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.
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.
Go to Church Key early and enjoy before it gets so packed you can't stand without someone in a polo knocking you over.
You can order half sizes of beer so you can try more without filling up.
The tator tots are heavenly!
The Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread is six slices of heaven.
Great food paired with a fantastic, extensive beer selection. Tide over your wait downstairs by going up to ChurchKey's beer bar.
Try the Mac & Cheese Sticks and spot it on Foodspotting!
Can you say "AECHT SCLENKERLA RAUCHBIER URBOCK"? Its a smoke beer from Germany!
make sure to check the size of a "glass" of beer.. varies from 8-16 oz
Don't ask for the wine menu. This is a beer bar.
Look for Jordan. Great barman and he knows his beers. Ask for suggestions.
The "BLT Pizza" flatbread is amazing. Uh. May. Zing.
If Ola Dubh is on tap, get it. I prefer 40 to 30 to 18.
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.
Not counting your calories? An order of Mac & Cheese Sticks = Heaven.
Sometimes people lose shoes in these bathrooms...
Fig, Gorgonzola, and grilled onions on pizza are a must.
Poutine is always your friend.
Have a few cocktails!
nahem at the bar is your friend. good man there.
It's rarely on tap, but if it is, make sure to try a draft of the Climax Nut Brown Ale.
Brat Burger is amazing.
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.
The Allagash Bourbon is to die for.
Thank everyone that works here for making awesome beer happen
An upstairs/downstairs, beer-focused restaurant and gastropub. At Birch & Barley, order the cavatelli and flounder tartare; at Church Key, Tater Tots and charcuterie.
Staff are incredibly friendly!
If you're going to try one beer try the Paulus. It's exclusive to CK and magical.
Love the atmosphere, southern style cooking and beer list.
Awesome bar with awesome beer. Bartender recommended the De Koninick Winter Koninck and it's great.
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.
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)
Sit at the bar for the total experience.
Try the beers!
Bitches say B! While Churchkey is our fave spot for beers, bar food, and even dessert, we’d suggest you opt for Birch & Barley over its upstairs neighbor for brunch.
There's literally over 100 beers available here.
Unbelievable beer list. Cool, easygoing, an surprisingly good service!
Elysian from Seattle on tap! Impressive.
Barstools here are at a premium
The Brooklyn Lager rocks.
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.
Casks turn over regularly but I can personally vouch for the Crisis IPA, District Chophouse Amber and Oliver's Oak Aged 3 Lions. So good.
Love the double trouble!
this place is awesome, but dress light it's always too hot when I've been there.