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Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown
Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown

Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.capcitybrew.com
  • Email: Downtown@capcitybrew.com
  • Phone: (202) 628-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Douglas Cruz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Large Screen Flat TV's showing your favorite sports teams.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Plan your special events: Please contact Matt Clarendon 202-628-2222.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H & 11th
  • Public Transit: The Metro is in walking distance of Capitol City Brewing Company! Metro Center is the closest metro stop to us and its only 2 blocks away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lot - Entrance off 12th Street. (Corner of 12th and H St)
A word from Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown
Capitol City Brewing Co. opened its doors in 1992 as the first brew pub in our nation's capitol since prohibition, thus giving its citizens and its many visitors the freedom to enjoy some of the finest hand-crafted beer in the country. On the front of our menu is the symbol of freedom, the Lady Liberty, a statue found atop our namesake, the United States Capitol. Nestled in the heart of Washington's rejuvenated downtown, this location has become a local landmark for celebrating great beer and food with family and friends. We have always taken great pride in our beer so come in and enjoy a cold pint of our very best and match it to one of the many menu selections tailored to the brews we serve.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "We came in around noon after seeing the cherry blossoms and found that it wasn't all that crowded. We were seated pretty quickly and had a high chair for the child that was with us (4 adults 1 child) We did have to leave the stroller near the front with the staff, which was fine for us but maybe not for other people. We enjoyed that instead of bread for a premeal snack we received pretzels and dip for it! It was very fresh tasting and was a nice change. Our food came out quickly and was to order. The only thing we think could be improved on was the drink service was a little slow. We will definitely return for a later meal and perhaps a few more drinks!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Good food, quite busy. Our waiter disappeared for a bit, but other than that, no complaints. Cherry Wheat beer, which we were told was sweet was actually quite. bland. Everything else was great, but definitely get a reservation before you go or you will wait a while."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We met up with some friends from out of town and we had a group of 9. They accommodated us with a great table and did not push us out the door as soon as we were done eating. We started with some appetizers, and the hummus was delicious! Two of the boys had ribs and they were so tender they basically fell off the bone. We all had clean plates when the evening was over, so we must have all enjoyed our meals."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "With a large menu full of choices raning from pasta dishes to an awesome cubano sandwich you can please any taste buds if you choose Capital City Brewing. The beer selection is also noteable. Surely kid friendly which is a bonus after trying to inspire and educate them all day sight seeing. Team members were friendly and attentive. We had an enjoyable positive experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Was looking for a place to watch the final four games with my adult children. They are a brewing company, but were out of there own beer at 8 PM. Also some food item were already out! We ordered two appetizers, and after 40 minutes, we received entrees. Then 10 minutes later they brought the appetizers. The wait staff was running around filling waters, yet no one had beer or food. At least 5 staff hung out at the front desk. No one appeared to be assisting the wait staff. No one offered to comp our appetizers, we had to ask. Really long wait times for boring food, and no beer selection!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food and fun atmosphere. Waiter was very attentive even though you all were so busy - a Saturday night. It was very loud - probably for the younger crowd."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "High points: house-made potato chips and good beer (Sakura cherry wheat). Very obliging staff and good pub fare. I'd go again."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Second time at Capitol City Brewing. We like to visit breweries when we travel. You are pretty much guaranteed good beer & good food and CCBC does not disappoint. We were in Washington for a wedding and knew from a past visit at CCBC that we could get a good meal at a good price. I made a reservation for 8 people and had to call and change the time of our reservation since we were running about an hour and half late. There was no problem in changing the time even though it was a Friday night. When we walked in, we were seated immediately which was nice since we were all hungry and thirsty from driving 5 1/2 hours. I would recommend CCBC. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We had dinner here and were happily surprised by the menu and the kids menu. We all had a great time."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "good bar food. excellent service. Pretzels are an awesome touch. nice selection of microbrews and food"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Good food, good beers, moderate prices! Service was a bit slow"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I have been here a couple of times with some friends. When I have family visit from out of the state, I always bring them here because I know the food is going to be awesome! I love the Ribs. They are my go-to dinner! The steaks are delicious too and so are the amazing Mojitos!