ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 168 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: solidfunk (13) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout5.5%11/16/2017
Fantôme Pissenlit8%11/15/2017
Anderson Valley Barrel Aged GT Gose6.5%11/15/2017
Magnify Peak of Ripeness6.7%11/15/2017
Aslin Sorbet6.5%11/15/2017
Commonwealth Big Papi8%11/15/2017
Commonwealth Papi Chulo6.5%11/15/2017
Ocelot Marmalade Skies5.7%11/15/2017
J. Wakefield Dip IPA0%11/15/2017
Aslin Theta-d5.4%11/11/2017
Aslin Dunley Place8%11/11/2017
Aslin Master of Oranges8.4%11/11/2017
Aslin Laser Raptors8.3%11/11/2017
Põhjala Öö Cassis10.5%10/16/2017
Fort Barcelona Common Beer5.2%10/13/2017
Diamondback As Told by Jinju6.5%10/13/2017
Aslin / Burgeon Too Soon?11.6%10/13/2017
RAR 10 Layers7.2%10/10/2017
Birds Fly South 1320 Hampton Ave7.5%10/10/2017
Holy Mountain Witchfinder5.5%9/25/2017
American Solera Solera Skins Blackberry5.6%9/25/2017
Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack4.4%9/25/2017
Holy Mountain Bitter Peace6%9/25/2017
Holy Mountain Demonteller5%9/25/2017
Koutský 12° Kvasnicový Světlý Ležák 5%9/25/2017
Koutský 10° Kvasnicové Světlé Výčepní4%9/25/2017
Right Proper SongLines4.6%9/18/2017
3 Stars Cognitive Dissonance (Raspberry)3.6%9/18/2017
Right Proper Astral Weeks4.4%9/18/2017
The Veil Snozzwired 4.4%9/18/2017
RAR Bottom Feeder4.4%9/18/2017
Union Craft Old Pro Tee Time - Peach4.2%9/18/2017
Union Craft Old Pro - Blood Orange & Pomegranate4.2%9/18/2017
Port City Franconian Kellerbier5.1%9/18/2017
Right Proper / DC Brewers Solidarity Brett IPA 20170%9/6/2017
Hellbender Angel Face6.5%8/25/2017
DC Brau Deep Cuts Volume 16.8%8/25/2017
Bluejacket / Cloudwater Twilights3.5%8/25/2017
3 Stars Peppercorn Saison (Orange Peel)6.5%8/25/2017
District ChopHouse Oatmeal Stout (Coffee)6.6%8/25/2017
3 Stars / Interboro D is for Diamond 4%8/25/2017
Atlas Brew Works Solar Farm0%8/25/2017
Atlas Brew Works Rowdy (Bourbon Oak Chips)6.2%8/25/2017
3 Stars Jabberwocky Superfly8.3%8/25/2017
3 Stars Technicolor Life8%8/25/2017
Bluejacket Transistor15%8/25/2017
3 Stars Trouble in Paradise6.5%8/24/2017
Cigar City / Struise Absolutely Okay12.9%8/21/2017
Burning Sky Gaston6%8/21/2017
Cigar City Argumentum ad Populum13.7%8/21/2017
Cigar City Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout11%8/21/2017
Founders DKML14.2%8/21/2017
Sierra Nevada / Boulevard Terra Incognita (Batch 3)9.8%8/11/2017
The Veil Future Hypothetical Girlfriend8%8/11/2017
Burley Oak Dankscape6%8/11/2017
Dogfish Head Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout17%8/11/2017
Gänstaller Bräu Affumicator9.6%8/11/2017
Kent Falls This Isn't Even My Final Form6.2%8/11/2017
Council Béatitude: Raspberry Tart Saison4.5%8/11/2017
Council Béatitude: Pineapple Tart Saison3.8%8/11/2017
Ocelot Wandering Soul6.5%8/11/2017
Stillwater The Cloud7%8/4/2017
Ocelot Monkey on a Train6.8%8/4/2017
Singlecut Use the NME (Double Dry Hopped) 7.6%8/4/2017
The Veil Dusty Roadz5.2%8/4/2017
Timmermans Oude Kriek5.5%8/3/2017
Council Béatitude: Cherry Tart Saison4.5%8/3/2017
Bluejacket Everyday People7.3%8/3/2017
Diamondback Dirty Vegas6.5%8/3/2017
