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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 Thorpe429:
Photo of Thorpe429
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere is really nice and sleek. Definitely quite modern. There is a pretty good amount of seating and a very large bar. All the taps located behind the bar look quite nice, not to mention the ginormous shelving unit opposite the bar housing all the goodies that Greg is aging.

Quality is about the best I could ever expect from a bar. Everything they do--glassware, menu printing, Twitter notifications, etc.--is first class.

Service is normally quite good, especially when you sit at the bar during an off period. All the bartenders and servers who I have had are quite friendly and typically very knowledgeable. My only knock here is that it can get quite crowded at times and service is then understandably quite a bit slower.

The selection is by far the best in the DC area. Fifty taps, five casks, and 500 bottles in stock. This place is constantly bringing in beer that you won't be able to find anywhere else in the region. Additionally, while it's great right now, I expect it to get even better given Greg's dedication and the fact that DC law is pretty lenient in a lot of a relevant areas.

The food is excellent at both Birch & Barley and Churchkey, with the former being a bit more upscale and pricey. B&B's brunch is absolutely fantastic.

Overall, the price points aren't too bad, especially considering all the options. Also, while some of the single beers are a bit pricey, definite points for offering a 4oz. pour of any of the drafts.

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...

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exquisite selection knowledgable staff, great bar

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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.