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The Big Hunt

Not Rated.
The Big HuntThe Big Hunt

Taps: 31 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
81
good

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 13.18%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1345 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036-1801
United States
phone: (202) 785-2333

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Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
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BoitSansSoif

France

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Glad I stopped by this joint. The atmosphere was nice, dingy dive bar...I like that. We sat at a booth. There was a selection of about 25-30 beers on tap, and each one I sampled was decent. My Leffe Brune was served in the proper chalice and at a good temperature. They had some Big Hunt varieties...not sure where they are brewed, and a nice selection of Bell's and a few others. The service was decent and cordial, and we shared a plate of wings that hit the spot. Prices are average. The Jamison girls stopped by for a promo and I finished my evening off with a glass of Irish whiskey on the rocks. Nothing to go too far out of your way for, but if you're in the DuPont area, worth the stop.

03-30-2008 14:12:29 | More by BoitSansSoif
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-18-2014 15:00:26 | More by DavidHume
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metter98

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-10-2014 02:51:22 | More by metter98
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

04-29-2014 18:24:29 | More by HuntDaddy540
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cj8311

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-12-2014 20:01:07 | More by cj8311
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Storning

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-03-2014 12:53:39 | More by Storning
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seanchai

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

12-31-2013 10:24:23 | More by seanchai
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Huhzubendah

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
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Mantooth

North Carolina

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
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dauss

Colorado

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
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