Galaxy Hut | Arlington, Virginia
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Galaxy Hut
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Bar

2711 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia United States 22201 [ print map ]
703 525 8646

galaxyhut.com

Hours: 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.


Mayor: Bamsen78 (1) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 30


Galaxy Hut

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Beer Available At Galaxy Hut (arranged by most recent)
Fort Collins Rocky Mountain IPA 79, Bison Organic Gingerbread Ale 68, Blue Mountain Foxy Mama , Long Trail Brewmaster Series Imperial Porter 98, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale 59, Left Hand Sawtooth Ale 66, Yuengling Light Lager 5, The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout 94, North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout 100, White Birch Farmhouse Red 53
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10 reviews for Galaxy Hut
 Ambiance  76%
 Service  75%
 Selection  77%
 Food  70%
 Value  76%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  80%
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72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Bamsen78  (132) SÝnderborg, Denmark | October 11, 2013
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Pivoyager  (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 12, 2013
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem  (279) Berlin, Germany | August 31, 2012
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429  (58) , Illinois | June 21, 2012
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tvmatt  (1) Virginia | May 22, 2011
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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
kassner  (79) Wexford, Pennsylvania | September 23, 2010
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH  (32) Hesperange, Luxembourg | September 22, 2010
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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
thelecroy  (7) Arlington, Virginia | April 27, 2010
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
allfreej  (76) Louisville, Kentucky | March 23, 2010| Updated November 11, 2010
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83  (174) Fairfax, Virginia | August 30, 2009
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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