Birch & Barley

1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C. 20005
Closed until 11:00am (Show more)
  • Tue
    • 5:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu, Sun
    • 5:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Distinct restaurant on 14th St. near Logan Circle. Completely unique food and beer experience celebrating a full spectrum of traditions, regions & flavors.


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  • "Get the boozy brunch! Food is amazing, great service and Joel is..." (2 tips)
  • "Their brat burger may be one of the best burgers you'll ever..." (4 tips)
  • "... that I missed the brussel sprouts..I did try the Skate Tartar and it was..." (5 tips)
  • Eater

    Sitting just beneath its sister beer haven ChurchKey, Birch & Barley is the full package: a refined menu plus creative desserts and a beer list that is 555-strong. [Eater 38 Member] Read more

    Eater · July 29, 2011
  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    At this beer-themed restaurant, Tiffany MacIssac's menu of sweet treats reads like the 7-Eleven snack aisle of our dreams—"Hostess" cupcake, oatmeal cream pie. Must order: cashew "Snickers" bar. Read more

    Bon Appetit Magazine · February 24, 2011
  • Washington Post

    *** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("One hundred bottles of beer on the wall? Try more than 500," writes Tom.)

    Washington Post · October 12, 2011
  • Washingtonian Magazine

    What to get: Pork loin with greens and eggplant; cavatelli with roasted chicken and chicken-skin cracklings; hake with beans and corn; grilled skirt steak with puréed potatoes and mustard greens.

    Washingtonian Magazine · January 9, 2012
  • AskMen

    Sure, you can get an omelet and French toast off of Birch & Barley’s new brunch menu, but you can also order house-brined corned beef hash, fried chicken and waffles, and buffalo chicken flatbread. Read more

    AskMen · March 12, 2010
  • TBD

    Bitches Who Brunch love B&B's brunch. Try the house-made donuts - which includes a toffee-bacon donut (!). Read more

    TBD · December 28, 2010
  • Michael P.

    The maple glazed Brussel sprouts are to die for as is the beet risotto

    Michael P. · December 19, 2009
  • corbett3000

    Have the tasting menu!

    corbett3000 · August 6, 2011
  • David B.

    Their brat burger may be one of the best burgers you'll ever eat. And it comes with their homemade mustard for the fries.

    David B. · October 1, 2010
  • Shivani A.

    Excellent food and ambiance, don't forget to keep space for the freshly backed bread!

    Shivani A. · January 26, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    Great food paired with a fantastic, extensive beer selection.

    Serious Eats · August 9, 2013
  • Men's Health Mag

    The Brät Burger–a mix of veal, ground beef, and pork–lends this burger its signature bratwurst flavor. It's a meaty, porky meld that's topped with beer-braised sauerkraut and Emmentaler cheese.

    Men's Health Mag · July 9, 2012
  • Amy R.

    Agree about the brussel sprouts and the beet salad is amazing.

    Amy R. · January 24, 2010
  • FiOS 50

    Birch & Barley is best known for is its breakfast,. Our choices? The chicken and waffles or the house made toffee-bacon doughnuts. Yum.

    FiOS 50 · November 23, 2011
  • Lisa M.

    Don't leave without having dessert here. The pastry chef is amazing!

    Lisa M. · August 23, 2010
  • Travel + Leisure

    An upstairs/downstairs, beer-focused restaurant and gastropub. At Birch & Barley, order the cavatelli and flounder tartare; at Church Key, Tater Tots and charcuterie.

    Travel + Leisure · January 4, 2013
  • Amaya R.

    Chicken & Waffles!

    Amaya R. · January 1, 2012
  • Drew M.

    Best bacon in DC. (Especially when crumbled on top of donuts!)

    Drew M. · September 18, 2011
  • David B.

    Their doughnuts served for Sunday brunch may be among the best things you'll ever eat.

    David B. · August 15, 2011
  • Ed O.

    Get the doughnuts. Seriously. Just do.

    Ed O. · July 10, 2011
  • Stacey

    PB&J Cheesecake is the!

    Stacey · September 20, 2010
  • Lisa S.

    Try Pastry Chef, Tiffany Issacson's delicious desserts: Bacon Donut, Cashew Snickers, & Peanut Butter S'more. The sorbets are delicious also!

