Citizen Burger Bar | Charlottesville, Virginia
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Citizen Burger Bar
Exceptional based on 5 ratings
Type: Restaurant

212 E Main St
Charlottesville, Virginia United States 22902 [ print map ]
434 979 9944



Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM (kitchen closes 10:30 PM)


Mayor: jackl (2) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 90


Citizen Burger Bar

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Beer Available At Citizen Burger Bar (arranged by most recent)
Devils Backbone Sugar Plum , Blue Mountain Maggie Maibock 63, Starr Hill / Terrapin GAVA Joe 87, Heavy Seas Red V , Victory Summer Love 90, Devils Backbone Eight Point IPA 91
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5 reviews for Citizen Burger Bar
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  60%
 Selection  68%
 Food  72%
 Value  42%
 Overall  57%
 Rating  68%


38
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
Emeister84  (64) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 10, 2014
Went here once, about 6 weeks ago, and not sure if Iíll be going back. The bartender was a stuck up ass, who seemed like he had no time for anyone not directly pertaining to himself. Not to mention, when we asked for a sample he poured us a joke (maybe a 10th of an ounce). I havenít eaten here, and Iíve heard mixed reviews from everyone who Iíve talked to. The draft selection isnít small, but isnít exciting either, and isnít cheap. They have tap-takeover events sometimes, which can leave some better stuff on tap, though nothing you wonít see just about anywhere else. The bottle list is also not impressive to say the least.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr  (1463) Washington, Washington DC | April 7, 2014
Right on the strip, so parking is a challenge. We tried to get in on a Saturday around noon, but there was an hour wait. So we came back Sunday night and easily got a couple of places at the bar. The tap list was interesting, and there were several things I hadnít seen elsewhere. The burgers were very tasty and filling. Service was good. I wouldnít wait an hour, but this was a good off peak place.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (383) Charlottesville, Virginia | July 16, 2013
I stopped in here for dinner as I heard it had one of the better beer lists in town. Citizenís an attractive place. A long, dimly-lit narrow room with brick walls and a long bar. Relatively comfortable, laid-back ambiance. The service was bright, attentive. The beer list is indeed pretty large. I counted around 100 bottled beers available plus another 10 or so on keg. While there was plenty to choose from, I wasnít bowled over by the selection. A US power rater will definitely have tried most of the stuff available. Beers from larger breweries like Ballast Point and Victory abound. Only a few local options from Devils Backbone etc. featured. The burgers were legitimately impressive. This place focusses on local product and it really shows. My burger was very tender and flavorful. I thought the value was decent. Other raters seem to mention that the place is too expensive. As Iím not used to prices in Virginia, I canít really comment. All I can say is Iíd expect to spend much more for food of comparable quality in London. Overall, a pretty solid option if youíre in the mood for a great burger and a large beer selection.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm  (87) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 5, 2012
Visited this place while in town for Labor Day weekend. Food was very good, but not cheap. Service was good. Pretty cool decor, nice cozy wood materials and tables. Impressive beer list - a good amount of interesting local stuff on tap, and an impressive bottle list. Overall, satisfying place to go if you want to spend $14 on an enormous burger. I was in pain when I left, but it was tasty. How about something lighter and cheaper for the common folk? I guess thatís "upscale" for ya. Nice place to try once and treat myself, but not a place Iíd go out of my way to visit repeatedly.
56
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 1/10   OVERALL 7/20
Drake  (474) Free Union, Virginia | June 25, 2012
I was excited to try this place, but left with mixed feelings. The place looks exceptional. Definite upscale vibe. Lots of dark wood, dark lighting, exposed brick, and even an exposed portion of the buildingís original wall, which was kinda cool. Located on the downtown mall, so there are pay lots within easy walking distance. 10 taps and 91 bottles during my visit. There were a few macro bottles, but most of the beer is good quality. I had a pint of Devils Backbone Vienna. The food was... OK. I like the local, grass-fed angle of the place, however the burger was undercooked (Iím fine with that but many wouldnít be) and was a little busy. A mushroom swiss burger should have identifiable swiss on it. The fries were seasoned well, but were mushy and limp. The prices are very high. One pint of beer plus the burger was $21 before tax and tip, and the burgers can get much more expensive than that. For a place that offers a burger with wagyu beef, foie gras and truffles, I think that "citizen" may be the wrong name for this place. Customer service at the bar was pleasant enough but pretty average. I will try back again in a few months to see if theyíve worked out the kinks, as they are brand new (though started by someone whoís had numerous successful restaurants in the area).

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