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DC Brau Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
DC Brau Brewing Co.DC Brau Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
27 Beers
5,843 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 21
Visits: 112
Avg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3178 Bladensburg Rd NE Ste B
Washington, District of Columbia, 20018-2214
United States
phone: (202) 621-8890 | map
www.dcbrau.com

Notes:
Place added by: mdaschaf on 04-13-2011

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Reviews: 21 | Visits: 112
Reviews by Sludgeman:
Photo of Sludgeman
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A cozy and friendly establishment. Located on the back side of a business park/strip mall lookinng area. Cannot see the place from Blandensburg Rd. Has a small office area that serves as both tasting room, retail area and business office. Did not get chance to take a tour. Disappointed that they had no stickers the day of my visit. I look forward to makinig another visit to take a tour. I like the fact that they post updates on Facebook. A heads up allowed me to make a run on a Wednesday around lunch to pick up fresh canned OTWOA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Tomkob11
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
4.11/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JamLand
3.64/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

In an industrial park in DC. Location is not in the best area for any type of public transit. I'd recommend getting an uber, lyft or cab to here. There appeared to be a few parking spots in the back, if driving, but not many.

Tasting room was tiny. I'd say 20-30 people in there would make it seem crammed.

Staff was friendly.

Selection was limited, which seems to be a typical complaint about DC Brau.

Overall, decent brewery, but not worth visiting unless they have something special on like On The Wings of Armageddon or Solar Abyss. Most of their other offerings get wide distribution, so just hit up a store in DC.

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Photo of Anker13
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Kubishark
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The place is small and tucked away behind a post office in a not-so-hip part of DC. Not easily metro accessible either, so you need a car. That being said, Friday nights are the best deal in DC with pints for $2.50. The people who work there seem cool and both times I've been I noticed Talking Heads playing on the sound system. Glad to hear DC Brau has good taste in music. There's a little dog named Angus that hangs out in the taproom as well, so don't forget to pet him while you're enjoying your beer. I do wish they served the beer in glass, but I realize they aren't a restaurant or anything so using plastic cups probably makes more sense for them than washing glasses constantly.

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Photo of garyloveman
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mothman
3.33/5  rDev -19.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The place is a good place to go to if you are in the nation's capital. The selection of beer is good and they offer a flight of 3 samplers (4 oz each) for $5 and full pints for $5. It is located easily off I-295.

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Photo of tvghost
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of matthartman11
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I was really looking forward to the drive down to DC brau to check out their taproom and grab some OTWOA... Really glad I grabbed the OTWOA, but the taproom is nothing to write home about. Great beer, great people working there, taproom could use some work. Want to head back down to tour the brewery.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
3.81/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

As far as breweries go, this certainly wasn't the coolest but we got there right after open on a Sunday. Service was fine and the beer tasted super fresh. That's what I'm looking for when I hit a brewery. I'd go back for sure.

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Photo of mikey_DC
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I really enjoyed my visit to this brewery. It's located in a shopping center and the entrance is in the back, so it is easy to miss. It feels like you are entering a small private club. Just inside the door is the tasting room that was air-conditioned (thank you) and well decorated. They have t-shirts hanging on the wall, stickers, artwork, awards and plenty of seating. You immediately feel the vibe, which is laid back and relaxed. It sort of feels like a private club. The bartender was super nice and had a smile, which made you feel welcomed. I enjoyed a 3 beer sampler, but they had plenty more on tap. I really enjoyed the scotch ale and the citrocity was good too. Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of kkdowning
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ironstutz
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of schteve
4.19/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

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DC Brau Brewing Co. in Washington, DC
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.