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Bamsen78 (137) SÝnderborg, Denmark | October 11, 2013| Updated October 27, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visiting this place, located in the busy area of Arlington, was the first and only reason for setting my foot on the old Confederate soil. It is a big restaurand with a looooooong and curvy bar. The staff are very friendly and service-minded as well as quite knowledgeable. The selection is impressive. There may be íonlyí 33 taps but they are accompanied by well over the 110 bottles listed here. I havenít tasted the food but the menu definitely looks appetizing. I will be back again someday.
Pivoyager (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 12, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Fireworks seems to be a relative newcomer to the Clarendon scene, which was once graced by the late and lamented Dr. Dremo - their former location now a construction site a few blocks away. It sits on a corner with a blazing patio fireplace beckoning all to enter. The interior is sleek and attractive, high ceilngs and large storefront windows allowing for plenty of natural light. Of course, one finds the usual array of plasma TVs and booths all about. The bar is a large one that curves inward. The walls are adorned with scads of beer paraphenalia. The tap list of about 5o oft rotating selections was excellent - and included 2 casks (and they fill growlers.) Something for everyone if that something is beer. The server passed the Water Test, so nary a complaint in this area.
Then there is the wood stove pizzaí while not as great as those serves at Flatbread (Burlington, VT), their pies were tasty and of managable portions. (I chose the 10" Quattro Carne.0 They seem to have a reasonable Happy Hour, including Sunday until 5pm. And for those who wish avoiding parking hassles, the Courthouse Metro (Orange Line) is a few blocks away.
One Issue: I deducted points for "Atmosphere" because they allowed children at the bar. Sorry, this is a serious peeve for me.
Iphonephan (189) McLean, Virginia | May 22, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice outside eating area. Impressive 33 draft list with some beers you rarely see on draft ( e.g. Lindemans Faro Lambic). Available in 4 oz samples. Also a very extensive bottle list.
theisti (551) Leawood, Kansas | May 16, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited mid-afternoon on a Tuesday. I was looking for a place near parking, and close to a Metro stop. This was perfect for the bill. New, modern space that showcases the draft the system to the left and the pizza to the right. There are about 10 bar spots, and a whole bunch of tables. The draft and bottle list was solid, and the food smelled really great. Service was prompt, overall this place fit the bill.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Travlr (1651) Washington, Washington DC | January 15, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I liked this place. Kegs and bottles are visible on your left as you walk in. Both tap and bottle lists are large and include some unique offerings I havenít seen elsewhere. Flights and individual samplers are available. The pizza was OK, and there is a lunch special of a personal pizza and a salad for 8 bucks. The larger entree salads were creative and very flavorful. I came for lunch, but would return to explore the beer list in the evening.
radagast83 (185) Fairfax, Virginia | November 16, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been here for a few happy hours over the last few months. Aroma upon entry last time was that of nice fresh pizza dough. Like the music selection - very interesting. Wait staff is a mixed bag - some are great, some are too busy to really give you full attention - a few orders were mixed up, but I was content with my brews regardless.
DiarmaidBHK (737) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 9, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
My sister and I have been to the original location in Leesburg a lot so we couldnít wait to try the new location. Itís located in a part of Residence Inn right across the street from some sort of Navy building which has a convenient parking garage. Everything is bigger here: more space, more menu items, 3 times the taps with a couple on cask. It caters to the young professional crowd so itís a lot louder on a Saturday night. Thus the service wasnít quite as attentive as the other one. The
Pizza is as good as the other location and they do a good job of stocking local craft. Itís a solid place but I donít think weíre giving up Leesburg anytime soon.
JoeinDahlem (280) Berlin, Germany | August 31, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Met here for a couple of beers and liked the selection, especially the cask option, although beers were generally on the extreme side for hot mid-summer. Big open, modern place with a long bar. Beer cellar on view through windows. Friendly service.
Thorpe429 (58) , Illinois | May 8, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
First stopped in this place over the weekend after failing to make a visit since the place opened.
The ambiance is really fantastic. I love the brewery flags hanging by the bar, and the viewable keg room was nice. The steel pipes coming from the keg room and creating the tap backdrop are a really nice touch.
Service was good. Bartender was friendly and pretty knowledge. Great selection of drafts with a good mixture of import and craft. I hadnít seen Duvel Green on tap in awhile, so was happy to grab a tulip of that.
Pricing was really nice, with happy hour drafts sitting at $3.
Overall, a really nice experience and I will most certainly be coming back.
DonSimonsi (11) , | February 11, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
The beer selection here is huge and the beers I tried were in good condition. The food was great as was the service. This is a good spot to go with friends as they have large tables in the sun soaked patio. A little pricey but it makes for a great treat!
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