United States > Maryland > Bethesda
radagast83 (208) Fairfax, Virginia | December 5, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Made it here mid-November. Moderately sized, but seriously packed place. Come here for the muscles more than the beer. However, there had just been a Denizens tap takeover the night before, so 4 of their beers were till flowing, one through a randall. Staff was attentive as they could be considering the number of people around the bar. Table service was very good, enthusiastic staff, or at least the people we interacted with, knew enough about beer and the specific beers they were serving, which was a nice change from many places that only know about the wine selection. Itís a bit pricy, but food is delicious and the selection is slightly better than expected. Donít expect any shockers on the bottle list, itís basically the higher-end Belgian selection at Total Wine with a few locals thrown in.
SrSilliGose (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | February 10, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
8ish beers on tap. belgian focused, with with some american brews thrown in (e.g., new belgium ranger ipa). antigoon on tap, recipe supposedly from chef/owner(?). food was pretty good, if a bit pricey. enjoyed the beet salad. pleasant low key, dark, restaurant ambiance. the big screen tv is a bit out of place. fine.
Travlr (1786) Washington, Washington DC | December 23, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Chic and yuppie imagined version of a Belgian bar, I guess, with prices higher than most other DC places. Food is tasty. Beer selection is the usual larger Belgian imports.
jcos (63) Maryland | June 14, 2012| Updated February 28, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
A good restaurant with a good belgian beer list, but because of Montgomery County and location(Bethesda), is expensive. Guy who opened the place said heíd never have opened it if he knew how impossible Montgomery County would be.
pras (41) Maryland | June 11, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good food and Belgian beer selection. Prices are astronomical though. Also very loud.
Cheosky (6) Bethesda, Maryland | April 14, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 14/20
Mdbeerfan (2) Bethesda, Maryland | February 12, 2011
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
Went in one night after work, and sat at the bar. Small place, quite busy, and very loud. Ordered a Delirum Tremens on tap. Bartender seemed nice enough and seemed to be knowledgble about the beers. Gouge pricing for the small amount of beer you get. Disappointment! I was so excited about the thought of having a belgian beer bar so close by in downtown Bethesda.
Braudog (782) Phoenix, Arizona | October 24, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 14/20
As you can guess by the name, mussels are the feature on the menu of this chic little place in the heart of Bethesda. But along with an impressive Belgian-inspired menu, the Mussel Bar offers a nice lineup of Belgian monsters on draft, plus an impressive array of beer in bottles, too. Bit pricey, but if youíre hankeriní for a good strong Belgian draft, head on down.
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