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“Fast service. Tasty meal.”

Capitol City Brewing Co.
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Ranked #100 of 3,236 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
Simsbury, Connecticut
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340 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Fast service. Tasty meal.”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Right around the corner from our hotel, we stopped in for lunch. It was busy but we were seated quickly. I had a salad, my husband the ribs and my daughter the fish tacos. All very good. Beer was good too. Will go there again.

Thank cab514
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Cleveland, Ohio
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815 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“good food, good atmosphere”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

found this place a couple of blocks from my hotel. place was hopping. seated fairly quickly (within 5 min). nice menu with quite a bit of variety. i had a reuben, which was outstanding. person next to me had the ribs and they looked outsanding. service was really quick and friendly. would visit again

Visited January 2013
Thank jon s
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Capitol City Brewing”
Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is good but the food was just average . Not a very diverse menu. Also the beers were all very "hoppy" so if you don't like a lot of hops this is not the place for you. Parking was difficult to find too.

Thank Bob18
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Sebastopol, California
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“It's a brew pub.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

It's just an average brew pub. Can't say the food was any better or any worse than most other brew pubs I've visited. The beer was okay, but not Pliny the Younger (or Elder).

Thank ricktheis
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West Milford, NJ
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent celebration”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

We were able to get 2 parking spaces just around the corner, after 6:30 pm on a Saturday meters not in effect. As a fairly large group of 8 we made a reservation in advance and were pleased to be brought directly to our table by a very kind hostess when we arrived at 7 pm. Having come from NJ for a Birthday dinner celebration we were in no rush so we ordered drinks and appetizers. Joel our waiter was excellent, brought our drinks and delicious warm pretzels while we chatted and waited for the appetizers. Although typical bar food, everything was delicious. We ordered Southwest keg rolls, nachos and chicken tenders. Once we were finished with appetizers we then ordered dinner, burgers, pizza, fish, chicken and steak sandwiches....some with homemade chips that were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the atmosphere together with the service really made for a fun night. No doubt we will return. Sign up for their email and you receive a 15% discount to use within 30 days!

  • Visited January 2013
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