Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

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Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw BrewpubRight Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

624 T St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001-5119
United States

(202) 247-6274 | map

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Added by blackie on 12-11-2013

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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Visited on a Friday afternoon. Almost empty when I sat at the front bar around 3:30pm.

V - Don't let this part of town dissuade you from a visit. Very nice inside., but doesn't let off a big beer vibe. Bright enough. Clean. Open. New. 4

Q - Clean and appropriate glassware. Straight from the brewery. Can't beat it. 4.25

Ser - Friendly, polite and informative. When the bartender changes out they should inform you, 4.25

Sel - A good selection ranging from grisette and saison to porter and a strong ale. The highest Right Proper beer had an ABV of 7 which is somewhat unusual for these days but refreshing and exactly what I was looking for. Also a good selection of guest taps (look at the back of the beer menu). 4.5

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of bl00
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Had lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Vibe was very cool, lots of art and decoration on the walls. Service was prompt and helpful. Food was incredible. Beer selection is atypical- the menu focused on low abv belgian-style brews, though they were all enjoyable. Great choice for earlier in the day if you plan on making other beer stops later on.

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Photo of srw
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.99/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

My wife and I stopped here for lunch and to try their beers during our 2-week pub crawl. The pub is located in a storefront setting in a busy retail area with street parking as the only option that we saw. Four long tables were set up on the deep sidewalk at the front of the building, but we chose to sit inside. It was late morning and the lunch crowd had not yet started to arrive, so service was very good. The interior has a very nice pub vibe to it with exposed brick walls.

There were 10 beers on the menu, and we chose half pours of 4 of them so we could try to get an overall evaluation of the beers. The selection was exciting to see farmhouse ales (hoppy or wild versions), a dry-hopped Berliner Weiss, a grisette, and several standard-type styles. We enjoyed all 4 of our beers, and gave an overall B grade to them. The notable one was the Blanc Slate wild farmhouse ale, but the Bird of Paradise wild ale and the Baron Carvo Rustic Bier de Garde were close behind. Beside the house beers, there are two guest cider taps and 21 guest bottles/cans including 3 more ciders. A full cocktail bar with a wine list is also available.

The food menu was exciting with unusual selections, and the dishes that we ordered were very good. We actually gave the food a slightly higher grade than the beers (that comment is not meant to demean the beers). If I lived around here, I'd spend all of my time enjoying this place. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Alequine
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Cindicameron
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

We went here because it's close to the 930 Club. Enjoyed trying their beer, and we each found one we really liked- Ornette and Ardennes Horse.

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Photo of nickfl
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

A good sized restaurant inside, standard vibe for a trendy DC neighborhood, seating in front and a bar in the back. It was very crowded when we were there, but we still got seated in about 45 min, as promised. The beer is likely the best and most interesting in the DC area and their selection here is quite good. The service was great, especially considering how busy they were. Food was very good as well, they live up to the high standards of the restaurant scene is this part of the city. Definitely a must stop for any beer oriented visitor to the city.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of qcbrewer
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Emersonio
4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of grover37
4.71/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Great brewpub in the Howard University area. 8 beers or so, mostly of farmhouse/belgian styling, paired with a cool locavore styles menu. If you like funky beers paired with funky cheeses, the cheese counter will definitely cater to your palate. Beers were all great, with tasty food as well. Expect a wait during peak times, super close to Shaw/Howard U metro stop.

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Photo of Mongrel
4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Fantastic little spot with funky, yet dialed-in beers brewed on premises. Draft list leans towards farmhouse saisons and sours, but they also deliver on deliver on hoppy pales. Cool vibe inside, but better yet, sit outside on a nice day. Also verrry reasonable prices. Best brew we had was Kick, Kick Snare, which was stellar.

EDIT: I'm looking through some other reviews and I should add that RP does offer half-pours, which is always great and seems to be a new option for them. I also disagree with the last reviewer's assessment that this place is too "hip." In my short visit I felt nothing but welcome and there were patrons representing just about every demographic on the map - hipsters, sure... but also business school bros, groups of gals, beer nerds, a middle-aged couple with two kids and a dog...

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Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Ive been doing "the beer thing" for quite a long time. This was the first time I ever felt unwelcome at a brewery/brewpub establishment. I guess its not entirely fair to judge a place based solely on its patrons but man this place is HIP. My buddy gave me the look and we were gone before we could even properly enjoy a pour.

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Photo of Brewery_Hoppin
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Come here for the food - and the cheese selection. Yes, the beer is good too, but our server stated that they do not offer smaller sampling pours, which was disappointing. You can request to taste the beer, one by one, but when I go to a brewery, I really enjoy ordering a variety of the beer. The beer that I did get, Range Life, was good, but it would've been nice to try others. The food really made this place stand out. I suggest ordering a bunch of the "Sharesies" - the best of which were the brussel sprouts in a thai chilli sauce. Yum!

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Photo of cambabeer
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great place! Had dinner there a few nights ago. The server was super nice and helpful, getting samples etc. Food was great (had the pulled pork) and the beer was good too! Definitely one of the better hangouts in DC.

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Photo of Tomkob11
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Mpontiakos
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The place is lively and has a good vibe. The food is very good and the beers are very good. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is in the nation's Capital!

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Photo of Buck89
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Noooddle
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Cole Slaw. I want to talk about cole slaw, which is amazing and obviously well thought out by whoever is doing the food. But what about the beer? So far, of my wandering, this is the absolute best sour/native-yeast/phenolic/fruity/lambic/wild yeas/tripel styles of brewing I've seen. Mecca status. Worth going to for itself. That wonder of wild yeast is here without any of the nastiness. I don't know how they do it, but I come to DC about twice a year and this will be a regular stop. Wow.

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Right Proper Brewing Company - Shaw Brewpub in Washington, DC
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