ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 162 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: Travlr (32) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
Black Tooth 1516 Imperial IPA9.5%4/13/2017
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
Foam Brewers Red Panda7%4/13/2017
Foam Brewers Built to Spill8%4/13/2017
Foam Brewers Galaxie 5009%4/13/2017
Lawson’s Finest Triple Sunshine IPA10.5%4/13/2017
DC Brau / Union Craft Yonder Cities6.7%4/12/2017
Other Half Hop Showers7.4%4/10/2017
Bissell Brothers Umbra 7.5%4/10/2017
Bissell Brothers Swish8%4/10/2017
Bissell Brothers Reciprocal7.3%4/10/2017
Bissell Brothers Bucolia Ale5.6%4/10/2017
Bissell Brothers Lux5.1%4/10/2017
Suarez Family Look No Further4.8%4/10/2017
Suarez Family Nimble5.2%4/10/2017
Suarez Family Qualify Pils5.5%4/10/2017
Suarez Family Palatine Pils5.2%4/10/2017
Suarez Family Big Night5.6%4/10/2017
Suarez Family Call to Mind5.4%4/10/2017
Dieu du Ciel Péché Termopilas9.1%4/7/2017
Hill Farmstead Edward 5.2%4/3/2017
Hill Farmstead Harlan6%4/3/2017
Hill Farmstead Susan6.2%4/3/2017
Le Trou du Diable Apocalypso6.5%3/24/2017
Bluejacket Turning Road7.6%3/24/2017
Ocelot Jacks & Jokers6.6%3/24/2017
Barracuda Choc Berryes10%3/24/2017
Fort Barracuda APA5.4%3/14/2017
Brewski Pango IPA5.9%3/12/2017
Burial / Cambridge The Root Of Our Addiction5.5%3/12/2017
Brewski Persikofeber6.5%3/12/2017
Dieu du Ciel Péché Mortel aux Pêches9.5%3/12/2017
Gänstaller Bräu Rauch Royal8.2%3/12/2017
Brew By Numbers 01/13 Saison - Mosaic5.8%3/12/2017
RAR Country Ride5.8%3/12/2017
Fyne Ales Maverick4.2%3/12/2017
Fyne Ales Vital Spark4.4%3/12/2017
Brewski Passionfeber7%3/12/2017
Ocelot Juvenile Success7.2%3/12/2017
Jolly Pumpkin Detroit Surf Co.4.8%3/12/2017
Burial Ceremonial Session IPA4%3/12/2017
Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 7%3/3/2017
Jolly Pumpkin Fuego del Otono (Autumn Fire)6.1%3/3/2017
The Veil Raindropz8%3/2/2017
Burial Gang of Blades8.2%2/12/2017
Ocelot / Meridian Pint Talking Backwards10.8%2/12/2017
Wicked Weed Freak Of Nature Double IPA8.5%2/12/2017
Spencer India Pale Ale7.2%2/6/2017
Vander Ghinste Cuvée des Jacobins Prestige7.6%1/30/2017
Birrificio del Ducato Ottobre7%1/30/2017
Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Or7%1/30/2017
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Raspberry)5.5%1/30/2017
Fantôme de Noël10%1/30/2017
De Dolle Oerbier9%1/30/2017
Oxbow Saison Noel9%1/30/2017
Off Color Growl8.5%1/30/2017
De la Senne Winter Mess8.5%1/30/2017
Blaugies La Moneuse Speciale Noël8%1/30/2017
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux9.5%1/30/2017
Fantôme Vertignasse5%1/30/2017
Ocelot Guilty!5.7%1/30/2017
Schlafly Pi Common5%1/30/2017
Nothhaft Rawetzer Premium Exportbier5.4%1/30/2017
Schlafly Kölsch4.8%1/30/2017
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock9%1/30/2017
Deschutes The Abyss11%1/30/2017
Brønhër Drink Me Alive! Lager Ale Brew Blend5.5%1/30/2017
Evil Twin / Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break10.5%1/30/2017
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite6.5%1/30/2017
Tröegs Impending Descent9.1%1/30/2017
Evolution Craft Lucky 7 Porter5.8%1/30/2017
Bell’s Hopslam10%1/30/2017
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Coffee & Chocolate9.4%1/30/2017
DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis IV8.5%1/30/2017
Tröegs Nugget Nectar Ale7.5%1/30/2017
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale7%1/30/2017
Alpine Beer Company Windows Up7%1/30/2017
Bluejacket Run Run Run6.5%1/30/2017
Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion Revolution No. 0045.9%1/30/2017
Burial Hawkbill5%1/30/2017
Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale10.2%1/30/2017
Ocelot Over Yonder6.5%1/30/2017
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer4.9%1/30/2017
Bluejacket People are People6%1/18/2017
Arizona Wilderness Peloncillo Porter5.6%1/18/2017
Arizona Wilderness Picacho Pecan Pie Brown Ale6.6%1/18/2017
Ocelot Fandango5.1%12/4/2016
Freigeist Abraxxxas Apple Lichtenhainer6%12/4/2016
Logsdon Shilpi’s F’alt6%12/4/2016
Ocelot Schizophrenia5.1%12/4/2016
Freigeist Roggenfeld10.6%12/4/2016
Other Half / Monkish Blowin’ Up the Spot10.2%12/2/2016
Other Half Veldrijden Love7.8%12/2/2016
Other Half Flowerzzz Farmhouse Ale6%12/2/2016
Other Half / Kent Falls Crazy Talk6.5%12/2/2016


92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN  (20) Virginia | September 8, 2012
The food is deese here but the real attraction is the selection and service for the beer. Also the details...the way the menu is broken down by style, the many pour size options. Awesome addition to the DC beer scene.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (929) Sunnyvale, California | September 4, 2012
OK, walking into this one was a bit of a gut clencher - would it live up to the considerable hype of ratebeerians everywhere? Unassuming front, walkt up a flight of stairs and there is an average bar and a small area for tables. Tap list was intriguing but not amazing. Bottle list was EXTENSIVE, but none of my wales were on it, and prices were about 50% higher (where there was overlap) with Pizzeria Paradiso down the street. They serve all of their taps as 4 oz taster pours which was nice. The bartenders were friendly, efficient and knowledgable, and the food, such that i tried, was pretty good. All in all a nice experience, just not the trancendental one I was expecting.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JulienHuxley  (405) Trois-Rivières, Quebec | August 21, 2012| Updated August 22, 2012
Came here on a Monday night to meet fellow ratebeerians Travlr and GT2. Spent the evening upstairs in the bar section. Beautiful interior. Nice long bar with comfortable seating, great selection on tap and tasty food. Prices were good for the stuff on tap, on the pricey side for bottles but the variety makes it definitely worth stopping by. A really good bar.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Bacterial  (126) Twin Cities, Minnesota | August 17, 2012
Awesome place - gets very crowded by about 6:30pm on a weekday. Small sizes and a massive beer list with frequent specials make it a tickers paradise!
