United States > Virginia > Arlington
Bamsen78 (130) SÝnderborg, Denmark | October 11, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
This murdering Confederate den is home to a venue with many more than the twenty taps listed. Weird, teacher-oriented clientel get the confused barman to pour all sorts of stuff to any lay beer lover who may have wandered in by sheer accident. A good sele tion on taps. Have neither tried the bottles nor the food, although the ubiquitous smell of the later makes me sick at times. Will return one day. In the future, someday.
Pivoyager (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 12, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Some could describe Galaxy Hut as a "dive;" however, as one who has spent many a wonderful times in "dives," I would choose words like "homey," "comfortable," or "low key." In any case, this quaint litte spot - hey, "quaint" is another good word - is the antithesis of the usual DC area bar in that it lacks the obnoxious, self-important douchebag and the accompanying phonecow with her incessant, monosyllabic blathering. QH is a quiet place that attracts unpretentious beer lovers who seek a placw to have a pleasant chat, drink some decent beer and relaaaaxxx. Live music at night.
Yes, it is small: the size of an apartment living room with a few worn tables and a small L-shape bar that seats about 12 on bolted bar stools. (ala Brickskellar.) The pale blue walls are adorned with the work of local artists. They have about 20 taps with beer priced by the size of the glass you order: ie, pint or goblet. The server was excellent and attentive. The food is your basic pub grub and must be ordered at the bar benaeth the sign. Somewaht like a British pub. That said, they offer tater tots, a comfort food that everyone loves - much like puppies.
JoeinDahlem (279) Berlin, Germany | August 31, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Casual beer-centric rough-and-ready dive well liked by hipsters because the place is actually, casually, hip rather than intentionally, blatantly hipster. There is a difference. Order at the bar, which could have been annoying if the place had been any busier. Smaller pours available, very nice for those stonger beers. Thank you for that. Plenty of oddities on tap, enough to make a night of it. Didnít try the food but it smelled greasy and delicious.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | June 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Place is fairly-small with strange artwork all over the walls. More of a dive bar, though not necessarily in a bad way. Bar in the back right corner where you go up to grab your drinks; no servers walking around, but thatís not normally too bad since the place is quite small. That does get to be a big issue when itís really crowded, especially in the summer when the patio is open. Selection is quite good for the area. Fun events and a rotating selection. Wide assortment of styles and breweries. Normal value for the area. A nice place that I like to head to every month or two.
tvmatt (1) Virginia | May 22, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love the huge selection of higher alcohol beers at Galaxy Hut. Friendly staff, good bar food (including lots of vegetarian options), and a constant selection of 20 rotating taps. Capacity has been tight recently, but I think theyíre expanding the back patio. Come early if you want a seat at the bar. I think they somewhat rotate the beers in themes - had 3 very different barleywines on tap a few weeks ago, and I think 3 or 4 different Double IPAs last night. Dark interior. A nice change from the typical Arlington bars.
kassner (79) Wexford, Pennsylvania | September 23, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
My first visit and as advertised, though they donít have that many taps the ones they have are not so common. I am tall but I still could have used a booster chair for the bar. Get some taller stools! I loved the way people lined up to order at the bar. We need a new rating parameter, not ambiance but Character, cause this bar has it.
RoyceH (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | September 22, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Getting a seat at the bar can be difficult here, itís quite small, and dark inside, felt more like a underground prohibition era den. Good selection of ales, regularly changing, the bottle stuff is pretty standard with a few gems, all nitro keg on tap, but a reasonably good unusual selection. Staff were good, but not engaging. Fairly busy later on. Prices are ok, and a good Arlington bar.
thelecroy (7) Arlington, Virginia | April 27, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Went on a Thursday so it wasnít crowded, so me any my friends could go right up to the bar and the service was great. Bartenders were quick and beer fans themselves. Any time I can find Green Flash on tap is really exciting for me. I had a corn dog and tots, which were delicious. But that said it was a corn dog and tots. Rated this place so high overall because Arlington is a real waste land in terms of finding good beers at bars.
allfreej (76) Louisville, Kentucky | March 23, 2010| Updated November 11, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice selection, great service, decent ambiance, and now itís non-smoking. Prices are okay. Donít think Iíve ever seen craft beer offered by the pitcher before, but itís done here! A must stop if youíre in the area.
radagast83 (169) Fairfax, Virginia | August 30, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A very nice place. Beer selection is pretty wonderful and the prices are pretty decent for what youíre getting.l Bathroom is small and after a long night can look pretty miserable, but I havenít had to wait yet. Food is typical of a bar, but its not bad. The place is pretty small, so try to get there early to get a good seat.
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