ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 161 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: Travlr (40) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
Fyne Ales Vital Spark4.4%2/12/2017
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 Cuvťe des Jacobins Presige6.6%1/30/2017
Birrificio del Ducato Ottobre7%1/30/2017
Crooked Stave LíBrett díOr7%1/30/2017
Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Raspberry)5.5%1/30/2017
De Dolle Oerbier9%1/30/2017
FantŰme de NoŽl10%1/30/2017
Oxbow Saison Noel9%1/30/2017
Off Color Growl8.5%1/30/2017
Blaugies La Moneuse Speciale NoŽl8%1/30/2017
De la Senne Winter Mess8.5%1/30/2017
FantŰme Vertignasse5%1/30/2017
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux9.5%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 KŲlsch4.8%1/30/2017
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock9%1/30/2017
BrÝnhŽr Drink Me Alive! Lager Ale Brew Blend5.5%1/30/2017
Deschutes The Abyss11%1/30/2017
Evil Twin / Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break10.5%1/30/2017
TrŲegs Impending Descent9.1%1/30/2017
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite6.5%1/30/2017
Evolution Craft Lucky 7 Porter5.8%1/30/2017
Bellís Hopslam10%1/30/2017
Stone Enjoy By IPA - Coffee & Chocolate9.4%1/30/2017
DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis IV8.5%1/30/2017
TrŲegs Nugget Nectar Ale7.5%1/30/2017
Bellís 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 Shilpiís Fíalt6%12/4/2016
Ocelot Schizophrenia5.1%12/4/2016
Freigeist Roggenfeld10.6%12/4/2016
Other Half / Monkish Blowiní 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
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/2/2016
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Prunus Persica7%12/2/2016
Le Trou du Diable LíImpťratrice (FŻt de Bourbon Amťricain)9%12/1/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Rare 201514.5%11/28/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel13.5%11/28/2016
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel14.2%11/28/2016
Goose Island Hombre Secreto Tropico9.1%11/25/2016
Singlecut MO Shuggie Soulbender IPA7.2%11/25/2016
Goose Island Hombre Secreto9%11/25/2016
Dunham Saison Rustique (Brett Drei)6%11/20/2016
Bluejacket Bone Machine11%11/20/2016
Urban Farm Hopped Cidah6.5%11/20/2016
Heavy Seas 20 Year Storm10%11/20/2016
Union Craft Miracle (Coffee)7.7%11/20/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Raspberry, Ginger)8.7%11/19/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Madeira Soaked Oak, Ginger, Orange)8.7%11/19/2016
Flying Dog The Truth Imperial IPA (Kaffir Lime Leaves, Cardamom, Ginger)8.7%11/19/2016
Bluejacket / Otter Creek Dominant Wavelength9.1%11/19/2016
Dieu du Ciel Le Pítit Blanc4.5%11/19/2016
Singlecut Barrel Aged Heavy Boots of Lead11%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 (Gin Infused Oak Chips, Lime Peel)8.7%11/13/2016
Wicked Weed Amorous7.09%11/1/2016
Crooked Stave Raspberry Origins7%11/1/2016
Crooked Stave Serenata Notturna Blueberry12%11/1/2016
Allagash Interlude9.5%11/1/2016
Blackberry Farm Cellar Reserve Brettanomyces Saison6.3%11/1/2016
Jester King / Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Space Waves5.6%11/1/2016
Off Color Space Tiger!7.8%11/1/2016
Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No. 1 Pumpkin Ale5.9%11/1/2016
Oxbow Moon Rocks4.5%11/1/2016
Hanssens Scarenbecca Kriek6%10/31/2016
Cascade The Vine8.85%10/31/2016
Cascade Elderberry8.1%10/31/2016
Singlecut Billy 18-Watt IPA5%10/31/2016
Goose Island Madame Rose6.5%10/31/2016
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock6.5%10/31/2016
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin8.5%10/28/2016
The Veil Lord Shredder6.1%10/28/2016
Anchorage Galaxy White IPA7%10/20/2016
Otter Creek Couch Surfer5.4%10/12/2016
Fair Winds Ghost of the Mariner Barrel Aged9.5%10/12/2016
Lonerider Pistols at Dawn9%10/12/2016
Bellís Special Double Cream Stout6.1%10/12/2016
The Veil Eternal Eternal Shredder Shredder 8.5%10/12/2016
The Veil $alt Lyf3 5.8%10/12/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 26 - Tectum et Elix5.5%10/11/2016
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 9 - Immitis9.87%10/11/2016


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  • 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
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  • 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 Iíve 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 donít 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) Holbśk, 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 DCís lax beer laws, beers donít need to come through a distributor - so theyíve 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  (818) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | July 5, 2011
We hung out in the bar portion upstairs. I didnít 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.
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  • 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 isnít 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  (374) 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 wasnít 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 didnít 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 didnít 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 donít 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 didnít 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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ben4321  (463) Hoboken, New Jersey | June 15, 2011
I finally made a visit to Churchkey! Iíve been meaning to go here since the place first opened up! Anyway, it lived up to my expectation. Excellent selection, great service, and rather good food as well. Iím very happy for all my DC bretheren that this place opened up. I only wish it had been around longer while I was living in the area. Iíve heard it gets packed, and I can see why, but I visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was just the perfect amount of crowded. The bartenders seem to really know there beer and where genuinely interested in chatting with the customers about it. All in all, just a quality beer drinking experience. I canít recomend this place highly enough.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (749) Denver, Colorado | June 4, 2011
Churchkey is a serious beer destination. I was blown away, not since discovering the Porter Bar have I seen a bar with this much attention to beer. The tap selection is very extensive with plenty of rarities and a smart, wide array of styles. Everything is available in a 4 oz snifter or in itís approprtiate glassware. Prices are in line with every other bar I went to in DC, that is to say, a little high. But thatís how the city is. Churchkey was absolutely packed but I still got great service. They know how to staff the place. I ate a flatbread with figs, prosciutto, port and I believe manchego. Fantastic dinner. I enjoyed everything about my visits here. This is a must stop in DC. Absolutely mandatory.

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