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Beer Available At Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium Lips of Faith - Peach Porch Lounger 83, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 68, DC Brau Seasons in the Field , Dogfish Head Firefly Ale 62, Victory Donnybrook Stout 66, Devils Backbone Dark Abby 68, Flying Dog Gruit 31, Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete Imperial IPA 97, Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale Ale 100, DC Brau St Joseph’s Tripel 62, Brooklyn Lager 90, Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA 99, Flying Dog Chipotle Dark Ale 86, Lancaster Baltic Porter 74, Devils Backbone Kilt Flasher Scottish Ale 82, 961 Beer/Kissmeyer - Brewmaster’s Select 01 - Lebanese Pale Ale 48, Terrapin Side Project Liquid Bliss 94, New Belgium Rampant Imperial IPA 90, Ichtegems Grand Cru 88
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3fourths (1082) Boulder, Colorado | March 23, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Nicely designed, faux high class type building in a somewhat out of place gentrified section of a neighborhood. Inside is low lightning, open, high ceilings, modern wood and metal but not ultra modern (WTF does that mean?). Tap selection is good, definitely serious about their beer, and occasionally they’ll have something uber rare, such as the Scherlenkerla Festbier. Prices are outrageously expensive if you don’t get 1/2 price drafts during happy hour, and food prices are also ridiculously expensive, with no happy hour food specials. Pizza will be $10-15, entrees are $20+ mostly, and draft prices are $6-10. For these prices I can go eat and drink at Brasserie Beck instead. Caveat emptor.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | December 14, 2008
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Upscale strip mall style, but pleasant enough. Emphasis is clearly on the food, at least in the restaurant portion, and the entrees did not disappoint. Impressive beer list, more than a dozen on draught, seven or so additional pages of bottles. Classifications were not helpful, but maybe that is quibbling. Worth trying.
DiarmaidBHK (523) Pennsylvania | May 29, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Located in a newish development outside of Alexandria. It was a very comfortable bar space with very nice chairs and bathrooms close to the staging area. Obviously there was a lot of thought to mood and the drinking experience. They had 25-30 taps plus 2 on cask. The prices were typical of the DC area although the price on the JW Lees Harvest Ale was very reasonable. I’ll definitely be back.
BeerandBlues2 (457) Hanover, Maryland | November 21, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place in Alexandria with a pretty good beer selections. Two cask ales rotate through, along with many bottled beers, some rather expensive. The food is plentiful and very tasty, fresh. The service is quite attentive.
GT2 (341) Riverslime, California | November 22, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Same owners as Churchkey, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, and comes across at Churchkey Lite with a big focus on beer but smaller tap list and smaller bottle list, but still huge compared to most beer bars. Interior is spacious, more like a corporate design inside rather than custom like CK. Tap list had much less bizzare stuff, only perhaps 1 or 2 beers I had never had before. Offers small pours of tap beers, which is nice. Pizzas were very nice. Loved the Greek pizza. Took my grandfather here actually and he enjoyed his pizza as well. Quick service. I liked it. Excellent place to stop by especially if picking up or dropping off someone at Reagan National that is only about a mile away. Only qualm is that the full menu is not available under 5pm or something so you are having the ’bar menu’ which is mostly sandwiches and pizzas. Thankfully the food was all very good.
illinismitty (279) Nashville, Tennessee | September 27, 2007| Updated October 1, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Very modern and trendy restaurant bar. Crowd is mixed, but seems to be heavy on the 25-35 young professionals. I stopped in two nights in a row. The first night, I caught the tail end of a DFH tasting and a buzzed Sam Caglione was still there. In fact, he was blocking the path to the pisser ignored me when I said "excuse me." The second night (wednesday) was a little slower and not as noisy, which is more my speed. They have one engine and a nice rotating tap list. Bottle selection covers a broad spectrum. Prices are a tad high (at least what I am used to), as a standard 12 ounce bottle of micro starts at $5. I did not eat, but the Pizzas looked delicious. I do have one gripe. I tried calling them to see how late they would be open and to get directions around the construction. What do I get? An answering machine that directs me to the web site. Uh- it’s hard to surf the web while driving. You have a phone line- answer it! All in all, this is a very nice place to have a beer. Alexandria badly needed a place like this. If you are staying in the area, I highly recommend you stop by. It is much easier than going into DC.
JoeinEscazú (268) San Jose, Costa Rica | August 31, 2012| Updated October 1, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Open and airy place with a modern feel, despite the name. Good pizza and other grub, with the diverse and interesting beer list we’ve come to expect from Greg Engert & Co. I appreciate the well-chosen mix of American craft and interesting imports. Wish it were more convenient to the Metro line, but it is walkable in fair weather.
argo0 (205) Washington DC | July 1, 2006| Updated October 1, 2007
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
New place in Alexandria with good tap selections (Duchess, DFH, Left Hand, Dominion, Victory, etc.) and extensive bottle selection (nothing rare, but plenty of good stuff). Food was decent, and service was friendly though a bit slow (sat in the bar section). Beers are reasonably priced. Modern decor.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | October 16, 2009| Updated May 8, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Nice restaurant with a good beer selection. about 20 taps with high quality and regional drafts. Extensive bottle list. prices are on the high side on par with the area. Food is very very good. More worthwhile visit for the food, but have a solid beer collection. It is not really near old town which is where all the other bars and restaurants are, unfortunately.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | February 6, 2009| Updated May 8, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I have to say that I enjoyed Rustico. large, new, clean, and bistro-like interior with huge windows. Not a very personal feel, but comfortable and classy. They have definitely put some solid effort into creating a good beer list. Thirty beers on tap with a list on their website that is up to date. One rotating cask ale, and a few pages of bottles including a full page of vintage stuff. They do sampling draught flights with funny names that looked interesting. Most draught beers are available in six ounce glasses for half the price of the regular fourteen ouncer. That was pretty cool. The server that I had was a bit off his game though. It took him like fifteen minutes to get my beer and somehow my pizza came first. Delicious pizza by the way. I had the duck and brie drizzled with balsamic reduction and it was great. The beer prices were slightly steep, but thats par for the area I guess. The food is more reasonable, though still reflective of the high quality of the place. A soli
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