Huhzubendah (34) Washington DC | July 26, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located in northwestern DC, Old Europe is a great place to grab some German beer and food.
There are only three brews on tap, however they always taste fresh and delicious. It would be nice to see perhaps five or six taps allowing for a wider variety of authentic German draft beers. Köstritzer Schwarzbier, Reissdorfer Kölsch and Bitburger Pilsner are regularly on draft, as well as fifteen or so different bottled German beers. Draft prices are reasonable, relative to what you would pay elsewhere in downtown DC, or any other major city.
The atmosphere is elegant, but not uptight. Art decorates every inch of the walls and there is a warming German vibe about the place.
The service has been consistently gracious and friendly, helping to create a relaxing situation in which to enjoy food and beverage, not feeling rushed in any way.
The food was particularly delicious and a great compliment to the beer (or is the beer supposed to compliment the food?).
It’s hard to get out of this place cheap, but I can’t argue with the quality. This is definitely my favorite German place in the area, and an establishment I look forward to visiting again. Highly recommended.