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The Black Squirrel

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EXTREME BEER‎
Hop monsters, high-gravity brews and anything really, really strong
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Our friends in cloverdale, ca, bring us an american ipa made with 20 percent rye malt, which results in a huge hop aroma and flavor and a slightly sweet, malty finish (12oz, 8.0%)
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
A multiple award winning India pale Ale (12oz, 7.5%)
Lagunitas Pils
A czech-style pilsner from the golden state (12oz, 5.3%)
Stone Brewery Ruination IPA
A hop monster. Big, bad, and bold (12oz, 7.7%)
Troegs Troegenator Double Bock
Dark, hearty lager, with subtle, spicy flavors (12oz, 8.2%)
Weyerbacher Merry Monks’ Ale
A belgian-style abbey trippel. To be true to its style, merry monks’ ale is bottle conditioned (12oz, 9.3%)
Baltika No. 6
Russian porter beer, traditionally brewed, dark and full-bodied (500ml, 7%)
Schneider and Sohn Aventinus
Germany’s original wheat-doppelbock, the best munich has to offer (16.9 oz, 8.2%)
Schneider and Sohn Aventinus
Germany’s‎ original wheat-doppelbock, the best munich has to offer (16.9 oz, 8.2%)
FROM THE GREAT CITY OF CLEVELAND, OHIO‎
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
Gold lager (12oz, 5.8%)
Great Lakes Elliot Ness Amber
Amber with fragrant malt flavors and noble hops (12oz, 6.2%)
reatLakes Commodore Perry IPA
India pale ale (12oz, 7.5%).
Great Lakes Burning River Pale Ale
American pale ale (12oz, 6%)
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
A complex, roast-y porter (12oz, 5.8%)
LAGER, RED ALE, PALE ALE & PILSNER‎
Bud Light
A mild version of the classic american lager that whispers instead of screams (12oz, 4.2%)
Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold Lager
This lager won so many medals that it was dubbed gold lager (12oz, 5.8%)
Lagunitas Pils
A czech-style pilsner from the golden state (12oz, 5.3%)
Yuengling
Golden lager from America’s oldest brewery. Just say “lager” (12oz, 4.4%)
NEW WORLD‎
Abita Purple Haze
A raspberry wheat beer from just outside nola (12oz, 4.75%)
Abita Turbo Dog
Rich body and color with a sweet, chocolate toffee-like flavor that puts the dog in your step but does not result in obsessions with fire hydrant(12oz, 6.1%)
OLD WORLD‎
Bavik Wittekerke
Named the best belgian wit beer, this sunny glassful was celebrated by beer connoisseur michel Jackson as creamy, aromatic, with a clean, teasing, perfume fruitiness and faintly herbal tartness” (12oz, 5%)
Schneider and Sohn Edel Weisse
An organic traditional hefe-weisse with undertones of clove and banana. First brewed for oktoberfest (16.9 oz, 6.2%)
Weihenstephen Hefe Weissbier Dunkel
A stroke of brilliance, good, malt character, doughy with a faint touch of caramel (16.9oz, 5.3%)
FRUIT‎
Abita Purple Haze
A raspberry wheat beer from just outside nola (12oz, 4.75%)
Avery White Rascal
A truly authentic belgian-style wheat, this rascal is unfiltered and cleverly spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel (12oz, 5.5%)
CIDER‎
Brown’s Lane English Cider
A classically styled, but untraditional hard apple cider. Fruit forward with a fresh, crunchy nose and a deliciously creamy, refreshingly crisp mouth feel (16oz, 5%)
ABBEY DUBBEL, TRIPPEL & SAISON ALE‎
Bavik Wittekerke
Named the best belgian wit beer, this sunny glassful was celebrated by beer connoisseur michel jackson as “creamy, aromatic, with a clean, teasing, perfume fruitiness and faintly herbal tartness” (12oz, 5%)
Bruegel Amber Ale
A tasty amber ale from belgium with a crisp apple aroma, butter caramel notes and and that belgian yeastiness (5.2%)
Piraat Ale Belgian IPA
This beauty has a smooth, crisp, honey-like malt flavor with a hint of hop grassiness (11.2oz, 10.5%)
Gulden Draak
A belgian dark ale named after a mythical golden dragon in the belfry of ghent. Crowned the best-tasting beer in the world (10.9%)
Abita Turbo Dog
Rich body and color with a sweet, chocolate toffee-like flavor that puts the dog in your step but does not result in obsessions with fire hydrants (12oz, 6.1%)
Troegs Troegenator Double Bock
Dark, hearty lager, with subtle, spicy flavors (12oz, 8.2%)
FOREIGN‎
Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock
Hearty, sweet malt flavors, with hints of caramel and brown sugar (11.2 oz, 6.7%)
Kostritzer Schwarzbier
The german dark beer with the heart of a blonde. Easy on the tongue and easy on the eyes (11.2oz, 5.2%)
Schneider and Sohn Aventinus
Germany’s original wheat-doppelbock, the best munich has to offer (16.9 oz, 8.2%)
GLULTENATORS‎
Bard’s Gluten-Free Craft Beer
America’s first gluten-free beer and the only one that is crafted with 100 percent malted sorghum to achieve a traditional taste and aroma (12oz, 6%)
Crispin Premium Natural Hard Cider
A classically styled but untraditional hard apple cider (12oz, 5%)
Bitter, pale ale and india pale ale.
About
The Black Squirrel is a craft beer bar & restaurant in the heart of Adams Morgan in Washington, DC. Features include 3 floors with over 50 beers on tap, full bar, TV's, and a scratch menu. Nightly specials and happy hours with a schedule of live music. Private dining and catering available.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $15
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Heard some comedians here and had some delicious food & beverages. Fun thing to do and very convenient to get to. Right by metro station.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Katherine F
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The Black Squirrel has a new chef in town, and wow is he awesome. Chef Mo’ has been there for only a week but his effect can be felt already. We were there as they opened & we were able to try some of his...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Virginia20171
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

You can get large amounts of beer here in large beer steins. It’s a fun little bar in Adams Morgan. A good stop of a pub crawl night.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 454christinac
Michael R, Manager at The Black Squirrel, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thanks for the kind words, Christina! Hope to see you again real soon. Cheers

Reviewed September 20, 2017

When ever I visit another city I do my best to ask the locals what restaurants / bars they like. ( I do my best to avoid tourist traps) I was told by a lovely couple that The Black Squirrel had a great variety of...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Bryan_Landry
Reviewed May 29, 2017

In DC for a convention based at the Washington Hilton & asked for directions to a place close where we could grab a quick bite & a beer. Within a 10 minute walk we found "The Black Squirrel." Looks a lot like a college dive...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank scoeyd
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

I went to the Black Squirrel with a group of more than a dozen friends. We were all very tired as we had participated in the 2017 People's Climate March. Our group had arranged a private function in their upstairs bar. While small an rustic,...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank AtlanticTyger
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Some of the best hamburgers around. A really eclectic menu. The beer selection is pretty awesome as well My place for Belgian beer! The wait staff is very friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank ORD737CAPT
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Fairly unassuming place inside, maybe even a bit dark. For me, though, this is a beer and burger place so i am reviewing that. and a place to watch a game. Perfectly friendly, helpful, but not overbearing service. nice selection of beers. but, for me,...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank kpolo
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Great places. IT is almost like two places at once as the upstairs and downstairs have different settings. The food menu is the same, however, the draft lists are vastly different and usually both great. So make sure to check both menus. The burgers are...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank rhartogs
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Great beer selection but the burgers were dry and over priced. Not enjoyable experience. Will not return.

Date of visit: July 2016
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