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“Good Beer, Poor Service, Poor Food”

Capitol City Brewing Co.
Ranked #94 of 3,298 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: H & 11th
Transit: 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.
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 14, 2013

This place used to be so much better. Their beer is still good and they have lots of TVs if you'd like to watch sports on them, but their food was mediocre at best. For example, we ordered a cheese dip appetizer that tasted like it came out of a can. And we had to keep flagging down our waiter to take our order, refill our waters, etc. Not worth it. There are so many other, better places you could go!

Thank D J
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

We loved our food here! I had a grilled chicken wrap that was delicious! They also give you big pretzel's instead of bread with a signature dip!! Drinks were fabulous too!!! :)

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We went on a Sunday and they had NFL Specials - $3.50 on all their draft beers, as well as several $5 appetizers. The food was so so, but the appetizers were pretty good, and the beer was spot hitting.

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Thank Eabi
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Not a bad place to grab lunch with some friends. But it's about as non-descript as can be. Food is good, portions generous. Big salads. Lots of beer choices, and well, that's about all I can say. Otehrwise it's just anotehr chain restaurant, one that leaves me cold.

Thank rossvesq
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Had dinner here before we went to a show. It was ok. Beer was ok - nothing real special. It is conveniently located near Verizon and Ford's Theater. I'd recommend reservations much after 6 - even during the week. Give yourself some time as they're not real fast. We also had to ask for the pretzel, once we caught someone's attention.... Prices were surprisingly reasonable for DC.

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Thank Tasmandevil
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