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R.F.D. Washington

Bar, American Restaurant, and Gastropub$$$$
Chinatown, Washington
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  • Lonnie F.
    Lonnie FairclothFebruary 21
    Great beer selection. The food and the wait staff was excellent!
  • Elana Z.
    So many beers, not enough time. Great happy hour prices.
  • Sophia H.
    Sophia HNovember 13, 2016
    very spacious. great for deaf happy hours
  • Jeremy E.
    Jeremy EdgeJuly 17, 2016
    Quality beers with pub grub.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresJune 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bavarian Pretzels with cheese and mustard are a staple of any beer bar and here is no exception!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresJune 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Getting loaded on beers? Then the Loaded Tots topped with cheddar cheese sauce, bacon, cilantro, red onion, & lime crema are a must!
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesJanuary 13, 2016
    Probably the most extensive beer list in DC? At least among the top 5. Smoking patio out back but huge non-smoking interior.
  • Matthew M.
    Matthew McManusNovember 19, 2015
    Frat bad but has a lot of different beer
  • William A.
    William AndersonNovember 10, 2015
    Impossible to have a conversation here.
  • Kyle R.
    Kyle ReimerOctober 31, 2015
    Awesome beer list, just be weary of Caps/Wizards game days. It can get a little crowded.
  • Scron D.
    Scron DCSeptember 6, 2015
    Beer & tater tots! Tons o' beer choices - great for beer & bar munchies.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HanenSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    RFD carries Rauchbier. Enough said.
  • John P.
    John PowerJuly 3, 2015
    Great beer selection. Patio out back for cigars after Wiz/Caps victories :-)
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CJune 21, 2015
    Terrific beer selection so stop by if your goal is to sample different beers. Otherwise, the 80s glam metal they blast, meh food and sports bar aesthetic make it feel outdated.
  • Kaz K.
    Kaz K.June 21, 2015
    cheap beer specials until they run out of them
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarshallApril 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Food was decent, beer was great
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 3, 2015
    The back room is where you can really feel local.
  • Liz C.
    Liz Caselli-MechaelFebruary 23, 2015
    Happy hour is actually moderately reasonable, plan accordingly!
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJanuary 2, 2015
    Brick burger was great despite them missing the temp. Great beer selection. Avoid the calamari.
  • Mary-Katherine M.
    Mary-Katherine McKenzieDecember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't beat happy hour 3-7. Great and expansive beer selection. It's my go-to bar in chinatown.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Monday trivia in the back bar with District Trivia!
  • Printice M.
    Printice MeredithNovember 21, 2014
    The Golden Monkey beer and the funny Comedy show on Thursday nights.
  • John B.
    John BakerNovember 19, 2014
    Great food and great beer! A DC staple
  • Clyde Kelly J.
    Clyde Kelly J.November 10, 2014
    One of my favorite spots in the area. Lots of food/drink options.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SmithOctober 19, 2014
    Amazing wings, humongous beer selection, and great service.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellOctober 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    District Trivia and the CSN Trivia Challenge every Monday at 730pm in the back bar!
  • TJ M.
    TJ McDonaldOctober 17, 2014
    Great beer selection though most are cans
  • Angie H.
    Angie HarmonSeptember 22, 2014
    Try the Williams Brothers Kelpie and Fraoch. Really hard to find and unique--kelp and heather beers. Hopefully they'll get Alba soon!
  • Jackie G.
    Jackie G-MSeptember 18, 2014
    $3.00 glass of wine best price in DC
  • Christopher K.
    Christopher KopenecSeptember 6, 2014
    Great beer selection. Get the 4oz options to flight them on your own terms.
  • Zack R.
    Zack RubinAugust 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer. Lots of great beer.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FortneyAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Head to the patio for outdoor seating. It's covered, and a much better atmosphere than inside, which I've described as "cafeteria like."
  • Chris S.
    Chris SweetAugust 8, 2014
    Great beer list and great upscale bar food.
  • Eli A.
    Eli AguirreJuly 19, 2014
    Order the loaded tots & D.C. Public Pale Ale. Can't go wrong with this choice.
  • Meli M.
