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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey

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Birch & Barley / ChurchKeyBirch & Barley / ChurchKey
BA SCORE
100
world-class

204 Ratings
Ratings: 204
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: n/a
Taps: 55
Bottles: 500
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1337 14th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20005-3610
United States
phone: (202) 567-2576

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @churchkeydc

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Reviews by HardTarget:
Photo of HardTarget
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Above the restaurant, up a steep stair, a shotgun barroom with windows at the front and bathrooms in the back. Long bar fills 2/3rds of the room with a great mix of booth, table, bar chairs. Mostly wood, seats aren't the most comfortable, the large crowd that gathered were middle upper class young and lively.

Quality Everything sampled was clean and excellent.

Service: Fantastic. Both servers we encountered were very knowledgeable and obviously loved beer. Friendly, took great care of us even after the place got very busy, we never sat without a beer or water. I really was impressed that the menu (which is impressive for several reasons) listed serving temperatures.

Selection. The night I visited they were just putting out at least 30 English kegs and casks adding to the 30 or more other taps present for an event. The bottle list is a phone directory. I recognized almost nothing. What I did, I recognized as high quality choices. This is graduate school for beer drinkers.

Food: What I had was good (the fried mac and cheese) but not great. The servings, like the beer sizes were small, which is fine as the price reflected that. Very good for bar food, but I wouldn't recommend going in hungry.

More User Reviews:
Photo of crc1935
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great place, but the crowd...

Photo of noproduction
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of drinkern
4.88/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

exquisite selection knowledgable staff, great bar

Photo of DavidSomers
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Needs vegan options For food. But beer selection and service is world class

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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey in Washington, DC
100 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.