Taps: 18 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$$
While you'll pay a lot, the quality of what you get served can't be beat if you're looking for good Belgian beers. Their Happy Hour specials sometimes contain some real gems, but if you're looking for the best variety, look in their book of beers. The bartenders are generous in letting you sample what's on tap and very knowledgeable about all the options. Take advantage and describe what you like and you're sure to be provided a great beer in the right glass-ware.
07-29-2013 14:03:46 | More by wahnee86
District of Columbia
4.7/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Visited on a Thursday afternoon, after the lunch rush before dinner, the week before Christmas. Only spent time at the bar. A very polished clientle.
Food - I did not sample the food on this visit, but from past visits BB has a very tasty menu, albeit one that can fill you up quickly. What I might consider high quality, but typical brasserie food.
Beer - An excellent selection almost exclusively focused on Belgian beers, both on tap and by the bottle. I did find a Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout, which I ordered since I had never had one before.
The bartender, a young lady in her twentys was very knowledgable. She indicated that she was studying to be a cicerone. It was a pleasure talking beer and an opportunity to learn which I did not pass up. If only all my bartenders were this friendly and knowledgable.
Thursday afternoon also happen to be that time when one of the distributors made his visit to show his new wears. Staff kindly invited me to sit in as the distributor showed off about eight new beers. I was asked my opinion and I gave it. What a wonderful treat!
Very pleased with the BB. It is a regular stop for me when I need a good beer.
12-21-2012 03:09:12 | More by Sludgeman
Brasserie Beck in Washington, DC
97 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.