Triple Crossing Fourth Wall6%8/3/2017
Triple Crossing Clever Girl (Double Dry Hopped)6%8/3/2017
Bell's Two Hearted Ale7%6/23/2017
Revolution SmOAKed 8.2%6/23/2017
Stone Liberty Station The Lupulin Loop: Calypso7.7%6/4/2017
Hardywood Rum Barrel GBS10.6%6/4/2017
Lost Abbey Red Poppy Ale5%6/4/2017
Crux Cast Out (formerly Outcast) IPA7.6%6/1/2017
The Veil Sitdwn6%6/1/2017
The Veil BHUMBL8%6/1/2017
Bruery Terreux Frucht - Yumberry4.7%6/1/2017
Bruery Terreux Griffon Bruxellois (2017)5.5%6/1/2017
Firestone Walker Helldorado13.2%5/29/2017
The Veil Broz Broz Day Day4.8%5/21/2017
The Veil Sleeping Forever - Vanilla12%5/21/2017
The Veil Never Never Forever Forever5.1%5/21/2017
Commonwealth Mano Del Puma4.8%5/7/2017
Ocelot / J. Wakefield Here Kitty Kitty12%5/7/2017
Bell's Planet Series: Mars - The Bringer Of War10.1%5/7/2017
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%5/6/2017
Great Raft Old Mad Joy - Bourbon Barrel Aged w/ Vietnamese Cinnamon & Coffee10%5/6/2017
Triple Crossing / The Answer Real Recognize Real8%5/6/2017
Black Tooth 1516 Imperial IPA9.5%5/6/2017
Black Tooth 1314 Bourbon Very Strong Ale9%5/6/2017
Commonwealth Fugue State8%4/27/2017
The Veil Circle of Wolves10.8%4/13/2017
Lawson's Finest Equinox IPA6.5%4/13/2017
Lawson's Finest Idaho 7 IPA6.3%4/13/2017
Foam Brewers Ghost5.9%4/13/2017
Lawson's Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged11%4/13/2017
Lawson's Finest Fayston Maple Imperial Stout - Coffee10%4/13/2017


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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
argo0  (277) Washington DC | January 3, 2013
ChurchKey is my go-to place. Lots of great taps, a constant cycling of great new beers to try, an attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, and good (if expensive) food available.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Drink4Satan  (29) Washington, Washington DC | April 4, 2011
I defy you to find a more kick-ass, hardcore geeky, sexy beer bar. Just looking at the 5 beer engines and 50 taps gave me a boner. The staff are all incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about rare, tasty brews. Annddd, if you show an above average knowledge of beer, or you’re in the industry, they will most likely hook it up! They are helpful and non-condescending and are more than willing to hook it up with sample after sample. The amount of vintages and hard-to-find one-offs and are astounding. The bar stools are among the most comfortable I’ve come across. I could go here every weekend and never get bored of the selection, as there are so many beers I’ve never had and more than a few I’ve never heard of. The serving temps are always perfect and each beer is served in the proper glassware, every time! The food upstairs in the Churchkey section (informal) is mostly simple classics done right with local and fresh ingredients . The eggplant Parmesan pannini I ordered was flawless. There is an intimate lounge area with deep and low pin-cushion day beds great for pimpin’! There really is nothing negative to say about this place. It’s everything I could have hoped for. Going back next weekend fer sher!!!
