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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 Josephís 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 - Brewmasterís 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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dabubbleboy (6) Virginia | June 11, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great selection of beers and food. What else to you need.
Drink4Satan (29) Washington, Washington DC | June 6, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Another great place from the same owners as Churchkey in DC. High ceillings and comfortable climate with a suburban feel. There is a well selected bottle list at fairer prices than Churchkey, but certainly not as extensive. It feels less posh and more colloquial, which is good for getting people in the door. The staff is passionate, attentive and honest. The Pizza is all I tried here for food, and itís certainly tasty and reasonably priced. The draft sanitation is top-notch and the rotation of drafts is great as well. Two casks are on at all times and about 30 taps. I donít think they serve as accurately to temperature as Churchkey, but thatís not to big of a concern for me. As Dr. Steve Brule would suggest, "just warm it up with your hands, ya turkey!"
The only problem with this place is the location if you are in the DC metro area. The cab fare is not cheap, as itís about 20 minutes out of the city. Either way, itís definitely worth a visit.
climberbob (13) Virginia | February 10, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great place with very good selection of beers, including local microís plus some obscure internationals. I went there for a farm to fork dinner event showcasing local farmers produce paired with local beers. The food was great, as were the beer pairings.
kmweaver (116) Santa Rosa, California | February 8, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Awesome, awesome place. I actually liked this better than Pizzeria Paradiso: cool ambiance (lots of original tilework, low lighting, young professional crowd thatís more pleasant than DC), lounge aspect is open and relaxing, outside patio for when the weather warms, easy parking, quick, knowledgeable and friendly service (even while the kitchen was about to close), and an awesome beer selection. I happened to time it right to pick up Victory Donnybrook Stout and St. Michaelsburg Kellerbier. They had Nugget Nectar on cask and Hopslam in bottles already. Up-to-date menu, nothing uber-rare or old, but any place that has 3+ Kolsches and 4+ Geuzes consistently is wonderful in my book. I could always fine something Iíd happily drink. Slightly overpriced on the larger-format bottles ($32 for Ommegeddon?). A comparable markup to what youíd see for wine, I guess, but still pretty high prices compared to other places in DC. Looking forward to trying the food.
Goldorak (114) Montreal, Quebec | April 6, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Dťcor was pleasing, with wide open spaces and large chalkboards displaying upcoming events and specials. We had our meal in the restaurant section at first. I enjoyed my Beer and cheese soup, and the beef carpaccio was tasty and went well enough with the passable local Saison I had. My buddy seemed to have enjoyed his flat iron steak, especially with the Arrogant Bastard I suggested he paired it up with. We had our first post-dinner pint standing up, and eventually got to belly up at the bar. Great selection of brews from all over the place was on tap. Imperial Pilsner on Cask, some barleywines, tripels, and other high-octane stuff were in hearty supply. Any place with De Glazen Toren Beer on tap is worthy of high marks in my book. And I didnít even mention the bottle list too, that had plenty of great stuff, truly something for everyone. I liked the fact that you could buy Beer to go. Service was great all around, Greg was really nice and even though he was quite busy he still took the time to chat a bit. Highly recommended.
handsomejn (42) Arkansas | July 6, 2008| Updated June 29, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I loved this place. The service was off the scale good. Fantastic beer selection, draft, bottle and reserve. The duck confit pizza is the best pizza Iíve ever had. The salad with duck ham was like something out of France. If you love beer and good food, go there. WOW.
Pivoyager (72) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 25, 2009| Updated June 29, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 18/20
Located in Alexandria (VA) in an up and coming part of town, Rustico is well out of the way, but well worth seeking out. One of the best beer bars in the area , hands down. Although the interior is somewhat funky, and the bar could be larger, this is a great establishment that serves great food and matches it with a superlative selection of beer, bottled and draft. I reccommend the flights offered.
rgrrbbt (1) Arlington, Virginia | July 26, 2007| Updated June 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Good place - food is a bit eclectic, but the brick-oven pizza is good, and a nice selection of food and beer pairings.
25+ taps and a cask ale that changes monthly.
pumpkin (2) Apex, North Carolina | October 21, 2011| Updated June 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place if you are in the DC area, some people say it is a little pricey? It has a great wood oven fire smell, medium size bar, and lots of tables, also has out door seating and full restaurant seating, great tap beer selection and 2 casks, also great bottle selection, they seem to rotate beer out pretty regularly, good bar tenders, good food, i love the mussels, I highly recommend this place for a great variety of beer and good food.
magsinva (125) Virginia | May 27, 2012| Updated June 29, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great taps (30+), great bottle list (300+), bartender was knowledgeable. Great modern funky industrial feel with some great mosaic clearly delinitating the bar space from the restaurant which I like. Parking is terrible. We had trouble finding a spot at 11 PM on a Sunday! The taps range from $6-$10 per glass with happy hour specials. They keep 2 rotating casks (flying dog disobedience and lost rhino MIG when I went). This place is completely out of the way, but Iíd definitely give it another visit as I didnít try the food (kitchen closed at 10 PM).
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