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
luttonm  (244) Seattle, Washington | August 6, 2012
What a place! amazing tap list, well put together, comfortable room. Taster sizes of all the draft beers, which are constantly changing. Gorgeous spot, wish I could hang out here all the time, and a must visit if you’re in the District. And probably if you’re just in the States at all.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Huhzubendah  (35) Washington DC | July 26, 2012| Updated July 27, 2012
Let me start by saying that this is the preeminent beer bar in Washington, D.C. There are approximately 50 taps of high quality beer and 5 casks. Some great draft beers I have enjoyed here include Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout, Cantillon Fou’ Foune and St. Lamvinus, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, etc. The quality and rarity of the draft selection is simply unmatched. The service at the bar, like many establishments, really depends on your server. Some are better, friendlier, and more knowledgeable than others. When selecting a beer, you may choose from a full serving (8-16 oz. depending on the beer) or a 4 oz. sample size serving. This is extremely cool, especially when trying out a new beer, or when you’re in the mood to sample a few different brews without committing to an entire glass. The bar food is better than average. The top notch drafts will cost you around $13 or so, but then again, where else will you find these highly coveted brews on tap?
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
b3shine  (325) Indiana | July 10, 2012| Updated June 11, 2013
This place rocks. Good food and service, and an AWESOME selection of bottles and drafts. Truly a world-class beer bar!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mnoud  (28) Martinsburg, West Virginia | July 10, 2012
Visited on 2012.07.08 prior to heading to the Birchmere to see Zappa Plays Zappa. Time was 4PM on a Sunday so the downstairs (B&B) was not yet open and they were only offering Brunch menu upstairs. Ambience was fine. It was not very crowded when we were there. Booths are kind of quirky and hipster, but at the same time a little disfunctional. They are slightly high (and I am 6 feet tall) so your legs dangle and there is little to nothing to place them on. There is some form of shelf you eventually find with your feet to rest them on, but that is a bit awkward as well. The seating material is a bit slippery as well which makes that solid foothold more desirable. Food was pretty good, I had a brat burger as I recall. Biggest downside is the selection is not readily available. They give you a draft list, which obviously you would want. But if you’re interested in the obscure bottles, you have to ask. If your server isn’t sure, he has to look in "the book", and the book lists things by style. So if you aren’t sure exactly what they decided to characterize it as, you will be looking for awhile. Basically they need to make it more accessible and searchable format on the website (in a non-Flash format for Iphone preferably). Or an app. Not to be all hipster, "it needs an app" but it’s just too much information for the current practices and needs to be more accessible. Definitely a great place to try beers, and the atmosphere was good.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
TittiesAnd  (1) Reston, Virginia | June 18, 2012
From the ashes of the Brickskeller rises Churchkey. Although, the aformentioned Dupont haunt was a personal fave for it’s low key personality - the service was poor, food deplorable, and most frustratingly, the menu was always sold out. Churchkey, having no reputation to rely on, has built theirs on a premium location in the Midtown/14th and U district A formidable menu of AVAILABLE choices, and a hipper setting. Better food, better service, and a selection that actually exists. Go there. Drink, be merry. Then go to Saint-Ex or The Black Cat for the dancing your beer courage hath inspired.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Velkyal  (78) Gordonsville, Virginia | June 3, 2012
Have been a couple of times in the last few weeks due to work commitments taking me to DC. First time we went upstairs, second downstair. Excellent service, supreme selection (Timothy Taylor Landlord in bottles!!!) and a wonderful atmosphere, especially upstairs when sat at the bar. Bar staff were very knowledgeable, and treated they cask ales well. On the food front, the proscuitto and fig flat bread was divine, the brat burger is nice thought both the fries and the bun were a touch greasy. I will definitely be going whenever I am in DC, though the prices are a touch on the crazy side, but I guess that’s life in the city.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
pghbeerlover  (5) Pennsylvania | April 16, 2012
What a great place but be prepared to walk. After reading reviews on this site for a year i decided to look up a good beer bar while on business in dc. Great draft list and bottle selection but the prices are very high. It really makes me appreciate the face that I live in Pittsburgh and prices are so reasonable. When I entered the building it was very warm and welcoming. Continued to the upstairs part of the building which i guess is what they called the church key. I love food just as much as I love beer so I was supprised to see an all time childhood favorite tater tots. I didnt order them but did get the chicken enchelidas which were wonderful. I also tried a few too many drafts and was too full to try the honey stout ice cream sundae that looked so good. I will definately stop back on my next trip through dc and will save room for this sundae.

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