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“Easter Visit 2013”
Review of Churchkey

Churchkey
Ranked #91 of 3,463 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife, teenage daughter and daughter's friend came in for a visit on Easter Sunday for brunch. Was very busy, we were seated within 5 minutes though. Great atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff. I had the French Toast, was really awesome bacon was great too. Saw the Chicken and Waffles looked good, but didn't order. The girls each had a Farro Salad...was not familiar but I tried and it was good, their fries are seasoned perfectly and were great also. I had a few beers and I liked them all. The Share the Rainbow beer was very refreshing...perfect for brunch. I would definitely come back here. Had a great time. Keep up the good work!!!

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Thank pavet11
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is potentially one of the best beer bars in the country. If you are a fan of good beer do not miss a stop at the Churchkey. You don't have to be a beer geek to appreciate this massive list of beers from around the country. Also have very good food!

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

50 draft beers,all from small brewers, busy with locals.
chocolate beer that tastes like thick dark choc - truly weird.
bar food or separate high end restaurant down stairs.
great atmosphere upstairs, take a torch for the restaurant, its all lit by candles

Thank Chris020
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This place sounded awesome online. We are huge beer lovers, so 4 of us decided to stop here after dinner on Saturday night while visiting the city. Big mistake! We could barely walk in the place! We left after about 30 minutes. The set up is really not meant to hold all those people. It is like a long bar with about 5 feet of space from the bar to the few booths they have along the other side of the wall. Being so close to everyone, it was hard to drink your beer for fear of it being knocked out of your hand by crowd that surrounds you. If you don't mind a packed room, then check it out. If you are claustrophobic, hate crowds or prefer to have some breathing room, then it's not for you. On the upper hand though, people were nice to allow you to get up to the bar and let you order your drink. Even though you have to do so over their heads...

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Thank ChariseCoelho
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

I've been here a few times in the last couple years. The beer selection is fantastic and they offer some very good food.

But by early evening on a weekend, it's really unpleasantly crowded, loud, and hot. On my last trip, no matter where you went, you couldn't get out of the way of the constant flow of people pressing in. And the staff was just noticeably frustrated and rude. I didn't even bother ordering a drink, but just turned around and left after a few minutes.

Obviously they are doing something right to attract this kind of crowd, but they ruin a potentially terrific bar/restaurant experience by packing so many people inside. If you go on a weekend evening, go early or go ready to be uncomfortable. Either way, I think the beer selection is unrivaled by many (if any) other bars in DC.

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Thank Daniel O
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