Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant
Ratings: 54 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
2.6/5 rDev -29.2%
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.
04-20-2009 23:24:28 | More by hmarebel02
2.83/5 rDev -22.9%
Located in an old bank. Just a couple blocks from the Verizon Center (or whatever it's called nowadays) on F Street. Interior is
very ornate as you would expect for a turn of century bank with marble pillars and ornate plaster ceiling. I wasn't as impressed with
rest of my experience.Though in defense of the servers the place was packed with a post hockey game crowd on a Saturday night
so the slowness was understandable. Had two different beers a specialty and a pilsner which while not bad tastinging were very
average/nondescript. Someone in my party had a $9.00 shot which
was about one finger and very skimpy. Appetizers were OK but pricey which again I guess should be expected for something in the center of D.C. Overall I wasn't too impressed & it didn't do much to dispell my view of chain brewpubs.
10-22-2007 19:18:32 | More by fermobot2000
2.93/5 rDev -20.2%
This first Godon Biersch I have been to. A large dining room, and a large wraparound bar make this a very crowd-firendly establishment. Quick service despite the crowd. The beers seemed to have many of the trappings of a chain brewpub, all middle of the road varieties (but all German beers, which was commendable, despite the fact there were no bigger or different beers). Prices were a little high, but they did serve their lagers in large glasses, but I have seen worse. Food looked like average chain brewpub stuff. Loud but not smokey. I would gamble that this place doesn't stray to much from others in the chain, be that good or bad.
04-09-2006 12:44:52 | More by TastyTaste
3/5 rDev -18.3%
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
District of Columbia
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
Went to this place last night.. was anxious to compare it to the DC Chophouse and Capitol City Brewing Company. Was impressed with the high ceilings, and the feeling of grandure that they impart on the restaurant as a whole. I also liked the spacial, somewhat "flat" layout. From any vantage point in the place, you can see the bar and the other tables, etc.
The food was good.. various orrferings of typical American fare - though I think the place is German technically. I wasn't terribly impressed with the beer however. I tried a sampler of the four different kinds they had, and had a hard time picking one that I really liked to have with dinner. I went with the Hefeweizen, but the decision was relative. All the other beers had a bit of a "dirty" taste to them. Seems like they may not use the best ingredients, or maybe the beer isn't all that fresh. Might go there again, but I prefer the Chophouse or Cap City.
11-14-2006 02:57:56 | More by alysmith4
3.1/5 rDev -15.5%
The place was packed. We were fortunate to get a high top table for the happy hour specials.
The inside was of an old back, marble columns, high ceilings and etching were impressive.
Beer selection was not too impressive in my opinion. I had the seasonal Maibock. Quite good .
Service was a bit sketchy, changing waitresses and making us "cash out" was a pain in the you know what.
Food was fair.
Not a bad place to visit. Average in my opinion.
I would have liked to see more selection of ales at the avail....but it was a fine second stop on the DC pub crawl.
04-16-2008 00:36:11 | More by dmamiano
3.2/5 rDev -12.8%
An ex-bank with nice ceilings and pillars,good amount of sunshine from large windows, maybe physically the nicest of this chain I have seen. Decent though not adventerous beer.Last day for Jason the brewer who is Charlottseville bound to do his own thing. The shwartzbier was the clear winner, the pilsner and kolsch OK. Very decent service and pleasant environment for a city because of tourism. More adventerous beer in other places, client directed.A place to go to kill some time between meetings and traffic clearing.
06-27-2008 20:46:49 | More by Sammy
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Washington, DC
84 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.