Mussel Bar | Bethesda, Maryland
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Mussel Bar
Good based on 10 ratings
Type: Restaurant

7262 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, Maryland United States 20814 [ print map ]
301 215 7817

Hours: 1100/1130 - 2330/0100 (Varies)

Mayor: radagast83 (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 100

Mussel Bar

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Beer Available At Mussel Bar (arranged by most recent)
Denizens Third Party 77, Denizens Southside Rye IPA 79, Denizens Fear of a Black Beer
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10 reviews for Mussel Bar
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  76%
 Selection  73%
 Food  79%
 Value  50%
 Overall  66%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (243) Washington D.C., Washington DC | July 21, 2015
A very expensive bar in Bethesda with a pretty good tap list. Went here after work on a Monday and took good advantage of the somewhat affordable happy hour. Oysters were a buck a shuck as well, and good. Lots of bottles, with all the classic Belgians (seems the focus here). Some local stuff from the likes of Jailbreak, Denizens and others on tap and bottle. Good patio outside for summer. Friendly service.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd  (249) Chevy Chase, Maryland | May 9, 2015
Very cool "Belgian" bar/resto in Chevy Chase. Good selection of beers and nice tap list. Great food too. I really enjoy the beet salad there.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83  (239) Fairfax, Virginia | December 5, 2014
Made it here mid-November. Moderately sized, but seriously packed place. Come here for the muscles more than the beer. However, there had just been a Denizens tap takeover the night before, so 4 of their beers were till flowing, one through a randall. Staff was attentive as they could be considering the number of people around the bar. Table service was very good, enthusiastic staff, or at least the people we interacted with, knew enough about beer and the specific beers they were serving, which was a nice change from many places that only know about the wine selection. Itís a bit pricy, but food is delicious and the selection is slightly better than expected. Donít expect any shockers on the bottle list, itís basically the higher-end Belgian selection at Total Wine with a few locals thrown in.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose  (252) pouring bus, New Brunswick | February 10, 2013
8ish beers on tap. belgian focused, with with some american brews thrown in (e.g., new belgium ranger ipa). antigoon on tap, recipe supposedly from chef/owner(?). food was pretty good, if a bit pricey. enjoyed the beet salad. pleasant low key, dark, restaurant ambiance. the big screen tv is a bit out of place. fine.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (2114) Washington, Washington DC | December 23, 2012
Chic and yuppie imagined version of a Belgian bar, I guess, with prices higher than most other DC places. Food is tasty. Beer selection is the usual larger Belgian imports.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
jcos  (63) Maryland | June 14, 2012| Updated February 28, 2013
A good restaurant with a good belgian beer list, but because of Montgomery County and location(Bethesda), is expensive. Guy who opened the place said heíd never have opened it if he knew how impossible Montgomery County would be.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
pras  (44) Maryland | June 11, 2012
Good food and Belgian beer selection. Prices are astronomical though. Also very loud.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
Cheosky  (6) Bethesda, Maryland | April 14, 2012
Great place
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 7/20
Mdbeerfan  (2) Bethesda, Maryland | February 12, 2011
Went in one night after work, and sat at the bar. Small place, quite busy, and very loud. Ordered a Delirum Tremens on tap. Bartender seemed nice enough and seemed to be knowledgble about the beers. Gouge pricing for the small amount of beer you get. Disappointment! I was so excited about the thought of having a belgian beer bar so close by in downtown Bethesda.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | October 24, 2010
As you can guess by the name, mussels are the feature on the menu of this chic little place in the heart of Bethesda. But along with an impressive Belgian-inspired menu, the Mussel Bar offers a nice lineup of Belgian monsters on draft, plus an impressive array of beer in bottles, too. Bit pricey, but if youíre hankeriní for a good strong Belgian draft, head on down.

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