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Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown

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Pizzeria Paradiso - GeorgetownPizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown

113 Ratings
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3282 M St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20007-3624
United States
phone: (202) 337-1245

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Place added by: thorcheston on 01-27-2006

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Reviews by BeerSox:
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4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Birreria Paradiso is actually the downstairs section of Pizzeria Paradiso's Georgetown location. The restaurant is located in an area with lots of high price shops in a nice neighborhood in D.C. My recommended path (if taking the subway) is to get off at the orange line Foggy Bottom-GWU stop, take a left, go around the rotary to Pennsylvania Ave then walk to M street, and continue until you find BP on the left.

The downstairs bar is a very cozy area (I'm stealing that from several reviews, but it fits perfectly) with a small bar area that seats 10-12 people. There is seating in the same area, along with stacks of wood, but not for the fire (it's gas). Next to the fireplace are some comfy lounge chairs. If you can grab these then you're in the best spot. Beer swag covers the walls.

There is a good selection of draft beer, ranging from lighter drinkable beers to heavy stouts and DIPAs. Each draft beer is described on a sheet, along with a little booklet of beers available from a bottle. The beers are a bit pricey, mostly from the area that they are located in (D.C.), but there appears to be a slight mark-up.

There staff is knowledgeable, some more than others. Usually the bartender will know exactly what to get you, while some may not be as familiar with the selection. Either way, it's good service.

All in all, a great place to visit. Best beer place in Georgetown, one of the top places in D.C. It's certainly my favorite place to go in D.C./NoVA. It may not have the most taps in D.C., but it certainly has the best atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

For CBC week I wanted a place to hang out that was close to the hotel in G'town that had a decent beer selection. This is on M street and 1 1/2 blocks from my pass out bed.

Medium sized pizzaria on ground floor. Popular place; a bit crowded on entry--people waiting for seats seem to always block the doors. Was told the bar up stairs was smaller than the one downstairs...so I high tailed it downstairs to see what they had.

By bigger, she obviously meant selection. The room seats maybe 50. Lower ceilings, bar seats 10. But the selection was quite nice. While Churchkey may have the upper hand on selection, the more "intimate" atmosphere here offers quicker and better service. Nice selection of bottles...some Cantillons, one-offs and Hill Farmstead among others. Tap selection was quite good, too. Found some Prarie (OK), Oxbow and FFF.

Service at the bar was great (didn't utilize a server). A bit pricey for the bottles, but happy hour allows for 1/2 price drafts. Done and done.

Was really overly satisfied with this place, for location and selection, but service and timeliness were perks.

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Pizzeria Paradiso - Georgetown in Washington, DC
96 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.