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Type: Eatery

2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20037-1701
United States

(202) 587-6258 | map

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Added by DefenCorps on 01-11-2012

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3.2/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

On Washington Circle, this place has bar seating + table seating for about 30 (plus Summer outdoor seating). We stopped in around 4:30pm for the Happy Hour prices (but it was a $42 bill for 2 burgers + 2 shakes + 1 beer). Many nights there is a long line for service. Most patrons are GWU students, which is one block away. The burgers were flavorful, but sloppy to eat falling apart. Shakes are their stand-out feature. My wife's was too sweet for me, but mine was stepped in Jameson Whiskey! They have a good variety of about 20 beer taps. Overall, pretty solid. But for Happy Hour value, the Bier Baron Tavern (6 block walk due North) is a fantastically better deal.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.78/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This is a relatively new joint right on Washington Circle in NW DC, and across the street from George Washington University and GWU Hospital. This isn't so much a bar as it is a relatively upscale fast food place. Bright, well lit and with lots of stainless, this is either sterile or modern, depending on your mood. Not much in way of service here, you order and pay at the counter and come back to pick up your food, but the staff seemed helpful, at least as far as food went. The quality of drafts (19+1 cider) is impressive, with some local offerings and enough of a variety of styles to keep anyone interested (check the website for the list). The burgers are pretty solid. At $8, they aren't cheap, but aren't too pricey either, and offer interesting combinations. The drafts are $6-ish, which, while high, isn't too bad for the neighborhood. I wouldn't go out of my way to get here, but if I find myself visiting friends at GW, or needing a beer with a quick lunch after heading to the hospital, this is the better bet in the neighborhood. If you want good food with table service, but with a much poorer beer list, check out Circa around the corner.

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Burger Tap & Shake in Washington, DC
3.49 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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