Hops Grillhouse & Brewery - Alexandria

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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77  (368) Reno, Nevada | May 14, 2016
Like a tgifridays that happens to serve beer. Except TGIF might have a better tap list. Light, golden, red, Porter and seasonal. Great price for crap beer. My steak was good, but my wifeís was mediocre. Good wings. Kinda generic. Worth it for the dinner but the beer is a sad excuse for craft.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis  (728) Sunnyvale, California | March 24, 2016
Everybody is right. I walked to this place from Rustico to get the place tick. Was not expecting much, and this place failed to meet my expectations. Decor was fine - chainy brewpub. Plenty of parking if you are driving. Sampler available with like 3 oz pours of the four core beers plus whatever seasonal they have. Price on the sampler was dirt cheap - under $5. Service was actually fine. Didnít try the food. Annnnnd then the beer came. Pale lager #1 was basically a Shandy, Pale lager #2 was marginally better. Raspberry beer was downright gross. Wow.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk  (299) Washington D.C., Washington DC | December 24, 2014
Itís pretty bad when the light beer is the best beer. Some of the others were near undrinkable. Had a flight here waiting for a flight. Itís about a half hour walk from the airport if you have time to kill. Rustic isnít that much farther if you are already in a cab though. Cheap as hell - $4.29 for a flight of five. If only my United flight was as cheap and as high quality as this place. Tick is a tick on the McBrewpub tour.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 8, 2013
Visited July 2011, right after getting off the plane.

Iíll start by saying that the service was nice as was my food but this is not a place I ever care to visit again. This is a chain for sure. The beers were not very good. The best one (in my opinion) was the light lager. I spent more time than I would have liked here mostly because the cab took forever to show up. At least this is a state tick.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 6/20
Travlr  (2340) Washington, Washington DC | November 19, 2012
I stopped here after landing at National at 5 PM and not wanting to brave rush hour traffic. This is a generic place in a generic stripmall in a generic part of no manís land near Crystal City. The beer was pretty bland. The food wasnít too bad, although the "Texas toast" that came with my dish was just a slice of white bread. There did seem to be a number of regulars, and they got good service; my server was pretty indifferent. I think with so many new breweries and brewpubs in DC and Virginia, there is no reason for a beer lover to come here.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 6/20
Drake  (669) Free Union, Virginia | May 2, 2012
Had a little time to kill so I stopped by here. The good news is the beer is cheap. That is excellent news because generally, it sucks. Of the six beers I tried 3.0 was my highest score and that was a good bit higher than any of the others. Thatís a shame because the Hops I used to frequent (Richmond) actually made good beer. Itís a typical chain restaurant vibe with a large wooden rectangular bar. Service was average. Plenty of parking. The food looked fairly pedestrian and poorly presented. And the food isnít so cheap, either. I did not partake. Come here for ticks only. Do not expect anything quality.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
radagast83  (267) Fairfax, Virginia | February 20, 2011
I had never been to this place before, with my only knowledge of the place from stories of my friends and the low rating it got on here. My experience actually was not that bad. We got seated after a short, but fast moving reservation list. Was not expecting the honey butter croissants, a little sweet for a starter, but were tasty. Waiter was attentive, food was prepared correctly. Food was pretty much the same as Iíd expect from the typical "American" restaurant, so while it is not a foodieís dream, it was adequate and exactly what I expected. Beer, while not great, was reasonably priced.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
kublai3  (6) Staten Island, New York | August 1, 2010
slow service. the 1 beer I had was sub par. the burger was average. onion rings soggy. best part was the honey butter croissants. that would be the only reason to go back.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 1/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 5/20
jehoey  (21) Shippensburg, Pennsylvania | August 25, 2007
I echo the sentiments of all other raters and do not suggest this place. The beer is awful, Iíve brewed better extract beers than any I tasted here. I did like the look of the pub though. Nice decoration and I liked the glass around the kitchen. Didnít eat any food, but the bar staff seemed nice
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 4/20
KUEric  (122) Scottsdale, Arizona | August 19, 2006
Uh ... sure they brew their own beer, but that isnít worth it, even for a guy who loves to pile up the ratings. The only good thing, I would say is that the wall decor was nice, a sort of french prints with beer themed. The beer was bland at best, the food not much better, the service was worse. Just say no!

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