Alehouse 75, Festina Peche and Midas Touch on draft, that’s what I had during my visit. $1.50 off pints 4-7pm, discounted happy hour food as well. Service was great, friendly and flirty, quick to bring drinks and food. The atmosphere was average, the place is stuck out in a corporate park so there’s a lot of grinders who come here for cheap food and take up a 4-seat table with their fat butts, but otherwise it was enjoyable to have a few drinks here. Might come back if they put out a new beer or two. The hummus was decent but not superb, better than most supermarket brands, though.
They do not brew any beer here, so you cannot take any home in growlers or otherwise. I have only had the eggrolls to eat..and they are the bomb! I do not know what, if any, beers are available other than the DFH’s. The bartenders are friendly and some of them knowledgeable about the beer. It’s bigger than the Brewpub in Rehoboth, DE. As far as I know they don’t have Randal The Enamel Animal there but they do have an alehouse exclusive 75min IPA which is very tasty(sometimes it’s a 61min others it’s an 89 min.) They blend the two at the taps. There is live music on some nights. We heard an average, acoustic cover band last time we were there. Their big beers have big pricetags here. I think they charge about $14 a bottle for Burton Baton and such. I’m fairly certain that they had an infected batch of Immort Ale when I was there last week(Aprl 28)
Most standard dogfish head beers on tap although they have been out of the 60 minute my last 2 visits. Food is good and portion size will fill you up. Draft prices tend to be high but if you stick with their ipa’s and stouts they are probably on par.
dkoonce (25) People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio | May 22, 2007
Typical Fern bar food, but, seemed a bit fresher. (Went two nights and both meals were good). The beer was only DFH and seemd not to have too many specialties. Did have Immort and Raison D’extra on tap. Incredible and worth the trip for those. Right across the street from NIST. Didn’t see any vintage on the menu.
I happened to be in the area for business and drove about an hour to get out to Dogfish Head.
The place was sort of a typical restaurant/pub. Nothing special from what I could tell.
The only interestng beer that they were serving that I couldn’t get at home was the Alehouse 75. It was good, but I was disappointed there wasn’t more one-off type brews available - maybe there is at the brewery.
The food was a cut above your average bar food.
All in all, it was worth it to say I have been to a DFH spot, but I don’t think I’ll go back next time I am in town.
I was a little disappointed here since I love dogfish so much. The real disappointment was that they only had their standard beersno raison d’extra, no immort ale, or any other beers i really wanted to sample and the spring beer was already gone. It was also fairly standard ambiance. That said, the beers they do have pour extremely well and there is some good food. It’s more than worth a visit, it just doesn’t live up to what i’d expect from dogfish.
I find the food here to be the best pub-fare I have sampled. The burgers are awesome. The beers are good, but if you don’t like sweet or fruity beers and want to stick with dry ales it’s a little one-dimensional ranging from a lawn-mower beer to the 90 minute.
Visited on 02/28/2009. Finished off my Maryland trip here. All of the usual Dogfish brews are on tap here (as well as a few mixes). Mostly I just wanted to try the Lawnmower Light since that’s one of the few commonly available but not bottled brews. Friendly staff, though the place was very busy.
Love the fact that they serve DFH beers and I couldn’t go wrong with this selection.
I wasn’t impressed with the service or the food, especially at the prices they charge.
Highly recommended for someone wanting to try DFH on tap but would suggest the Falls Church alehouse location.
As others have said, the selection is disappointing if you’re looking for hard-to-find brews on tap. However, their regular draft menu includes a black and tan (chicory stout over 90-minute ale) and the alehouse 75 (half 60-minute, half 90-minute... get it?). The biggest problem is the price - $5 or more for drafts, outside of happy hour. There are rare bottles available, but you’re going to pay a premium for them.