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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey

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

181 Ratings
Ratings: 181
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 10.84%
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

Notes:
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(Place added by: drabmuh on 10-27-2009)
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Reviews by jayhawk73:
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4.95/5  rDev +9.5%

This review is for Churchkey:

Churchkey is the upstairs bar from Birch and Barley. I had the pleasure of visiting for the first time tonight, and afterwards wondered why it took me so long to go. This place rocks! The atmosphere was fairly subdued. I was there on a Tuesday around 6pm, and got seating fairly easily. It got more packed by 7pm, but never crazy busy. Exceptional vibe in this place- pretty relaxed, and never too loud. The quality of brews here are exceptional. I was there for the Rumpkin Keg... but had 4 oz samples of 4 different beers. Nothing but the best here. The service was outstanding as well. Our waiter definitely knew his beer, asked me the proper questions about what I liked, and seemed to know every beer on the menu. Very cool. He was also very relaxed and never rushed us. He checked in w/ us quite a bit to make sure we were doing alright. The food was pretty amazing too. I had one of their flat bread creations, and it totally rocked my world. Prices are a little high, but it IS Washington DC, and the draft list was so great I didn't care. Plus, if you do some of the 4 oz. pours, you can try different beers a little cheaper. All in all, this is the best bar I've ever been to- and I'm already looking forward to going back! If you're in DC- you owe it to yourself to visit this place. You won't regret it.

jayhawk73, Oct 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

mkirkland80, Sunday at 02:31 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

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.

therackman, Saturday at 07:31 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Great Place for Suds & Buds

MMarkMelly, Sep 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

bellbw, Sep 10, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -7.1%

DrJay, Sep 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

DavidHume, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Awesome selection, attentive and knowledgeable staff.

srletend, Aug 31, 2014
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Birch & Barley / ChurchKey in Washington, DC
100 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.