Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 31
Beer Ratings: 2,389
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mdfb79:
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been here a few times now. It's a pretty large restaurant with a bar area to the right when you walk in.
Atmosphere is pretty good; they get a lot of Capitals and Wizards fans before and after games as it is only a block from the Verizon Center, and there is no dress code, so it is pretty laid back and casual.
Service has always been good and their food is probably the best thing about the place. They offer entrees ranging in price from $12-40, and have things ranging from burgers and sandwiches to Mexican food, seafood, and steaks.
Most importantly, onto the beer. They normally have 6 beers on tap, all brewed on location. Every time I go it seems that they have a pilsener, a marzen, a schwarzbier, a hefeweizen, and 2 others. While none of their beers are outstanding, they are all pretty solid, and I found the marzen and schwarzbier both pretty good.
Overall I would say it is a good restaurant with above average food. The beer is solid and the spices and location are great; I'd definitely go back.
10-24-2011 19:14:15 | More by mdfb79
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3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I stumbled on this location when I was staying at a hotel next door in DC. We got in fast, the service was very good. The food was fine and the beer selection was good. I tried the Blonde Bock and the Marzen - preferred the latter. Overall a good experience and I'd go back while in DC.
07-31-2013 17:19:54 | More by betterbitter
3.59/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
A- It's in a pretty cool building near a lot of the action, so it's a pretty good place to grab a beer and watch people. They also have a couple televisions. Relatively large with lots of natural light at the bar.
Q- Beer was served cold, but not too cold, and was generally good.
Ser- The service is decent, but has never struck me as above average. A little bit slow, but not egregiously so.
Sel- It's pretty cool to see Americans brew traditional German styles. That being said, they only have about 5 or 6 taps. Good beer, but not much to choose from.
It's a bit spendy all things considered, but given it's D.C., it was only a little offputting.
06-17-2011 13:44:30 | More by jsprain1
3/5 rDev -18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2 | $$$
This is situated downtown - quite a busy place with either tourists (through the week) or employees surrounded by the building (during the week). This place is usually quiet over the weekends. Very large, contemporary, and industrious building. This used to be a bank so this adds to the character/ambience. Staff are ok and a bit standoffish. Food is too "bistro/contemporary" for me, so I don't usually order here except for beers. GB serves up the usual suspects in regard to beer that's commonly found everywhere. The dunkel and marzen are quite good. I am partial to their Oktoberfest only if I happen to be at the brewpub. Like DuClaw, this place is a bit gimmicky. Just IMO.
02-24-2011 18:22:10 | More by CuriousMonk
3.43/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in on our way walking back to our hotel from the ChopHouse Brewery last May. had I known we were stopping here I would have left room for the garlic fries - an absolute must for any first-time GB patron. I was a little disappointed in their beer selection. They only had a golden, hefeweizen, Marzen and a seasonal (which escapes me right now) on tap. The hefeweizen was good but not great. The restaurant looks interesting - set in an old bank building. Stop in if you're in the neighborhood.
06-09-2010 15:36:51 | More by brewman63
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
In a country where the majority of adults DO NOT LIKE BEER based upon the popularity of tasteless mass-produced swill; GB can be given praise for carving out a niche for itself serving a reliably better than average selection of real beer in comfortable, well-designed establishments.
However this is not a place to seek anything exceptional or unusual.
The service is always prompt and friendly.
The food is quite good and reasonably priced, with a both solid mainstays and seasonal specials.
A native of DC, I have been to their downtown location many times over the years for lunch without disappointment.
05-18-2010 20:38:05 | More by jfmorey
4/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Stopped in on a frigid Sunday afternoon. Place was surprisingly packed, considering the time of day and weather. Across the block from the Spy Museum and very close to the Verizon Center.
Open, airy feel to the place. High ceilings and very bright inside. Steel brewing tanks very much on display inside the brewery section - always like that in a pub. Very upscale DC feel.
5 beers on tap. Nothing outstanding but all very solid performers. Winter Bock was very nice.
The servers really seem to hustle here. The place was packed and no one seemed to want or wait for anything. My glass stayed full and our order came out promplty.
Standard beer offerings for GB, but the Winter Bock was a nice surprise.
Food is sold with a varied menu, something for just about everyone from vegetarian to steak. Not as good as the Chophouse around the corner, but worth a stop. You can always just get garlic fries, a staple at any GB!
01-16-2010 02:48:11 | More by beer2day
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Washington, DC
85 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.