Capitol City Brewing Company, Washington D.C.

4 out of 5 stars 10 Reviews

1100 New York Ave NW, (703) 578-3888

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: My Favorite Local Brewery

    by globetrotter_2006 Updated Apr 7, 2006

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    This is one of the only breweries in Washington DC, and they have four locations. Two in DC, 1 in Baltimore, and one is Arlington (VA). It is the first brewery in Washington DC since the days of the Prohition, and it was established in 1992. The location that I have been to is right next to the new Convention Center, and very close to Chinatown.


    Favorite Dish: Burger with blue cheese & mushrooms, and sweet potatoe fries.

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: Great food and a glass of Zinfandell -cheers!

    by bugalugs Written Aug 12, 2003

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    Whilst in DC, we were invited out by soccergrrl and her husband who kindly picked us up from our hotel and took us to the Capital City Brewing Co.

    This building used to be the federal post office and was built in 1911 and closed as a post office in 1986.

    Favorite Dish: I had a chicken meal, my husband had Meatloaf and Joe our son had..........what else but a burger.

    We enjoyed the evening here, the place was busy, but in a relaxed way.

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: Washington DC's first brewpub since prohibition

    by spartan Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    The company policy is to bring the fine craft of brewing to every person who lives and visits their restaurants as well as treating them to a wonderful meal and a great experience...I must say that they have done that!!!

    Favorite Dish: There are many wonderful dishes to choose from, so that makes it difficult to pick just one, so I decided on the Grilled Pork Tenderloin (tender hand cuts of pork brushed with chipotle BBQ sauce and grilled served with garlic-cheddar mashed potatoes and roasted corn relish). For the brew, I tried the Prohibition Porter (a dark colored, roasty flavored beer with a mild maltiness that balances the hop bitterness).

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: Micro Brew

    by jamiesno Updated Mar 2, 2007

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    This place was just down the street from Hostelling International so it was the first place I stopped on a Friday night.

    I was looking for a light beer and thought the Capital Kolsch served was great. They gave me a couple of large warm pretzels that hit the spot and then I had a plate of sweet potato fries because I am a fan of them.

    It was a busy place with lots of people there and the service seemed to be very good. One point to make though I guess and that is I thought they actually brewed the beer there.

    Apparently they needed more space in the restaurant so they moved all the equipment to their Virginia location and the brew is shipped over in kegs.

    Favorite Dish: Capitol Kolsch

    A German style golden ale that takes its name from the city of Cologne. This light bodied brew has a clean taste with fruit notes and a restrained hop dryness. Our interpretation is brewed with 10% wheat malt as tradition dictates.

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: Washington's Foremost Brewpub

    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 30, 2007

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    Looking for a good brewpub, with its own distinctive lagers, ales, pilseners, porters, and stouts? This is the place. It's a Washington landmark, with excellent food to accompany the beers.

    Favorite Dish: It's all good.

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    Capitol City Brewery: Capitol City Brewery

    by KnotH3ad Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Great place to go after a day of site-seeing and before you either go to a hockey game or go clubbing for the night.

    Favorite Dish: Microbrew Beer, Texas nachos, Reuben Sandwich.... anything but the softshelled crab.

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    Capitol City Brewery: Capitol City Brewery

    by soccergrrl Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    They brew their own beers (at the DC location you can see some of the vats and other brew equipment)--every one I've tried there has been great. The DC location has a lively happy hour scene but can be very loud for dining.

    Favorite Dish: Good burgers and delicious beer!

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  • Capitol City Brewing Company: Capital City Brewing Company was ok

    by dave4500 Written Apr 26, 2007

    This is an ok place to eat. Very nice and lively place to meet friends and have some drinks. Great atmosphere but a bit noisy. Food was generic. We had the fish fried with their special beer batter. I did not even finsih mine...was not that good. We also had the reuban sandwich and that was good. Warm pretzels were nice.

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: Beer and Burgers

    by mattreider Written Nov 4, 2005

    The Capital City Brewing Company is a good, decent, cheap pub type place with good wholesome American fare. Nothing fancy, a political theme, good burgers and fries. Just a sort of in-town-contractor-within-per-diem type place.

    Right next to Union Station. Get off the Metro, go out front, and turn to the right. Head down the arched collonade, run across the street, and there it is.

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    Capitol City Brewing Company: Good Eats

    by member007 Written Nov 30, 2004

    This is Washington D.C.'s first brewpub since prohibition ended. There are a few Capital City Brewing Co. around the area, but there is one that is right down town at 11th and H st in NW. This brewpub is located in an old historic building , also, so you should check it out even you arent going to eat. the building is beautiful.

    Favorite Dish: I usually just get a steak and whatever stout that they are featuring for that month.

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