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Never have I walked into a place and just immediately felt like I just don't have to worry! I love this place. Great food, great beer, and just overall happiness at a table. Our server was both knowledgeable and friendly. Not to mention her great memory and speed. She was just a gem! I wish I remembered her name so I could tell you all to ask for her! This is the second time I have taken my fiance here to "meet the parents" and it just suits our needs for it every time!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Let me just start off by saying that this review is purely based off where we were seated at the restaurant. The downstairs area around the bar seems vibrant and fun, but we were seated upstairs in a room away from that energy, almost in an "after-thought" area. We had a party of eight, so not too big, and I had reservations, so it was sort of frustrating to be seated up there. Not the experience I was hoping for. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. The food was good, but was not noteworthy. Overall the experience was sort of "meh". We've now been to the Shirlington Capitol City Brewing Company and the downtown one, and I can honestly say I probably won't go back to either one again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The service was good & the food was great. We had a party of 8 & everybody enjoyed their food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Great restaurant, especially if you have a large group. The staff and manager do a great job at getting you seated quickly. Everyone in our large group was extremely satisfied with their food selections. The food came out on time and was wonderful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I went with a group of 6 for lunch and it was fantastic. Service food and beer are all great. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a good bar scene or lunch spot during the week."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Energetic, brew pub atmosphere with better than average bar food and dining specialties. Tilapia and Salmon were both better than expected. Salads are huge, try the pear. Great downtown location right across the street from the Grand Hyatt and Marriott for a better than "what's in the hotel" bite. Second visit in as many years when in from out of town."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I made reservations for 10 through Open Table but called the restaurant to increase my party size to 14. The restaurant was not only glad to increase my party size but called often to confirm my reservation. There was a great group of people there to aid with our party, they were timely with orders and food, our waiter checked on us often and was there for all of our needs and I truly enjoyed him and his service. The food was sooooo good. I enjoyed the buffalo wings and crab dip as an appetizer with my party, along with an apple walnut salad. The salad was so filling, I couldn't eat it all, it was delicious and the dressing complimented the salad perfectly. I will definitely be using this restaurant for future events and recommending them."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Had lunch here with a few friends/colleagues to start the weekend early. Good service, food, and beer. Recommend it for an early start to your weekend."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a while. Glad I did. Good atmosphere, and the service was top-notch. Brewed beer was great. Food and cost was decent. A definite do-over the next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The Food quality and service could have been better."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "Great Happy Hour! $2.50 dought beer--their own craft beer."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "They were very accommodating for 7 people. Didn't mind running separate tabs at a table. Food was ok bar pub fare, which is what one should expect. The Ruben was a little soggy, the Cuban was tasty, the pulled pork was laden with BBQ. If I were to return it would be to watch a game and grab a beer near the office."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "located on H street, next to Hyatt, this place is one of those" pick anything from the menu" and you'll be happy. Calamari were outstanding Fish tacos-really good Get the crab dip as appetizer;you will love it! Will come back!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "It was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Caps were playing... The place was pretty empty... At first I was worried as we were seated in one of the Kitchen booths (those located in front of the open air kitchen). Staff were yammering, screaming, having fun.... I thought... oh my... BUT, then they finished their work, and came out, apologized to us, explained their situation, which was completely reasonable and fun to hear. Just love the workers there. Our food was perhaps the best we ever had there, super hot (temp), prompt service, and their great beer.... And so reasonably priced! You realize - right? - that you get happy hour beer prices at tables... Not many places do this... Cheer CCBC! See ya next time..."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The food was so bland. The beer was...bland. The service was not good- took someone almost 10 minutes to come over, got orders wrong. There was nothing bad, but everything was painfully average or below average."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The beer was good, the food was standard "chain" fare, nothing special. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Excellent happy hour, love the pretzel appetizer and the food was great."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "We had a small group coming from the convention center and were hungry and needed beer! Pleasantly surprised by a basket of warm soft pretzels and yummy mustard dip on the table soon after we arrived, great with the beer! Nice bar food options that were a little different and not too pricey."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "I choose Cap City to celebrate a farewell luncheon for two of my co-workers. Cap City has an excellent varied menu, perfect for big diverse groups. Also, I like the ambience of the restaurant especially the bar area. Cap City is excellent for lunch and for happy hours. I would definitely celebrate another office gathering there."
    Dined on 10/15/2013