1137 14th St Northwest; Washington, DC 20005
There are certain people in this world that consider Miller Lite a quality beer. Those people do not belong in this bar. (By the way, the only time Miller Lite is acceptable is: at sporting events or when you’ve run out of everything else at a house party.) For beer lovers, ChurchKey is like a dream that we never dared to imagine. We flock there with empty bellies, our minds bursting with thoughts of stouts, porters, lagers and ales. We stay, we drink, we vaguely remember leaving and when we do, we can’t wait to return. They offer 500 bottled beers, 50 draft beers and 5 casks. Their beer selection represents over 100 styles and 30 countries. When you ask for the beer list, you are handed a book the size of a phonebook. To say the staff is knowledgeable would be an understatement, they are experts. Yes, it is a little pricier than a typical bar, but that is because it’s not a typical bar. It is so much better than that.
It also happens to be the perfect date spot for those lucky enough to find someone who can match their appreciation for beer. You can split an order of tator tots (which are a must) or pork enchiladas and spend the night sampling beers you never knew existed. Weekends can get a bit crazy so stick to a Wednesday or Thursday night and get there early. The place gets packed for a reason, there is nothing else quite like it in this city.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a hundred times: ChurchKey is not just a bar, it is an experience. If you live in DC and haven’t yet checked this off your bucket list, I strongly suggest that you go there immediately.
- Suzie Robb