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rejtable  (267) Ontario | June 10, 2013
Best pub I’ve ever been. Incredible selection, great service. Option for 4 oz pours. Great vibe inside. Would die to have this as my local.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer  (153) Louisville, Kentucky | June 11, 2013| Updated June 14, 2013
Churchkey is in a low-lit (but not obnoxiously so) room stretching back quite a way. On the left are tables, many with "church key" light fixtures. The details here are well thought out, without a doubt. Service for my visit was Max, who was friendly, knowledgeable and prompt, even putting up with my many eccentricities with much patience. Selection of fifty drafts, not a one seemed phoned in, but thoughtful; there’s authentic cask ale here as well. The binder of over 500 bottled beers is outstanding. Food was all very good; well executed gastropub fare, much of it produced in-house (my fig and prosciutto flatbread was very tasty, and my wife’s fettuccine was easily the best we’d experienced). Everything was priced fairly; the 4 oz. pours really give a nice value to those who want to keep their bill (and alcohol intake) low. I wouldn’t change a thing, thanks Travlr for joining me and my family here for a meal! NOTES: Took the Metro there (stop: Red Line, Farragut North), but still had a sizable walk up to Rhode Island Ave. and onto 14th. In the rain. May I recommend a cab for this spot? My family of three rode back to Woodley Park for less than the price of MetroRail. Still, if I were a single man, I’d probably just hoof it, too.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
devman171  (164) Annapolis , Maryland | May 1, 2014
So lucky to work a short drive from here! Limited street parking and opening at 4 on weekdays are my only gripes! Amazing bar with world class beers, Events, and staff!
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
EMESER  (2) Glasgow, Scotland | July 12, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
bartzluke  (14) Oklahoma | May 4, 2015
May 4th, 2015. Monday at about 5 pm. Hands down the best beer bar I have ever been to. Hours after leaving, I am still in awe. The draft list was two pages, organized not only by style, but also by flavors notes and other characteristics. Their bottle list was at least nineteen pages. Both the bottle and draft lists had a bunch of rare and hard-to-find beers. Cheap 4-oz pours of anything on tap, starting from $2. The staff was friendly and even gave me one 4-oz pour on the house. The place seemed to have plenty of business, but wasn’t too crowded. The server was also present when I wanted to order more beers. One of my favorite parts of the bar was a series of six or seven shelves with a few hundred incredible beers aging. This place is simply amazing.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Markzilla  (10) , Russia | May 24, 2015
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
RoyceH  (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | September 19, 2010
This place is simply outstanding. After a few days of traipsing around DC looking for somewhere decent to drink, that knows craft brewing isn’t a token tap of Sam Adams, I was put on to this place by chriso. We ventured out to this place about 8pm in a Saturday night, which was a bit of a mistake, because it was rammed. Birch and Barley downstairs, Church Key upstairs. Went upstairs first, and it was standing room only, and even that was a push. A friend wanted to eat, and upstairs, although it does food, wasn’t really the right atmosphere to eat. The atmosphere generally is good, trendy feel, which is a breath of fresh air to the scene, but I can’t emphasize how busy it was. We booked a table downstairs (25 min wait) and took a few beers from the upstairs bar. Excellent selection, 30 kegs and casks, some really excellent rates, obscure stuff, rare finds, everything you could ask for. Bottle selection now runs to over 550. Samplers available of everything on tap for $1-5 roughly. Staff all very knowledgeable. Went downstairs for food, excellent menu, not unreasonable for a trendy DC place. Service top-notch, staff very knowledgeable, beer director came round and had a good long chat, very personalized service. All taps available downstairs too, along with bottles on request. Food is refined, and was fantastic. Best to visit earlier in the evening, but if you’re close to DC, this is an absolute must. Blown away.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
hannont  (7) Portland, Oregon | May 27, 2010
This was the last place I hit on a recent trip to DC. I unquestionably saved the best for last. The draft list and bottle list were beyond exceptional, in fact , I think this may be the best beer bar in the US. As a point of reference, I’ve been to Monks, Eulogy, Brouwers, Uber, Brickskellar, Gingerman, Toronado etc. Our bartender, Jason (I think) provided perfect and I mean perfect service. He was always there with water and was always right there when we were ready to order our next beer. I liked how the beer lists were organized by flavor characteristics. Don’t miss this place if you are in DC.

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