Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

4.65/5.0 52 reviews
restaurant
827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, Virginia United States 22314

703 224 5051
  rusticorestaurant.com
Mon 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Tue - Sun 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: radagast83 (7) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: ~250
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Beers At Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

NameABVEntered
Freigeist / Stillwater Atlantis Gose4.5%5/3/2016
Wild Beer Somerset Wild5%5/3/2016
Stone Pataskala Red IPA7.3%4/1/2016
Lickinghole Creek Goochland Quad9.5%3/31/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Smoked Belgian Stout8.5%3/23/2016
Ocelot Frightened8.7%3/23/2016
Port City Maniacal8.5%3/23/2016
Lickinghole Creek Heir Apparent11.5%3/23/2016
Wild Beer / Burning Sky / Good George Shnoodlepip6.5%3/16/2016
Lickinghole Creek Redneck Wedding13.2%3/16/2016
Boulevard Smokestack Series - Chocolate Ale with Raspberry9.1%3/16/2016
Lickinghole Creek Coffee Obsession Imperial Chocolate Stout13.5%3/15/2016
Lickinghole Creek Chocolate Obsession Imperial Chocolate Stout11.5%3/15/2016
Maine Beer Mean Old Tom6.5%3/13/2016
Lickinghole Creek Citra Fresh6%3/12/2016
Lickinghole Creek Enlightened Despot11.3%3/12/2016
Flying Dog Heat Series: Oaked Chipotle Ale6.2%3/12/2016
Ocelot / Meridian Pint Talking Backwards10.8%2/24/2016
Stillwater / Dugges Förgĺs 4%2/24/2016
Evil Twin Aún Más Chili Jesús12%2/24/2016
Ocelot Marbles6.4%2/24/2016
Deschutes The Abyss11%1/27/2016
Evil Twin Blanca Biere de Table4.5%1/4/2016
Schneider Weisse Tap X Mein Cuvée Barrique9.5%1/4/2016
J.W. Lees Moonraker (Cask)6.5%12/31/2015
Old Bust Head Cherry Chocolate Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout10%12/10/2015
Olivers Draft Punk7%11/19/2015
Dogfish Head Higher Math17%11/9/2015
Ardent IPA6.8%11/9/2015
Bruery Terreux Tonnellerie Rue8.5%11/9/2015
Rusty Beaver Roy’s Big Bad Brown Ale5.7%11/9/2015
Isley Stunt Dubbel7%11/9/2015
Strangeways Rot•In•Hell Pumpkin Sour5.4%11/9/2015
Heavy Seas Red Sky at Morning10%7/9/2015
Evil Twin Femme Fatale Kabosu6%6/11/2015
Hardywood Toasted Coconut Porter5.5%6/11/2015
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA (Coffee)7.7%6/11/2015
Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald (Cherries)5.8%6/11/2015
Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale5.4%5/28/2015
Great Lakes Lawn Seat Kölsch4.8%5/28/2015


94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
devman171  (164) Annapolis , Maryland | August 2, 2013
This place is great! great snacks and pizza, great taps and casks! bartender gave me some free KBS before the release!
92
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
HippieFee  (33) , | April 26, 2014
This is a great place to drink beer. There is a large selection, at least 20+, craft beers on tap that rotate regularly. They also have a rotating selection of two cask conditioned ales as well. Their bottle selection is probably close to 100 with a well thought out beer menu with everything that is available. The menu is designed to help you pick just the right beer. Don’t fall into the peristalsis by analysis and just pick something if you can’t decide, you wont be disappointed. Their staff is knowledgeable and are friendly to talk to. They have a large dining area and a great bar area with a first come first serve policy in the bar. As for the food, it is great as well. A limited menu but it changes often with the season. One thing that never changes is the pizza. A great crust with excellent ingredients.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dabubbleboy  (6) Virginia | June 11, 2011
Great selection of beers and food. What else to you need.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan  (29) Washington, Washington DC | June 6, 2011
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 it’s 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 don’t think they serve as accurately to temperature as Churchkey, but that’s 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 it’s about 20 minutes out of the city. Either way, it’s definitely worth a visit.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
climberbob  (18) Virginia | February 10, 2008
Great place with very good selection of beers, including local micro’s 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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | February 8, 2008
Awesome, awesome place. I actually liked this better than Pizzeria Paradiso: cool ambiance (lots of original tilework, low lighting, young professional crowd that’s 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 I’d happily drink. Slightly overpriced on the larger-format bottles ($32 for Ommegeddon?). A comparable markup to what you’d see for wine, I guess, but still pretty high prices compared to other places in DC. Looking forward to trying the food.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak  (114) Montreal, Quebec | April 6, 2008
Décor 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 didn’t 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
handsomejn  (55) Arkansas | July 6, 2008| Updated June 29, 2012
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 I’ve ever had. The salad with duck ham was like something out of France. If you love beer and good food, go there. WOW.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Pivoyager  (88) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 25, 2009
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.

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