Visited with some friend for lunch on vacation. I am the only beer geek in the group so it was nice that this place has amazing food to keep my wife and friend busy while I ogled the list. The waitress was a little curt, but hell it wasnít a big deal. She made some suggestions, but didnít know what the cask on tap was or if they still had some. I ended up trying a stout and the Southrn Tier IPA on tap. Both were great and served in appropriate glasses. Nice change from what i am used to in Arkansas.
Probably my favorite beer bar in DC. My value number is so high because of their insane Tuesday/Wednesday half off all taps happy hour. You wonít find that anywhere else in the city. Great beers, rare beers, great staff, great location. Love love love this place.
great great place...like the G town location They have awesome drafts that constantly rotate and a killer bottle selection which takes advantage of DCís kickass import laws. In a year you will get stuff from just about every top tier brewery here, regardless of geography. This place is a little better cause itís easier to get there, plus they have the best bartender in the city. I always get great service there.
This was my first meal in DC and I was very impressed. It was also my first introduction to DCís insane beer prices. A 750 here runs $30 and up quickly, so we stuck with the draft list. That said, our waiter was awesome, helpful, and responsive. The drafts were properly served and delicious. Not mentioned on the menu, it is possible to get half pours of their beers. On top of the good beer service, the food was incredible. We had an amazing salad and a really solid four cheese pizza, with crust how I like it. This will be a perennial stop in DC from now on.
This place, while a total clusterfuck, is outstanding. Amazing service, amicable hostesses and enthusiastic, knowledgeable bartenders. While there, I was able to try the Oaked Cellar Door and Oaked Stateside Saison. ReAle Xtra was on draft and SUPER fresh! Simple Malt Impy Stout was bomb. And the pizza....holy tits it was spectacular. Ordered a Quatro Formage with anchovies and mushrooms. Never had anchovies so fresh. Freshness is key here. Raging Bitch was on cask (and it needs to be!). The bartender was the man!!! Dude was actually the guitarist for Magrudergrind. Couldnít believe it. Greg, the beer directer here, goes to lengths to put together an outstanding, tasteful, selective list that never fails to impress even the geekiest of geeks. GO THERE!
Really amazing pizza of traditional and modern styles and a comfortable restaurant though way too crowded bar area. Surprisingly, the bar tender was quick and engaging despite the rows of people. The list isnít huge but itís very well chosen and filled with relative rarities on both draft and bottle. For a restaurant I would go endlessly. Just for beer, only on off times.
What an awesome place! Good pizza, but more importantly a great bottle list and a decent tap list. A pleasant way to spend an evening in DC. Waitstaff is pleasant and reasonably knowledgable, ambiance is lively and fun. Some of the prices were a bit high, while others compared to the bottle price at a liquor store in California. All were cheaper than at Birch and Barley
My regular watering hole. Near the Dupont Circle North metro exit. Small, cramped restaurant. Selection is very good, about 10 rotating taps and they usually have 1-2 of each style. Usually more European stuff than the Georgetown location Very nice, if not pricey, bottle list as well. Happy hours on Tuesday/Wednesday from 5-7PM with half priced drafts, which is an excellent deal. Staff is among the friendliest and I often find myself chatting with the bartender when service is slow. Pizza and Apps are good as well although I would say I go for the beer and the pizza is an afterthought.