Birch & Barley

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
restaurant  4.9/5.0 33 reviews
Tue - Thu 5:30 - 10:00 PM; Fri - Sat 5:30 - 11:00 PM; Sun 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Mayor: Travlr (62) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At Birch & Barley

NameABVEntered
Le Trou du Diable LíImpťratrice (FŻt de Bourbon Amťricain)9%12/1/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/1/2016
Other Half / Monkish Blowiní Up the Spot10.2%12/1/2016
Singlecut Bon Bon 2x TNT 8%11/25/2016
Goose Island Hombre Secreto Tropico9.1%11/25/2016
Singlecut MO Shuggie Soulbender IPA7.2%11/25/2016
Singlecut Barrel Aged Heavy Boots of Lead11%11/13/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Raspberry, Ginger)8.7%11/13/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Madeira Soaked Oak, Ginger, Orange)8.7%11/13/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Bourbon Soaked Oak, Lemon, Vanilla)8.7%11/13/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Kaffir Lime Leaves, Cardamom, Ginger)8.7%11/13/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Gin Infused Oak Chips, Lime Peel)8.7%11/13/2016
Atlas Brew Works Dance of Days5.7%10/2/2016
Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale - Passion Fruit5.5%10/2/2016
Ocelot See the Light8.6%9/26/2016
Bellís Oatsmobile Ale4.3%9/26/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 9 - Immitis9.87%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 20 - Obscuro & Nimbosus8.11%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 32 - Double Dís10.3%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 31 - Fiel Al Estilo9.9%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 36 - Callipygian17.4%9/8/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 37 - Xolotl13.7%9/8/2016
Avery Out of Sight (Out of Mind)6.3%9/8/2016
Avery Vanilla Bean Stout - Bourbon Barrel 10.8%9/7/2016
Avery Trogdor the Burninator9%9/7/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 34 - Old Perseverance18.5%9/7/2016
Avery Piglet Purgatory4.5%9/7/2016
Avery Session Vienna Lager3.8%9/7/2016
Avery Chai High5%9/7/2016
Avery El Gose4.5%9/7/2016
Avery Boulder Weisse5%9/7/2016
Bruery Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie10.2%9/3/2016
Kapuziner Weissbier5.4%9/2/2016
Sierra Nevada / Mahrs Bršu Oktoberfest (2016)6%9/2/2016
Fort Carajillo Oak10%9/2/2016
Naparbier Black Rock9%9/2/2016
Dogfish Head Alternate Takes #210%9/2/2016
Allagash Fluxus 20168.5%9/2/2016
Prairie Americana7%9/2/2016
Dunham Saison Rustique (Brett Drei)6%9/2/2016
Brewski / Against the Grain Against the Grapefruit 4%9/2/2016
Fort Mediterranea5%9/2/2016
Commonwealth Wapatoolie7.3%8/25/2016
Modern Times Monstersí Park - Bourbon Barrel13%8/24/2016
Modern Times Universal Friend - Pinot Noir7.1%8/22/2016
Modern Times Mega Black House10%8/22/2016
Modern Times Black House5.8%8/22/2016
Union Craft Duckpin (Grapefruit)5.5%8/22/2016
Commonwealth Taonga 7.5%8/22/2016
The Veil Eternal Shredder8.5%8/22/2016
The Veil Lord Lord Shredder Shredder6.3%8/22/2016
Modern Times Orderville IPA7.2%8/22/2016
Modern Times Protocosmos 7%8/22/2016
Modern Times Blazing World6.8%8/22/2016
Modern Times Fruitlands - Passion Fruit & Guava4.9%8/22/2016
Modern Times Fruitlands - Peach & Raspberry5%8/22/2016
Ocelot Buddhist Prodigy8.7%8/17/2016
Tired Hands Fragile Prismatic Existance6.6%8/17/2016
Tired Hands We Are All Infinite Energy Vibrating at the Same Frequency6.2%8/17/2016
Tired Hands D2H3: Galaxy5.5%8/17/2016
Tired Hands Alien Church7%8/17/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Alien Church 6.6%8/17/2016
Tired Hands Cheryl5.1%8/17/2016
Tired Hands Singing Swans4.6%8/17/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Black Walnut Saison 6%8/17/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Uber Wit7.8%8/17/2016
Union Craft Chubbler8%8/3/2016
The Veil Toof Ache6.3%8/3/2016
Union Craft Reduction5.5%8/3/2016
Union Craft Bock 10008%8/3/2016
Union Craft Chessie Barleywine (Sour Cherry)9.8%8/3/2016
Blackberry Farm New World Cuvee Dry Hop Saison (2016)6.3%8/3/2016
Union Craft Royal Farmhouse Double IPA (Peach)8.5%8/3/2016
Commonwealth Hoi Polloi IPA5.1%8/3/2016
Union Craft Pink Flamingo (White Wine and Pineapple)5%8/3/2016
Union Craft Pink Flamingo5%8/3/2016
FantŰme Forest Ghost6%7/26/2016
Off Color Sparkles Finds (Some) Trouble4.3%7/26/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Foolsbrew7.7%7/20/2016
Oskar Blues Old Juicy Bastard11%7/19/2016
Perennial Glitter And Gold6.5%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Nectarine)9.2%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Pineapple)9.2%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Mango)9.2%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Guava)9.2%7/19/2016
DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon (Lychee)9.2%7/19/2016
Ocelot / Bluejacket Raised On Promises8%7/19/2016
The Veil Step Dad Chaperone8.5%7/19/2016
AleWerks Secret Admirer8%7/19/2016
Dupont / Lost Abbey Deux Amis7%7/19/2016
Stillwater / Hudson Valley Hopvine Bling5%7/19/2016
Brooklyn Bel Air Sour Ale6.5%7/19/2016
Urban Chestnut Oxnbršu7.5%6/14/2016
Shortís Vintage Premium Lager4%6/14/2016
Loch Ness Caith Ness4%6/13/2016
Fate Coffee IPA7%6/13/2016
Shortís Chocolate Wheat6.1%6/13/2016
Shortís Bellaire Brown7%6/13/2016
Insight In The Halls of the Sunken City Saison - Chapter VII7.8%6/13/2016
Against the Grain Commie Pekko6.8%6/13/2016


