One of my favorite places in Arlington. Great sandwiches and pizzas, and the beer menu is nice both on tap and especially in bottle. Also, the lady friend loves the Dominion root beer on draft. Service can be slow, and I’ve never been without a wait, but I think it’s worth it. Also, they foster dogs and cats +2 points for being good people.
Lost Dog Cafe has a very extensive beer selection the manager was more than happy to order anything at request. The food is great as long as you order the right thing. Service was ok not great not horrible. Overall if you want a good six pack and an awesome pizza it is a great place to go.
Having lived off of Lost Dog takeout for quite a while, this place will sustain you well. It’s loud with the kids and such but a strong beer selection and excellent food makes it worth a visit. Great bottle selection out front if you’re getting takeout.
Best beer place to hit in Arlington, particularly if you're looking for a sandwich as well (make sure to order a side of Dog Collars (spicy onion rings) with your sandiwch). The selection is broad, but you're unlikely to find a rare gem here. Oh, and if you remember, ask for the glass to be room temperature -- the default, unfortunately, is frozen. The package store next to it has the same good selection, but the prices are a bit high.
The beer selection is pretty good, not great, probably because it’s really a pizza/sandwich place doubling as a beer place. They’ve got a couple of pages worth of a beer selection, and 10-12 taps that they occassionally rotate. The service is generally on the slow side (which gives me an excuse to have an extra beer), but the sandwiches and pizza are very good. It’s noisy and a good place to take kids. As others have said, you won’t find many rare beers here, but you can buy singles instead of full sixes.
The food is better than the beer at Lost Dog Café. The draft selection has been going down hill over the past few years (my last visit the best draft beer was Anchor Steam, and the keg was flat). They carry lots of bottles however. They have nothing spectacular or rare but still a good selection. Attached to the main restaurant is a mini-beer store. Here they sell everything that is also available through the restaurant. Prices are high but again, the selection is decent.