The Big Hunt
Taps: 31 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 38 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BeerSox:
3.73/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Near Dupont Circle (equipped with a Metro stop), I stopped into this place after watching Greg Proops just down the road at the Improv. There's a long bar as you walk in, with booths to the right. Off to the left there is a room with tables. Upstairs are pool tables (only seen in reviews, I never went upstairs). There are several bathrooms throughout the place, but on a weekend night they are probably filled with nastiness. The people that come to this place are the craft beer lover mixed with someone searching a place to get wasted.
The menu was rather impressive, with IPAs, Stouts, Ambers, and your standard Yuengling type beers. The prices were very reasonable.
We grabbed a seat at a booth, where the waitress wanted to make sure we ordered other drinks from her (which we didn't do, this was a only a one drink night since we already had something at the improv). Opening the tab was easy, but closing it was harder as the bartender seems to be interested in the clientele that was equipped with breasts.
Overall, a cool place to checkout. I'd like to see this place when it isn't so busy. Recommended.
08-03-2009 02:10:27 | More by BeerSox
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District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in for a bite to eat and a beer while in the area. 30 or so drafts, mostly craft selections from some of the larger breweries like Allagash, Stone, Schlafly, Oskar Blues. The cask was not working, so no go for any cask ales. Bar food was pretty good. I had a cheeseburger and fries. Dimly lit and a bit of a dive appearance. Staff was friendly and service was fine. A decent bar, but I don't feel compelled to return.
11-10-2013 17:34:24 | More by Huhzubendah
4/5 rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is way underrated here on BA. We hit it last night after many hours at the amazing Churchkey and it was just what the doctor ordered. Churchkey has an upscale vibe, The Big hunt is more of a dive bar, but with a short list of world class beers. We found a spot right in the center of the copper bar and had a great conversation with a beer-smart bartender. You can say a lot of great things about Churchkey but the word "fun" doesn't come to mind. This place is fun. A great little neighborhood pub with lots of character and good beer. If I lived in the area I'd likely become a fixture at The Big Hunt.
05-24-2013 14:30:24 | More by Mantooth
2.93/5 rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$$$
Cheater Pints! All the beers are served glasses with extra thick bottoms.
So I was here to meet some friends last week. I walk in and the place is a lot bigger than I had expected. Tables that go all the way to the back, and there is another side with pool tables, another bar, and even more seating.
I was able to walk up to the bar and get a beer almost immediately, even though the bar was full. Their selection was pretty good, even having some stuff from Baltimore that I don't see and Bell's.
We had a big table and the server was pretty good in the beginning, until it got later and apparently she was the only server for the entire bar. By the time we left, she was like a chicken that had their head cut off. She told us that she couldn't separate out our bill because she was too busy.
It also was a Wednesday and they had a dinner special, a burrito. I ordered it and it arrived about 15 minutes later, room temperature. It wasn't even slightly warm.
Would I come back? Probably not. The service was sub-par, the food wasn't even warm, and again, cheater pint glasses. When you have to pay $6 for 12-13oz. of beer, plus tax and then tip on that, it is very expensive.
02-04-2012 15:26:54 | More by dauss
The Big Hunt in Washington, DC
81 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.