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Capitol City Brewing Company

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Capitol City Brewing CompanyCapitol City Brewing Company
BA SCORE
82
good

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
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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ckeegan04

Texas

4.08/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

07-30-2009 23:06:37 | More by ckeegan04
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%

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 -15.5%

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


2/5  rDev -43.7%

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

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -4.8%

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 -15.5%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

06-14-2014 18:41:41 | More by mkf629
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paulish

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-20-2014 20:47:55 | More by paulish
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speedvagen

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-14-2014 13:36:10 | More by speedvagen
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Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, DC
82 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.