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Taps: 27 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
3400 11th St NW
District of Columbia
phone: (202) 588-1075
(Place added by: DefenCorps on 07-06-2010)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Popped in here tonight for a Bell's event, at the Columbia Heights metro station. Pretty fun! Place is a pretty average looking bar. Long bar with about 20 seats and several four top tables with a few booths.
There are about 20 beers on draft with a decent bottle list. The night I was here there were 10 Bell's beers on draft, that was the reason for my visit.
They offer half pours of some beers but they seem to serve everything in tumblers, that's a little disappointing.
The bartender was over worked but attentive. Beers were inexpensive for draft Bells and we were in and out of there in no time. A very fun time, I'd go back for sure.
12-22-2010 04:37:27 |
More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A lot of beer places in this town fall into one of two camps--they're either dives with little in the way of quality food or they're pretentious with aspirations for haute cuisine. Meridian Pint, though, does a great job of shooting down the middle. The food is well-executed modern American, with some local nods in the way of half-smokes. The short-rips are cooked with Great Lakes Elliott Ness (if I recall correctly) and are amazingly tender. The macaroni and cheese is mellow and comforting. But beware, the portions are large, so if you know you'll want dessert you'll have to plan accordingly.
The atmosphere is inviting and hip (I love the bar downstairs with all of the inlaid schematics and gears). It's also huge--the downstairs can swallow a ton of people and still not feel packed, while the upstairs can handle lots of diners.
But of course the beer selection is why we're here! It's not gigantic or overwhelming--there are about 20 taps and maybe another 15 bottles. The list is very well edited, with many styles represented by some of the best in class. For example, I've seen featured Ommegang Rare Vos, Founders Red Rye, North Coast Old Rasputin, Troegs Hopback Amber, Schlafly Reserve Imperial Stout, and The Bruery Mischief.
Meridian Pint is easily one of the best places in the city to relax and enjoy a great pint. I only wish it were in my neighborhood because it's the personification of a neighborhood establishment.
09-01-2010 02:31:38 |
More by washingtonydc
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been waiting for a while for this place to open up. Just down the street from Room 11 and Wonderland Ballroom, and across from Red Rocks Pizza this is another beer friendly establishment in a growing neighborhood.
Went for dinner with my girl friend on a Thursday night. The place was open and inviting (two large windows / garage door openings on the main floor). We were told there would be a 10 minute wait so we decided to check out the downstairs bar.
Downstairs has a lounge / eating area to the right and a bar to the left. A few tables to the left have the computerized pour your own tap system, and seemed to be the hot spot. Two pool tables in the far left. We just looked around, it was pretty loud considering it wasn't packed.
We started at the upstairs bar with a couple beers, and had a great dinner. Grilled trout and short ribs were both great. Side dishes were good too. Desert of blueberry cobler was good as well. Between the two of us we had a Edmund Fitzgeral Porter, Hennepin, Dogfish Head Festina Peche, and a Coronado Orange Ave. The tap list is solid, including one cask, and containing a good mix of sytles at very reasonable prices. Nothing too rare but some very good crafts. They also had about 6 specialty bombers including Allagash Curieux and Interlude (each about $25, which is reasonable considering most bottle shops have them at $17 - $20) and Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere.
The food menu is eclectic and places a priority on local ingrediants. I will be back and look forward to checking out the downstairs a bit more. As a homebrewer I was very happy to hear that they put out their empty bombers and 750s for homebrewers to pick up every Tuesday.
08-02-2010 02:41:26 |
More by jslot38
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