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

BA SCORE
85
very good

108 Reviews
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:
85
Reviews:
108
Ratings:
139
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Taps:
30
Bottles/Cans:
300
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 108 | Ratings: 139
Reviews by mdfb79:
Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

The best thing about RFD is the selection. They have 25 or so beers on tap and 300 bottles, with a lot of good stuff.

I would say the atmosphere is that of a sports bar since there are TVs all over the place showing sports. I've been there multiple times and the table service is pretty good. It is a good place to go and get a table and just hang out and have some nice beers and talk with friends, as well as a good place to start the night off with a good beer or four. The food is typical bar food, nothing great but not bad. Overall it's a good place to go to try different beers and one of the largest beer selections in the city, so I would recommend checking it out. If I'm going out in Chinatown for the night I like to do here first and have a few nice beers.

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More User Reviews:
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Regional Food & Drink (R.F.D.) in Washington, DC
3.72 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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