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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 63, 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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pumpkin (2) Apex, North Carolina | October 21, 2011
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.
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.
kassner (63) Wexford, Pennsylvania | February 17, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great palce, samples available and while many of the beers are more commom, there are plenty of specialties. proper glassware if not with labels. Nice staff and very friendly. If you are visiting from Old Alexandria, it needs a cab ride or car. the area ariound is not that attractive
BeerandBlues2 (458) 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.
lamas (12) Washington DC | November 22, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I had really high hopes for this place. The beer list is fairly extensive (though I could probably locate most of the brews elsewhere in the area at a cheaper price) and the menu looked decent enough. Itís in a nice quiet area of Alexandria, far away from the waterfront and King St. Well...the server was a straight up bitch who obviously didnít want to be there. The bar area is way too cramped and the pizza was lame. The people running this place just seem to have an identity crisis - are we a cozy little hipster beer bar or are we a fine dining restaurant? They donít know and they do both half-assed. That said, Iíd definitely return as there are far too few places like this in the DC area. This is about as good as it gets around here.
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.
Pivoyager (72) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 25, 2009| Updated May 8, 2010
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.
sthlm (133) Iowa | May 17, 2009| Updated May 30, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Stopped here a little before 11 pm on a Saturday. Was somewhat busy, but really not nearly as many people as I had expected, as there were many open tables and a number of open bar seats as well. The staff at the front door was very friendly, and the people behind the bar were quick to help, and quite nice as well. The place had a good feel to it, and I have little to complain about in that respect. The beer selection is outlined in a metal binder, with its pages sorted by tap/bottle, and then by flavor profile/vintage. Tap selection was good, and they seem to rotate their stuff fairly often. Bottle selection was better, but prices on the more interesting things were too high for me to even consider them. Food was fast and good, and although many things cost an arm and a leg, the pizza isnít unreasonable. Overall a very good place that is worth visiting.
radagast83 (103) Fairfax, Virginia | March 6, 2009| Updated May 30, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Rustico was a fantastic find. Hidden away at the edge of Alexandria, the place is out of this world. Itís large, the seating is comfortable, and when we arrived there was not a commotion about getting into the place. The best beer selection I could compare it to (from memory) is DCís RFDís, which I have last been to over 2 years ago, so the comparison may not be apt anymore. 30 taps, some great finds as well. Bottle selection is very good, and quite a few of them can be viewed from the bar area.
We arrived after the kitchen closed, so we were unable to eat any of the food, assured by one of our party as being very good.
I really liked the pre-created beer samplers. Nice touch.
Prices are not too out of this world, even for "city prices."
Certainly a place to return to.
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