Have a Look at the Drinks Menu for the Brixton Opening on Sunday

9th and U St, NW

Yesterday we took a look at the food menus for the Brixton – opening this Sunday. Now have a look at the drinks menu:


Boddingtons Pub Ale
Bass Pale Ale
Wells Bombardier Bitter
Belhaven Scotch Stout
Newcastle Brown
Stella Artois
Carlsberg Beer
Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA


St. Peter’s English Organic Ale, Cream Stout, or IPA
Wychwood Hobgoblin Dark Ale
Fuller’s London Pride
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout
Morland Old Speckled Hen English Pale Ale
Black Sheep Monty Python Holy Grail Ale
Cains Bitter
Wells Banana Bread Beer
Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss
Fraoch Heather Ale
Ebulum Elderberry Black Ale
Stiegl Radler
Jack’s Hard Cider
Corona Light


Shandy : Add lemonade, ginger ale, or ginger beer to your beer
Snakebite: Half beer & half cider
Diesel: Add Blackcurrant Liqueur to your Snakebite
Pimm’s Cup: Pimm’s No. 1 & Schweppes Lemonade
Riot Sling: Gordon’s London Dry Gin, Lemon, Honey, Black Tea, Ginger Beer
Georgie’s Spritzer: White Wine, Soda, Ice, (Enjoy Several)
Mind the Gap: Cardhu Scotch Whiskey, Drambuie, Dry Vermouth, Aromatic Bitters, Lemon
Imperial Tonic: Beefeater London Dry Gin, Safari Cordial
Julep: Tanqueray London Dry Gin, Mint, Sugar
Easy Ringo: Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Plymouth Sloe gin
The Groggs: Appleton V/X Rum, Lime, Sugar, Water

Sparkling & Champagne

Domaine Chandon, Brut
Domaine Chandon, Brut Rose, NV
Moet & Chandon, Brut Imperial 187ml, NV
Moet & Chandon, Brut Imperial Rose 187ml, NV


Qunita da Aveleda, Vinho Verde, Portugal 2010
Pazo Serantellos, Albarnio, Rias Baixas, Spain 2010
A by Acacia, Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California 2010
Domaine Vocoret et Fils, Chablis, Burgundy, France 2010
Sterling, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California 2010
Pighin, Pinot Grigio, Friuli Grave, Friuli-Venezia, Italy 2010
Helfrich, Vin d’Alsace, Riesling, France 2007


Jean Luc Columbo, Cotes Bleu, Rose, France


Domaine Chandon, Pinot Noir, Carneros, Claifornia 2008
Plantea, La Segrata, Rosso, Sicily, Italy 2010
Newton, Claret, Napa Valley, California 2008
Numanthia, Termes, Tempernillo, Spain 2009
Liberty School, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2009
Terrazas de los Andes, Reserva Malbec, Argentina 2009

18 Comment

  • Sounds good, but I wish they had Fullers on tap.

  • Chocolate City’s 1814 ESB would be a nice addition, too.

  • Cardhu Scotch Whisky – no E is Scottish whisky

  • I know the Hilton’s aren’t really beer focused – but I’ll be ‘that guy’ and gripe a tiny bit. Like The Queen Vic, they basically just looked at distributor lists at what’s British and whats available and ordered it. Problem is, a lot if British beer that eventually makes it’s way over here just isn’t that good – especially most kegged beer which is funky by the time it’s tapped.

    I’d strike Boddingtons, Bass and Newcastle from this list and go with the best English beer you can get in the US… which is made in Baltimore — Oliver’s. To me what British pub beer is all about is freshness and supporting regional brewers. But I know this isn’t really a pub as much as a nice restaurant and bar with some upscale London themes. And if I want really good British (or UK styled) cask and draft ale, I’ll just keep going to Churchkey.

    End of beer nerd screed.

    • Yes! Had the same sad reaction to that draft list. Really good point about Oliver’s.

    • Newcastle is reliable and a very good example of its style, but Boddington’s is boring and Bass is brewed in New York. I’d trade all of them for some decent, fresh English bitters or pale ales, though.

    • Yeah, weak beer list means I won’t be a regular. Hopefully the prices are better than other Hilton bros places.

    • +2

      This beer list is terrible. At least at Elephant and Castle you know to expect corporate dreck. This place really is Marvin wearing a powdered wig!

      • And the wine list is totally uninspired. Not a single decent Côtes du Rhône. Have I been transported to 1975?

      • Actually, you can get a pretty decent pint of Fullers at Elephant and Castle – thanks to their unique agreement to serve their ales with a mock-cask engine. Just don’t consume any food from E&C.

    • ledroittiger

      Agreed that this list is piss poor. And even for the halfway decent stuff, it won’t be hand pumped, so what’s the point?

    • Totally agree on the beer list…

      The entire draft list is unimaginative, bottles are not much better. Never heard of Cains, Froach is the only one that is at least interesting… very disappointing…

      The folly of simply going by what some clueless distributor rep suggested…

  • Impressed

  • And the wines they’re offering retail for about $12 a bottle. Think about that when you’re paying $9/10 a glass for it.

  • Agreed, beer list looks like something I’d see at TGI Fridays, with all the local (fresh) beer being made within 150 miles of this city I think this place could do a lot better. Olivers is a perfect example and the bottle list is weak too. LOL at corona light.

  • Disappointing beer list. Not too interesting and a lot of tired and mediocre European brews.

  • Beer list sucks. And $9 for a Stella 20 oz beer? Total rip off.

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