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

Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)
Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.)
Bar, Eatery

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

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.72
Reviews:
110
Ratings:
31
pDev:
11.56%
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Ratings by marc77:
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Reviewed by marc77 from California

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Situated near the heart of Chinatown, near the convention center. This place is well worth a visit, if you're not deterred by the average $4.50 per pint. There are 30 drafts, and 100 beers total available. Hop Pocket, Hop Devil, Hop Infusion, Delirium Tremens, Lindemans, Fat Dog Stout... etc. The tap and bottle selection is quite excellent, but the service has only passable knowledge when it comes to beer... but what would we need to ask them? I'll take a Hop Devil, please. The atmosphere is much more laid back during the mid afternoon, but gets distinctly yuppie like during the rush. Clean, functional wooden and ceramic decor, but a touch on the dark side, which I enjoy. The food is quite good and surprisingly reasonable for the area. Sandwich specials are $5.95 are quite bodacious in size, and the 10-12'' lunch pizza specials are $7.00. The steamed mussels were tasty, but were clearly farmed and diminuative in size. Tasty, regardless. Taken as a whole, this place is a fine stop for a few pints and a bite to eat. Just avoid the Bareknuckle Stout like the plague.
May 27, 2003
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Reviewed by BallantineBurton from Massachusetts

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.
May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by jak from North Carolina

Apr 26, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

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).
Mar 24, 2017
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

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
Jan 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2015
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75
Close to the Verizon Center so this place has very high traffic, especially before, during and after a game. It can be a show in my opinion. A big beer list does not always translate into a great or even good list. A nice variety but the same variety on a small list at a nicer place can be found within four or five blocks of this place. More of a get drunk and pick up place.
Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.51 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Jul 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.97 by Highbury09 from North Carolina

Jul 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.05 by Jason from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.43 by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Jun 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.99 by polopaul20 from Maryland

May 14, 2015
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Rated by Emersonio from District of Columbia

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.
May 09, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by lorenwhite7 from Virginia

Mar 28, 2015
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Rated by KWolf from New York

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.
Mar 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.03 by benzalman from California

Mar 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.24 by LADaveBN from California

Dec 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Cburden from District of Columbia

Nov 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by DCLAguy11 from California

Nov 14, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Finley020 from District of Columbia

Aug 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Shootpassbeerme from District of Columbia

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by macesq from California

Jun 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by apasternak from District of Columbia

Jun 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by ONUChaser

Jun 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by metter98 from New York

May 11, 2014
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Reviewed by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
Went to RFD after visiting DC Chophouse on a Friday night around 10pm and scored 4 seats at the bar. It was actually kind of dead. However, I was able to get Hopslam and DirtWolf so I was pleased. Prices were fine, especially for being so close to the Verizon Center.
Feb 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Golden32 from Alabama

Jan 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by seanchai from Virginia

Dec 31, 2013
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Reviewed by HellAwaits from Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3
Average place with a friendly staff. The go-to place before Caps games as it is large and accommodating while being one block from the Verizon Center. Usually have decent specials and an above average beer selection for a bar of this style.

After a Caps game or on a Friday/Saturday night this place is packed with the bar being 2-4 deep.
Dec 29, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Boone757 from Virginia

Dec 24, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by Thrashsquatch from Virginia

Nov 13, 2013
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hanselpb from Ohio

Nov 10, 2013
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
I visited on a Sat night during the early dinner hours prior to a home Capitals game. There were a fair number of hockey and college football fans, about 2-3 deep at the bar. I met a friend there for an early dinner.

Food was fairly pedestrian with some (unfortunately) cold vegetarian nachos to start. The burgers were hot with good fries.

THe beer quality was excellent, especially the happy hour specials of $4 Two Hearted and Bells Brown. The tap selection was pretty good but really not all that special -- a lot of grocery store beers, although I was able to given Otter Creek Kind Rider Rye IPA a try. Not anything too out there though.

Service was very attentive and quite good, although things were not too busy at 6-8pm as it was in the midst of the Capitals game. Our server was inobtrusive, there everytime we needed him, and pretty knowledgeable about the beer list.

Prices off the happy hour menu were not bad at all, regular pints were $6-7 for the most part. Food prices were pretty reasonable -- I think burgers were $9-10.

RFD is a no-nonsense bar with a pretty good selection of taps and bottles and pub food. Decent but nothing too earth-shaking. Solid.
Nov 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by Jenna from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by n00blar from Maryland

Oct 20, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 12, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Oct 09, 2013
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Reviewed by bigbeerfan from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5
I've visited this place on two different occasions and have been impressed both times. The food is decent as are the prices, but the beer selection is amazing! Last time I was there I had both Delirium Tremens and Firestone Walker Parabola on tap. The beer list is updated almost on a daily basis and is one of the most extensive I've seen. If you find yourself in the DC area, it's definitely worth checking out RFD. You'll surely find something worth drinking.
Jun 14, 2013
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