Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)

BA SCORE
84
good

141 Ratings
Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

810 7th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20001-3718
United States

(202) 289-2030 | map
lovethebeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Ratings:
141
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
300
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 109
Reviews by BeerSox:
Photo of BeerSox
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located in the heart of D.C. with plenty of metro stops near by (Metro Center and Chinatown being two of them). Not sure about parking, there is some in the area but I never attempt to use it.

The inside was like any other restaurant, but with more beer signs. The bar has plenty of HDTVs with HDTV service, and there are some other HDTVs around where the tables are. It seems like there is plenty of space.

The beer selection for draft is okay, nothing spectacular, but it does give you a wide choice of beers. Even though the place seems more craft-beer-centric, they do have Miller Lite on tap and Bud Light in the bottle. Just about everyone was getting Bud Light in bottles, but I was there with a lot of college age folks watching college football games, some of them getting pretty trashed. $6 for just about every pint, $3 for a sampler glass. They did have some good beers on the list, including Sierra Nevada's Chico Estate Harvest Ale, and some other seasonals. I did see a sign for cask ale, but it didn't have anything written on it at the time.

Didn't bother to try their food.

The service is good, nothing spectacular. You mostly pick your beer and they get it, and ask if you want to start a tab. Beer knowledge among the staff probably varies, knowing at least just enough to hear what you want then get it right away.

Overall it's a good destination for beer and watching some sports. I think the place also varies by the crowd you get. When I was there it was a lot of college age people, so it was more like being in any other beer bar, especially since everyone was getting Bud Light. It may be a little more suited toward enjoying some craft beers when the place is a little less crowded.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BallantineBurton
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been here a number of times since I moved to Mass in 1999. Although I have not been to the bar, spectacular private parties for various occasions are always held in the back room . Lagunitas sponsored a party here during the Craft Brewer's Convention this month. Great beer, good food, and a great bluegrass band. Brickskeller East.

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Photo of jak
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of cjgiant
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Been here numerous times. This place is near the Verizon Center, so can get pretty busy on game nights, especially on the weekends. The place is essentially a hybrid craft beer bar, weekend hangout, and pub.

The place on the evening that influences this review the most was a game night (though during the game on a weekday). It wasn't overly crowded, but the bar was full (about 20 seats at two sections of the front bar). We didn't have trouble getting the bartender's attention, though we have been there where that is more of an issue. It was overly dark in the bar area, to me, but oh well.

The place had a nice variety of beers on their 30 or so taps. There are local, national, and well respected out of town beers. Every major and a few other styles were represented on tap. The bottle list is quite large, as well. It doesn't have the rarity in options of a Churchkey, and sticks more to core styles, but a body should be able to find a beer to drink without much effort.

The restaurant serves American bar cuisine, for the most part - sort of like an American pub. The main seating area is more utilitarian - indicating that this hybrid is more of a bar than a restaurant (though they likely do decent food business on game nights).

Our recent stops have included bar area and restaurant seating. The two experiences balanced out to the score I gave. Depending on the timing of your visit, I could see lower scores (i.e. on a busier night then we most recently had).

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Photo of stevoj
3.7/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Place probably gets busy on the weekends and game nights, kind of quiet on a Tuesday. Nice selection of cans and taps. Beer centric, pub grub. Lots of local brews

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.23/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Jason
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of polopaul20
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Emersonio
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

My go to for excellent beer variety in the Chinatown neighborhood of D.C.

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Photo of lorenwhite7
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of KWolf
4.54/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Good food, great beer selection, excellent quality.

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Photo of benzalman
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of LADaveBN
3.24/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Cburden
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Finley020
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Shootpassbeerme
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of macesq
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of apasternak
4.5/5  rDev +21%

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
3.72 out of 5 based on 141 ratings.
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