I wasn’t sure what to expect from this place, being part of the Rock Bottom chain. I like the Rock Bottoms but hoped this would be a little different. It sure was. The beer selection resembles the typical offerings available from Rock Bottom - light through stoudt. While the ones we tried where very good there wasn’t anything that was drop-dead terrific. What really separated it from Rock Bottom was the food. Four of us ordered dinners and no one was disappointed. ChopHouse distinguishes itself from Rock Bottom by being more upscale while still maintaining that typical brewpub atmosphere. Definately stop in if you’re in the area.
Big place in DC , Mostly looks like a restaurant but you can just have a drink as well . Friendly an helpfull staff ( especially the 2 bartenders ) . Very nice housebeers , good prices and good food . Cool place . I stayed around quite long here so yeah obviously I liked it ;)
A nice looking place compared to many American brewpubs. White tablecloths (albeit with paper on top) and good furniture. The beers are good quality, and samples are served. The food was good, perhaps a little expensive, but not too bad.
This place definitely has the upscale brewpub chain feeling, though not as sterile as the Capitol Hill Brewery. I stopped in and had their imperial stout which was served in a pint glass for some strange reason. The bartender was himself baffled by that fact. There was a decent array of beer available. If I was to pick a brewpub in town to sample some DC brews I’d come here.
Friday lunch hour in May 2006: Nice semi upscale restaurant with a nice menu in a well restored historic building. I had low expectations for this Rock Bottom affiliate, but the three beers I tried were all the way good. The bartender was all over it, too. Liked it.
One of older brewpubs. I always sit by the bar and always get top notch service. Solid beer , maybe not top end but solid. I felt welcomed there even that I am not one of regulars. Friendly atmosphere. Clean with nice old times design.
Been wanting to check this place out for awhile and finally got to before a Wizards game. Nice spacious steakhouse located a convenient walk from Gallery Place Metro. Sleek classy interior with at least a dozen bar seats on the main floor. Private dining area and restrooms downstairs. Upstairs area was temporarily closed during my visit. Very friendly and attentive bartender.
Good variety of styles for the house beers with 8 offerings to choose from (Normally 9 but one was temporarily out). Flights of nine 4 oz pours available for a very reasonable $10. Pints are about $5 and change. Beers are above average with a couple standouts.
Nice food menu with starters, steaks, salads, burgers and sandwiches, and some interesting entrees. Tried the Signature Pub Burger which was fantastic and a perfect medium rare, maybe one of my favorite burgers I’ve had. Food prices are pretty reasonable given the area and restaurant style.
Nice stop if you’re looking for a good meal/beer combo and happen to be around the area for a museum, Verizon Center game, or whatever else.
Pretty classy brewpub as far as brewpub’s go. First time around I was let down by the beer selection they were out of the Velvet Ale and Oatmeal Stout. The Nut Brown was pretty good. More recently I was there and had their IPA which had a wonderfully strong pine aroma with a big hoppy finish. Also met the brew master who was very friendly and happy to chat. Before I had the IPA I was boarder line disappointed with the place, but the IPA in my mind redeemed them.