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Capitol City Brewing Company

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Capitol City Brewing CompanyCapitol City Brewing Company
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47 Reviews
Reviews: 47
Visits: 74
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
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Cask: 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: 47 | Visits: 74
Reviews by Bierguy5:
Photo of Bierguy5
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Large bar area to the right when you walk in, surrounded by some tables. Other seating to the left, and looked like some upstairs. Nice environment.

We sat down at the bar for lunch, and a couple beers. Our bartender was very nice, and prompt. They had about 6 or so beers on tap at the time. They had their usual offerings, plus Fuel, a wheat, and a Belgian Golden. Pretty good selection. Our consensus out of the 3 beers we tried was that they were all pretty good. Nothing mind blowing, but all solid.

Food was good. We both had seared ahi salads. Good portions, and not overly priced. Pints were reasonable.

This was a very enjoyable stop. (647 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Emersonio
3.45/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of MUTINY
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

This place is always fun. (25 characters)

Photo of DbbC
3.31/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of lorenwhite7
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chris_Baumgart
2.53/5  rDev -30.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Good food. Good beer. Service left something to be desired. (59 characters)

Photo of KWolf
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
2.84/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

3/10/15 - Good food, great free pretzels, service hit or miss (sometimes excellent, sometimes poor - depends on the luck of the draw). Crowded during happy hour, folks file out afterward. Beer isn’t very good. (211 characters)

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.58/5  rDev +26.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had beers here before and after the Marine Corp Marathon, awesome place to get pretty decent brews. Service was a little slow but not a reason not to try this place out. They had a great pumpkin beer. (200 characters)

Photo of DavidSomers
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of LADaveBN
3.28/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Busy place with decent beers and good food. Was really too crowded to enjoy but I liked it. (91 characters)

Photo of kevintaraross
2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of misternebbie
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%

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. (1,020 characters)

Photo of Shootpassbeerme
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of freimuth
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of coldriver
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

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... (719 characters)

Photo of BarleyHunter
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, DC
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.