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Capitol City Brewing Company

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Capitol City Brewing CompanyCapitol City Brewing Company
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70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: n/a
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[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 70 | Reviews: 49
Photo of lorenwhite7
3.61/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Chris_Baumgart
2.53/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Good food. Good beer. Service left something to be desired.

Photo of KWolf
3.86/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
2.84/5  rDev -19.1%
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.

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.58/5  rDev +30.5%
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.

Photo of DavidSomers
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of LADaveBN
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of misternebbie
2/5  rDev -43%

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.

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of freimuth
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of coldriver
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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...

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of mkf629
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of speedvagen
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Storning
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Plissken
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Golden32
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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Capitol City Brewing Company in Washington, DC
81 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.