Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe & Grill

Taps: 18 | Bottles: 5
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
dmarsha4  (145) , Australia | July 29, 2017
A nice little bar tucked into the back corner of this bookstore has about 18 rotating taps of assorted craft brews. They have food but we didn’t try. There’s only about 25 stools in the place so not somewhere for large groups.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd  (342) Chevy Chase, Maryland | November 16, 2016
Great DC bookstore with an actually quite nice bar in the back with proper beer on top. Smart conversation there too.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (399) Washington D.C., Washington DC | June 20, 2016
I end up here for events occasionally and there are usually one or two beers I haven’t tried on tap. Decent enough list, though they usually have too many doozies on (3-5 are often outright bad). They do usually have a few uncommon Virginia beers on tap here. Service lackluster.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
nate2g  (1290) Boomtown!, Australia | March 19, 2015
Interesting setup with a bar/cafe at the back of a bookshop. I propped up at the bar for a pint during happy hour. Easy transaction of a beer for exchange of cash with a friendly bartender. Chilled location. They serve snacks and plates of tacos, wings, lamb shank etc. Good vibes and convenient for a quick pint of beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138  (385) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
Nice little restaurant in the back of the bookstore. Sat in the dining area which was pretty small. Service was okay, a bit slow even though it wasn’t busy. Food was good but pricy for what you get. Beer prices were a bit pricy too. Better craft beer options in the area but a decent spot after some book browsing.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Nate  (330) Indiana, Pennsylvania | October 4, 2013
Nice place to grab a pint of craft while perusing a cool bookstore. Prices are fairly reasonable, and I caught them during the shutdown happy hour phase. Service was fine, didn’t eat but food looked OK. Not a big beer destination, but worth a stop if you’re in the neighborhood.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (1084) Sunnyvale, California | March 14, 2013
In the back of the bookstore. Immediately next for to Connecticut street liquors. No real ambiance to speak of, but hey, beer in a bookstore! Decent taplist, good prices for lunch
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
GT  (672) San Diego, California | July 11, 2012
Connected to Kramer Books in the middle of Dupont Circle. Nice greenhouse seating in the back with patio/outdoor seating in summer. Tables are small, seating is cramped. Food is on the expensive side for bistro fare. Quite the eclectic menu with some delicious stuff. Beer list is modest with a handful of bottles/cans and a pretty decent tap list with local beer options. But I can’t really recommend this versus Paradiso or Scion which are walking distance. Selection included DC Brau, Chocolate City, Troegs, Founders, Victory, Brooklyn, Great Lakes, North Coast, Flying Dog. Pretty impressive. Glasses are $7-$8 for beer, a little pricey. Food was pricey.
70
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21  (93) Seattle, Washington | January 23, 2012
Right off the north end of the Dupont metro, and right next to Connecticut Ave. Wine and Liquor. 15 or so taps, with things like Founder’s Backwoods Bastard (which had just kicked when I got there; blast!) Really cool ambiance, with a local bookstore combined with a restaurant, coffeeshop, and bar. A fun place to spend an hour or two.
70
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
JCB  (289) Durham, North Carolina | October 27, 2011
Been going to Kramer’s more or less my whole life, and I’ve always had a fondness for the back spot as a brunch destination. But the sidecar bar is a winner as well, and it’s nice to pore over your purchase if you can find a spot in the small narrow bar. Tap selection isn’t hugely plentiful but there’s always solid to excellent stuff available, including great stuff from Brooklyn, Bells, and more.

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