Atlas Brew Works

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Type: Brewery, Bar

2052 W Virginia Ave NE Ste 102
Washington, District of Columbia, 20002-1832
United States

(202) 832-0420 | map

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Added by Jason on 03-22-2013

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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of spontaneously_fermented
4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

A good range of styles and incredibly friendly service. Great space with a ton of room.

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Photo of bl00
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a weekend afternoon. Enjoyed good service at the bar, sampling a variety of their offerings. IPA's were ok, belgian style and dark beers were on point. Vibe is typical industrial park brewery, though they have a nice aesthetic and keep the place clean.

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Photo of daliandragon
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by on the way to see some friends for dinner on Thanksgiving eve. Cool interior in a warehouse neighborhood in NE. Big, comfortable area inside with a handsome bar. They had at least 16-20 house brews, including several hybrids. It was half off growler fill day and I filled up a Rowdy, a Common and a Stout. Lots of interesting choices and pretty reasonable regular prices. It seemed like cool place, just getting going at five pm on a holiday eve. I would totally go back if in the neighborhood.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

I really liked the vibe of this place. The seating out front was nice, the interior was rather spacious with a variety of seating options from lazy-boy type chairs to bar stools. The beers I tried were all pretty tasty, and the bartender was knowledgeable about the way each was brewed. Live music was a nice touch, and seeing as I was hungry, it was great to have remade sandwiches for sale.

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of IMFletcher
3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A really nice-looking establishment in a rebuilding neighborhood, the beers on tap (about nine in-house) don't quite measure up. Service was good, and the employees were friendly.

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Photo of Melicita
3.46/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mikey_DC
2.93/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

As other have said, the bar is located next to the tanks. On a hot, humid day they had the warehouse doors open and the place was crowded. The bartenders were clearly overwhelmed and not too interested in any conversation, just wanted to get to the next customer. I think it would have been more enjoyable on a less busy day. There is limited seating so most people were standing. I had the flight, which included 5 of the 6 beers on tap. For a hot day I enjoyed the 500 and home rule. I went specifically for the rye beer, but was underwhelmed. Street parking was easy to find right across the street next to the cemetery.

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Photo of schteve
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Emersonio
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of lordofthemark
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

They also do not have heat (at least it felt pretty cold to me) in the winter, though that did not seem to disturb the large crowd that showed up on a frigid day in their winter coats. The "taproom" is basically just an open area adjacent to the tanks, bags of malt, etc. Really just drinking beer IN the brewery. The neighborhood is a seedy looking industrial area, but is close to some very up and coming residential areas, so probably safer than it looks. They specialize in rye beers, commons, etc so if your tastes match that, the selection is not bad. Service was fine, considering the crowd.

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Photo of ksolekjr
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

The beer is very good, the location isn't

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Photo of JandJMD
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

My wife and I stopped in on a Friday evening (open 5-8pm). It was very quiet. Important to note that their 1-year anniversary event was the next day, so I am sure that led to people not stopping in back to back days.

There is plenty of street parking and overall the facility is big, but the "taproom" area is very small. With the passage of the new law allowing breweries to sell beer on premise, there is a plan to expand.

They had 4 beers on tap (but space for more) and also sold bottles. They sold samples, half-pints, and full pints. They also do growler fills. They have a flight deal ($8) for samples of four beers and then a half-pint of the one you wanted again. Bartenders are super nice, knowledgeable, willing to share insight into the brewery.

Warning, there is no A/C, so if it is a warm day, it will be hot in there.

Overall, we will definitely be back to try new stuff. They have a limited amount of beers out right now, with good distribution in the city, so until that expands to a point that I can't get certain beers at a local bar, growler sales won't motivate me to visit.

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Atlas Brew Works in Washington, DC
Brewery rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 553 ratings