ChurchKey

ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Hours:
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 4:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • Noon–2:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

A Washington DC destination without peer for beer lovers, ChurchKey serves to define a new genre of dining + drinking with a collection of 555 hand-picked labels meticulously curated by Beer Director Greg Engert.

9.2/10

Based on 539 votes

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  • Thrillist

    Pick one of 555 (!!) - 500 bottled beers, 50 taps, and 5 cask-conditioned ales – booze choices Holy Bar. #thrillist Read more

    Thrillist · January 20, 2010
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  • AskMen

    Its new Sunday Tailgate Menu with homemade soft pretzels, brisket chili on cornbread &, best of all, the Luther sandwich, which is perhaps the greatest culinary invention ever. See you Sunday 12-8PM. Read more

    AskMen · September 24, 2010
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  • Jared C.

    I would recommend a beer, but the list is always changing (reason to return frequently). No matter what you decide, an order of poutine will accompany it perfectly.

    Jared Cunha · March 17, 2010
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  • Christina

    Go to Church Key early and enjoy before it gets so packed you can't stand without someone in a polo knocking you over.

    Christina · March 11, 2010
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  • Washington Post

    Mac and cheese sticks are: cooled overnight, cut info 3-1/4-inch-by-1-inch bricks, coated with garlic-infused panko bread crumbs, fired and served with a sweet tomato relish. Read more

    Washington Post · March 2, 2013
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  • Mario F.

    You can order half sizes of beer so you can try more without filling up.

    Mario Fernandez Jr · May 13, 2010
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  • Ardvaark

    The Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread is six slices of heaven.

    Ardvaark · February 6, 2010
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  • Paul L.

    The tator tots are heavenly!

    Paul Lester · April 30, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    Great food paired with a fantastic, extensive beer selection. Tide over your wait downstairs by going up to ChurchKey's beer bar.

    Serious Eats · August 9, 2013
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  • Devin G.

    Cask Ale... Do you really need any other reason?! Read more

    Devin Gingrich · March 15, 2010
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  • Toneah L.

    Can you say "AECHT SCLENKERLA RAUCHBIER URBOCK"? Its a smoke beer from Germany!

    Toneah Lassanah · February 21, 2010
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  • Clayton W.

    make sure to check the size of a "glass" of beer.. varies from 8-16 oz

    Clayton Williams · October 25, 2009
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  • Ardvaark

    Don't ask for the wine menu. This is a beer bar.

    Ardvaark · June 8, 2011
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Mac & Cheese Sticks

    Foodspotting · January 9, 2011
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  • Bill C.

    If Ola Dubh is on tap, get it. I prefer 40 to 30 to 18.

    Bill Couch · November 22, 2009
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  • Rob P.

    The seating situation is a complete clusterfuck. If you're lucky enough to drink your beer sitting down, guard that seat with all your life.

    Rob Pitingolo · February 19, 2013
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  • Stills

    Not counting your calories? An order of Mac & Cheese Sticks = Heaven.

    Stills · June 11, 2011
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  • Joey M.

    Look for Jordan. Great barman and he knows his beers. Ask for suggestions.

    Joey Marburger · March 6, 2010
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  • Geoff G.

    The "BLT Pizza" flatbread is amazing. Uh. May. Zing.

    Geoff Gaspar · February 10, 2010
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  • Emily E.

    Sometimes people lose shoes in these bathrooms...

    Emily Erin · March 30, 2013
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  • Chloe

    Poutine is always your friend.

    Chloe · May 13, 2010
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  • Joey M.

    If you're going to try one beer try the Paulus. It's exclusive to CK and magical.

    Joey Marburger · September 11, 2010
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  • Michael C.

    nahem at the bar is your friend. good man there.

    Michael Chan · June 20, 2010
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  • Mario F.

    Fig, Gorgonzola, and grilled onions on pizza are a must.

    Mario Fernandez Jr · May 13, 2010
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  • Ardvaark

    It's rarely on tap, but if it is, make sure to try a draft of the Climax Nut Brown Ale.

    Ardvaark · May 2, 2010
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  • Derek D.

    Brat Burger is amazing.

    Derek Dukes · March 6, 2010
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  • Jason P.

    Thank everyone that works here for making awesome beer happen

    Jason Peck · March 20, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Kevan Y.

    Elysian from Seattle on tap! Impressive.

    Kevan Yalowitz · August 21, 2011
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  • Matrika B.

    Staff are incredibly friendly!

    Matrika B-T · June 1, 2011
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  • Ernesto G.

    The Brooklyn Lager rocks.

    Ernesto Gluecksmann · October 18, 2010
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  • AJ

    Love the atmosphere, southern style cooking and beer list.

    AJ · September 9, 2010
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  • Molly N.

    Awesome bar with awesome beer. Bartender recommended the De Koninick Winter Koninck and it's great.

    Molly Nichelson · January 29, 2010
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  • Aditya B.

    It can get packed, so be prepared. Great beer, huge selection of bottled beer. Check out their menus online to see in advance what you want.

    Aditya Banerjee · January 4, 2010
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  • Frank

    If you want to find very unusual beers, this is the place to go. They specialize in specialty beers. The food there is pretty good too! Read more

    Frank · December 13, 2009
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  • Aaron B.

    The Allagash Bourbon is to die for.

    Aaron Brazell · December 2, 2009
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  • Behrad B.

    Must try the Mac & Cheese Sticks made with garlic breadcrumbs and served with tomato relish.

    Behrad B. · September 2, 2014
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  • Mark S.

    Front window seating upstairs was great but a little drafty. Great beer selections and a nice and helpful staff. Food was decent and fairly priced.

    Mark Schroeder · January 22, 2014
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  • Behrad B.

    Nothing goes better with all the delicious beers than a Fig & Prosciutto flatbread.

    Behrad B. · August 19, 2013
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  • Simon H.

    It kinda goes without saying... this is the best place to drink beer in DC. Take advantage of the staff's knowledge and try as many new brews as you can!

    Simon H · August 1, 2013
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  • Spike

    With 555 unique beers that represent 30 different countries, any beer connoisseur can find what they're looking for here. --Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue (Sundays 10/9c)

    Spike · February 7, 2013
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  • Kelley H.

    Sit at the bar for the total experience.

    Kelley Halliburton · January 18, 2013
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  • Mario S.

    Try the beers!

    Mario S · December 12, 2012
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  • H C.

    There's literally over 100 beers available here.

    H C · November 6, 2011
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  • Ben F.

    Pretentious.

    Ben Fortney · August 28, 2011
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  • Andy W.

    Barstools here are at a premium

    Andy White · July 7, 2011
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  • Bill C.

    The Chicken MikeNuggets are incredible pockets of confit chicken. I've never had anything like them and I don't think you'll be disappointed. Unless you're a vegetarian.

    Bill Couch · October 4, 2010
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  • Erik E.

    this place is awesome, but dress light it's always too hot when I've been there.

    Erik Edgerton · March 5, 2010
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  • Gayle

    Try a different beer with every round! I liked the Great Lakes Lager and the Scottish Silly! Read more

    Gayle · January 30, 2010
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  • Ray W.

    Great Craft beer selection

    Ray Williams · September 4, 2014
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