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Capitol City Brewing Company

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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 ckeegan04:
Photo of ckeegan04
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%

Dropped in on a Friday night while in town for a quick guys weekend with some old college friends. The place was very crowded but we managed to snag a couple of seats at the bar. Kind of a weird art-deco/modern mix for style. Couple of TV's around with sports on. Bartender quickly greeted us and took our order. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and he also gave me a sample of their RIS when I asked what 'Fuel' was on the menu. All the other beers were listed as 'Kolsch', 'Pale Ale', etc so I was interested.

Had the Kolsch and Pale Ale over dinner and I was very impressed. Neither were knock your socks off amazing but they were both certainly very good beers. There were also a few others around who you could tell were into beer and the bartender was chatting it up with them as well.

I had a burger and it was certianly passable. Nothing great, but still above average for bar food.

Prices were a touch high compared to what I am used to, but certainly within reason for a place in the heart of DC.

ckeegan04, Jul 30, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of kevintaraross
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

kevintaraross, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of misternebbie
2/5  rDev -43%

misternebbie, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of ONovoMexicano
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.

ONovoMexicano, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Shootpassbeerme
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Shootpassbeerme, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of freimuth
2/5  rDev -43%

freimuth, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of coldriver
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...

coldriver, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of BarleyHunter
3/5  rDev -14.5%

BarleyHunter, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +14%

Sound_Explorer, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of mkf629
3/5  rDev -14.5%

mkf629, Jun 14, 2014
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Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, DC
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.