Herndon Beer Guide: Your Herndon guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Herndon

78 /100 767 ELDEN ST.
“First stop after the airport. Nice space worth a mix of indoor and outdoor seating across two levels and two adjacent buildings. One has the food, one is only beer, tabs transfer. Solid service. Taplist was a bit sparser than i remember from Alexandria. Quality good.“
bytemesis 76 days ago
74 /100 767 ELDEN ST.
“They have recently moved out of their old production facility (which is now occupied by another brewery - Juicy Brewing Company) and opened a very large brewery and taproom in "downtown" Herndon - decent sized indoor space, plus a large patio and rooftop deck makes for plenty of seating - the building itself is very modern, cold, angular - I point this out because if you've ever been in an older town in VA, you know that you'll see lot's of centuries-old buildings and old colonial homes - the building does not fit in with the character of the town at all, so it really sticks out in kind of an obnoxious way - extensive tap list - like many contemporary craft breweries of this type, the list is heavy on hazy IPAs and their branding (on their cans, tap lists, marketing) is all colorful abstract patterns that seem more at home on a package of gummy worms than on beer - I will give these guys credit in that they have multiple lagers on tap, including a doppelbock and true-to-style baltic porter - aside from these and the huge line up of hazy IPAs, they also are heavily in alignment with the craft beer zeitgeist with a small assortment of adjunct-heavy imperial stouts - the overall impression in terms of place and marketing is sort of over the top and cartoonish, but I can't really blame them, as that is the trend in this business these days and it seems to work well (for them and for others) - overall the beer I had was solidly-made - lots of kids on my Sunday visit, so obviously family friendly, which is fine with me - prices are a bit high for some things (this trend of charging 9-10 bucks for 3-4 ounces of anything high ABV can fuck right off) but mostly in alignment with the price points at other breweries these days - a mixed bag, really - not something I'd go out of my way for, but would certainly return were I in the area again.“
notalush 174 days ago
60 /100 754 ELDEN ST, STE 102
“This is an Irish pub that, at least on the day we visited, catered to a crowd of folks watching rugby on TV. Interesting to see both England and Ireland in the same bar, something not likely to happen in Europe. Place was crowded, but we still managed seats at the bar. Beer list is disappointing - one of the so-called "guest taps" was Coors Light for instance. The most exciting beer on the list was another guest, Starr Hill Northern Lights. It was all downhill after that. The food was tasty though, and they had lots of Irish breakfast choices until 2 PM on a Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. Since the food took a while - 15 minutes or so - the bartender apologized and comped us. Not really necessary, but a nice choice. Fun place, just no reason to come for the beer.“
Travlr 2410 days ago
60 /100
Harris Teeter - Herndon (Grocery Store)
12960 HIGHLAND CROSSING DRIVE
“Seems like this location has upped their beer game since the 2011 reviews. Pretty much your average grocery chain ambiance with ample parking. Two half aisles dedicated to beer. Coolers on one side of each aisle and un-refrigerated packs and singles in the middle. For a grocery store, fairly decent selection. Nothing you can’t really find elsewhere but nice to see some local stuff like DC Brau, Heritage, Old Bust Head, Old Ox, and a few others. Fair prices. Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit but a decent selection for those living in the area.“
GenDV138 2652 days ago
60 /100
CarPool (Bar)
208 ELDEN STREET
“An okay bar for an after work hangout. Standard bar atmosphere with some games like pool and darts. Bar service was a bit slow but alright. A mix of micros and macros on draft, safe/standard craft selection. Food is standard pub fare. Decent sized parking lot though it fills up during peak hours. Not a beer destination or must stop but okay for happy hour with friends/co-workers.“
GenDV138 2734 days ago
62 /100 2465 CENTREVILLE RD
“Visited with a small group during happy hour on a Wednesday. Fairly full but a few tables open. Standard Americanized Irish pub appearance with a good amount of tables and bar seating. Can’t speak about the bar service but table service was attentive and friendly. Draft selection is mostly macro and Sam Adams along with 10 or so local and regional craft offerings. Wasn’t expecting to see DC Brau on the list so that was nice. Bottle selection was all macro. Food is mostly Irish/American style pub food with some twists, my group shared happy hour snacks and appetizers which were tasty enough for chatting and drinking during happy hour. Didn’t try any entrees but they sounded pretty good. Okay for a place tick or an outing with friends but not really a beer destination for the craft beer drinker. Not a terrible choice with the limited amount of places with craft beer in the area.“
GenDV138 2776 days ago
60 /100
CarPool (Bar)
208 ELDEN STREET
“Had fun here. Bar had an alright beer selection, food was decent, but nothing to brag about.“
kindacold 3751 days ago
52 /100 2465 CENTREVILLE RD
“Ned’s is the neighborhood pub that attracts both the after work crowd and area residents. They have a couple of craft beers on tap, but it isn’t their focus. They have events almost every night from karaoke, live music, or trivia. They have some decent drink specials for happy hour. On the restaurant side, they make solid pub food mostly traditional Irish & Australian favorites. My only real negative is they aren’t very good at handling big groups as service (and the kitchen) tend to be slow.“
magsinva 4182 days ago
26 /100
Harris Teeter - Herndon (Grocery Store)
12960 HIGHLAND CROSSING DRIVE
“A shrine to bmc product although they have a few things by Ommegang and Chimay. For a grocery chain that caters to this sort of clientele they should pay a lot more attention to the beer.“
DiarmaidBHK 4209 days ago
48 /100
Harris Teeter - Herndon (Grocery Store)
12960 HIGHLAND CROSSING DRIVE
“Well it’s a grocery store that pretends to be upscale, but it’s not really reflected in their beer, unfortunately. They do have a few bright lights, but in general the selection is okay.“
magsinva 4210 days ago
66 /100
CarPool (Bar)
208 ELDEN STREET
“Local hangout, my beer knowledge has expanded a great deal since my last visit, so I can better appreciate their selection. I was happy that they served my st Louis framboise in a proper glass. Much improved since my last visit ages ago.“
magsinva 4243 days ago
54 /100
CarPool (Bar)
208 ELDEN STREET
“A bar on the upswing for those who enjoy good beer. Formerly a haven of industrial macro brews(which have their place), the management in the last year has begun to embrace micros and crafts. You can routinely find Stone, Delirium, DFH, Founders, and several others on draft here. The food is pretty good pub food. Wings, sliders, chili cheese fries..you know, health food! The decor is car related, thus the name. They have live music, dart, shuffleboard, billiards, board games and a variety of seating areas. Doesn’t open until 4pm.“
Davetopay 4848 days ago
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