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Beer Available At Churchkey (arranged by most recent)
Bayerischer Bahnhof Pineus Gose 94, Buxton Black Rocks 97, 3 Stars / Oxbow Danny Greene , Wadworth 6X (Bottle/Can) 39, Foothills Sexual Chocolate Imperial Stout 100, Konrad Eso Polotmavż LeěŠk 11į 44, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Left Hand Milk Stout (Mint) , 3 Stars Phoenix Rye Saison , Wadworth Old Timer (Bottle) 51, Flying Dog Wild Dog Barrel-Aged Gonzo 99, Avery Collaboration Not Litigation 96, Bells Consecrator Doppelbock 94, Left Hand Black Jack Porter 90, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale (Peaches) , 3 Stars Northern Hemisphere Samsquanch , Oxbow Freestyle No. 22 (Blonde Saison) , Oxbow / Coppertail Grizacca 94, 3 Stars Pandemic Breakfast Porter 90, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale 94
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WesKBob (20) Bethany, Oklahoma | March 18, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great atmosphere. Not too crowded. Non-smoking. Food was good, but nothing out of this world and a little overpriced. Service was a little on the slow side, but was very helpful and knowledgeable. Nice, diverse tap list with 4 cask offerings and some stuff that was brand new to the States. All drafts can be purchased in 4 oz. tasters. Definitely worth a stop if youíre visiting DC.
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | February 3, 2011| Updated April 8, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Maybe the most well rounded tap selection iíve ever seen. great beers from near every style, every country. Had no trouble finding many beers i wanted to drink. friendly, attentive staff. clean. everything available in 4 ounce pours for the tickers. downstairs is a restaurant. upstairs is bar. bar can get quite crowded, but this remains my go to place in DC.
craftycarl21 (71) Washington, Washington DC | February 1, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Took the metro and walked a few blocks to get to Churchkey. Was there when it opened at 4 on Monday, and it just so happened they had gotten a keg of Hopslam to put on tap that day, I believe less than 48 hours after it was released. 50 taps, 550 bottles; beers like Oerbier Special Reserva, Tsjeeses Reserva, and awesome US stuff as well. Great ambiance and classy decor, and the food looked excellent, though I didnít try it. Definitely one of the best places in the US, and maybe THE place on the East Coast.
mansquito (64) Nueva York, New York | January 28, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Been here just once and was not all that impressed. It is very dark and pretentious looking on the inside with the only decor being aging bottles of fine beer. I picked up two of the cheapest beers because at the time I was short on money (Russian River Crazy Ivan and Harpoon Single Hop ESB). The food was overpriced and pretty mediocre. The atmosphere was non-existent. The beer was very good, but a supermarket also has very good beer. I suppose that there are things that I really could only get there, but really this place donít float my boat.
nickd717 (80) San Francisco, California | December 27, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Went here with my family, and all I can say is that itís one of the absolute best beer venues Iíve been to in my life. Up there with Kulminator, Ebenezerís, and whatnot, easily. The ambiance is nice, elegant, warm and comforting. Not too crowded or frou-frou. The service is friendly and attentive. The tap list is phenomenal. Highlights included Bells Batch 10000, Williamsburg Grand Illumination, Founders Breakfast Stout, and some random Belgian and American beers I hadnít yet ticked that ended up being amazing. The reserve bottle list is also excellent, with rare stuff like Barrel Aged Old Ruffian and great vintage stuff like several years of Thomas Hardyís. The food is insanely good. Iíve been to two Michelin star restaurants that arenít as good as this. From the breads you get at the start to the salads to the pork belly appetizer to the mac and cheese side to the lamb entree, hot damn, itís all really, really awesome. Prices are a little on the high side (most entrees in the $20s and tasting menu $55 without beer pairings I think), but not at all unreasonable for what you get. I love this place and will be back. Highest recommendation from the ticking champ.
Nena (20) Seattle, Washington | December 13, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
I only had one night on my trip to D.C. available to really focus on beer, and I chose Churchkey as my destination.
Churchkey is dark and a bit cramped and noisy, shortly after getting there it became standing room only despite being Monday night. The place is trendy and modern. Itís a little too uptight and formal for my tastes, but I think thatís an issue I have with D.C. in general and not just Churchkey. The service was remarkably quick, friendly, and knowledgable. The food is good but a little pricey for the portions, so itís easy to overspend.
The beer selection is great. There were about 50 beers on tap along with several casks. The tap list included a few older vintage beers, and of course a huge amount of beer I canít get on the West coast. The bottle list is immense, but I didnít order from it myself. I appreciated that you could order anything on draft in four ounce pours, since that allowed me to try a lot more than I otherwise would have. This was a great choice for a place to try a wide variety of unusual brews.
evr1dr (5) Virginia | October 31, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have yet to find a better combination of selection, ambiance, and staff. They get the rare brews, have a huge bottle selection, 5 casks usually on tap, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff. Top notch!
BeerandBlues2 (576) Hanover, Maryland | October 10, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I stopped by on a Sunday and sat at the downstairs bar. The place was packed and rather noisy, though not unbearable. The draft selection was nice, complete with some rare Stone beers. I did not have a look at the bottle list, but you can bet I will on my next visit. The food is superb and the service is very attentive.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | October 2, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This is a great spot - long staircase leads you past the dining area up into the pub. Long bar surrounded by dark tables and banquettes. There are smaller tables up near the front of the area. Great tap list - lots of unusual stuff from both local brewers and imports. Massive bottled beer list with the stuff stored in fridges that actually separate the beers by temperature so you can have the beer at the appropriate temperature. Staff know their stuff and there are a few casks on as well. Not a whole lot to complain about here. The place was mobbed on a Saturday night, but I went back a little after midday and it was great.
RoyceH (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | September 19, 2010
98 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is simply outstanding. After a few days of traipsing around DC looking for somewhere decent to drink, that knows craft brewing isnít a token tap of Sam Adams, I was put on to this place by chriso. We ventured out to this place about 8pm in a Saturday night, which was a bit of a mistake, because it was rammed. Birch and Barley downstairs, Church Key upstairs. Went upstairs first, and it was standing room only, and even that was a push. A friend wanted to eat, and upstairs, although it does food, wasnít really the right atmosphere to eat. The atmosphere generally is good, trendy feel, which is a breath of fresh air to the scene, but I canít emphasize how busy it was. We booked a table downstairs (25 min wait) and took a few beers from the upstairs bar. Excellent selection, 30 kegs and casks, some really excellent rates, obscure stuff, rare finds, everything you could ask for. Bottle selection now runs to over 550. Samplers available of everything on tap for $1-5 roughly. Staff all very knowledgeable.
Went downstairs for food, excellent menu, not unreasonable for a trendy DC place. Service top-notch, staff very knowledgeable, beer director came round and had a good long chat, very personalized service. All taps available downstairs too, along with bottles on request. Food is refined, and was fantastic. Best to visit earlier in the evening, but if youíre close to DC, this is an absolute must. Blown away.
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