    Meli MelJune 17, 2014
    Try the Piraat Ale: 10.5% alcohol content.
  • Sarah I.
    Sarah IMay 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Michigan alumni bar! #goblue
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TindaleApril 24, 2014
    3-8pm happy hour!
  • Rodrigo G.
    Rodrigo GabrielMarch 5, 2014
    Never had been in a place with so much beta beers. Great great great place
  • Matty G.
    Matty GreeneFebruary 23, 2014
    Everyone talks here really loud
  • Leonard T.
    Leonard TysonFebruary 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Loose cannon
  • Tom S.
    Tom SakellFebruary 3, 2014
    Good and great beers. Tell the bar wench what u like and prepare to be happy.
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RosenbergerJanuary 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Wings are good. Truffle Mac and chz not so much.
  • Antonio B
    Antonio BDecember 31, 2013
    Stopped by for a beer, ended up having dessert....the breading pudding is decadent...a must try!!!
  • GoLacey Go
    GoLacey GoDecember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic beer selection, great menu, excellent service! Great place to watch a game!!! 5 out of 5 stars!
  • Seth S.
    Seth SonicDecember 21, 2013
    Great Selection
  • Brett
    BrettNovember 10, 2013
    You can get the beer battered fingers rolled in any of the wing sauces if you ask nicely!! (Thai curry, mmmmmm)
  • Mike P.
    Mike PNovember 3, 2013
    Best Browns Backers in DC
  • Sharlander H.
    Sharlander HazelOctober 27, 2013
    Banana Bread...Great Choice for Ladies #YUM
  • Rose B.
    Rose BakerOctober 19, 2013
    Spicy steak sald, but ask for a steak knife.
  • Douglas C.
    Douglas CoulterOctober 19, 2013
    Beer, avoid the people
  • Mimi N.
    Mimi NguyenOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a Southwest rapid rewards acct, I'd check out the dining rapid rewards program. RFD is on the list of participating restaurants. So you can get awesome beers and earn points all at once!
  • Katurah T.
    Katurah ToppsSeptember 19, 2013
    Don't get the fried calamari! It's tasteless/over fried and the sauce is too sweet
  • Christy C.
    Christy CockrellAugust 21, 2013
    Matt behind the bar is super awesome! Reset the free wife and brought me Sweet Baby Jesus!
  • Jim P.
    Jim PetersAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Free standup comedy show every Thursday nite. Lots of fun, come on in to the back room, meet some DC comedians and laugh with us!
  • Danny O.
    Danny OwensAugust 6, 2013
    Not impressed once again. Over priced food and brought me 2 beers that were warm. Strike 2.
  • Hilary B.
    Hilary BadgerJune 25, 2013
    Danish beer & truffled fries, superb.
  • Jerneisha W.
    Jerneisha WeaverJune 21, 2013
    Loaded tots r good
  • Charlene H.
    Charlene HannahJune 16, 2013
    Great beer selection and great service!
  • Benny K.
    Benny KaufmanMay 31, 2013
    They get you with Dale's Pale Ale on tap, but once you're more likely to drown in tourists than sudsy Colorado beer.
  • InternsROCK!
    InternsROCK!May 31, 2013
    Interning in D.C.? Grab a key tag from The Washington Center and receive 20% off your bill if it includes a food item during InternsROCK! June 7-16th 2013. internsrockdc.com #InternsROCK
  • Phil F.
    Phil FreedMay 19, 2013
    Great food and beer!
  • Tamara B.
    Tamara BowmanApril 27, 2013
    Try the calamari
  • Scot M.
    Scot McClymontApril 21, 2013
    Great food! When we walked in the hostess even sat is down next to the tv to watch the game. Didn't even have to ask!
  • Patrick
    PatrickApril 4, 2013
    Order the KBS while you can!
  • Rick K.
    Rick KempenMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Check the daily changing 'what's on tap' lists on the bar for some amazing beers!
  • William R.
    William RandMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If the back bar beyond the patio is open it is a whole 'nother world
  • Rebekah J.
    Rebekah JohnsonMarch 27, 2013
    Not a bad happy hour from 4-8. They tweet the special drafts of the day for $4. Service slow so order another one when a drink is delivered. Fish tacos surprisingly delicious for the east coast!
