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“A mecca for beer-lovers--but overpriced”
Review of Churchkey

Churchkey
Ranked #157 of 3,367 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Beer-lovers will think they have died and gone to heaven when the reach the top the [very poorly lilt] staircase to the Churchkey lounge and bar. [On the ground floor of the same building is a restaurant known as Birch and Barley., under the same management.]

No fewer than 555 craft brews, including around 50 on tap [including Ch'ti from France!] and a dozen or so cask-conditioned ales are on the list at Churchkey.

From a very small menu I selected "Sausage, Egg & Cheese on a warm creme fraiche biscuit with a simple salad" priced at $14.00 It's like a McDonalds Sausage Biscuit with Egg on steroids...with a price to match, but I have to admit it was delciious.

The bartender was knowledgeable and helpful. Upon his advice, I chose one of the cask-conditioned ales, an Icebreaker Imperial IPA from the Lost Rhino Brewing Company in nearby Ashburn, VA. A glass set me back $9.00. It's intensely hoppy, rated 93 IBU, with a very complex taste. As with most cask-conditioned ales, this is is helped by the fact that it is served at a temperature conisdered "warm" by the afficionados of Bud or Millers, who prefer their beer to be as close to freezing temperature as possible.

A disadvantage is that Churchkey is located near Logan Circle, a long walk from the nearest Metro station. In hot weather you'll get thirsty, but your thirst will be properly quenched once you arrive at Churchkey.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

A good place for cocktails and to meet friends. Decent bar food. A rather young crowd. Worth a visit if you are looking for a new watering hole in DC.

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Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Friendly place great food and service. Special thanks to Emillio for a very pleasant evening.

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Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

I arrived in DC late earlier this week and wanted some food and a pint when I plopped down on a barstool at Churchkey. Unfortunately the kitchen wa closed and I was set to leave but then I saw the beer selection. Wow! Ended up having two pints before wandering off to find some food. Hope to test the food next time.

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Reviewed May 22, 2012

superb beer selection, with knowledgeable bartenders. food is outstanding as well.

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