Capitol City Brewing

Capitol City BrewingCapitol City Brewing
BA SCORE
44.8%
Liked Their Beers
3.65 w/ 259 ratings
Capitol City BrewingCapitol City Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2700 S. Quincy St.
Arlington, Virginia, 22206
United States

(703) 578-3888 | map
capcitybrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
51
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
259
Liked:
116
Average:
3.65/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
39.2%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
51
Liked:
20
Avg:
3.6/5
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by jayhawk73:
Photo of jayhawk73
3.6/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere is pretty good, w/ a big open area for seating. It can get pretty crazy on the weekends, as this seems to be a 'pre-going out' hang for a lot of younger adults. The quality of brews ranges from passable to pretty good. Nothing world class here, but nothing horrible either. The service has been hit or miss with me. Sometimes it's been great, other times horrible- depends on who you get I guess. The selection of beers is usually pretty good- 5-8 beers on tap at any given time, with some standards always on draft. Food is usually pretty good, and standard bar food. Nothing outstanding. Cap City used to be a good place for me, but as my tastes evolved, this is a fairly mediocre beer place now. Still, if you're looking for a place to hang, and you're in the neighborhood... It's probably worth a trip.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.86/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Located in the vibrant trendy neighborhood of Shirlington Village, this spot was very busy on a Saturday afternoon with a wide variety of patrons - ranging from youngish hipsters to elderly couples. There is a fairly large bar area in the center with dining seating around it. This spot also has a couple of small rooms for private functions. The decor is what I think of as standard American Brewpub - lots of wood with visible brewing equipment behind glass. It was noisy, due to the size of the crowd and the higher ceilings/acoustics but the music was played reasonably and you could still carry on a conversation pretty easily.

The couple of beers that I had were well poured, served at a reasonable temperature, with a decent amount of head, and in appropriate glassware for the style. I had beers served in a snifter (imperial stout) and nonic (IPA).

Service was friendly and fairly attentive - though probably not quite as good as you would get in the restaurant or bar section (as we were in the private event space). The servers were knowledgeable about the beers and offered recommendations to those who asked.

There was a decent selection to chose from - a couple IPA/APAs, porter, stout, amber, and kolsch.

The food that I tried were appetizers served buffet style, and I tried them near the end of the event so I am not going to rate them - they were pretty good though some items seemed a little overdone (likely due to being under heat for a 3 hour event).

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Photo of JeffSK
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of rbarrett86
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Tomkob11
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Boone757
3.96/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Sludgeman
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ECsurfattic
3/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of VABA
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Capitol City is located in a very nice area with plenty of food options around (I did not try their food). The place is a fairly good sized brewpub with a lot of selection on tap.

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Photo of Lucular
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of lordofthemark
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Good but noisy indoors with beer making equipment well displayed at this brewpub. Also outdoors tables in lovely Shirlington. I have experienced great service especially at bicycle group happy hour events. Food is less memorable but decent. Beer is solid - I ave tried Fuel stout and Amber Waves ale.

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Photo of Seneca
4.56/5  rDev +26.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

The service the food the atmosphere were great. The food was perfect. It came out quickly

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Photo of ksolekjr
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Great Happy Hour, decent beers

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Photo of Brewlinson
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LukeRfour
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of siege06nd
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JonAdams
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Shandycan
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of reidjoshua
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA
Brewery rating: 44.8% out of 100 with 259 ratings
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