  • Cody B.
    Cody BarnettMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the beer. Avoid food until drunk. Veggie burger is a frozen pattie. Campbell's makes a better tomato soup.
  • Evan G.
    Evan GassmanMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strongbow on tap. 'Nuff said.
  • Toni D.
    Toni DupuyMarch 19, 2013
    The Weihenstephan wheat beer is the oldest known heffeweizen recipe...that's what the waiter said!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HamiltonFebruary 11, 2013
    The beer selection isn't as fantastic as it's rumored to be (at least not on tap). The food downright disappoints.
  • Terrence G.
    Terrence GJanuary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    There are great specials in honor of their 10th year of operation the weekend of inauguration
  • Kara
    KaraDecember 16, 2012
    Worst nachos ever. You would think a sports bar would perfect their nacho game? But #gobrowns
  • jenrandall
    jenrandallDecember 16, 2012
    This place is large and noisy with poor service. They charge for samples. They should offer half of the sample size as a taster - gratis - like any other place does!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PitingoloNovember 4, 2012
    The door guy's job is to check IDs, not banter with customers. His obnoxious comments make me hate the place before I'm even inside.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HollywoodOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    $3.50 Natty Boh in the can. I hear you love it in the can
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuffSeptember 30, 2012
    Horrible tasting entrees, but great beer selection. Come here to drink, not eat!
  • Brian E.
    Brian EntzmingerSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Chicken & Waffles! You won't regret it!
  • Kayla G.
    Kayla GailAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Wonderful beer selection. Try the Raging Bitch, if you dare.
  • Lisette P.
    Lisette PylantAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Matt the bartender
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen SullivanAugust 5, 2012
    The Salmon Bites are delicious!!
  • Ian R.
    Ian ReisJuly 31, 2012
    There is a great comedy show every Thursday in the back room...check it out!
  • Drink T.
    Drink The DistrictJuly 23, 2012
    Gotta love these guys! Awesome staff who knows everything about their beers. And right down the street from our event location!
  • Karen K.
    Karen KrausMay 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Won't seat you until at least half the party is here. New policy. :(
  • Stephen P.
    Stephen PowellApril 22, 2012
    Really good Old Fashioned's!!!
  • Chelsea C.
    Chelsea CarterApril 16, 2012
    They have champ in a can!! Perfect way to turn your evening into a celebration!
  • Tiana P.
    Tiana Prima DonnaApril 11, 2012
    Great happy hour prices, especially for you beer lovers.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HughesApril 11, 2012
    Terrible steak sandwich, good beer
  • Kerry G.
    Kerry GuntherApril 9, 2012
    If you're here for TechCrunch, have a beer on me.
  • William l.
    William la BlindApril 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place in Chinatown. Check in here. Miss all other places.
  • Mary H. N.
    Mary H. NahorniakMarch 20, 2012
    Anything from Flying Dog, especially a rare seasonal. The Raging Bitch is a delicious IPA for both hopheads and not.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ColeMarch 15, 2012
    Gotta say what's up to Irish Bailey in the back bar!
  • Katie
    KatieFebruary 26, 2012
    Love this spot!
  • Elliott R.
    Elliott RosenthalFebruary 13, 2012
    Great place for a beer before a Caps game. Order a sample glass of Miller Lite and watch the bartender slap you in the mouth.
  • Bigg P.
    Bigg PeteFebruary 5, 2012
    so many beers from all over the place..
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteJanuary 18, 2012
    For out of towners only
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order a couple 90-minute IPA's for your date. Watch her pass out at the table.
  • Karen K.
    Karen KrausJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you ask nicely, they will still make a chicken Caesar wrap for you. :-)
  • Boog S.
    Boog SarJanuary 15, 2012
    I tried 2 beers new to me; Dogfish head and anderson Valley. The 1st is a little bitter which I like. And the 2nd is somewhat sweet and easy to drink, goes better with fish.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda B.January 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Going there before a Caps game? Head to the back room for quick service.
  • Colin D.
    Colin DeanMarch 22, 2012
    Балтика! Балтика!
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