Vintage 50 Restaurant and Beer Lounge | Leesburg, Virginia
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Vintage 50 Restaurant and Beer Lounge
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

50 Catoctin Circle NE 100
Leesburg, Virginia United States 20176 [ print map ]
703 777 2169

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Hours: Mon-Thurs 3PM - 12AM; Fri-Sun 11AM-1AM


Mayor: Elwood (6) | Taps: 8-10 |


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Beer Available At Vintage 50 Restaurant and Beer Lounge (arranged by most recent)
Vintage 50 Singularity Imperial Stout , Vintage 50 Percheron Porter , Vintage 50 Velociraptor Rye IPA , Vintage 50 Streaking the Quad , Vintage 50 Stiff Peaks Cream Ale , Vintage 50 Smokey Bluff Brown Ale , Vintage 50 Catoctin Kolsch 49, Vintage 50 Bad Kitty Barleywine , Vintage 50 50 Cat IPA 64, Vintage 50 Doages Dunkel , Vintage 50 Slam Dunkelweizen , Vintage 50 Vintage Cincuenta Mexican Vienna Lager , Vintage 50 Poltergeist Pumpkin Lager , Vintage 50 Full Frontal Oatmeal Stout , Vintage 50 Potomac Ridge Pilsner , Vintage 50 Short Stack Summer Bitter , Vintage 50 Deux Mois Biere de Garde , Vintage 50 Old Carolina Roggen , Vintage 50 Awbrey ESB
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17 reviews for Vintage 50 Restaurant and Beer Lounge
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  78%
 Selection  64%
 Food  76%
 Value  63%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  78%
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86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
ScottWallace82  (6) Winchester, Virginia | December 18, 2013
Great little brew/gastropub. The food has gone downhill a bit, but the beer is improving from a slump of about two years
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver  (116) Petaluma, California | November 4, 2007
Took a slight roadtrip out here with my wife and mj and lilannie. We ended up sitting in the lounge area of the restaurant, which had open seats throughout Friday evening. The table service was nice, casual atmosphere and generally peaceful. The food offered in the lounge (the roasted vegetable sandwich was excellent) is generally less expensive than the full entrees in the actual restaurant. The beer lineup was incredibly solid: kolsch, red ale, pumpkin beer, oatmeal stout, and a double IPA as the stealth beer. All of the beers were incredible well-made, even if the recipes were a little basic. Definitely worth the trip out from Maryland.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch  (221) Vero Beach , Florida | November 29, 2006
Very nice decor. Upscale, but comfortable. Good service. Great brewer (Bill Madden). The ahi lollipops, shrimp etoufee and potato crusted black cod (although itís not a traditional potato crust) are excellent. Nice flat screens and other mounted tvs to watch sports, but definitely not a "sports bar." The menu and quality of food has drastically improved with the new ownership/management.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
MaltDawg  (15) Richmond, Virginia | February 5, 2010
I have been here a number of times when on business in the area. The beers are solid and well crafted. Unfortunately have not had the pleasure of embibing at the bar but have always taken a few growlers with me. Iíve found the food is quite good and reasonably priced. If the brewers are around they seem to have a few minutes to discuss whats going on and the service has always been excellent. If you are in this area I would highly recommend a stop.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Drake  (465) Free Union, Virginia | October 20, 2010
Iíve been trying to stop here for quite some time and finally got the chance today. Itís located in an office building, the rest of which is taken up by a real estate company. The vibe certainly suits the business crowd, as its fairly upscale (though I didnít feel out of place in jeans and a t-shirt). Parking is fine. The service was very friendly, even though I was pretty high maintenance (a million questions about the beer, changing my food order, etc.). Upscale menu with options like Kobe Beef Burgers, Foie Gras and others, though there are also some more affordable options and my fish and chips ($9) were both very tasty and a fairly large portion. Samplers are available as are growler fills for $10 with some of the seasonals a few dollars more. the beer ranges from solid to very good. They have a cask option as well, which is nice. Definitely worth a stop, and Iíd even say worth going a bit out of your way for.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1270) Boulder, Colorado | July 4, 2007| Updated January 21, 2013
Great place to sit and drink. Sure itís located in a business park or whatnot, but the interior is very relaxing but modern. A lot of dark wood, a bit of metal, but the design works, and it doesnít feel pretentious or cheap. I like the setting of the bar, looked very comfortable. Food selection seemed ok, by far better than the average brewpub, but still had the staples of burgers, wings and pizza only dressed up a bit. That wasnít all they had, the seared ahi and jerk chicken looked good as well. Beer-wise I found no problems. The quality of the brewing was superb, which is really a rare thing these days. I read on BA that someone said Vintage 50 made some approachable styles, as if they were made solely for the uninformed BMC drinker to have something to sip while the big boys drink their 24% imperial this-n-that. Not even close. The kolsch and hefeweizen were fantastically made, the cask porter, at a hefty 4.8%, may have been the best porter Iíve ever had. Very, very few flaws found in the brewing, and the recipes seemed to work as well. Very recommended, and I will be back for more of that porter, hopefully to sit outside and drink one after another. Donít forget to ask for the stealth beer, unlike myself.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric  (119) Washington, Washington DC | February 17, 2007
I really liked this place! Agreed, it is quite upscale for a brewpub, although its not a brew pub, its a brew lounge. The Spicy Shrimp Pepper appizter was as advventuresome culinary wise as anything Iíbe had at a place that brews beer. The Grouper was quite good, and the panini my girlfriend had was outstanding! The beer ... what everyone wants to know about. I was curious, because I had the reviews of Thouroughbreds, its Leesburg location, and the amazing reputation of Bill Madden on this website. They too were quite good! One of the best pilsners Iíve ever had, and some very interesting brews. Definitely one of the best restaurants to eat at while enjoying good quality beer.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (272) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 14, 2010
Had dinner here with my wife on our way to Chantilly. Nice upscale brewpub with good menu, tasty food, and attentive service. The beers were good. Definitely one of the more posh and expensive brewpubs Iíve visited, so that gave it a low value score for me.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59  (152) Dallas, Texas | May 12, 2011
Good ambience and food with about 5-6 taps, waiters happy to explain beers and have higher gravity stuff as well as cask
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83  (161) Fairfax, Virginia | July 3, 2013
Despite having their beers at various beer festivals over the last half-decade, I have only just visited the brewpub. Strange location - ground floor of a small office building, tucked not too far off the beaten path, but just enough. We arrived at exactly noon and were the only customers in the place - on a Saturday at 12, this seemed to be a little strange. The place got a bit more busy by 12:30 and it looked a lot better by 12:45.

Waiters were attentive and friendly. The beers were pretty good, though I had had almost of them either before at the beer fest from the previous week or they were the few apparent hold-overs from prior to this newest brewer.

Food was good - friends had one of the sandwiches and I had the jambalaya. Nothing bad said about the food, so check there. Prices for the DC area are comparable, perhaps a little high-end for the area, but since Loudoun is the #1 income earning county in all of the country, Iíd probably say itís one of the last things to complain about.

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