Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 2,466
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 46 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by scoobybrew:
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
The wife and I stopped in at Gordon Biersch (DC) on our recent vacation. We had been to the new location in Kansas City a few months ago and were so impressed with this chain that we had to check this location out while doing the touristy thing. The place is set in a large, high ceiling, lobby-like area of an older, but very well kept building that adjoins the Marriott hotel. The beer was, as expected, outstanding and well done. Our waiter was new to the place and seemingly new to craft beer as well, but was young and trying. I didn't cut him off when he was describing the beers as, not only was I not going to be rude, but I suppose you have to start somewhere right? The food wasn't as good as what we had in KC, but perhaps this was just the selection, as it wasn't really bad either - just kind of average in the flavor department. We would stop here again if in the area. Also, if planning a trip, it's right across from the International Spy Museum - which I highly recommend.
06-23-2008 12:46:40 | More by scoobybrew
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3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
3.78/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been here a few times now. It's a pretty large restaurant with a bar area to the right when you walk in.
Atmosphere is pretty good; they get a lot of Capitals and Wizards fans before and after games as it is only a block from the Verizon Center, and there is no dress code, so it is pretty laid back and casual.
Service has always been good and their food is probably the best thing about the place. They offer entrees ranging in price from $12-40, and have things ranging from burgers and sandwiches to Mexican food, seafood, and steaks.
Most importantly, onto the beer. They normally have 6 beers on tap, all brewed on location. Every time I go it seems that they have a pilsener, a marzen, a schwarzbier, a hefeweizen, and 2 others. While none of their beers are outstanding, they are all pretty solid, and I found the marzen and schwarzbier both pretty good.
Overall I would say it is a good restaurant with above average food. The beer is solid and the spices and location are great; I'd definitely go back.
10-24-2011 19:14:15 | More by mdfb79
3.59/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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 -18.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2 | $$$
This is situated downtown - quite a busy place with either tourists (through the week) or employees surrounded by the building (during the week). This place is usually quiet over the weekends. Very large, contemporary, and industrious building. This used to be a bank so this adds to the character/ambience. Staff are ok and a bit standoffish. Food is too "bistro/contemporary" for me, so I don't usually order here except for beers. GB serves up the usual suspects in regard to beer that's commonly found everywhere. The dunkel and marzen are quite good. I am partial to their Oktoberfest only if I happen to be at the brewpub. Like DuClaw, this place is a bit gimmicky. Just IMO.
02-24-2011 18:22:10 | More by CuriousMonk
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
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
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Washington, DC
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.