Churchkey | Washington, Washington DC
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Churchkey
World Class based on 134 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 (62) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500


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Beer Available At Churchkey (arranged by most recent)
Siren Odyssey 003 95, Against the Grain There Gose the Neighborhood 49, Baladin Al-Iksir Zymatore (Pommeau Barrel) , Vapeur Saison de Pipaix (Christian Drouin Calvados) , Oersoep Brettanosaurus Rex (Bruisend en Blond) 93, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu 95, Anderson Valley Gatlin Damnosus 93, Mikkeller SpontanDoubleElderflower 89, Sly Fox Jakes ESB 82, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged 100, To ōl Sur Mosaic 95, Prairie Artisan Ales Cherry Funk 93, Mikkeller Spontanredgrape 85, Mikkeller Spontancassis 97, Mikkeller Winbic 95, Mikkeller Spontanredcurrant 96, Trois Dames Fiancťe Pinot Noir , Harviestoun Bitter ní Twisted Zymatore (Gin & Pinot Noir) 89, Mikkeller / Three Floyds BlŚ SpÝgelse 98, Trois Dames Fiancťe Pinot Gris
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134 reviews for Churchkey
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  86%
 Selection  94%
 Food  78%
 Value  71%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  99%
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74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Velkyal  (74) Gordonsville, Virginia | June 3, 2012
Have been a couple of times in the last few weeks due to work commitments taking me to DC. First time we went upstairs, second downstair. Excellent service, supreme selection (Timothy Taylor Landlord in bottles!!!) and a wonderful atmosphere, especially upstairs when sat at the bar. Bar staff were very knowledgeable, and treated they cask ales well. On the food front, the proscuitto and fig flat bread was divine, the brat burger is nice thought both the fries and the bun were a touch greasy. I will definitely be going whenever I am in DC, though the prices are a touch on the crazy side, but I guess thatís life in the city.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 18/20
pghbeerlover  (5) Pennsylvania | April 16, 2012
What a great place but be prepared to walk. After reading reviews on this site for a year i decided to look up a good beer bar while on business in dc. Great draft list and bottle selection but the prices are very high. It really makes me appreciate the face that I live in Pittsburgh and prices are so reasonable. When I entered the building it was very warm and welcoming. Continued to the upstairs part of the building which i guess is what they called the church key. I love food just as much as I love beer so I was supprised to see an all time childhood favorite tater tots. I didnt order them but did get the chicken enchelidas which were wonderful. I also tried a few too many drafts and was too full to try the honey stout ice cream sundae that looked so good. I will definately stop back on my next trip through dc and will save room for this sundae.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
blipp  (120) Newark, New Jersey | April 9, 2012
Really an awesome place. Probably one of the top 5 beer bars Iíve been to. The best thing about this place is being able to get 4 oz. pours of any of the draft beers in a 12 oz snifter glass. Perfect. The selection is great, and has a good deal of locals that I assume donít distribute very far outside of the D.C. area. If youíre in D.C., itís a must hit.
92
  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, itís the best beer bar in DC. Huge draft list, usually a quarter of which is stuff you wonít 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 Iíve 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. Iíll 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.

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