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Beer-Friendly Church Begins Pouring Liter Brews Next Week in Georgetown

The new drinking den also has draft cocktails and boozy slushies

New beer hall Church is opening in Georgetown next week.
Bryan Wynkoop/Tin Shop
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Church Hall, a new beer hall in Georgetown from the owners of other neighborhoods bars (Franklin Hall and Penn Social, among others), is currently scheduled to serve its first spiked slushies and liter drafts on Friday, March 30.

The name for the slanted window-less bar, tucked under a parking garage at 1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW, was inspired by Tin Shop co-owner Peter Bayne’s wife — who at first glance noted its shape mimicked the arch of a cathedral.

Bayne says 16 of the 28 drafts flowing from the beer taps will change quarterly while the other 12 will rotate regularly; local pours hail from Atlas Brew Works, Anxo Cidery, 3 Stars Brewing Company, and others. Inaugural draft cocktails include a cherry blossom gin and tonic, and a hibiscus John Daly, as well as a mint julep slushie, and matcha almond milk latte slushie.

Three bars stretch across the 7,000-square-foot space, with two downstairs and one sitting upstairs on the mezzanine.

The owners envision the 1,500-square-foot mezzanine level as a good spot to host events, outfitted with 16 taps overlooking the entire bar.
Bryan Wynkoop/Tin Shop

Chef Justin Clements’ opening menu includes a jumbo pretzel with cheese dip ($8), sweet potato tots ($6), crispy chicken wings ($10), and a spicy black bean veggie burger ($11).

There’s over a dozen flat-screen TVs for watching sports, while board games include giant Connect 4, giant Uno, Cards Against Humanity, and Jenga.

Half of the seating is 14-person beer hall tables built for mixing and mingling, and the rest consists of cozy leather Chesterfield sofas around coffee tables and fireplaces.
Bryan Wynkoop/Tin Shop

The projected hours of operation are from 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Monday; 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Sunday. Happy hour, which includes discounted beer, wine, and rail drinks, is currently scheduled to run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Management says the bar may open during the day on weekdays if the demand is there.

Status: Scheduled to open March 30 at 4 p.m. 1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW; website.

Penn Social

801 E St NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 (202) 697-4900 Visit Website

Church Hall

1070 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest, , DC 20007 (202) 847-0953 Visit Website