The Black Squirrel

Mayor: Travlr (6) | Taps: 34 | Bottles: 70
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Beers At The Black Squirrel

NameABVEntered
The Veil Crucial Crucial Aunt Aunt8.4%10/19/2016
Nebraska Wick for Brains6.1%10/19/2016
Mustang Sally Coffee Vanilla Porter6.1%10/19/2016
Rough Draft Grapefruit Weekday IPA4.8%9/25/2016
Oskar Blues Hotbox Coffee Porter6.5%9/25/2016
The Veil Boss Man8.7%9/25/2016
Three Notchíd Hydraulion Red5.3%9/25/2016
Sehkraft Hopriculous9%9/25/2016
The Veil That Part8.5%9/25/2016
Strangeways Must Be Nice. White Wine Sour4.5%9/25/2016
Roy Pitz Sour Hound5%9/25/2016
Strangeways Virginia Stingo10%9/25/2016
Strangeways Beyond The Ouija7%9/25/2016
BadWolf Mango IPA7.5%9/25/2016
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Blueberry Short Weisse5.2%9/11/2016
No-Li Jet Star Imperial IPA8.1%5/3/2016
Rogue Cold Brew IPA6.9%5/3/2016
Victory Blackboard Series #2 Dry-Hopped Brett Pils5.5%5/3/2016
Denizens Sex Panther7.4%4/16/2016
Devils Backbone / Thunder Road Double Pacific Ale8.4%4/16/2016
Charm City Mango Comapeno6.9%4/16/2016
Roy Pitz Ludwigs Revenge 5%4/16/2016
Devils Backbone / Surly Risen8.4%3/31/2016
Bold Rock India Pressed Apple4.7%3/31/2016
Moonlight Meadery How Do You Like Them Apples13.3%3/31/2016
Devils Backbone / NoDa Session IPL3.8%3/31/2016
Smuttynose Smuttlabs Nůtt7.3%3/31/2016
Elysian Hawaiian Sunburn5.3%3/31/2016
Uinta Crooked Line Port Oí Call9.4%2/17/2016
Mad Fox The Ambassador (2015- )5.7%2/17/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Tropical Stout6%2/17/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Smoked Belgian Stout8.5%2/17/2016
Denizens Cool Breeze4.5%2/17/2016
New Belgium Lips of Faith - Blackberry Barleywine10%1/10/2016
Oliver Creator/Destroyer6%1/8/2016
Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose4.2%1/7/2016


