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3fourths (1182) Boulder, Oregon | January 9, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I really wanted to like this place. It had the perfect setup of local pizza joint and serious beer bar, and these are usually the type of places I enjoy most (see Frisco Grille). But as it turns out, the service was horrid - I sat front and center and was ignored nearly the entire time - and the food seemed like it was mailed in. There were a couple of families in here with their loud kids, and when I came in they were taking up real estate at the bar (very bad). Maybe I came on a bad night, but my chicken and corn chowder was a little cold and needed salt, and the waffle fries were even colder, spongier and soft. I didnít finish them. Tap list looks like it changes often - I had a Stone IPA because nothing else stood out - and the bottle selection is expansive, proboably in the 200-300 range. When it came time to pay up I put down my cash and waiting for change, but was ignored, so after a few minutes I just threw a extra dollar in a headed out. Like I said, I really wanted to like this place but my experience was pretty bad.
argo0 (207) Washington DC | January 6, 2004
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Best beer place to hit in Arlington, particularly if you're looking for a sandwich as well (make sure to order a side of Dog Collars (spicy onion rings) with your sandiwch). The selection is broad, but you're unlikely to find a rare gem here. Oh, and if you remember, ask for the glass to be room temperature -- the default, unfortunately, is frozen. The package store next to it has the same good selection, but the prices are a bit high.
Iphonephan (131) McLean, Virginia | August 27, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
16 beers on tap - all interesting. Everyone including st bernardus abt serve ice cold. Impressive selection of bottled beer. Great sandwiches.
michael-pollack (100) King of Prussia, Pennsylvania | March 6, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Good bottle selection and a few good taps too. Good food. Gets crowded.
jeffc666 (93) Fairfax, Virginia | January 12, 2004
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
The food is better than the beer at Lost Dog Cafť. The draft selection has been going down hill over the past few years (my last visit the best draft beer was Anchor Steam, and the keg was flat). They carry lots of bottles however. They have nothing spectacular or rare but still a good selection. Attached to the main restaurant is a mini-beer store. Here they sell everything that is also available through the restaurant. Prices are high but again, the selection is decent.
PeterA (15) , Slovak Republic | May 20, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The beer selection is pretty good, not great, probably because itís really a pizza/sandwich place doubling as a beer place. Theyíve got a couple of pages worth of a beer selection, and 10-12 taps that they occassionally rotate. The service is generally on the slow side (which gives me an excuse to have an extra beer), but the sandwiches and pizza are very good. Itís noisy and a good place to take kids. As others have said, you wonít find many rare beers here, but you can buy singles instead of full sixes.
JPSHop07 (11) Virginia | July 30, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Having lived off of Lost Dog takeout for quite a while, this place will sustain you well. Itís loud with the kids and such but a strong beer selection and excellent food makes it worth a visit. Great bottle selection out front if youíre getting takeout.
rhartogs (11) Arlington, Virginia | March 8, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 6/20
Good tap selection. Bottle selection is nice too. Food is overrated, but there are some good items on the extensive sandwich and pizza menu.
Overall a really nice local joint.
thelecroy (7) Arlington, Virginia | April 27, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorite places in Arlington. Great sandwiches and pizzas, and the beer menu is nice both on tap and especially in bottle. Also, the lady friend loves the Dominion root beer on draft. Service can be slow, and Iíve never been without a wait, but I think itís worth it. Also, they foster dogs and cats +2 points for being good people.
SeamusNeko (3) Anacostia, Washington DC | September 16, 2004
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
A very cute and quaint place to go in Arlington, and pretty much the only game in that part of town. Fun decor, great cause. Thereís better selection elsewhere, but you can purchase beer to go. They make a decent íza, too.
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