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Elephant & CastleElephant & Castle

Type: Bar, Eatery

900 19th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20006-2105
United States

(202) 296-2575 | map

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Added by jjboesen on 01-18-2010

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Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 6
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4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.5

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4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of jjboesen
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Elephant & Castle (E&C) is a Canadian-owned chain of "British pubs." While, the majority offers the usual suspects on tap, E&C will always have Fullers on draft (or draught, I guess). This is the reason to stop by if in the neighborhood - in this case, the corner of I Street and 19th Street, also known as "Farragut West after the nearby Metro Station. [Irony Alert: Elephant & Castle is the name of a tube station in London.]

Anyways ... it is a rather small and cozy place that has a large hook-shape bar, a smattering of booths and tables; additionally, there is a fireplace on the right as you enter the front door. E&C also provides a large terrace for those wishing to watch traffic tie-ups over a frothy Boddingtons. Add several TVs for the mandated "sports bar" décor and you're ready for action or inebriation.

The food is pretty filling and tasty; get a Cheddar Burger to quash serious hunger - it is eee-normous! Great service is always to be found here. One point of note: an imperial pint of abovementioned Fullers costs $6.50, but it is DC and it is a fine, hard-to-find on tap, beer.

That said, check it out. While, I would not exchange an evening at Churchkey for one at E&C Farragut West, I could see myself stopping by when seeking beer in this beer wasteland of a neighborhood. Incidentally, this is their second DC location, the other being on Pennsylvania Avenue. (See My Review.)

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Elephant & Castle in Washington, DC
4.1 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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