Birch & Barley / ChurchKey

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

199 Ratings
Ratings: 199
Reviews: 109
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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(Place added by: drabmuh on 10-27-2009)
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Reviews by atigerlife:
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4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

One of the great beer bars that I have visited. Take the metal stairs on the left side of Birch & Barley and head upstairs. I was there on a Sunday afternoon, so it was rather mild. I'm sure it must get packed during more normal hours.

Rather dark interior. Nothing fancy to look at. About 20 seats at the bar with a number of booths against the wall. Not a huge place. 3 TV's behind the bar. Music was quite nice.

The star of the place is the beer selection. Behind the bar are the fridges with perhaps 500 choices of bottled beer. Perhaps 50 beers on tap. Most impressive, there were 5 cask ales. Not too many bars have that, which shows a real dedication to beer.

Menu was quite limited. I had a flatbread, which was quite tasty.

Bar tenders seemed very knowledgeable. I was quite impressed when a German couple sat down next to me and one of the bartenders spoke to them in German! Overall, the bartenders were not particularly attentive or friendly to me, especially considering that it was a rather slow period. But, they did their job.

I liked that you could get the tap/cask beers in 4 oz testers as well 7 ounces. Nice to have choices.

Overall, amazing place. Can't beat the beer selection. If I'm ever back in DC, I'll definitely be heading back over.

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First class place. I showed up on the day of the dominion 25th anniversary celebration and was fortunate to enjoy a bell's two hearted on cask, victory dirtwolf and dominion the dream 25th anniversary black IPL. 50 beers were on tap and hundreds of other bottles available. Atmosphere was a bit dark, but friendly crowd. The service was top notch. When asked, the bartenders explained how much work went into changing 50 kegs over the night before in preparation of the 25th anny party, flushing all the lines with cleaner then water before changing over the kegs. I was impressed by three different temperature controlled coolers housing the kegs to serve at optimal serving temps. This is a must stop in the DC area and only a short walk/bike ride off the metro red line.

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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey in Washington, DC
100 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.