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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Reviews by DefenCorps:
Photo of DefenCorps
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I've been here a few times, given that it's right by a train stop and my buses to New York leave from 30 yards from here

A: Nothing spectacular, nothing terrible - your average bar, crowded and noisy on the weekends and during the evening happy hour, laid back after. Run of the mill.

Q: Pretty solid selection with about 20 or so taps and a ton of bottles. They get some of the routine but harder-to-find stuff, like Hopslam. Pretty impressive. They don't use a whole variety of glasses but it's still sufficient.

S: At a place as big, it's easy to get missed and the wait staff aren't super-knowledgeable either. Friendly but rushed and sometimes, terse. Not very good for a beer bar.

F: The food is good but unimaginative. They do advertise some cuisine a la biere but for the best part, it's your regular bar fare

V: Don't go in expecting a great deal, unless you restrict yourself to the happy hour specials. My 12oz pint of Hopslam cost 9$ (before tax+tip) and if I hadn't missed out on bottles, I wouldn't have sprung for it. All told, their prices make me flinch, even when I figure in the fact that this is DC.

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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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