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Capitol City Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Capitol City Brewing CompanyCapitol City Brewing Company
BA SCORE
81
good

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.81%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1100 New York Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20005-3934
United States
phone: (202) 628-2222

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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +15.4%

This was a pretty cool place. Myself, my wife, in-laws and brother in law went there after spending the entire day in DC doing touristy things all day for a late dinner. The place has a cool modern/urban upper class look to it. Since it was fairly late we got seated right away. Everything got to us pretty quick when we ordered too. My wife and I split wings and a sampler of 5 of the beers. The beers weren't bad, but I really liked the Prohibition Porter and the Red Waves Amber Ale, both good. There were a couple more beers you could pick from too, but that's all we had. The food was very good, we both really liked the wings and we each got a burger too. The burgers were really good, but I found them a bit pricey. The Burgers were like 12 bucks and I sub sweet potato fries for regular fries which put it up to 13. I know it seems pretty picky, especially since they were really good, but I kind of have an unwritten rule that a burger meal shouldn't eclipse 10 bucks. I get it though, it's in the middle of the city, they can get away with it. They make some decent beer too, so all in all I liked the place and would go back if I were to visit the city again.

07-10-2009 02:30:06 | More by AndyAvalanche
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kevintaraross

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

09-01-2014 22:41:08 | More by kevintaraross
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misternebbie

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43%

08-29-2014 00:54:56 | More by misternebbie
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%

There are a lot of good places to grab a beer in DC, so I would not call this place a must-hit stop. But if you're in the area, particularly around happy hour, come in to try one of their brews.

I had the kolsch and found it pretty average. It wasn't bad, just didn't have anything notable about it. In general, this is a tough style to make good and interesting, but if you're used to a tame beer, dislike hops, and/or just want something light and easy-drinking, this is the beer for you.

Now, the doppelbock I had here. That brew was a gem. It was much more memorable and was very much a good representation of the style. It was a big beer, thick, malty, sweet and heavy on bread-like flavors. It was a meal in a glass as any good doppelbock should be. The serious beer drinker should ask for this if it's available.

I didn't try the food here, but I wasn't keen to, as this place resembles a chain restaurant or generic Irish pub. This place is less for the beer geek and more for the hard-slamming beer drinker.

08-17-2014 20:09:17 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Shootpassbeerme

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -14.5%

08-02-2014 00:52:17 | More by Shootpassbeerme
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freimuth


2/5  rDev -43%

07-23-2014 03:17:03 | More by freimuth
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coldriver

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -3.7%

I previously visited Capital City back in 2008 when I was first getting into craft beer and thought the place was great at that time. I've come along way since then and I must say my June 2014 visit was a disappointment. The beers are basic and bland and it's same with the food. Atmosphere was not that beer-centric vibe that most of us crave, rather it was dominated by tourists and young political types drinking cocktails after work. I asked our waiter if I could get a flight and he stared at me blankly. I patiently explained what a flight was and he finally said, "Oh, you mean a sampler." When I mentioned that "flight" is a very common beer term he said he wasn't interested in beer so he really didn't know...

07-01-2014 04:09:29 | More by coldriver
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BarleyHunter

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-28-2014 04:18:45 | More by BarleyHunter
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4/5  rDev +14%

06-19-2014 23:04:51 | More by Sound_Explorer
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mkf629

Kansas

3/5  rDev -14.5%

06-14-2014 18:41:41 | More by mkf629
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Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, DC
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.