Capitol City Brewing
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 107
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by harpus:
3.46/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This brewpub is located on a neat little street with a few other restaurants and shops.
This brewpub had more of a prepy feel then most of the brewpubs I have been to. I ordered the sampler. The waiter told me what the beers were but did not tell me any thing about the beers or the styles. The beers were pretty good. The best beers in my opinion were the Pumpkinator, Capital Kolsch, Prohibition Porter. The Porter was the last beer I teried and the head had not diminished.
If in the area worth the stop to try the beer, I dont think you will be disapointed or Amazed.
11-08-2007 04:22:16 | More by harpus
More User Reviews:
3.5/5 rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25 | $$
To me the beers tend to taste the same... Many have what I call the microbrew aftertaste which has gotten old...
Good atmosphere and the food is above average with a good selection.
Never had bad service - most of the staff know about the beers so it is not a guessing game.
09-19-2013 01:36:19 | More by mta00007272
3.59/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I visited Capitol City Brewing Company on a family vacation to D.C. for the 4th. I had the Capitol Kloch with a Rueben sandwich. I was impressed with my beer and pleased, if not impressed, with my sandwich. The food is standard bar fare with a D.C. price tag, but the beers were worth the trip. We did have to wait a good while for service, but keep in mind that this was July 4th in D.C. I'm sure the service would have been better on a normal day. Overall, it was good enough for 2 trips in the same day - one for beer and sandwiches and the next for mojitos and dessert.
05-29-2013 14:38:41 | More by mcellis
3.53/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $
Located in ultra trendy Shirlington village, there's no way I would have ever visited this place but for a work related judicial conference.
The CCB shelington edition looks very much like a TGIF meets brewpub location, with a number of brewing kettles along the window as you walk by, and then a moderately sized dining area and wrap around bar area as you walk in from Campbell street. There are a couple of decent size flat screen TV's overhead, and the place has fairly high ceilings, which adds to the minimalist vibe. Atmosphere is otherwise pretty low key, and this is a pretty relaxed spot to hang with a beer or three.
As for the selection, I believe they have 4 or so core beers, and then a couple of seasonals or limited release beers (which this day consisted of a hefe and the fuel). I went with the pale ale, which was surprisingly tasty and well crafted. Service was OK, with the bartender friendly, though a bit hard to understand (sort of a lispy Italian accent). I didn't get the impression he knew a whole lot about beer or the selection, but he was pleasant enough.
Shrug. Nothing wrong with this place, but there was nothing about it that stood out either. I'd stop by here again any time I'm in Shirlington, but as I tend to doubt that will happen again any time soon, I'm not sure when I'll ever be back again.
08-10-2011 00:43:55 | More by johnmichaelsen
3.6/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Atmosphere is pretty good, w/ a big open area for seating. It can get pretty crazy on the weekends, as this seems to be a 'pre-going out' hang for a lot of younger adults. The quality of brews ranges from passable to pretty good. Nothing world class here, but nothing horrible either. The service has been hit or miss with me. Sometimes it's been great, other times horrible- depends on who you get I guess. The selection of beers is usually pretty good- 5-8 beers on tap at any given time, with some standards always on draft. Food is usually pretty good, and standard bar food. Nothing outstanding. Cap City used to be a good place for me, but as my tastes evolved, this is a fairly mediocre beer place now. Still, if you're looking for a place to hang, and you're in the neighborhood... It's probably worth a trip.
07-22-2011 00:32:25 | More by jayhawk73
District of Columbia
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A: This totally used to be my go to place before the Dogfish Head Alehouses opened. For my taste, the atmosphere is my favorite part about this place: Very clean, and the tables are well spaced, creating an intimate atmosphere which is perfect for a date night.
Q: The beer ranges from average to pretty good... and I think that is what they're going for anyway. My experience with the food has always been very good. I especially like the pre-meal pretzels that the wait staff brings to your table to munch on until your main dish(es) arrive.
Ser: The night we went, the waiter didn't give us the time of day.... not much conversation, no info or opinion on the beers.... nada! However, perhaps he was new and didn't know much?
Sel: Standard bar fare for sure, but done in a slight upscale way. For example, the hummus is not just your average run of the mill, mashed chickpeas. They actually coat it with tomatoes, cucumber, and diced olives. Additionally, the make their own pita bread. As for the beer, they seem to always have about 7-8 different styles available which cover all the most popular ones (ex. Pale Ale, Lager, Porter, Stout, etc.)
F: I think I've ordered about everything on the menu now, and tend to gravitate towards their sandwiches, rather than the entrees. I've always though their food was tasty.
V: Very reasonably priced considering the upscale location.
02-20-2011 23:26:00 | More by Chaney
3.68/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The DC metro area is in dire need of brewpubs and local breweries, until this happens we have three Cap City brewpubs. This is a big place with a big bar on the inside decorated with serving tanks. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, it looks about like any middle class feedbag of a restaurant. Slightly nicer than an Applebee's.
The beer is decent, a nice wide selection with quick tap rotation and growler fills, not very pissed about that. Overall its a nice experience.
Our waiter was nice and attentive. Brought us our food quickly and with a smile. Inquired about our experience at the right frequency.
Food is OK, nothing great. The dishes are big so when my wife and I go we end up splitting something. It is an overeating and drinking establishment. Becareful when its not happy hour, it can get more expensive than you think.
10-20-2010 18:05:14 | More by drabmuh
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA
84 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.