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.
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Food was good but the service was very slow. We had already finished our appetizer before our drinks were delivered, felt like our server forgot about us. We also noticed that he messed up several other tables checks as well.
Will never return due to horrendous customer service. They had option for outside seating - we took it - and we’re told the wait staff did not want to go outside. This was on game day for a Capitals game so we had limited options and found none. It was a special day that Capitol City Brewing did their best to ruin.
Overcook burger. Uncleared tables around us. Lots is tourists. On par with mediocre chain restaurants.
Good beer, good food. Service was too fast — our entrees were ready moments after our appetizers.
We were sat immediately, service was good, food wasn't worth the price (chicken sandwich was rather small) and their signature beer was decent. We got there just before happy hour ended but our server didn't tell us about HH until after we ordered something else. But the biggest disappointment was when We ordered "pickle shots" (vodka with pickle juice) but we were brought "pickleback" shots (shot of jamison and a shot of pickle juice).
Great brews, good food, reasonable service, nice menu selections. Very pleasant experience for the family.
Service was terrible, food was decent and the beer was ok
Brews were bitter and average . Alcohol content way too high for flavor to shine
Excellent food & excellent service
Great food options for everyone in my family. The beer was fantastic too.
Food was ok, service was well below par for a restaurant that wasn’t that busy. We see why if that’s normal service. Server took our order and never came back until we flagged her down.
not enough servers, wait stuff polite but undermanned, long time in between drinks, order and meal
This is a traditional brewery setting. Everything from fried somethings to a NY strip steak. A beer selection that covers most varieties & craft cocktails to boot! Happy hour is 4p-7p with $5 basic draft selections(2) & cheap apps. The fried chicken sandwich was delicious & the fries were perfectly fried!
The only issue was outdoor seating, not super inviting but know that there is space outdoors in/out of under a tent.
Service was okay! She didn’t do a bad job, but she never came to ask if we wanted another beer or more water. Just brought the bill when we were done eating. I would’ve had another beer, but felt rushed out. Wasn’t like the restaurant was busy or anything either so just a little weird. Otherwise the food and beer were both amazing!! Would definitely come back and hopefully try a few different beers.
They may close the patio for possible inclement weather even though it never shows (but forgot to remove the option for Open Table).
This place rocks! Good selection of beers, pleasant surprises in terms of the menu, and the preparation/taste was excellent!
Just another good experience at one of my long time local favorites. I'm glad their doors are still open!
The food was terrible. Definitely not the place to go.
Service was great but place just did not feel clean. Tables were not well wiped down and there were crumbs on our booth seats. Food was just ordinary....
Ok beer, food average at best.
Our service and food were outstanding! Very quick from order to table. Great beer selection.
The outdoor seating option was helpful. Kids liked the food. Server was super friendly.
This restaurant was awesome!! Our appetizer came out in two minutes and our meal came out five minutes after that. Everything was hot, clearly served as soon as it was done. The food was absolutely delicious. Great atmosphere, very reasonably priced, great service. When I visit DC, I will definitely eat there again!!
Service was remarkably bad, weak drinks, and tasteless food. Nothing special, sorry we wasted a dinner here.
Good food. Nothing fabulous. Just like any other restaurant.
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
Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 628-2222.
Capitol City Brewing Company - Downtown is rated 3.9 stars by 583 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.