor: Travlr (59) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500


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Beer Available At Churchkey (arranged by most recent)
Off Color Troublesome 90, Perennial Peach Berliner Weisse 87, Prairie Artisan Ales Birra 95, Bayerischer Bahnhof Berliner Style Weisse with Rye 78, Evil Twin / Intangible Ales Sour Bikini 97, Löwenbräu Buttenheim Ungespundetes Lagerbier 77, Bayer Theinheim Ungespundetes Landbier 86, Toccalmatto Salty Angel 73, Cantillon Cuvée Florian 100, Siren Broken Dream (Jim Beam Barrel Aged) 98, Weißenoher Eucharius Märzen 59, Tröegs Hop Knife 97, Dead Man’s Hand (wine barrel aged) 94, Grimm Bees with a Buzz , Grimm Orgone Accumulator , Dieu du Ciel L’Herbe à Détourne 99, Mahrs Bräu Mastodon 83, Terrapin Midnight Monk , New Belgium Hop Kitchen #7 - Hop The Pond 96, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 88
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131 reviews for Churchkey
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  86%
 Selection  94%
 Food  78%
 Value  71%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  99%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
tastybeer  (35) Bloomington, Indiana | February 29, 2012
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ekiel  (10) , | February 5, 2012
The food is great and so is the beer selection! The beers are a little over priced.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
smegworm  (10) Alabama | February 4, 2012
Expensive bottle selection, overall great place
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin  (5) Northfield, Minnesota | January 16, 2012
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
csaso  (156) Missouri | December 18, 2011
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!
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
TURDFERGUSON  (153) Durham, North Carolina | November 23, 2011
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 19/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | November 19, 2011
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin  (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2011| Updated June 16, 2012
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock  (183) Stockholm, Sweden | October 25, 2011
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.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 6/20
OldStyleCubFan  (15) Raleigh, North Carolina | October 13, 2011
Amazing bar..one of the best you will find in the us......amazingy

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