ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 168 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: solidfunk (13) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Beers At ChurchKey

NameABVEntered
Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout5.5%11/16/2017
Fantôme Pissenlit8%11/15/2017
Anderson Valley Barrel Aged GT Gose6.5%11/15/2017
Magnify Peak of Ripeness6.7%11/15/2017
Aslin Sorbet6.5%11/15/2017
Commonwealth Big Papi8%11/15/2017
Commonwealth Papi Chulo6.5%11/15/2017
Ocelot Marmalade Skies5.7%11/15/2017
J. Wakefield Dip IPA0%11/15/2017
Aslin Theta-d5.4%11/11/2017
Aslin Dunley Place8%11/11/2017
Aslin Master of Oranges8.4%11/11/2017
Aslin Laser Raptors8.3%11/11/2017
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
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


86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ  (100) San Diego, California | August 12, 2013
Interesting setup on second floor. Seems small when you first walk in, but it was packed with people in the back too. Really good selection of beers, including locals one offs. Expensive, but that’s to be expected. The bartender was nice and fast, even with so many people. Well worth a visit.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
drowland  (286) Georgia | August 8, 2013
Awesome place! Was here several times during CBC. Awesome selection, especially during the event, and a stellar bottle list. I never ordered any food, so I didn’t rate it. I nibbled on an appetizer here and there and they were tasty. Bartenders seemed knowledgeable. Prices seemed high to me, but I’m not from the big city. Probably on par or good for DC. A definite stop if you’re in DC.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Terminus  (367) St. Louis, Missouri | August 3, 2013
Damn this place is amazing! Beer selection is the best in DC hands down. Bartenders are very friendly and knowledgeable and are very generous with the free samples. very low lit dim shotgun style bar that can be somewhat crowded at times however, the scenery in there is very nice! Prices are a bit high however. its DC and they are moderate for the market. Met some cool folks here that i plan on staying in touch with. One of the top 5 beer bars i have been to!
96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
altonbrownd  (341) Chevy Chase, Maryland | July 19, 2013
Visited again recently. Spent parts of the last 3 days here while attending a conference in DC. Wow! Their tap list changes daily, the staff are very attent, knowledgeable. The food is good. The beer list is amazing and the overall vibe very positive and pro craft. What a place. Upgraded my score to 96 from 92.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jackl  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | July 19, 2013
Dark, cavernous place located above Birch & Barley. I visited right after opening and had the run of the place to myself. Maybe 60 beers were available on tap. A sour tap takeover had taken place the previous day, so I was all too happy to mop up what was left. Diverse options from the likes of Evil Twin, Freigeist, and Boulevard were available. The bottle list was similarly huge, varied. I splurged on a bottle of Maine Lunch and was thrilled to discover it was less than 2 weeks old. The bar staff were excellent. Both of the guys who served me were knowledgeable and quick to offer free samples. The prices weren’t cheap, but not unreasonable. Overall, I look forward to my next visit. Churchkey offers a world class experience.
86
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | July 18, 2013
This bar of the highest repute did not seem all that big when we first stepped in, but upon further study, lots of people can fit in here. At the front and rear, sofas offer a different seating alternatives and so does the very long bar from which you can see the very knowledgeable staff at work. Our barman was very friendly and knowledgeable though he recognized his limits when asked a particularly rare bottle offering that he ended up not finding. Still, the extremely large bottle list is almost futile considering the extraordinary tap list. I don’t know whether my visit was representative, but this felt like a visit at Gingerman NYC and one on an especially good night as more than half of the menu I would not have minded seeing in my glass. Truly very impressive selection, possibly among the best of the world. I was not particularly fond of the atmosphere though, it felt very loud and not a particularly pretty venue, yet loaded with young professionals on a Friday evening.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (681) Parsippany, New Jersey | July 9, 2013
Visited Churchkey over the 4th of July weekend. It was a welcome respite from sightseeing & walking around DC in the very hot weather. We ate outside actually as part of the downstairs restaurant called Birch & Barley (owned by the same people). All beers are available in both the bar (Churchkey) & the restaurant. Since we had a member of our party under 21 we were forced to eat at the restaurant (i.e. not admitted up into the bar...even though they serve food...crazy DC liquor law). The bar food is more casual & the restaurant more high end in a gastropub kind of way. At the end of the day we had no complaints as all 500 bottles, 50 drafts, and 5 casks are available in both sections of the establishment. Two of us started with twin flights of all 9 Ales & moved on from there. Temperatures are divided into 3 levels...glasses are correct too. The experience is amazing...the food great. To make sure I could review this properly I visited the bar upstairs before leaving. I will be back!
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ContemplateBeer  (153) 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
rejtable  (267) 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  (103) 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  (254) 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.

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