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Capitol City Brewing Co.

Certificate of Excellence
Downtown / Chinatown
American, Bar, Gluten Free, Contemporary, Pub
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1100 New York Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20005-3934 (H & 11th)
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would recommend Capital City to anyone who likes craft beer and good food. I had the Hickory Burger that was excellent! The dipping wasabi sauce for the pretzels was amazing as well! I had the Quincy Street IPA with it, the beer was average, which kept me from giving it a 5 rating.

Thank Ajenm A
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting from WI and ate there for dinner on 7/24 since it is right across the street from our hotel and was not impressed by the bartender or the server we had. Food was ok, but lets start with the bar. The bartender seemed annoyed at the fact that I wanted to order drinks, she carded me which normally I... More 

Thank kzark
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was within walking distance to our hotel and my husband is a brew enthusiast, so it was a no-brainer choice. We walked in on a busy Saturday night without a reservation and were seated immediately, as a family of five. Service was impeccable and left us very impressed! This establishment is a finely tuned machine. We never had to... More 

Thank cheffieMD
Chicago, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Capitol City Brewing Company has a wide variety menu with a great craft beer selection! This downtown D.C. restaurant draws a great crowd from tourists, local offices, and downtown residents. You must try the Pale Rider Ale!

Thank Doug H
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really good brew pub. beer was delicious and the nachos were good too. Good location and very accessible.

Thank justinfletcher2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant reminds me of a Chili's type menu and price point. The bread for the table are pretzels and I would bet they are just those super pretzels from the freezer section of the grocery store, nothing house made. My family ordered the fish and chips, cheese steak, chicken sandwich, and the steak. All were edible but just ok.... More 

Thank Laurie D
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in after a long day, had a 10 minute wait for a table , this was around 6:50 so still a lot of workers having drinks with colleagues, basically an extensive collection of lanyards on display. Got two beers from the bar while waiting , good selection of craft beers. Ended up in a booth only had a light... More 

Thank Mrgreeny67
Superior, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us stopped in for local brew and apps. From 4-7 PM they have several of their menu appetizers on happy hour pricing of $5. We ordered some nachos, southwestern egg rolls (called kegs, I think), and wings. The apps were good for that price point - and the beer selection was pretty good too.

Thank Barry D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the experience here. Lively place, good food and house brew. Staff was courteous and on top of things. Prices are very good as well. Would definitely stop in again.

Thank David K
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Thursday night, waited a very long time for table, service was poor and beer was warm, not good.

Thank jesse1314

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 New York Ave NW, Frnt 1, Washington DC, DC 20005-3934
    (H & 11th)
  • Public Transportation: The Metro is in walking distance of Capitol City Brewing Company! Metro Center is the closest metro stop to us and its only 2 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-628-2222
Capitol City Brewing Co. opened its doors in 1992 as the first brew pub in our nation's capitol since prohibition, thus giving its citizens and its many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest hand-crafted beer in the country. On the front of our menu is the symbol of freedom, the Lady Liberty, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol.

Nestled in the heart of Washington's rejuvenated downtown, this location has become a local landmark for celebrating great beer and food with family and friends. We have always taken great pride in our beer so come in and enjoy a cold pint of our very best and match it to one of the many menu selections tailored to the brews we serve.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?