ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 167 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: solidfunk (12) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
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
Commonwealth Big Papi8%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
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


88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin  (5) Northfield, Minnesota | January 16, 2012
ChurchKey, my home two blocks from home. Great tap list, great bottle list, and I’ve made quite a few friends there. The edibles and potables can be expensive, but you can always get a small pour or, if you ask nicely, a free taste.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
csaso  (172) Missouri | December 18, 2011
In the upstairs Churchkey part. Amazing selection of draft and bottled beer - local, micro and high end import. Limited food menu, but looks pretty good. Good luck finding a place to park, though, when you come!
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
TURDFERGUSON  (154) Durham, North Carolina | November 23, 2011
Wish I could have spent some more time here. Excellent service and menu, both food and beer. I was a little overwhelmed. Always am, when I visit the big city bars! Fantastic draft and bottle selection. I’ll be back for sure. I was a hungover the day I visited with GT2, biggurlpanties, and travlr but it was still a kickass time.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
illinismitty  (279) Nashville, Tennessee | November 19, 2011
I finally found some time to hit this place after several recommendations. I only visited Churchkey upstairs. Ambiance is sort of like a contemporary lounge, if that makes any sense. For starters, let me say that the selection is GREAT. I really had a hard time selecting beers to try because there were so many. Rarities pop in from time to time, and I was lucky enough to have Struise Pannepot Reserva on tap on my visit. Most draft beers are served with the option of a 4 oz or 12 ounce serving. You end up paying more, but the upside is that you get to try more beers - I REALLY like that. Another great thing about this place is that most of the beers are served close to their proper serving temp - no ales served at pale lager temperatures. They have quite an elaborate system for their lines and refridgeration, which shows that they care about the beer. I ordered wings and they were about average (I am not a fan of breaded wings). They gave us a free flatbread pizza, which was a little better. Food is typical bar food with a twist. Bartenders were very nice and service was good. Two things I will warn you beer travelers about. One- beers are a little pricey, especially in the bottle ( ie -$27 for SN Life and Limb). It gets very crowded after 6pm every night, and I am told weekends are even worse. So if you can get there between 4-5pm, you should have no problem finding a seat. Definitely check this place out. One of the better beer bars in the US.
86
  • 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  (347) 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.
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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
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
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  • 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  (118) 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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