ChurchKey | Washington, Washington DC
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World Class based on 145 ratings
Type: Bar

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005 [ print map ]
202 567 2576 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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

Mayor: Travlr (75) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500


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Beer Available At ChurchKey (arranged by most recent)
Union Craft Double Duckpin 97, Stillwater Readymade - Vacuum 85, Against the Grain 70K 100, Off Color Bare Bear 83, Saint Somewhere Eíteí Sans Fin 61, Birrificio del Ducato Koji Il Riso , DC Brau The Corruption 94, Hardywood Bourbon Cru 93, Heavy Seas CrossBones 65, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, Boulevard Smokestack Series - The Calling IPA 99, Siren / Evil Twin Bourbon Barrel Even More Jesus VIII Coffee 100, Smuttynose Barleywine Style Ale 97, Heavy Seas Desert Island Series Strong Scottish , Allagash White 93, Mahrs Bršu Mastodon 86, DC Brau / Oskar Blues Smells Like Freedom 97, Bells Two Hearted Ale 100, Heavy Seas Cutlass Amber Lager 45
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145 reviews for ChurchKey
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  85%
 Selection  94%
 Food  78%
 Value  71%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 18/20
TittiesAnd  (1) Reston, Virginia | June 18, 2012
From the ashes of the Brickskeller rises Churchkey. Although, the aformentioned Dupont haunt was a personal fave for itís low key personality - the service was poor, food deplorable, and most frustratingly, the menu was always sold out. Churchkey, having no reputation to rely on, has built theirs on a premium location in the Midtown/14th and U district A formidable menu of AVAILABLE choices, and a hipper setting. Better food, better service, and a selection that actually exists. Go there. Drink, be merry. Then go to Saint-Ex or The Black Cat for the dancing your beer courage hath inspired.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Velkyal  (76) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
blipp  (155) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
tastybeer  (35) 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.
  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.
  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
  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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
csaso  (163) 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!
  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.

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