62
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (693) Minneapolis, Minnesota | March 8, 2014
I only visited the upstairs bar. Really anonymous ambiance. The crowd seemed pretty typical for the Adams Morgan area. Beers on tap numbered about 20. Decent selection, but nothing was available that you canít buy elsewhere. I had a Nugget Nectar and found it to be in decent condition. The bartender was a bit of a cow. She wasnít in a great mood and was lazily underfilling every beer she poured. Her attitude miraculously improved as she was preparing my bill. The value was in line with other places in DC (itís expensive). Overall, I have no desire to return.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Lebier  (8) Washington DC | December 27, 2013
60
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
JamesAllon  (100) , Norway | December 7, 2013
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
AdamBeer1  (18) Florida | October 8, 2013
Visited on a Monday night to watch football while in town for work and I was the only customer on a slow night. The bartender was really friendly and seemed knowledgeable. I found this place by using this website and some of the other reviews seem a little harsh. Was reasonably priced and I would definitely go back. They had a better selection then I expected and I think it would be fun to see this place on a busy night.
56
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
mansquito  (120) Nueva York, New York | September 28, 2012
Went here on a Friday night and it was relatively full of that generic DC white people crowd. The tap-list was passable, but I was hardly excited by it. I mostly just had a couple of DIPAs I have not had yet. The music they played was terrible ("Call me Maybe"), and the awful dance moves of the DC denizens made my feel at best uncomfortable. I only spent my time in the basement in which the ambiance with the exception of the music was fine. However, there are plenty better places to go for beer in DC.
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
pras  (44) Maryland | June 11, 2012
Great food and great beer!
66
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429  (58) , Illinois | May 13, 2012
Went to the main-level bar yesterday for a beer after a tour of the Belgian embassy for the EU Open House. Needed a beer after they pushed us through the embassy and we were stuck with Stella rather than the hoped-for Orval. Walls are red on one side and brick on the other with black wooden tables. Interesting posters on the wall. A few TVs on the wall an plenty more by the bar. Seemed to be a pretty chill place. Service was good. The bartender knew a decent amount and wasnít too pushy, and was quick with drinks and always noticed when we were running dry. The selection decent but nothing outstanding. Probably around 20 drafts and the same number of bottles. Not an extensive bottle list like other places in the area, and many of the drafts were pretty standard selections. Didnít have any food. Value was a bit pricey, even for the area. Priced above Churchkey and Paradiso, which is crazy. A nice experience, though I donít think Iíd come back very often unless Iím in need of a beer in Adams Morgan.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer  (35) Indiana | February 29, 2012
One of the larger bars in Adams Morgan, especially with the recent expansion downstairs. 50+ draft lines, primarily stuff youíll find around town but all at one location and a decent bottle list. Sometimes they get in a few oddities. Ambiance is nice and usually quiet, especially in comparison with the rest of the neighborhood. Bartenders are friendly but not talkative. I have not tried the food. Overall a nice spot, and they regularly update their draft list online. Prices are comparable to PP or Churchkey, maybe a dollar lower.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jcos  (63) Maryland | December 5, 2011
The Black Squirrel is a three level place - although the bottom "street level" is not directly connected to the top two levels(and so you cannot bring beers in between each, as they would have to go outside). Ate dinner on the mid level, food was better than expected. Decent draft list. The real deal is the basement, with about 20 drafts, some mid level beer geek stuff, a few super geek stuff, but all good choices. Easily the best draft list in Adamís Morgan, I look forward to returning.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Drink4Satan  (29) Washington, Washington DC | August 21, 2011
Three floors each with a different atmosphere make this a fun night spot, but not necessarily a good beer bar. For one, it suffers from DC price-gouging. The bouncers are douchey. Extremely. Proper glassware is not given. Most everything seems to come in a shaker. The tap list always has the standard stuff thatís going around, even though the beers are good, thereís never anything uncommon and interesting unless thereís a specific brewery-sponsored event. Decent crowd though, and definitely a heaven of chillness and decency within the scummy admo scene, up there with Bourbon and Pharmacy Bar, but definitely better than those two bars as far as beer selection is concerned. The staff that knows whatís up are always friendly and helpful and usually hook it up if they know you know whatís up. Still, some of the staff isnít too familiar with what theyíre pouring, and that is not characteristic of a stellar beer bar. Iíve also had the occasional 10oz pour on beers that could at least have a 12oz pour. No signs of tap-line contamination, so they must be good with their tap-system sanitation. Havenít had any food yet, so I cannot comment there. The basement is my fave here.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | May 25, 2011
A pretty decent place that gets a few of the same oddities that come in and out of Churchkey and Pizzeria Paradiso- probably the same distributors. Black Squirrel is right in the ass crack of Adamís Morgan, which is the Bourbon St of DC. Thursday-Saturday night 9pm-4am this place is a riotous shit show. Black Squirrel can pride itself in being probably the only bar in Adamís Morgan during these nights that does not go bat shit crazy with hundreds of drunk people dancing all over the place. Black Squirrel can be given props just for being a "safe haven" from all the vomit and arrests going on outside. With that said, Black Squirrel just expanded so there is now a nice basement with huge bar and about 10 or so taps that are pretty good. All American crafts for the most part with rarities that have shown up in the past like Goose Island Dominique, Firestone Walker Abacus. Quite impressive. Prices are pretty high, but no different than Churchkey or Pizzeria Paradiso (on non happy hour night). This is not really the place I would recommend over Paradiso or Churchkey, but if you are in the area while it is crazy going out night, stop in here to not get killed slash have some pretty special beers.

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