Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)

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125 Ratings
Ratings: 125
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: n/a
Taps: 30
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

810 7th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001-3718
United States
phone: (202) 289-2030

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Reviews by DefenCorps:
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3.6/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I've been here a few times, given that it's right by a train stop and my buses to New York leave from 30 yards from here

A: Nothing spectacular, nothing terrible - your average bar, crowded and noisy on the weekends and during the evening happy hour, laid back after. Run of the mill.

Q: Pretty solid selection with about 20 or so taps and a ton of bottles. They get some of the routine but harder-to-find stuff, like Hopslam. Pretty impressive. They don't use a whole variety of glasses but it's still sufficient.

S: At a place as big, it's easy to get missed and the wait staff aren't super-knowledgeable either. Friendly but rushed and sometimes, terse. Not very good for a beer bar.

F: The food is good but unimaginative. They do advertise some cuisine a la biere but for the best part, it's your regular bar fare

V: Don't go in expecting a great deal, unless you restrict yourself to the happy hour specials. My 12oz pint of Hopslam cost 9$ (before tax+tip) and if I hadn't missed out on bottles, I wouldn't have sprung for it. All told, their prices make me flinch, even when I figure in the fact that this is DC.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Went to RFD after visiting DC Chophouse on a Friday night around 10pm and scored 4 seats at the bar. It was actually kind of dead. However, I was able to get Hopslam and DirtWolf so I was pleased. Prices were fine, especially for being so close to the Verizon Center.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Average place with a friendly staff. The go-to place before Caps games as it is large and accommodating while being one block from the Verizon Center. Usually have decent specials and an above average beer selection for a bar of this style.

After a Caps game or on a Friday/Saturday night this place is packed with the bar being 2-4 deep.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

I visited on a Sat night during the early dinner hours prior to a home Capitals game. There were a fair number of hockey and college football fans, about 2-3 deep at the bar. I met a friend there for an early dinner.

Food was fairly pedestrian with some (unfortunately) cold vegetarian nachos to start. The burgers were hot with good fries.

THe beer quality was excellent, especially the happy hour specials of $4 Two Hearted and Bells Brown. The tap selection was pretty good but really not all that special -- a lot of grocery store beers, although I was able to given Otter Creek Kind Rider Rye IPA a try. Not anything too out there though.

Service was very attentive and quite good, although things were not too busy at 6-8pm as it was in the midst of the Capitals game. Our server was inobtrusive, there everytime we needed him, and pretty knowledgeable about the beer list.

Prices off the happy hour menu were not bad at all, regular pints were $6-7 for the most part. Food prices were pretty reasonable -- I think burgers were $9-10.

RFD is a no-nonsense bar with a pretty good selection of taps and bottles and pub food. Decent but nothing too earth-shaking. Solid.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I've visited this place on two different occasions and have been impressed both times. The food is decent as are the prices, but the beer selection is amazing! Last time I was there I had both Delirium Tremens and Firestone Walker Parabola on tap. The beer list is updated almost on a daily basis and is one of the most extensive I've seen. If you find yourself in the DC area, it's definitely worth checking out RFD. You'll surely find something worth drinking.

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4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I think lots of peeps underestimate this joint on here. The previous reviews on here are, to my mind, totally irrelevant.

Atmosphere: Located in prime real estate right outside the Verizon Center, the place where I took my wife (of 5 years) on our very first date. I really dig the glass wall they have in the back, and it just screams, "Come drink great beer!"

Quality and selection: They have great beer here. Lots of great brews + cask entries. Additionally, I've been to a few really cool craft beer events here.

Food: Fine, serviceable. I had a really great sandwich here... enough said.

Value: This is DC and everything is more expensive. I think this place stacks up fine in the whole scheme of things.

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
84 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.