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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey

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

212 Ratings
Ratings: 212
Reviews: 114
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

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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 qchic
4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Been a couple of times, both when it was quiet and also when packed. Great selection--menu is separated by style and a sample size is offered for half the price of a full pour. Fair pricing, especially for the area. They seem to get some limited beers and feature events and releases. Service has been decent, efficient, but don't expect warm and fuzzy. I'm sure I won't be the only one to mention the parking, as in there is none. It may be a while before I return as there are just too many other beer bars to explore, but it's inevitable that I'll be back.

Photo of SFQuixote
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of shadyside
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of tclipse
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Deggar
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.82/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JMay419
4.66/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great beer list and taps. Can get crowded, but worth it.

Photo of misternebbie
3.75/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4.75

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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4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of nightfly
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -20.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey in Washington, DC
100 out of 100 based on 212 ratings.