Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown
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.
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- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Cap City Meatloaf*
Homemade meatloaf topped with caramelized onions. Served with fresh veggies and our smashed potatoes topped with thyme gravy.
Grilled salmon topped with lemon butter and served with cilantro rice and veggies
Traditional Club Sandwich*
Sliced turkey breast, ham, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo, served on grilled whole grain wheat bread.
Slow service mid-day Sunday. Decent pub food but nothing exceptional. If you are a beer or ale drinker this could be the place for you.
The food was nothing spectacular. It was our first time trying it after driving past for many years. We realize that due to the bounce back from COVID, many establishments are bringing back staff or training new staff. Unfortunately, no one could answer or would answer questions about the food or drink menu. Our food was made incorrectly twice - it was a burger with no bacon as I don’t eat pork. I am almost positive they simply plucked the bacon off of the top instead of remaking it. We don’t go out often so I certainly regret our first night out being here. We won’t return.
We had issues with ordering on their system. There was a QR code for the menu and ordering, but only half the people at our table were actually able to order through the program. The waitress spilled my cocktail and offered to bring me another, but never did. There are too many better restaurants options in Center City to put up with this kind of dismal service.
Good food and attentive service.
The pretzels were stale. We ordered tacos, pizza and calamari. The tacos had brown guacamole on them and the calamari and pizza both tasted like they were frozen and reheated.
Beers were great and food was delicious. Loved the off-street seating area!
We had a great time! Service was excellent! The only thing that we would change is a selection for a beer flight instead of a set few for the flight, but the waiter explained it gets crazy at times, so we can understand the need for speed and less confusion. Overall, it was awesome and we will be back!!
Online system was great for ordering, but we ordered appetizers and meals and everything came out at the same time. Would have been nice to have been told to enter them as separate orders. Only reason why I can't give 5 stars
Beer is great but food leaves a lot to be desired.
Cap City is one of my favorite places to eat near my office. I was soooo glad to see it opened back up when I went in the other day! My friend and I sat outside at a picnic table and it was very comfortable. The service always sets this place apart—I hadn’t been there in 14 months and the staff remembered me and even brought out my Diet Coke (they know I’m a fiend for it!) without my having to ask. The meal was as good as ever and oooh those crispy lovely sweet potato fries! Thank you for a great experience!!
Staff were very accommodating in helping us dine outside & very attentive
Had to order from our phones, cause of Covid and no handheld menus. Everything came out so fast we asked them if they just stared at the computer waiting on our order to come through. It was crazy fast. But we weren't rushed at all.
A little pricey but that's some places in DC. Try the club sandwich
the online menu and ordering is not user friendly and no one at the resturant seemed to care enough to fix it. the bartender was extremely rude and only served us one drink when he acknowledged we ordered two. My partner and I mainly visited DC to eat at this place because of the food and service we received in the past. However, this one visit was definitely disappointing and we will never ever visit this place again.
Great service and great food
Big burgers and very good drinks
This is a wonderful place. I have been here several times on my travels to DC, going out of my way to come here. The food is wonderful. The crab cakes are exceptional. They have 2 brewed beers and multiple guest brews as well as artisan whiskies. I will be back.
We had a very nice meal here. Loved the pretzels and Dijon dip.
Great place to watch sports, drink beer and have a good meal. Reasonably priced for the geographic location. I like the Porter the best.
Salad was on point
Food wasn’t good. Bland. Service was slow. Had to beg to get our drink orders and this is a “brewery”
Great service and good food
Terrific meatloaf dinner.....just like Mom used to make. Each time I come to Capitol City Brewing, I have the meatloaf more often than not. I enjoy it. Also, my friend had the brats and he said they were outstanding. The veggies that accompanied both meals were cooked just right. This place is VERY consistent.
Wonderful service & fun atmosphere!
Good beer selection including their homemade brews. Reasonable prices, fairly loud but overall good dinner
First time at the restaurant and everything was very smooth ! .Po ably do recommend getting a reservation before caps games . That seemed to make it very easy to get seating right away
Thanks !... will definitely be back !!
Excellent service, amazing food. Perfect atmosphere for pre Capitals game dinning
The atmosphere is great. Very sports oriented. Not much of the "brewery" to see. THe beer is good but it did not make me step back and say "wow". Our server seemed sluggish and I was not sure if he could not hear me because of the background noise. It was not a terrible experience but it was not a blow me away experience either.
Great place for a happy hour with friends or a date night. The service was great and the food was delicious.
Great place to come and have a good meal in a fun, relaxed environment.
Best Meatloaf in Town. The meatloaf is pretty darn close to what Mom used to make. Just a great comfort food....accompanied by great mashed potatoes and some delicious vegetables cooked just right. All at a very good price.
Great attentive but not helicoptery service, nice variety of selections on the menu for herbivore and carnivore alike; will be back during an after-work scenario to try your brews!
The food was great and the service was very good too!
There was a private event which I wasn't informed of and they didn't let me in.
Although it was on the less expensive side compared to some of the restaurants in the area, the food lacked flavor and it just wasn’t really worth it. It was a nice place and the staff were friendly and but they food and flavor just really missed the mark and was kinda disappointing.
My friend and I met for lunch yesterday at Cap City where we had a wonderful time catching up. Our waiter (sorry we didn’t get his name) was excellent and made sure that we were well looked after. The food was great!
Waiter was slow and not attentive. Terrible service. Had to ask for everything and we waited long time to even be addressed upon being seated. Burgers were really bland with almost no flavor. 3 people at my table got burgers all said same thing.
Very good service and the food is a good value, especially for downtown Washington, DC. We go there before Caps games and we always enjoy our meal. Last night I had a burger and my friend had tacos. The burger was terrific (as was the cream of asparagus soup). My buddy said the tacos were very good, as well.
Service was slow, not enough wait staff for the volumes. Food is ok, typical ‘American’. Is reasonably close to Capital One Center.
Consistently good. This is a brew pub, don't expect fine dining. Took a little while to get our drinks but our server surprised us with a free appetizer! Unfortunately our food came out about 2 minutes later. While they have a nice selection of local beers it would be nice if they had more of their own. Overall a worthwhile dining experience.
I had the meatloaf and it was pretty darn close to Mom's. The vegetable medley (broccoli, cauliflower and carrots) were cooked perfectly--al dente. My friend had the salmon and he was totally delighted with his meal, as well. We were going to the Caps game so we were looking for a good meal and quick and efficient service--and Capitol City Brewing hit it on all counts. I will definitely be back.
Capitol City is an old reliable. You know you're going to get good food at a good price. The downtown location is in a great spot for me. If you want a good meal without a lot of frills at a good price, I highly recommend it.
Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-2222.
Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown is rated 4 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.