A few of the big bloggers in town were also in attendance, each with an entourage. I grabbed a complimentary Honey 21 and did my best to stay out of the way as I watched these entourages intermingle. Realizing I was reliving every high school dance I've ever attended, I quickly joined in the jabbering. Soon, appetizers were served, and I immediately locked onto the plates of Buffalo and Old Bay wings. There were several other non-wing items presented, but I don't recall what they were. Brushing all conversation aside, I plucked a couple wings from each plate. I usually don't order 'Old
Eventually, my hunger escalated. I slid up to the bar, tried the Smokey Wheat beer and ordered the Tuna Steak Sandwich. The bartender plunked down a basket of complimentary soft pretzels with a horseradish-based sauce to keep me occupied while my dinner was being prepared. The bartender was awesome: quick service and full of witty banter. The Tuna Steak Sandwich finally arrived. The tuna was impressively thick and wonderfully seasoned. However, it was cooked within an inch of its life. I would have preferred the tuna to be seared on the outside and deliciously red on the inside, but this was white and dry all the way through.Unfortunately, the food was overall disappointing. What I enjoyed most was the busy sports bar atmosphere and the friendly and funny bartender. If your main goal is a place with lots of seating, micro-brewed beers, and lots of sports on lots of televisions, with friendly and entertaining service, then this place should be on your short list. If you're looking to sit down to tasty bar fare, there are better options.
-Mr. Cheap Eats
Capitol City Brewing Company: 202-628-2222 1100 New York Ave NW