ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 163 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: jc1762 (25) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
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
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 Petite Sour (Raspberry)5.5%1/30/2017
Crooked Stave L’Brett d’Or7%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
Tröegs Impending Descent9.1%1/30/2017
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite6.5%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


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin  (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2011| Updated June 16, 2012
Love the upstairs vibe here, makes being there feel like an event, the cushioned booths are unique for a beer bar, and the huge window adds brightness. That said, the backless stools are a pain in the ass, the sparse decor lacks character, and the lighting can be blindingly low by mid-afternoon on a Saturday. The selection is of course awesome, probably best events within 150 miles. Pizza is really good too. Prices are high especially for nice bottles. Service is hit or miss, and several times I’ve been asked to close out early for tips or money issues. I like it for the events, but even living closer, it wouldn’t be my regular.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
gyllenbock  (323) Stockholm, Sweden | October 25, 2011
Visited on a couple of evenings in October 2011. What a phenomenal place! Modern atmosphere with a large bar. So many good beers that it was almost laughable. The bartenders were busy, but most of them still took some time to talk to us Swedish guys, one of them even gave a couple of beers on the house because we were so far away guests. What a nice gesture. The prices were low, at least for a visitor from Sweden. The best beers that I tried during my visit were Voodoo Big Black Voodoo Daddy and Old Schoolhouse Imperial Stout. The only little minus was the high noise level. But on the other hand, when people are happy it tends to be like that. The location was excellent, just a couple of minutes from our Hotel, The Westin Washington DC. Without a doubt one of the best places I have visited. I really look forward to return to this amazing place in the future.
50
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
OldStyleCubFan  (15) Raleigh, North Carolina | October 13, 2011
Amazing bar..one of the best you will find in the us......amazingy
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987  (104) Arizona | October 8, 2011
Alright best beer selection and stock I’ve ever seen. Pricey though. Did see some whales but the cost reflected that. Anyways outstanding on tap selection, would love to be closer and frequent more often
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drinktomymood  (16) Virginia | October 1, 2011
Love the decor, its spaciousness, the long bar, the selection is amazing, but a little out of my price range in some instances. I don’t mind paying for a great beer but sometime they get a little crazy, but sometimes that is what happens when you stock a crazy amount of rare bottles. Would recommend to any beer enthusiast.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
stouby  (113) Holbæk, Denmark | September 20, 2011
Visited 19/8 2011. Fantastic place with 2 gigantic rows of taps. Exciting selection of beers. Good personnel. Prices acceptable. Nice atmosphere. Well visited.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign  (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 21, 2011
This review is just for ChurchKey - I did not eat in the Birch & Barley downstairs. ChurchKey is the bar above Birch & Barley and is full of great craftbeer in a modern / red setting with lots of tables and a long bar. It gets very crowded - so get there early. The tap list is very diverse and the best part is they pour 4 oz or full glasses of each - great to try a lot of different beers in one evening. The food menu is fairly limited but the quality is outstanding. Ask to see the bottle list - which is a really think book full of bottles from everywhere - thanks to DC’s lax beer laws, beers don’t need to come through a distributor - so they’ve got stuff from AleSmith, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Captain Lawrence, Ithaca, Cascade, etc, etc.... the selection is amazing... and the prices are generally fair until you get to the reserve list. One of my favorite places to visit when in DC.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (842) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 5, 2011
We hung out in the bar portion upstairs. I didn’t care that much for the ambience. It was very angular and post-modern and the crowd was 90% 30 and under who apparently enjoy shouting over loud music. The food was flavorful but a bit overcooked. They also had a bit too much fried stuff in my opinion. We visited on a Sunday before the holiday and they had way few staff for the number of people there so the service was a bit dodgy. The beer experience was fantastic. They had over 50 beers on tap, including 5 on cask, and over 500 bottled beers. The best part was that you could have 4oz. pours of anything on draft so you could sample a lot of different things at a reasonable cost. They had a bunch of craft European stuff that would be hard to find elsewhere. I do echo those that wish they had more local craft stuff but what they have is amazing. Will definitely go back, just not at night.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
magsinva  (154) Virginia | July 4, 2011
The Good: With 50+ beers on tab and 555 (according to the bottle menu) in bottles, the selection is awesome. I stuck to the 4 oz pours and my average price/pour was under $4. The bad: we went on a Sunday night and they were definitely understaffed. The music was a little too loud and the crowd was kind of younger than what you typically see with places that serve quality craft beer. I will definitely be going back, but probably in the afternoon when it isn’t trying to be a club.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen  (412) Charleston Area, West Virginia | July 3, 2011| Updated June 9, 2013
While waiting to be seated for dinner we were encouraged to go up stairs to the bar. Refer to Birch and Barley rating for other details. The place is dimly lit with modern decor. The tap selection is excellent, 50 beer taps. The place was busy, but not crazy (Thursday night). I tried to get the attention of several bar tenders with no luck. Finally a guy who was actually a waiter said he would get me a sample I asked for. He said he wasn’t supposed to do this, but he would do this as a favor, come on really. Our buzzer went off and I told him not to bother.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Beerona97  (114) Washington | June 20, 2011| Updated February 1, 2012
This place is fucking awesome. I came here by myself because no one else wanted to go and I didn’t really give a rats ass since I knew it would be great anyway. The workers know their stuff, the 4oz pour is gold since it allowed me to try 16 different beers. When I was here, they didn’t have some stuff I wanted that I had seen on the menu the few days before, but they did have all 19 (or whatever it is) Mikkeller Single Hop Series beers. All the customers I talked to were as beer geeky as I am, one was a BA member another was the son of one of the Shelton Bros. It was like an impromptu tasting because the other customers and I were frequently splitting beers. Really nice place and atmosphere. I would move to DC for this bar if I could. I don’t give perfect scored to beers, but this place is perfect and I have no problem giving it a 100. Some others were complaining about service, I had exceptional service, I also got there about 30 minutes after they opened so maybe that helped. The guys working there were knowledgeable and when I had a question they didn’t know the answer to, they went and printed out a fact sheet and gave it to me. The bottle list was insane. This is the kind of place you could go to, then go to again 3 days later and 80% of the tap list is different.

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