ChurchKey

1337 14th St NW (at Rhode Island Ave NW), Washington, D.C. 20005
Hours:
Open until 1:00am (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.

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  • "Holy poop! What a beer selection. Get there early to get a seat at the bar." (13 tips)
  • "... An order of Mac & Cheese Sticks = Heaven." (6 tips)
  • "The Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread is six slices of heaven." (7 tips)
  • 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 C. · 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 F. · May 13, 2010
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  • Paul L.

    The tator tots are heavenly!

    Paul L. · April 30, 2010
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  • Ardvaark

    The Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread is six slices of heaven.

    Ardvaark · February 6, 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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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Mac & Cheese Sticks and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · January 9, 2011
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  • Toneah L.

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

    Toneah L. · 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 W. · 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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  • Devin G.

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

    Devin G. · March 15, 2010
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  • Joey M.

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

    Joey M. · March 6, 2010
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  • Geoff G.

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

    Geoff G. · February 10, 2010
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  • Bill C.

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

    Bill C. · 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 P. · 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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  • Emily E.

    Sometimes people lose shoes in these bathrooms...

    Emily E. · March 30, 2013
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  • Mario F.

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

    Mario F. · May 13, 2010
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  • Chloe

    Poutine is always your friend.

    Chloe · May 13, 2010
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  • J M.

    Have a few cocktails!

    J M. · January 20, 2010
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  • Michael C.

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

    Michael C. · June 20, 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 D. · March 6, 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 B. · January 4, 2010
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  • Aaron B.

    The Allagash Bourbon is to die for.

    Aaron B. · December 2, 2009
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  • Jason P.

    Thank everyone that works here for making awesome beer happen

    Jason P. · 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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  • Matrika B.

    Staff are incredibly friendly!

    Matrika B. · June 1, 2011
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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 M. · September 11, 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 N. · January 29, 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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  • 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 S. · January 22
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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 H. · January 18, 2013
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  • Mario S.

    Try the beers!

    Mario S. · December 12, 2012
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  • Bitches Who Brunch

    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.

    Bitches Who Brunch · December 24, 2011
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  • H C.

    There's literally over 100 beers available here.

    H C. · November 6, 2011
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  • The Happy H.

    Unbelievable beer list. Cool, easygoing, an surprisingly good service!

    The Happy H. · September 14, 2011
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  • Kevan Y.

    Elysian from Seattle on tap! Impressive.

    Kevan Y. · August 21, 2011
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  • Andy W.

    Barstools here are at a premium

    Andy W. · July 7, 2011
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  • Ernesto G.

    The Brooklyn Lager rocks.

    Ernesto G. · October 18, 2010
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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 C. · October 4, 2010
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  • Matthew L.

    Great food, restaurant downstairs, bar (Birch and Barley) upstairs. Good atmosphere for a date or friends. Read more

    Matthew L. · May 28, 2010
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  • Joey M.

    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.

    Joey M. · April 10, 2010
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  • Michael H.

    Love the double trouble!

    Michael H. · March 10, 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 E. · March 5, 2010
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