The Black Squirrel | Washington, Washington DC
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The Black Squirrel
Exceptional based on 23 ratings
Type: Bar

2427 18th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20009 [ print map ]
202 232 1011

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Hours: Mon - Thu 5:00 PM - Close; Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - Close


Mayor: Travlr (3) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 70


The Black Squirrel

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Beer Available At The Black Squirrel (arranged by most recent)
Great Divide Titan IPA 98, Schlafly Export IPA XIPA (2013 and later) 91, Howe Sound Wee Beastie 65, Sly Fox Grisette Working Class Ale 90, HeíBrew Monumental Jewbelation Tenth Anniversary Ale 97, Evolution Craft Incubator #3 Saison , Founders BA Spite Blend 50, Goose Island Lolita 99, Saucony Creek Stonefly IPA 61, RavenBeer Pendulum Pilsner 45, Sly Fox Christmas Ale 80, Shortís Good Humans 91, Hardywood Cream Ale 45, Maui Brewing Aloha Bíakítun 89, Perennial FÍte de NoŽl 92, Hardywood The Great Return 91, Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout 97, Union Craft Hampden On Rye 47, Sixpoint Global Warmer (2013) 94, Cape Ann Fishermanís Pumpkin Stout 92
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23 reviews for The Black Squirrel
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  78%
 Value  66%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  84%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138  (133) Falls Church, Virginia | May 2, 2014
Solid three floor beer bar in Adams Morgan. The few times Iíve been only two floors have been open. Solid beer list, donít know if you can order different beer between the main and bottom floors but itís not too bad if itís not busy and you donít mind moving floors. Some uncommon and rare beers every now and then. Main floor bar can be cramped when it gets busier, not a whole lot of room with the stools and servers/food runners moving back and forth. Had the poutine and one of their burgers, both tasty though I think the burger made me sick so Iíve stuck to the beer list since.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (150) Lawrence, Kansas | March 22, 2014
I didnít have food here, but there beer selection was really nice. One of the longest bars Iíve ever seen. Gets really hip at night, but its a fun spot in Adams Morgan.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (383) Charlottesville, Virginia | March 8, 2014
I only visited the upstairs bar. Really anonymous ambiance. The crowd seemed pretty typical for the Adams Morgan area. Beers on tap numbered about 20. Decent selection, but nothing was available that you canít buy elsewhere. I had a Nugget Nectar and found it to be in decent condition. The bartender was a bit of a cow. She wasnít in a great mood and was lazily underfilling every beer she poured. Her attitude miraculously improved as she was preparing my bill. The value was in line with other places in DC (itís expensive). Overall, I have no desire to return.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Lebier  (8) Washington DC | December 27, 2013
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
JamesAllon  (104) , Norway | December 7, 2013
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdamBeer1  (15) Florida | October 8, 2013
Visited on a Monday night to watch football while in town for work and I was the only customer on a slow night. The bartender was really friendly and seemed knowledgeable. I found this place by using this website and some of the other reviews seem a little harsh. Was reasonably priced and I would definitely go back. They had a better selection then I expected and I think it would be fun to see this place on a busy night.
56
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito  (70) Nueva York, New York | September 28, 2012
Went here on a Friday night and it was relatively full of that generic DC white people crowd. The tap-list was passable, but I was hardly excited by it. I mostly just had a couple of DIPAs I have not had yet. The music they played was terrible ("Call me Maybe"), and the awful dance moves of the DC denizens made my feel at best uncomfortable. I only spent my time in the basement in which the ambiance with the exception of the music was fine. However, there are plenty better places to go for beer in DC.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
pras  (41) Maryland | June 11, 2012
Great food and great beer!
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429  (58) , Illinois | May 13, 2012
Went to the main-level bar yesterday for a beer after a tour of the Belgian embassy for the EU Open House. Needed a beer after they pushed us through the embassy and we were stuck with Stella rather than the hoped-for Orval. Walls are red on one side and brick on the other with black wooden tables. Interesting posters on the wall. A few TVs on the wall an plenty more by the bar. Seemed to be a pretty chill place. Service was good. The bartender knew a decent amount and wasnít too pushy, and was quick with drinks and always noticed when we were running dry. The selection decent but nothing outstanding. Probably around 20 drafts and the same number of bottles. Not an extensive bottle list like other places in the area, and many of the drafts were pretty standard selections. Didnít have any food. Value was a bit pricey, even for the area. Priced above Churchkey and Paradiso, which is crazy. A nice experience, though I donít think Iíd come back very often unless Iím in need of a beer in Adams Morgan.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer  (34) Bloomington, Indiana | February 29, 2012
One of the larger bars in Adams Morgan, especially with the recent expansion downstairs. 50+ draft lines, primarily stuff youíll find around town but all at one location and a decent bottle list. Sometimes they get in a few oddities. Ambiance is nice and usually quiet, especially in comparison with the rest of the neighborhood. Bartenders are friendly but not talkative. I have not tried the food. Overall a nice spot, and they regularly update their draft list online. Prices are comparable to PP or Churchkey, maybe a dollar lower.

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