Tipsy customers may have trouble locating Church Hall, the spacious new beer hall that opened March 30 in Georgetown. The subterranean restaurant and bar (1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW) is a little hard to spot; it’s entrance is hidden at the bottom of a set of stairs sandwiched between retailer Fyre and chain bakery Paul.
The new arrival comes from the hospitality gurus at Tin Shop, behind big neighborhood watering holes like Penn Quarter’s Penn Social, Ivy City’s Big Chief, and most recently, Cardozo’s Franklin Hall. Its name stems from its interior look that mimics an arched cathedral. Once inside, three bars spread across the 7,000-square-foot space dispense local brews from 28 draft beer lines, along with two draft cocktails, two boozy slushies, and wine.
Drinkers have two different vibes to choose from: settling in at long and casual communal tables or on more date night-appropriate leather Chesterfield sofas with a front row seat of two fireplaces.
Happy hour runs weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with $2 off all drafts, $2 off rail cocktails, and $2 off wine. Projected operating hours are Monday 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 a.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The neighborhood scored another gaming-and-drinking destination earlier this year with the arrival of Pizzeria Paradiso’s reinvented Game Room bar.
Status: Certified open. 1070 Wisconsin Avenue NW; website.