Capitol City Brewing - Capitol Hill (CLOSED)

2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
(202) 842-2337
Latitude: 38.89765, Longitude: -77.00833


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.38 | Atmosphere: 2.63 | Service: 2.63 | Food: 4.00
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vgatto (442)
Saturday 28th of January 2012 05:26:18 PM
*** CLOSED *** The original Capitol City Brewing opened in downtown Washington in 1992, the first brewpub in DC in over 35 years. As of 2012 there are 2 locations, and the brewing operations have consolidated to the Arlington VA location. At one point, there were additional locations in Baltimore MD and a 2nd location in Washington DC (Capitol Hill), but these locations have now closed. The former Capitol Hill location at 2 Massachusetts Ave near Union Station closed in mid 2011.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 1 | Service: 1 | Food: N/A

Menotomy (148)
Monday 11th of May 2009 10:20:20 PM
Located just north of the Capitol Building and right next to Union Station (Amtrak, MARC, and D.C. Metro). It's also walkable to several other Metro stops, as well as (obviously) several sight seeing spots. This is a great place to go after walking the length of the National Mall.

The location is right next to the National Post Office Museum, and is either an old post office or bank (there is a vault door near the bar). There is a sign among some very tall pillars in an older style building. The area is very long, with the kitchen way on the left and a long oval bar with plenty of stools. There is also an upstairs area with more booths that lead up to some brewing equipment. In the middle of the bar is also some tall tanks that I assume are for fermentation, or possibly just decoration.

There were about 8 beers on tap, including their regulars: Pale Rider Ale, Prohibition Porter, and the other two I can't remember. I had the ESB which didn't impress me, but the Pale Ale was pretty solid. Their Porter is really good as well, hopefully it's as good as the other locations. The price per beer is reasonable, especially for the area.

There is a wide variety of choices on the food menu, also a step above normal bar food. It's definitely a place to have a good meal.

There's another location in downtown D.C. which isn't too far from this one. There's also one in Arlington, VA. A cool looking place along with decent beer. If you've been wandering around the Capitol Hill area this is probably the spot to head to afterward. Recommended.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 4.0

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