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Beer Available At Rustico Restaurant - Ballston (arranged by most recent)
Avery Barrel-Aged Series 22 - 5 Monks 99, Smuttynose Short Batch #7 Strawberry Short Weisse 96, De Dolle Arabier 97, Abita Oak-Aged Abbey Ale , Off Color Troublesome 90, Sly Fox Chester County Bitter 68, Brooklyn Ridgy-Didge 76, Perennial Regalia 93, Perennial Tart Hopfentea 91, Off Color Apex Predator 94, Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged 100, Cigar City Key Lime IPA 71, Wild Beer Ninkasi 92, Cigar City Peach Habanero IPA 77, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil (Cask) 93, Hardywood Brianís Barrel Blend #4 66, Hardywood / Bluejacket Beaux-Arts Imperial IPA 90, Samuel Adams Word To The Weisse 36, Samuel Adams Oaked Dunkel , Samuel Adams Roggen Wolf Rye IPA 74
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bytemesis (400) Sunnyvale, California | October 27, 2014| Updated October 28, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty solid place. Busy on a Monday night, in part surely because the Skins were on MNF, but still. Bartendress was nice and knew her beer, but she was far more interested in the game than her customers. Pretty solid taplist, but it is a measure of my beer geekiness that I had rated about 25-30 of them already. Bottle list was pretty solid - two beers on my wants list were consumed. Pizza was good, not great. All in all a place I would go back to if I were in the area.
conway (52) , | October 24, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Definite upscale vibe which leads to a very mixed crowd. Service is generally friendly. Tap and bottle selection is very comparable to Church Key in my opinion. Prices are similarly inflated but thatís to be expected for the area. Having eaten here many times, the food ranges from mediocre to outstanding depending on what you order. The pizza is usually a pretty solid bet. To me this place is a pretty good alternative to Church Key minus some of the special events.
solidfunk (189) Washington D.C., Washington DC | August 29, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful beer selection much the same as Churchkey and the other Rustico. I probably prefer the Atmosphere of the Alexandria location though. Huge tap list, and prices on par with the others. Sample 4 oz pours available of everything. Didnít even look at the bottle list, as tap list had so much stuff I hadnít tried.
devman171 (138) Annapolis , Maryland | June 4, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Went here for the DB huna tap, lots of great events, solid food, samples availabe
Drake (479) Free Union, Virginia | May 8, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by during the SAVOR week festivities. Street parking, so I imagine that totally sucks after business hours, as there are several restaurants around here. Smart looking place, upscale, but not terribly interesting. Nicely shaded outdoor patio. The bartenders were nice enough despite being insanely busy. Those not working the bar were pretty friendly. World class draft list with rarities. Definitely American focused during my visit, but that was due to a takeover event and I imagine they have a more eclectic selection normally, as they did have some rarer foreign selections on tap. I didnít look at a bottle list, but they did have an extensive bottle selection in coolers behind the bar, and I did see another customer drinking Perennial Abraxas, which is neat. Prices are not terrible. 9 four ounce tasters cost me $31 but some of those were for some very rare selections. I did not try the food. It was so busy I didnít even try. Definitely a solid place to stop.
GenDV138 (145) Falls Church, Virginia | May 8, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice option for food and drinks just a five or so minute walk from Ballston Metro. Visited during the Hardywood/Cigar City SAVOR event. Decent sized curved bar with tables around and a dining area. Service was ok, spotty at times. Food was good, tried the brisket cheesesteak with fries. Solid varied tap list, didnít check out the bottle list. Good option if happen to be around Ballston and want a solid bar to visit.
Case (20) , Germany | May 4, 2014
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place is a dream come true. Fantastic tap and bottle selection, including expensive rarities, coupled with exceptionally good food. Had a hell of a great time.
DCLawyer (79) Falls Church, Virginia | October 7, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent well-thought-out beer list, both draft and bottles. Always have many rarities, and know how to serve them. Good food. You pay for it, though.
BierMaedchen (2) | September 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice location, with a pretty great atmosphere. Iíve been there 3-4 times so far. Unfortunately my last time was kinda lackluster (didnít get app, waitress didnít know much of anything about the beer, plastic in my dessert). I still like the place, though.
t0rin0 (1427) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 11, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on recommendation from one of my Reserve Society people. Walked in around 10:30 pm and the bartender informed me that it was going to be last call in a few minutes. The website says theyíre open until midnight but I guess since it was slow they were closing early. The place is pretty big, seperated between a dining room and a bar room that has some more tables. There are a number of fridges full of bottles, some of which are reasonably priced, most of which are not.
Since there werenít many patrons (if any, I think the other people hanging out were employees) the service was great and helpful. It was very quiet. Not a whole lot to say really other than they had a good tap and bottle selection and the staff was friendly. I didnít get to eat there but the menu looks really good.
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