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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Brewery & RestaurantGordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
BEER AVG
3.58/5
Based on:
30 Beers
2,899 Ratings
Place Score: 84
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

900 F St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20004-1404
United States
phone: (202) 783-5454

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Reviews by scoobybrew:
Photo of 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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of misternebbie
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of afbatman83
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Great food and drinks..nuff said

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3.64/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I visited this place during a trip to DC with my family for a vacation. On a particularly hot day, after visiting the Spy Museum, we stopped in here for a brew and sodas for the kids. The location, in a hotel, is convenient, and there was a small happy hour crowd watching the World Cup. The ceilings are high, and large windows give it an open feeling. Brew tanks are located in the back, far from the bar. The service was great: prompt, knowledgeable, and attentive. I had a marzen, which was well-made and tasty. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of betterbitter
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.

Photo of mdfb79
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.

Photo of jsprain1
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.

Photo of CuriousMonk
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.

Photo of brewman63
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.

Photo of jfmorey
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Photo of beer2day
4/5  rDev +9%
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!

Photo of ryannaman
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Ok, I decided to take my parents to lunch after a day of walking around the capitol. I decided to see if the beer and the food ad Gordon Biersch was anything to rave about... and to my dissapointment it is not even close to being good. The only bright spot of the experience was the server. I am sorry I forget her name and she probably doesn't work there since it is a couple years later. But she was so on point explaining the beers and offered her expertise on some food pairings WOW!!

Have to say the place was pretty interestingly set up and the service was amazing. Food and Beer... was just OK.

Photo of hmarebel02
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Gordon Biersche is pretty standard anywhere you go. This brewery is situated all over the country, so the there really isn't much variety between the different bars. They are good however at creating solid beers. I've never tasted any funk here, but I've never been overly impressed either. They do make a good marzen. I believe all of the styles that they offer are lagers.

This particular place in Chinatown is always packed. The service is kind of sub-standard, but this mostly because its always so busy. Its a common place to meet up with DC area colleagues and office parties. Food is pretty standard. Its pricey.

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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Washington, DC
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