    Lisa S. · August 22, 2010
  • Molly N.

    The brussel sprouts (yes, really!) are beyond amazing. Loved the bread platter too. Service was amazing. Will sooo be back!

    Molly N. · January 30, 2010
  • Brian A.

    Some very good beer here

    Brian A. · September 21, 2013
  • Benjy W.

    The charcuterie plate is a cut above most others I've had.

    Benjy W. · May 13, 2013
  • Paula P.

    Get the boozy brunch! Food is amazing, great service and Joel is awesome!

    Paula P. · March 31, 2013
  • Tara C.

    Best gluten free restaurant in DC. They will gladly alter any dish, have a separate GF bread plate (with delicious surprises), and pages of allergy-free beers. Servers very knowledgable, too!

    Tara C. · November 30, 2012
  • David B.

    Best chicken & waffles ever!

    David B. · September 3, 2012
  • Liza

    Goat cheese cheesecake is heavenly. Screw the calories. No regrets.

    Liza · September 3, 2012
  • Rheanne

    Order the cookie and confection plate. It will CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

    Rheanne · February 10, 2012
  • Brunch and the City

    maybe the best homemade donuts in town -- there is a lot to love about this brunch but it can be tough getting a reservation. While mimosas are good, try the brunch punch to mix things up a bit! Read more

    Brunch and the City · January 22, 2012
  • Daniel F.

    Incredible tap and bottle selection of craft beer. The food is also inventive and delicious. Read more

    Daniel F. · September 5, 2011
  • Mia D.

    Fabulous service, great food!!!

    Mia D. · August 23, 2011
  • Christopher R.

    Awesome food + biggest and best beer selection in the MD/DC/VA area.

    Christopher R. · July 23, 2011
  • John H.

    4 oz. beers mean you can taste a LOT! Read more

    John H. · July 5, 2011
  • Steven P.

    Awesome food/beer/atmosphere!

    Steven P. · June 15, 2011
  • Johnny S.

    The Chicken & Waffles are Dyn-O-Mite! Order a Bloody Mary to go with it and thank me later

    Johnny S. · April 17, 2011
  • Tom J.

    Go to Birch & Barley and sit at the Chef's Counter. Order yourself a Fritz & Ken's Ale: Pioneer's Stout to celebrate Sierra Nevada's 30th.

    Tom J. · March 31, 2010
  • Kate S.

    Went on Sunday for b'day dinner which was def a great non-crowded night to attend. No need for apps, the bread platter they offer is awesome, then enjoyed the Duck & Casks beer! Loved this place!

    Kate S. · March 18, 2010
  • David G.

    Great bar!

    David G. · March 10
  • Jahan W.

    The host/hostess is without a doubt the worst in DC. Waited two hours to finally get an empty table. But the food is great.

    Jahan W. · March 10
  • Sean-Patrick A.

    I'd give this place one more try 4 at dinner. Brunch was a disaster. Bossy waiter. Rushed us. Beef hash was inedible. Was so siked to finally get here & so disappointed/prefer Stoney's StoneyStoney's

    Sean-Patrick A. · February 23
  • Jennifer B.

    Go for the lamb belly... So good! :)

    Jennifer B. · January 26
  • Colleen N.

    From Washingtonian: pecan-studded brioche sticky buns, sausage and fried egg on a crème fraîche biscuit, chicken and waffles

    Colleen N. · January 11
  • Richie S.

    Beer list is extensive and impressive. Pairs well with a Sunday brunch of donuts and fried chicken

    Richie S. · January 2
  • Phy

    Hours are listed incorrectly, they close on Sundays at 10pm. But are in fact closed on Mondays

    Phy · November 25, 2013
  • Dan C.

    Amaretto french toast FTW

    Dan C. · September 30, 2013
  • Shmupi K.

    Huge selection of beers ! Wifi password : majestic

    Shmupi K. · September 16, 2013
  • Lila R.

    Chicken and waffles were amazing!!

    Lila R. · July 29, 2013
  • Jasmine

    Wow...maybe it will be better for dinner because Brunch was less than memorable.

    Jasmine · July 22, 2013

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