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Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown

461 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Great Beer
Located on the corner of 11th and H street NW, 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:00 am–4:30 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(202) 628-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Douglas Cruz
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Cross street
on the corner of 11th and H street NW
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Parking details
Public Lot - Entrance off 12th Street. (Corner of 12th and H St)
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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.
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Large Screen Flat TV's showing your favorite sports teams.
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Special events & promotions
Plan your special events: Please contact Matt Clarendon 202-628-2222.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whatever the occasion, let our friendly, seasoned event staff make party planning as easy as enjoying one of our cold brews. Our flexible, professional servers, chefs and event specialists provide individual attention to the requirements of each event.

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What 461 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We enjoy the tour, the whiskey was pretty good but the food was simply amazing!!! Love it!!!

Dessertfirst (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Very accommodating to our large group. We had two tables upstairs, service and food were good.

LaurieML (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Capitol Brewing was a typical brewery: craft beer, bar food, lots of people. IF we had been seated at a table for dinner I may have enjoyed the experience better. As it was, they were overbooked and Open Table was to blame. It seems that Open Table did not block reservations to the restaurant once it was notified that they could take no more reservations. I think you need to fix that! That affected my dining experience and those of a lot of other people. It isn't the first time I've heard of this happening. Someone is at fault and someone needs to remedy the situation. I worked all day and was looking forward to a nice dinner and I had 2 options: try to find a seat at the bar and have dinner or find another place to eat at 8pm on a Saturday night in Washington DC. I picked the lesser of 2 evils and ate at the bar. Check your system Open Table!

ACS1912 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

In town for a volleyball tournament and on a Friday night. We were seated upstairs and asked to be moved downstairs for better atmosphere — staff was kind and accommodating. Also changed the TV station so we could watch the Olympics. Great drinks and food and very very nice people!!

akluss (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Fun bar atmosphere with good beer. we each had flights so we could sample a few different brews. The service started out good, but the waiter disappeared half way through the meal. He did not bring our second round of drinks, we finally asked another server who had to get them for us and he never checked back with us which was upsetting as my daughter's entree was missing an ingredient. Started out as a fun night, but ended up disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Horrible service. We had a reservation and it still took them 30 minutes to seat us. Once we’d been sitting for about 20 minutes the waiter finally arrived and he didn’t even bring menus, we had to specifically ask for them. Once we ordered food took about an hour. Food was very mediocre but the drinks were good.

HappyGirl (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Fun atmosphere! Great place for a casual group dinner right downtown in DC. Good and affordable food, fabulous service.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server Jessi was great. The food was ok but not great. Pieces are decent for DC.

Doug (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Not bad...would be better with more beer selection. Food was average, service was good.

MollyN (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great spot for craft beer and a lively atmosphere. Too noisy for conversation, but that's part of the fun. Food was OK - not really a foodie sort of place, but plenty of variety and something for everyone. Excellent service!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

little different from last remember server was great food a little greasy

mlb1 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This was a solid spot for a casual evening dinner, with a few board members. It was incredibly loud, but didn't interfere with our table's conversation or enjoyment. Good spot.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This was my first time going to this restaurant. A friend was staying across the street, which influenced the decision to go. We went at dinner time on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy, but we were seated right away. The food was very good and our waitress properly attentive. Food was served promptly and was a good temperature.

Located a block from Metro Center Station, it is convenient for the Metro dependent. I don’t think I would drive there, as I am unsure about the parking situation.

I would gladly go there again when I am in that part of DC.

BuzzLightFood (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great server. Fast. Always nice staff.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We had a great time watching the pats vs jaguars game!