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 (53) | 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 Cuvée des Jacobins Presige6.6%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
De Dolle Oerbier9%1/30/2017
Fantôme de Noël10%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
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
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/2/2016
Crooked Stave Surette Reserva Prunus Persica7%12/2/2016
Le Trou du Diable L’Impératrice (Fût de Bourbon Américain)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 P’tit 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
Bell’s 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


100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer  (148) 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.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rejtable  (225) 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
RABinCO  (101) Colorado Springs, Colorado | June 9, 2013
Arrived at CK as soon as they opened on a recent Saturday. Seated with a great window view and waited on nearly hand and foot (though to the point that it was almost too much). I’ll keep it short: this hits near perfect in all respects. huge, varied selection. great selection of simple comfort foods that give more of a bar vibe than a fancy restaurant (go downstairs to B&B for that). Great experience. Even my fiancee who isn’t a beer nerd/wasn’t drinking had a good time.
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
KPD  (238) Michigan | May 25, 2013
Early Friday night place had folks standing before 6:30, so it does fill up. Had several flights of tasters to survey the tap list which I told the waiter was a work of art. 5 cask ales, Swiss sour beers, local DC beers, Mikkeller, on and on. Really a thing if beauty. Waiter was friendly and knew beer. Food was ok, wings, brat burger, did the job. Finished our visit with a Kolsch served in correct glassware - perfect.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
theisti  (826) Kansas | May 16, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited right after dinner on a Tuesday with Travlr. Brand spanking new look, located upstairs from Birch and Barley. Room length bar to the right, bar tables to the left, small area of couches and chill out spots in the back. For whatever reason, I had always imagined this place as a small basement bar, it is neither of those things. Both the tap list and bottle selection here are world class. I appreciated that sample (4 oz) sizes were available for all tap beers. The service was great, super friendly and knowledgeable. It helped that Travlr seemed to be a bit of a none quantity here. I had a really great time here, and it will certainly be a must hit when I am back in DC. Thanks for meeting me out, Gene.

94 = ★★★★½ (World class)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | April 8, 2013
CK is the hot place in town. Just always stupid crowded even early Monday evenings. What!? Come here on Friday or Saturday night and you can forget about it. It is insanely packed. OMG. But if you know a few people and are polite, you can get your drinks very quickly no matter the crowd. Selection is so big it’s a little terrifying. But if you really dig deep into the bottle list- its extensive but most of the beers are expensive and mediocre. This is a place that could really throw it’s weight around to get better beers like Port/LA, FFF, Surly, New Glarus, RR, Struise, De Molen. Sadly, almost all the exclusive beers are exclusive for a reason: they suck. There is a huge emphasis on Italian craft beers, which are mad expensive and usually suck. Food is insanely good, but you pay for it.

**UPDATE** I’ve warmed to this place over the past year for a number of reasons. One, though they don’t have happy hour like Paradiso, you can always get tasters of what’s on tap for a pretty good deal. Usually around $3. Two, they have kept the same staff for a long time. I’ve made friends with a lot of them and it’s nice to know someone behind the bar when it gets mad crowded, which is almost always the case. Three, they do clean their tap lines meticulously and staff labors all day doing this detailed necessity. Four, they have been throwing their new found fame around to get lots of exclusive beers. Now Struise and De Molen is quite common and even Cantillon is doing an event here. I’m very proud to have CK as a sort of local bar and think the staff is top notch. Without a doubt, the premier beer bar in DC if lacking the homey, relaxed atmosphere of Paradiso.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jdb288  (98) Wake Forest , North Carolina | March 19, 2013
A must-visit if you are in the DC area. Great selection of draft and bottles. We preferred to try the 4 oz. pours ($4 ea) and sampled all kinds of great beers. Reasonably priced for such a varied selection. Good food but the focus here, for me, was the beer. I’ll be going back soon.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
b727trijet  (533) Isleworth, England | March 4, 2013| Updated July 18, 2013
Fantastic choice including 4 cask ales, 2 imported. All bar one of the beers were of good quality (though I don’t think the exception was the pubs fault). A fantastic beer emporium, a must for any beer lover.
96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
MaltOne  (9) Wisconsin | February 28, 2013
I try to get there whenever I’m in DC. This last trip I got there. I wanted to learn about a particulat style of beer so I asked the waitress to bring me an selection of 4oz pours that would be instructive of the style. She did a supurb job. I love the place for not just for the 4oz pours, but that they pour them willingly. I learn so much every time I go. The food is a little eccentric, but all prepared extremely well. And yes, timing is everything, people do know about this place and it can get crowded.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | February 15, 2013
Show up early. If this place was ever a secret, then that time has passed. CBS was doing a story while i was there and took up half the space, which is large, but fills up rapidly. Among the best tap and bottle lists in the country, and I’ve been around. Great staff that keeps the place feeling like it belongs to a neighborhood instead of a corporation. Outstanding!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
sonnycheeba  (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | January 28, 2013
Fantastic beer bar in downtown DC. Bar is upstairs above a amazing restaurant. Low light, loft-style place with an extremely long bar and some booths and couches. Tap selection is always top-notch. Even with the frequent tap-takeover events, there are more than enough additional taps for other beers. The large binder documenting the bottle selections is daunting. Each bottle is stored in one of many fridges, each set to the proper temperature. Prices can be a little high, but they often have beers or events that you won’t find anywhere else in the area. Great food offerings that pair nicely with the diverse beer selection.

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