1337 14th St NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20005
bar  4.95/5.0 169 reviews
Mon-Thu 4PM-1AM; Fri 4PM-2AM; Sat 12PM-2AM; Sun 11:30AM-1AM

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Mayor: solidfunk (14) | Taps: 55 | Bottles: 500
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Birrificio Italiano Tipopils5.2%12/10/2017
Prairie Bomb! - Cinnamon Pecan13%12/7/2017
Aslin Johann and the Giant Peach9.4%12/7/2017
Prairie / Bluejacket Homemade Tots7%12/7/2017
Prairie Bomb! Deconstructed: Coffee13%12/7/2017
Prairie Coffee Noir11.5%12/7/2017
Prairie Prairie Noir11%12/7/2017
Prairie Pe-Kan11.5%12/7/2017
Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)11.7%12/1/2017
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 Jinji6.5%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 Hopped7.6%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

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen  (459) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
WingmanWillis  (1734) , England | December 15, 2017
Visited on 10th October 2017. Large, dark bar upstairs at Birch and Barley. The ambience is pretty good with a really nice, relaxed vibe to the place. It was busy but managed to get a table. Beer range is excellent with a great tap list and a really solid bottle list. Service was super friendly and helpful, prices good. Probably one of the nicest places we went to on this trip.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
mabel  (289) Toronto, Ontario | October 26, 2017
Visited on a Wednesday night in early March 2015. You can see all the pipes for the taps, it looks cool. Super loud and full of people! Fantastic beer list. We squeezed into a booth and ordered a drink to cap the night after Birch & Barley. Would return again. (4/8/13/NA/7/15) 80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Ysok02  (42) Mons, Belgium | August 22, 2017
Ce bar est un paradis caché au dessus du restaurant Birch & Barley. Un personnel super sympa et une incroyable sélection de bières au fut (une quarantaine) et en bouteilles (un bottin de téléphone). La carte des bière est d’une grande lisibilité. Et pour accompagner tout cela n’hésitez pas à goûter les os à moelle et aux oignons caramélisés. Le pied intégral !!!!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond  (32) KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, Sweden | July 8, 2017
A lot of people. A lot of beer to choose from. Drank a Founders KBS from 2011. Really pleased with it. Never try the food. Sports bar with TV was available. Nice and knowledgeable staff. Worth a visit if you are in Washington. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
jbruner  (311) Marietta, Georgia | June 4, 2017
It has a cool old world vibe that they cultivate, and the keg cooler with the chain crane is impressive to see. The bar has a bunch of church keys set into the stone top. Service was great, prompt, super knowledgeable, and as freindly as possible with the crowd. Selection is super impressive, how many places have The Alchemist and Cantillon next to Fonta Flora and Creature Comforts. It is the best in DC for a reason.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Stine  (257) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 1, 2017
The dimly lit bar, set in the back end of the sprawling narrow space, feels too dark in daytime when the sunlight filters in from the front. The keg room being above the bar in ladder-access loft is pretty cool and visually impressive. Fairly full on a mid-afternoon Saturday, and the way people are bustling around gives the impression that this is probably, at least functionally, somewhat of a volume operation.

This tap menu is probably the flagship of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, in size, scope and purpose; the imported specialties featured heavily at the Sovereign and top-flight American craft breweries are each given ample space here. The bottle list is also enormous, and though there may be issues with freshness in many cases, it is impressive; also impressive is how carefully demarcated the list is, not only according to styles but to flavor profiles within them.

The food menu offers many of the same items available at Birch and Barley, though often worded or presented differently on the menu - a confusing choice in my opinion. Service was a touch slow, and disconnected - another sign that Churchkey is too popular not to function as a volume bar/restaurant in some respects. Notwithstanding, in beer terms alone it is obviously a top-flight destination.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BeeLee  (35) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 24, 2017
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
grinchr  (1) Wurtsboro, New York | March 2, 2017
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
j12601  (578) Poughkeepsie, New York | February 18, 2017
Up a dark set of stairs into a slightly less dark second floor, but still so poorly lit that it took a while to be able to see well enough. (Maybe the slow service is intentional to allow your eyes time to adjust?) The bar is crowded on a Saturday in the middle of February at about 5 or 6 PM. I manage to grab one of the lone bar seats and begin the waiting game. I get passed over by 3 separate people behind the bar before a fourth (the barback) pours me a water and brings me a menu. But he can’t serve anything, so the waiting game continues. I wait for about ten minutes, as a new couple who comes in after me and sits down next to me gets served right away. I finally get in an order for a couple of 4oz pours and a $16 personal pizza (more later). That is a nice thing in regards to their sizable beer list, they do offer smaller pours, albeit it mostly in the $1/oz range. I get my beers, and not too long after my $16 pizza that serves one. It’s doughy and slightly undercooked. This is a disappointment. The beers are fine, and eventually after some flagging, I get a few more pours. Service was very lacking, and I’d go a good chunk of time with no attention from the three bartenders, then one would see to me, and the other two would quickly follow. Seems like there could be a better way of organizing that, perhaps a section of the bar each instead of all of them basically making the rounds through the place. I’m glad I went, but if that’s what the hype is all about, I’m certainly in no hurry to get back. Prices are high, service was lacking, food was poor.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut  (348) Saint Johns, Florida | December 7, 2016
pretty intimate place upstairs from Birch & Barley. Decent tap list and a huge bottle list. Service was good but prices were insane DC high. overall decent.

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