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JCB  (282) Durham, North Carolina | September 26, 2014
Fabulous place in nearly every way. Well situated in a now long-thriving 14th St. corridor, itís a spacious and well laid-out environment. Convivial but serious, the vibe was excellent too. We were waited on attentively but not overbearingly from the moment we arrived, and we had several employees making smart recommendations throughout the menu. Food was extremely good, and the beer selection phenomenal. Prices a bit scandalous in places, but what can you do? World class.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk  (337) Washington D.C., Washington DC | September 3, 2014
Finally hit up the downstairs section, and the food was great. Service amazing as usual, and the tap list is the same as upstairs, so not sure what more needs to be said. Good to get a seat on the patio as well, and the food selection down here is better than upstairs - if you are hungry itís worth coming down here. Great place to eat and drink all your favourite beers.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
tia  (162) Sandston, Virginia | August 3, 2014
Very nice ambiance for evening dining. Modern wood and metal with "floating" lights and real candles. Service was excellent on our visit and our server really seemed to know her stuff and actually enjoy beer. The food was not as good as we hoped- the brat burger was bland and the mussel flat bread flavors were out of balance. Pricey. Nice for a date or taking non-beer people out for dinner while you get to enjoy a cold one (or a "correct temperature" one).
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138  (341) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
Somewhat dim restaurant downstairs connected to ChurchKey upstairs. Same great draft and bottle list as ChurchKey. Mostly table service with reservations and some walk-ins. Been a few times and have enjoyed the food. Did the CBC 2013 Beer Week dinner which was fun and well organized. Good food, more upscale than ChurchKey. Service is decent to good. Nice spot for a special occasion or date night.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
sonnycheeba  (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | April 13, 2014
After countless trips upstairs to Churchkey, I finally made it to Birch & Barley. Place certainly has an upscale, rustic vibe but I was very happy that we would seat our group after we had just finished a race and were in running clothes. Service and food were fantastic. Certainly a more diverse menu than upstairs and the extra choices were great. Beer selection was unsurprisingly awesome and offered plenty of diversity. My only problem with the place is the prices. You certainly get quality, but I do feel that things tend to be a tad overpriced. Nonetheless, I great place to go.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
KUEric  (124) Scottsdale, Arizona | March 3, 2014
For beer and restaurant it doesnít get much better than this. For just restaurant it gets a lot better just outside the door in most any direction. My main concern here is value, and as far as dinner/meals are concerned it isnít there. Service, beer, all things beer people care about, this is the place for an expense account dinner when in the nations capital if you are trying to get some beer as well.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jdb288  (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 7, 2013
Great beer selection - hands down the best in the area. Crowded bar up top or nicer restaurant below. Itís a bit of a free-for-all finding a table during busy times but itís worth the wait. Service is hit or miss but that can also be attributed to the sheer volume of people in the bar. Iíll stop each time Iím back - itís that good.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
The restaurant downstairs of Churchkey was actually more pleasant than Churchkey itself for us traveling as a couple. Beautiful setup with the massive organ reminders, beautiful walls and copper colours, exquisite lighting. The service was very professional and courteous. I was hoping for a little more on the food side though. We loved our homemade charcuterie plate as an appetizer, but I followed with a risotto that was abusively salty and close to unplalatable. The beer list though, is incredible, one of the best I have ever seen. Out of the 50+ taps, there were probably 30 that I felt like drinking right there, on the spot. Most of the beers Iíd never tried before. Plenty of rarities including rare one-offs from obscure breweries like Trois Dames and the tmave specialni from Kout of all things. Extraordinary selection really and the bottle list is also jammed with rarities. I try to order one that seemed especially appetizing though and they were out of it. I did not try another and donít know whether thatís a frequent occurrence. Prices were relatively steep, but not out of ground with DCís high standards.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (854) Sunnyvale, California | June 12, 2013
I still canít figure out why this is a separate entry. Same beer selection as upstairs, better food menu, more sit-downy. Great place to take the missus for dinner.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
weihenweizen  (355) Charleston Area, West Virginia | June 7, 2013| Updated May 22, 2014
Been several times. We took the metro to McPherson Square and then walked the rest of the way, you know you have reached the place because there are tables on the side walk and a big garage door that is open on the front of the building. I have also driven here and had to park five blocks away, take the metro if possible. The place is dimly lit and has modern decor. The food is good, I had the braut burger with fries and on another time the braised goat and potatoes. The tap selection is excellent, 50 beer taps. The first time I went I was not offered a bottle menu. I like that they offer samples. The prices for food and beer are expensive, but high quality. The complementary bread is excellent, however the spinach salad was way over priced. Beer knowledge varies between employees. Overall the food is very good, and they do have really good beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Munkky  (50) , Denmark | April 30, 2013
This is a fantastic bar, a must visit in DC. the tap selection is impressing and their bottle selection is crazy - enjoy

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