Capitol City Brewing Company
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 43 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mechamifune:
3.48/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Much like heartland brewing in manhattan, this place comes across as a crowded, touristy type brew pub. Unlike heartland though, the prices were at least not borderline insulting.
The food and service here were both actially pretty good, among the better in those categories among all the brewpubs i've been to. The ambiance, despite being touristy, was at least pleasant if not indistinct and somewhat mundane. But again, its a large, tourist oriented microbrewery, so that is to be somewhat expected.
The main problem i ran into was the beer. I tried three beers on tap, and all had a distinctivly unpleasant aftertaste to them. I'm not enough of a beer expert to correctly identify what the taste was exactly, but it was the same for all of them, and came across as very unnatural relative to the taste of the beer.
That aside, the beers gave a sense of being of relatively high quality, but the aftertaste killed off anything positive i derived from them.
Based on the other reviews here, it would seem like this might have been an isolated experience, so i wouldn't let it curtail your visiting here. If i'm staying in the downtown dc area again i'll give it another shot.
01-30-2009 22:17:09 | More by mechamifune
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3.06/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75 | $$
Visited last week while visiting for the holidays. I was pumped to see a brewpub so close to my hotel
My visit was pretty late on a weeknight, so the bar was only about half-full. The atmosphere is pretty generic and open - nothing offensive, but bland. Lots of space occupied by booths and tables surrounding a large oval-shaped bar. TVs at the bar, tuned to hockey
Service was extremely prompt, and they worked together which I always appreciate. They had 4 standard beers and a seasonal - I ordered a sampler, which included the standards. My first beer was the kölsch, which was awful. The pale was decent but the other two were forgettable. With the beer being so meh, I decided to skip the seasonal. Nothing on the menu was very adventurous, all pretty approachable styles.
Prices were ok, though in the end I don't think I really feel he need to come back. Just an underwhelming "brewpub" overall.
12-30-2013 01:32:29 | More by jophish17
3.7/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Sitting there now, first stop on my way to Churchkey. We lucked into happy hour, $3.50 beers they brew themselves. The porter and white IPA were on point. Great app specials during happy hour in a town that is usually quite expensive. Very nice touch... three massive soft pretzels with horseradish dipping sauce, free. Everyone drinking gets those, enough to fill you up alone. We had two beers, nachos and the pretzels for $13. Gr8 joint to stop and fuel up prior to hitting the bigger brew destinations.
05-23-2013 22:25:16 | More by Mantooth
Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, DC
83 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.