Clyde's of Georgetown

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3.83 w/ 5 ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

3236 M St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20007-3615
United States

(202) 333-9180 | map

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Added by Beerenauslese on 09-16-2011

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Sludgeman
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

I've gone to Clydes for many, many years. Even before craft beer was a "thing." Also a good bar vide and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Its a fun place to have a decent meal with friends and you can drink a beer not named BMC, but the selection holds back the rating.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Clydes had some local beers...three....a couple of flying dog beers and a goose island beer. The burgers are great.....have been told the crab cakes are amazing as well as the fish & chips. I thought it was a bit pricing....$6 for a pint seemed a bit much. Overall I would recommend it....but its not the best I've had.

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Photo of Storning
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Beerenauslese
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

My first and only visit here was for a beer dinner with food paired to Brooklyn brewery beers. Lobster raviolini with a lobster fennel sauce "American" with Brooklyn Pilsner, spiced duck breast with duck jus and Brooklyn Pale Ale (the duck breast was the highlight of the meal), steak frites with Brooklyn Brown Ale, and a fig galette and vanilla ice cream paired with Brooklyn Local 1. A very reasonable and delicious dinner for $40 including tax and gratuity--one of the best bargains in a beer dinner I've had in some time. Downside is that, with the exception of Local 1, the beers were rather commercial and pedestrian. But the food was awesome and was paired well with the beer styles. Hope the chef is inspired to ramp this up in the future with some more serious beers. Clyde's has several joints that are now doing beer dinners, so I'll keep my eyes open for future events.

The service was well orchestrated for a beer dinner, and the chef and the Brooklyn rep spent some generous time with the tables. The chef obviously put more effort into this than Brooklyn did and I was rather disappointed with the quality of the beers that Brooklyn brought to the table. They did not feature their best. We were supposed to be given Local 2 with dessert and instead were served Local 1. A decent Belgian golden ale, but the chef had made a nice balsamic reduction to go with the fig galette that was obviously intended to be paired with Local 2. It was pretty lame that Brooklyn did not bring what they promised.

There is a small bar adjoining an atrium that has several beers on tap and a small bottle list. The beers tend to the commercial side, but they have a few craft offerings from Heavy Seas in Baltimore and Starr Hill from Virginia. Hope that the beer dinners will have the effect of improving their craft beer offerings.

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Clyde's of Georgetown in Washington, DC
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