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At Churchkey, beer is not just another drink, but rather it is a passion and way of life. The bar boasts a jaw-dropping, vast and varied selection of 555 beers that represent a host of regions, traditions and flavor profiles; a kind of chronicle of the story of this magnificent, yet humble brew from around the world. While the beer selection is ever beer lover's dream come true, paired with expertly-crafted, scrumptious bites, like Brat Burgers, Disco fires with sausage gravy and Grafton cheddar cheese, fire-roasted shishito peppers and hand-rolled cavatelli, a meal at Churckey promises to be one that you will not soon forget.
Birch & Barley prides itself on an unrivaled and quite extensive beer list that complements their contemporary American fare. Featuring a warm and inviting interior designed to cater to everyone who walks through the doors, lured in by the aromatic scents wafting in the air, this establishment is an absolute marvel, whipping up delectable delights under the watchful eye of the talented chef Jarrad Silver. The much-lauded restaurant features over 555 beer varieties sourced from local breweries, as well as bottles, drafts and ale, and it also offers an assortment of wines and ingeniously concocted cocktails to pick from. The menu by chef Kyle Bailey offers pan-seared cod, honey glazed duck breast and crudo of kampachi, as well as cheese platters. End your meal on a sweet note with the creamsicle cheesecake.
DC Improv books local and national comedians; several comic giants, including Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld and Rosie O'Donnell, have brought the house down. This is a large club, with over 50 tables scattered in front of the stage. Shows often sell out, especially for national acts, so it is wise to buy tickets in advance. The menu includes items such as salads and Mexican entrees. Beer, wine and cocktails are available as well.
Named after the nearby Washington Post offices, the Post Pub is a natural hangout for journalists, as well as other professionals who work in this downtown neighborhood. The pub is small and nearly always bustling. Post Pub attracts a loyal following, especially during the lunch hour. There are comfy booths and tall stools at the bar and during peak hours make sure you rush in to get a good seat. The menu is downright homey, with the usual burgers and sandwiches supplemented with daily specials like meatloaf, grilled tuna melt, fried chicken or spaghetti.
As a result of its location, in Washington's office-laden midtown district, the Daily Grill restaurant/bar attracts business people. The food is served in enormous portions - just the ticket for those who have worked up an appetite. The best entrees on the menu are the basic ones, such as meatloaf and chicken pot pie. Food can also be ordered at the bar, for those who like to mingle while they munch.
DNV Rooftop Lounge, at the Donovan House Hotel, offers some of the most gorgeous vistas over the city, especially stunning at night when the entire cityscape is illuminated. Serving a delicious array of cocktails, small plates and snacks, the lounge is a great place to kick-back and relax after a busy day. Enjoy their unique selection of on-tap cocktails while you nibble at Asian-inspired eats. Try the Pork Belly Bao Buns, Conchita Tacos or the Spicy Tuna Roll to satiate your hunger pangs. Saturdays heat up with a DJ spinning the hottest beats, a great place to check out for a stylish vibe and delicious cocktails, you're here to see and be seen. For reservations, visit the website. Put first letters of menu items in capitals, and put foreign words in Italics.