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 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

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

Mayor: solidfunk (4) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 70

The Black Squirrel

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Beer Available At The Black Squirrel (arranged by most recent)
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout 99, New Holland Night Tripper 99, Avery Trogdor the Burninator 89, Great Divide Red Comet , Great Lakes Blackout Stout 99, Devils Backbone Trail Angel Weisse 49, Oskar Blues Daleís Pale Ale (Mango) , Epic Big Bad Baptist 100, BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus 97, Avery Lilikoi Kepolo (Mahu) 97, Otter Creek Alpine Ale 52, Rogue Santas Private Reserve 91, Sly Fox Christmas Ale 80, Uinta Crooked Line Tinder Rauchbier 96, Local Option Morning Wood 93, Southern Tier 2XONE 97, New Holland Pilgrimís Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale 98, Port City Tidings 39, Sixpoint Apollo Wheat 82, Great Divide Titan IPA 98
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23 reviews for The Black Squirrel
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  79%
 Selection  75%
 Food  78%
 Value  66%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  84%
Rating Distribution

  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!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
branspra  (17) Arlington, Virginia | December 29, 2008
Had after dinner drinks at this place after a recommendation from a friend. What a find! Bartender was extremely nice and had a strong knowledge of beers, recommending several styles that were all as he described. I plan to make this a regular spot going forward as the crowd was very friendly, service was speedy, and the bar itself just feels like home.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80  (190) Washington DC | August 21, 2008| Updated March 16, 2011
*Update 3/16/11 The Black Squirrel has now opened a basement bar that is exceptional. They have a huge white oak bar that seats about 50. There isnít much other seating so if you are looking to eat or talk with a group of people the upstairs bars are probably a better bet. The downstairs is tap focused with 32 beers that are not available in the other areas. Changing my rating from an 80 to an 88. The Black Squirrel is a beer bar in Adams Morgan. They have about 70 different beers and they are all of quality. The service is excellent. Paul and Scott are knowledgeable bartenders and beer enthusiasts. They are always willing to go out of their way to facilitate customer requests and tailor their bar to the patrons which is very genuine. They will be selling their own labeled beer soon and I am excited for them in that regard. If your looking for a nice quiet place to enjoy the game and a good brew this is the place to come in Adams Morgan. Oh and the food is excellent especially the duck spring rolls.
  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.
  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
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | April 4, 2010| Updated March 3, 2014
Ive been here a few times, but wanted to spend a night here before putting up a review since I live so close. I can strongly recomend the downstairs for beer drinking over the upstairs which is more of the restaurant/typical 19th street bar (though it isnít the riff-raff like the rest of the street). Great bartender She was rocking the bar by herself on a very busy Saturday night and was a champ. She offered up suggestions that were good and she was very knowledgeable about the beer list. The beer list which was a good size (about 70 I hear) but all quality. I like the old sports magazine covers on the walls. Itís the best place to grab a beer if you are out in the zoo that is my neighborhood and home, Adams Morgan.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
yinzerbeernut  (15) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | March 6, 2010
This was a nice find on my recent trip to Washington D.C. We had a party of 8 and called ahead for a Monday night. I was told there was WiFi and informed about the beer selection that was spot on. When we arrived, I was greeted with our table and given the Network Password. The bar was full but there was only about two or three other tables. I had a burger, which was their specialty, and it did not disappoint! Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the beers. I would like to see more on draft and be allowed to take a few bottles to go. Must be a D.C. law.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jcos  (63) Maryland | December 5, 2011
The Black Squirrel is a three level place - although the bottom "street level" is not directly connected to the top two levels(and so you cannot bring beers in between each, as they would have to go outside). Ate dinner on the mid level, food was better than expected. Decent draft list. The real deal is the basement, with about 20 drafts, some mid level beer geek stuff, a few super geek stuff, but all good choices. Easily the best draft list in Adamís Morgan, I look forward to returning.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Tsotsi  (10) Florida | May 8, 2010
Visited during vacation in November. Ran across it by mistake after seeing beer signs in the window. Walked in and was surpirsed by the beer selection. Place was busy on a Friday and bar area kinda cramped but once we got a seat it was all good. Great beer selection and the first time I had Breakfast Stout, bonus that it was on tap. Bartenders were friendly and knowledgable. Had a great time and went back twice before leaving back home. Did not try the food so cannot say much about it. Menu did look great though.

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