Dr. Granville Moore's
Taps: 11 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
4.71/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$$
It's easy to compare the price of a glass of draft beer at Granville vs. other popular beer bars in DC. But the sticker price is not what's important.
The commitment to a high-quality, high-turnover draft list at this joint sets it apart. The 8-10 beers on tap change almost every week, and the draft list is almost always full of hard-to-find beverages. Want local DC brewery sour experiments on tap right beside Stift Gregorius? Not a problem here.
Make friends with the bar staff and they'll showcase the off-menu bottle list. Adventurous drinkers are sure to be pleased.
08-28-2013 02:08:02 | More by nick0909
4/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Granville Moore's is very easy to miss. In fact, I walked past it by a block and had to look it up on my GPS to figure out where I was. It really is smaller inside, w/ a bar and smaller tables to eat at. It was darker on the inside, w/ wood accents. The beer menu was pretty good if you like Belgian beers! There were a bunch of great beers on draft- including Gulden Draak Quad- something I'd never even heard of before. Tons of bottles as well. If you can't find something you like here, you don't like beer. My food was good, typical pub fare. Service was prompt, and fairly good- but our waitress didn't seem to know a lot about the beers. Granville Moore's is a little on the expensive side, but it is DC, so that can be forgiven. Still, you can drop some serious bread here if you're not careful. A pretty nice pub/restaurant, and a nice addition to the DC beer scene.
11-12-2011 22:25:57 | More by jayhawk73
3.98/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Took some time to get around to reviewing the Dr. here. Been many times before.
A very small place with an unassuming sign out front. Seems not that interesting. However, stepping inside you're surrounded by wooded charm that looks incredibly old and dark. The place feels like a time warp as if you stepped into an old tavern that looks actually real. It's tiny and a little cramped.
The place is always busy but for all its crampped feeling it doesn't seem loud. Service is quite good and does offer some of the basic Belgians on tap and in bottles. Once in awhile a few things stick out for selection but not by much. Prices here aren't too bad either.
Can't go wrong with the moules et frites here either, they are really good. You walk in an see them steaming off of peoples tables and that's it you're sold.
04-16-2011 18:50:07 | More by smakawhat
3.7/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
50 Belgian beers, plus mussels and frites makes a nice option in an area of town that isn't known for its beer culture (to put it mildly). Nothing rare on their list, but quality abounds. I wish they served up De Struise beers. It was definitely a hole in the wall, and we loved the ambiance but extremly small and narrow - not fun on packed days. The food was served quickly and didn't disappoint except for the Burgers which wasnt that great. I'd do mussles here and that's it. Beers are very pricy and probably not worth it if you can buy them from any beer shop unless they had some good stuff ON TAP such as Ommegang's Adoration Ale.
02-18-2011 21:21:00 | More by CuriousMonk
District of Columbia
3.88/5 rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
A very sought after spot in the gentrifying H Street corridor. Run-down, rustic, and cozy vibe, with nice Belgium pub fare, and a fair bottle selection of Belgium brews, and a few Belgium inspired American brews.
It´s a bit too trendy for what it is worth. The lines/wait and overall capacity require patience and a desire to visit the place. Located in a retrofitted two-level terrace house, it has 3 areas with seating alongside a mid-size bar on each floor.
Somewhat decadent and recycled decor hidden under low lighting works fairly well. Plenty of rust and dented wood...
It offers a fair and slightly pricey Belgium bottle selection, about 50 or 60 beers, in a Belgium only menu. It feels a bit perfunctory and the presentation in the booklet could do with some work but if you know what you are getting into the list is fine. They also have a few things not present on the menu and one needs to check out the chalkboards to find other stuff. For the most part nothing particularly remarkable but some American brewers with Belgium inspiration are found here, for instance Ommegang or Unibroue. All in all it is not that the beer profile was somewhat perfunctory, or even that it chooses to go for a Belgium emphasis that for the most part puts behind local and US craft offerings, but more so that it had a marked Belgium macro character, specially with most taps, and with Stella Artois being the most visible brew in the hands of patrons, with the odd Leffe peppered here and there. It felt that a bit more care introducing the kind of brews they list would make it feel actually a bit more authentic under the constructed scenery of the place.
The food rescues the place quite a bit, and after the long wait it tastes glorious, in particular the mussels are quite reliable and tasty. Staff was nice but gave the feeling of being rushed and was not particularly eager to explain much about any specials, brews outside of the menu, or any other kind of broader exchange. Correct but with the impression of wanting to get things done and out of the way as soon as possible.
All in all it was a pleasing visit, but while recommendable it is not a spot that I will make a destination out of.
03-22-2010 02:37:17 | More by Daniellobo
Dr. Granville Moore's in Washington, DC
94 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.