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 (12) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: ~250
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Beers At Rustico Restaurant - Alexandria

NameABVEntered
J. Wakefield Mongo Barleywine11%11/13/2016
Bullfrog Old Gold Kriek Vieux Foudre8%11/13/2016
Lost Rhino Genius Loci Series Dark Hours10.7%11/11/2016
Boulevard Simcoe Harvest Wet Hop IPA7.5%11/11/2016
Blue Mountain Mountain Mule7%11/11/2016
Smartmouth Free Thought Pale Ale5.5%11/11/2016
J. Wakefield Duck IPA6.5%11/10/2016
Triple Crossing Alternating Current6.5%10/29/2016
Lickinghole Creek Coconut Quadrupel Ale11.2%10/29/2016
Ocelot Flywheel6.2%10/29/2016
Ocelot Elizabeth My Dear4.4%10/29/2016
Ocelot / The Answer Fuquette8%10/29/2016
Caboose Barrel Aged Vanilla Hobo Stout8%10/15/2016
J. Wakefield Let Them Eat Cake8%10/15/2016
J. Wakefield Stush Berliner3.5%10/15/2016
Lickinghole Creek Pony Pasture Pilsner5.7%10/11/2016
Caboose Ghost Train Pale Ale5.2%10/11/2016
Birra del Borgo Maledetta Zymatore (Gin, Whiskey, Pinot, Grapp, Syrah)6.6%9/29/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado IPA9%9/10/2016
J. Wakefield UJP Porter7%9/10/2016
Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest5%9/10/2016
Green Flash Nugget Single Hop Pale Ale5.5%9/10/2016
Smartmouth Alter Ego Saison6.2%9/10/2016
Smartmouth Notch 9 Double IPA9.1%9/10/2016
Smartmouth Rule G IPA6.6%9/10/2016
Smartmouth Sommer Fling Hefe5.8%9/10/2016
Smartmouth Missing Digit Hemp IPA4.2%9/10/2016
Union Craft Perfecta Pils5.4%9/10/2016
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 Quad11.2%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


84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer  (210) Falls Church, Virginia | June 21, 2016
Visited on a Sunday afternoon with GenDV110+OT, finally made it here. Just don’t get to Alexandria that often, and Ballston location is so close. Pity, because this was an excellent stop with service way better than Ballston. Large and well-appointed space. Sat at the bar, enjoyed numerous beers from their extensive and varied taplist. Great place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
conway  (109) , | June 13, 2016
Nice looking spot. Service was friendly but slow. Tap and bottle lists are ridiculous. One of the better selections I’ve run into in a while, and my expectations were very high since I used to frequent the Ballston location when my wife lived in Arlington. Food is pretty decent. Nothing is particularly cheap but you don’t feel like you’re getting ripped off. Definitely worth a stop.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (854) Sunnyvale, California | March 24, 2016
Place review #666. Interesting. This place is about 3 miles from where I come every spring for work, finally realized it in time to make it down for dinner. Nice looking place on the corner with loads of glass. Long bar, lots of tables as well as long community style bar tables. Service was initially a bit slow, but did fine once things got moving. They have a rather long tap list with lots of interesting options, and give you a booklet with the bottle list without even asking for it. The bottle list was pretty grate, actually. If I was not such a crazy trader I would have found 20+ bottles that would have been really exciting to see. Food was decent; the pizza was pretty greasy, but not bad by any means. Definitely a welcome beer spot in Alexandria.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | September 28, 2014
(Visited 07/2014): Rustico’s Alexandria location is on Slaters Lane off the Jefferson Davis highway. There is a shared parking lot amongst the businesses in that area.

The brick building is tall and has a clock at the top of it. Inside opens to a table seating area, then the curved bar is in the back. Brick walls and hanging fans in the bar area, and large windows let in light. There is a large board on the far wall next to some artwork that lists the beers by categories of "Crisp", "Hop" and "Fruit & Spice". Behind the bar is a row of tap handles and a cooler with bottles.

The beer selection consists of around 30 beers on tap, with breweries like Perennial, Lost Rhino, 21st Amendment, Wild Wolf and DC Brau. There are a couple hundred bottles as well covering domestic and imported craft breweries.

Service at the bar on a weekday lunch as pretty good.The bartender was efficient and knowledgeable about the beers, and was kind with samples.

The food menu at Rustico is pretty robust. I opted for a burger and it was good.

Overall this is a nice spot for food with a solid beer selection outside of the DC/Arlington area.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
HippieFee  (41) , | 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.
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
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk  (337) Washington D.C., Washington DC | March 18, 2014
Similar tap list to Smoke and Barrel or Churchkey, though more reduced. Lots of bottles - opened the menu and found it mind boggling. Burger was good and generally a good ambiance for a suburban place. Prices on par with Churchkey and Smoke and Barrel.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138  (341) Falls Church, Virginia | January 25, 2014| Updated January 26, 2014
Been here about 3 times so far and have had an enjoyable time each visit. Medium size bar with comfortable bar seats. Haven’t sat in the dining areas but there looks to be a good amount of tables. Good selection of drafts along with two casks and a sizable bottle list. Draft and cask beers are available in full glass and 4 ounce pours, the latter of which come in a labeled flight/tasting tray if you order 4 at a time. Nice deals on happy hour available daily including $2 off full glasses of drafts/casks. Good food menu including snacks/appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and entrees. Enjoyed the deep fried deviled eggs, risotto tots, pork sliders, and pizzas, the last of which has a gluten free option with a chick pea crust. Free 3 hour parking in the back lot that fills up during peak hours, street parking otherwise. Closest metro is Braddock Road, not a convenient walk but still doable.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kermis  (430) Where the wild whales are, Netherlands | November 9, 2013
Big place with a great selection of beer, good food, good service and a convenient location close to the airport. Crazy aircon at the time though, even the staff said it was too cold.
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.

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