Drug here by GenDV110+OT against my will. Strip mall ugliness. Terrible service, beer not much better.
GenDV138 (384) Falls Church, Virginia | June 12, 2016| Updated July 24, 2016
Visited on a Sunday afternoon with DCLawyer at his behest. Ample parking in a strip mall. Looks like your average generic chain family restaurant. Service was mostly indifferent and inattentive. Four core beers and one seasonal listed though they only had three core beers available. Didn’t try the food but it sounded like average pub grub. Less than $5 for a flight of five, sounds cheap but not really given the quality. If you decide to come here for beer, go to Rustico afterwards to cleanse your palate.
Like a tgifridays that happens to serve beer. Except TGIF might have a better tap list. Light, golden, red, Porter and seasonal. Great price for crap beer. My steak was good, but my wife’s was mediocre. Good wings. Kinda generic. Worth it for the dinner but the beer is a sad excuse for craft.
Everybody is right. I walked to this place from Rustico to get the place tick. Was not expecting much, and this place failed to meet my expectations. Decor was fine - chainy brewpub. Plenty of parking if you are driving. Sampler available with like 3 oz pours of the four core beers plus whatever seasonal they have. Price on the sampler was dirt cheap - under $5. Service was actually fine. Didn’t try the food. Annnnnd then the beer came. Pale lager #1 was basically a Shandy, Pale lager #2 was marginally better. Raspberry beer was downright gross. Wow.
It’s pretty bad when the light beer is the best beer. Some of the others were near undrinkable. Had a flight here waiting for a flight. It’s about a half hour walk from the airport if you have time to kill. Rustic isn’t that much farther if you are already in a cab though. Cheap as hell - $4.29 for a flight of five. If only my United flight was as cheap and as high quality as this place. Tick is a tick on the McBrewpub tour.
Visited July 2011, right after getting off the plane.
I’ll start by saying that the service was nice as was my food but this is not a place I ever care to visit again. This is a chain for sure. The beers were not very good. The best one (in my opinion) was the light lager. I spent more time than I would have liked here mostly because the cab took forever to show up. At least this is a state tick.
I stopped here after landing at National at 5 PM and not wanting to brave rush hour traffic. This is a generic place in a generic stripmall in a generic part of no man’s land near Crystal City. The beer was pretty bland. The food wasn’t too bad, although the "Texas toast" that came with my dish was just a slice of white bread. There did seem to be a number of regulars, and they got good service; my server was pretty indifferent. I think with so many new breweries and brewpubs in DC and Virginia, there is no reason for a beer lover to come here.
Had a little time to kill so I stopped by here. The good news is the beer is cheap. That is excellent news because generally, it sucks. Of the six beers I tried 3.0 was my highest score and that was a good bit higher than any of the others. That’s a shame because the Hops I used to frequent (Richmond) actually made good beer. It’s a typical chain restaurant vibe with a large wooden rectangular bar. Service was average. Plenty of parking. The food looked fairly pedestrian and poorly presented. And the food isn’t so cheap, either. I did not partake. Come here for ticks only. Do not expect anything quality.
I had never been to this place before, with my only knowledge of the place from stories of my friends and the low rating it got on here. My experience actually was not that bad. We got seated after a short, but fast moving reservation list. Was not expecting the honey butter croissants, a little sweet for a starter, but were tasty. Waiter was attentive, food was prepared correctly. Food was pretty much the same as I’d expect from the typical "American" restaurant, so while it is not a foodie’s dream, it was adequate and exactly what I expected. Beer, while not great, was reasonably priced.