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The Bier Baron Tavern

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Reviews: 8
Visits: 29
Avg: 3.67
pDev: n/a
Taps: 49
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1523 22nd St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20037-1005
United States
phone: (202) 293-1885

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bierbarondc

Place added by: drabmuh on 03-16-2011

Former location of The Brickskeller.
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Reviews: 8 | Visits: 29
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3.95/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

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4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

This is the Brickskeller. They obviously just decided to rename the place and sanction what used to disappoint about the Brickskellar as the new normal. It's not a bad spot. The interior has mostly remained the same (I admit I love the basement, though it's a bit warren-y). I didn't try the food this time around. The beer selection is now at the level you expect from a small-town beer mecca. I hope that's fair. I mean that there is a large selection of not-so-rare brews: a seasoned beer nerd is not going to find many options (s)he hasn't tried but there are many good commonly-available domestic choices.

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.84/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

I personally loved this place. I was staying at the Marriott just a block or two away, and ended up going every night while I was in town. Yes, it's divey. Yes, everyone who works there is super laid back and not necessarily knowledgeable, but the food was decent, and the beer selection was very good, with stuff primarily from both coasts of the US on tap, as well as a large bottle selection. I was especially interested in getting east coast beers not available in the west, and the Bier Baron had quite a few selections that met that criteria, as well as old standbys such as Arrogant Bastard.

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4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Went to Bier Baron the other night to check the place out and watch some football. The upstairs was closed, and there were no televisions in the basement. No bother, we really just wanted to have some good beer.

We ordered dinner, which was okay, and the draft/bottle list was extensive.

On the way out, I took a look at the cooler behind the bar, and saw: Black Ops, Bolt Cutter, Backwoods Bastard, This One Goes to 11, and a myriad of other things that were nowhere to be found on the bottle list. I asked the waiter about it, and he said he didn't think the menu had been updated since the place was re-named.

So while everything else is sort of average, I marked the selection a perfect 5. They have an incredible selection hiding in plain sight behind the bar, and unless you go physically look, you won't know what's there.

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3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I've gone to this place a few times. it's in an old hotel basement, and it feels that way. Dark and cramped, but that's not a huge deal. the beer quality is solid with a huge bottle list of vintage and standard brews. not a huge tap selection, but always great stuff on tap.

Monday - Friday you can get a Burger, Fries and a Beer on Tap for $10. awesome deal. that is the best price on beer in the city by far.

I will say service is miserable. the staff seem stoned the whole time and are real slow. This worked to my advantage once when the server brought us an extra Delirium Tremens by mistake.

Overall great place with the best prices in town.

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The Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, DC
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