Right Proper Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 108
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 7 / Bottles: 13
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
3.53/5 rDev -19%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
Being that this is the new kid on the block in the growing DC beer scene, I was really excited to try this place out. After reading some reviews, my understanding was that you better be there when they open at 5pm if you don't want to wait forever for a table. We were a little later than that, but not by much and nevertheless were seated promptly.
I'll start with the food. Right Proper is going for a sort of homey, Southern-fried, comfort food kinda vibe and for the most part, they do a great job. We started with the blueberry jalapeno corn muffins and they were pretty stellar. When it came to the main dishes, I was a little less impressed. Don't get me wrong, nothing about the food was necessarily bad and it was all tasty, but my "eight hour lamb french dip" could have used a little more of that "eight our lamb". When there is a solid inch of bread between the crust of the bread and where the meat starts in the sandwich, I have a problem with that, especially for a $13 sandwich. The wife had the Southern fried chick filet sandwich, which I thought was much better than my dish, but that being said, I honestly can't say it was any better than a chick-fil-a sandwich from the fast food joint of the same name, so there's that.
As for the beer, six of the drafts are brewed on the premises with two guest taps along with a number of bottles that are available. I had the "Bete Noire", a Baltic porter that is a collaboration with DC Brau (another relatively new brewery in the nation's capital) and a "Raised by Wolves", which they dubbed an "aromatic pale ale." The wife had the "Tropicalia" saison. My impression of the Bete Noire (the porter) was very good, but I thought the Raised by Wolves was less than impressive (honestly it tasted flat) and the Tropicalia wasn't much better. To be fair, the wife did seem to like it and saisons are not my favorite style, so take that for what it's worth.
Bottom line: I'd definitely be willing to give this place another shot, but it didn't exactly become my new go to beer bar in DC. It'll be interesting to see how they do once the hype wears off and they're left to stand on the true quality of their product.
03-05-2014 22:29:24 | More by Inspired
4.6/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Amazing atmosphere and decor, great art on the walls. Servers are very knowledgeable, and if you have an arcane question about the beer, the owner/brewer is happy to answer. The beer is great, and the food is quite good, too, a modern take on soul food. Sandwiches/burgers are in the $10ish range, and beers cost between $4-6.
01-07-2014 15:37:05 | More by DavidHume
District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$
Right Proper is a very unique spot in the up and coming Shaw neighborhood. It is located on a very quiet section of T St, right next to the Howard theater. My wife and I went there for the first time on a Saturday night (had been open about two weeks).
As far as the space, it I really cool. In the front is a dining area and then a long bar along the right side. As you get deeper into the very long space, there is a second long bar and a smaller, narrow seating area. Bright, vibrant, and rustic feel.
Service was great, attentive, despite how packed the entire spot was.
Food was above average to amazing. Fairly priced, but if you are looking for healthy options, those are limited. A wide range of plates to share and sandwiches or entrees too.
The beer is obviously the main focus. Best part is the affordability, each beer was $4-$6. They had 5 Right Proper beers, 2 collaborations, and one guest beer. They also have a small bottle selection, growlers to go, and wine. It looked like they had alot of tap handles, so the availability may expand in the coming months.
Overall a perfect addition to the DC beer scene.
12-23-2013 16:29:02 | More by nmann08
Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, DC
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.