Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

827 Slaters Ln
Alexandria, Virginia United States 22314
restaurant  4.65/5.0 54 reviews
Mon 4:00 PM - 12:00 AM; Tue - Sun 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

Mayor: radagast83 (8) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: ~250
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Beers At Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

NameABVEntered
Port City COLOSSAL FOUR9.5%6/29/2016
Bear Republic Clobberskull10.5%6/12/2016
Ommegang Great Beyond8.8%6/12/2016
Perennial Brewers’ IPA #107.7%6/12/2016
Val-Dieu Grand Cru10.5%6/12/2016
Troubadour Obscura8.5%6/12/2016
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Hammerhead12%6/12/2016
Lickinghole Creek Fearnought (Mint Julep)10.5%6/12/2016
Lickinghole Creek Pineapple Nuclear Nugget10.5%6/2/2016
Allagash Astrid10.2%6/2/2016
Schlafly Hop Trial: Steiner 072706.5%6/2/2016
Port City / Schlafly VaSTLy Mild3.5%5/31/2016
Freigeist / Stillwater Atlantis Gose4.5%5/3/2016
Wild Beer Somerset Wild5%5/3/2016
Stone Pataskala Red X 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 - 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 Förgås 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 206 IPA7%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


78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80  (202) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 1, 2013
Very nice arm of Churchkey group Out in Alexandria stopped by after a work event. Great atmosphere. A little more sports bary feel that i enjoyed. Had a nice selection and good service. Will go back if i am around.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah  (35) Washington DC | September 12, 2013
One of my go to places when we’re out in the town and in the mood for a few good beers. I really enjoy the couches by the fireplace. If you get there early enough, you can secure a seat there. Fun art and tile work decorate the walls. Open and spacious feeling. Nice list of rotating drafts, offering a variety of styles, to include a few out of market beers. Two casks available. Decent bottle list, although some of the beers are marked up way too high. This isn’t a cheap place by any stretch. Great food. Far above average for a place that is seemingly focused on beer. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the area.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
argo0  (255) Washington DC | September 12, 2013
Was back here last night, and I have to say that my original score was way too low. Excellent draft/cask/bottle list, and outstanding food. Our server was also very attentive (and knowledgeable) without getting in the way. The only "complaint" is that the place isn’t a bargain, but I certainly can’t say it’s overpriced either (FWIW, the HH beer discounts improve the price significantly).

(7/1/06) 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.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Chaneybr  (3) Washington DC | August 18, 2013
Reviewed 9-18-10 This place is definitely a standard craft beer drinking establishment in the Northern Virginia of the Washington DC. Despite its name, there isn’t much rustic about this place. It is very contemporary, with beautiful, yet weird glass architectural structures on the walls. The food menu may not be extensive, but the quality of the food they have there is stupendous! My wife and I ordered fries with ranch dressing. What they brought out were orgasmic golden, freshly cut potato strips, with tons of yummy spices, and tossed in high grade ranch. Our waiter knew a little bit about the beers. For instance, he knew that "Katherine the Great," while classified as a Russian Imperial Stout, is not exactly what one might expect from that style (more golden in color and fruity in taste). I was a bit disappointed in brew selection the particular night that we went. Some of the more popular drafts were out, including: Founders Breakfast Stout, New Holland Icabod, and a couple of others. Some of the rare gems: Bruery Mischief, Avery IPA, Founders Dirty Bastard, Bell’s Two-Hearted, and a few others. They also have an extensive bottle selection. I’ve heard many say that they think the restaurant is overpriced. I disagree. My wife and I split a pretty good sized pizza for $14-15 bucks, a huge vat of fries $8, and two beers each. Since we went during happy hour, the beers were $2 off each. We walked away more than satisfied, even if our waistlines felt stretched afterwards. Highly recommended!
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (356) St. Louis, Missouri | August 4, 2013
I would say that this place is somewhat over-rated. The beer selection is very solid however, pales in comparison to Churchkey. however, they make up for with decent food and solid service. I had a burger and it was pretty tasty. Pretty modern decor at the corner of an up and coming neighborhood in Alexandria. Decent place but there are much better in the DC area.
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!
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Mooncattie  (60) Markham, Ontario | July 7, 2013
Visited July 1, 2013. It’s an impressive room with nice staff and an awesome selection of bottles to go with the double-sided page of taps. I decided to go with the Port City Brewing products from down the road and had, in order, the Essential Pale ale (5.5%), the Tartan Ale (same) and the Derecho (4.8%). Sadly, I was there too late to try the Cask version of the Derecho! All were tasty, and I found myself enjoying the darker Scottish ale the most. It’s a somewhat pricey thin-crust pizza place, and our table gobbled up the three we ordered, along with the lovely Tater Tots and some fried doughnuts for dessert. I’m told the burger is excellent, well the one at an adjacent table looked nice! I’d happily return here for those Tater Tots!! And next time I’ll tuck into the many IPAs on the menu. Highly Recommended.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | November 22, 2012
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (307) McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia | November 10, 2012| Updated December 21, 2012
Very good food, nice ambience and interesting beer menu. Many drafts with reasonably priced tastings. Bottle menu is impressive but with breathtaking prices.
78
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem  (326) Berlin, Germany | August 31, 2012
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jcos  (63) Maryland | May 31, 2012
Stopped in with Ben4321, brunch was good and had a solid beer list, similar to Churchkey in setup but a solid place on it’s own.

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