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

Union Craft / Ocelot ReUNION Series: Lucifer’s Trees9%1/11/2017
Union Craft Miracle9.8%1/11/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Mokasida Coffee12%12/17/2016
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

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2618) Charlotte , North Carolina | December 14, 2008| Updated September 12, 2013
Upscale strip mall style, but pleasant enough. Emphasis is clearly on the food, at least in the restaurant portion, and the entrees did not disappoint. Impressive beer list, more than a dozen on draught, seven or so additional pages of bottles. Classifications were not helpful, but maybe that is quibbling. Worth trying.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
3fourths  (1555) Boulder, Colorado | March 23, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Nicely designed, faux high class type building in a somewhat out of place gentrified section of a neighborhood. Inside is low lightning, open, high ceilings, modern wood and metal but not ultra modern (WTF does that mean?). Tap selection is good, definitely serious about their beer, and occasionally they’ll have something uber rare, such as the Scherlenkerla Festbier. Prices are outrageously expensive if you don’t get 1/2 price drafts during happy hour, and food prices are also ridiculously expensive, with no happy hour food specials. Pizza will be $10-15, entrees are $20+ mostly, and draft prices are $6-10. For these prices I can go eat and drink at Brasserie Beck instead. Caveat emptor.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2  (967) Escondido, California | November 21, 2010
Nice place in Alexandria with a pretty good beer selections. Two cask ales rotate through, along with many bottled beers, some rather expensive. The food is plentiful and very tasty, fresh. The service is quite attentive.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (872) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (849) 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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK  (818) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 29, 2012
Located in a newish development outside of Alexandria. It was a very comfortable bar space with very nice chairs and bathrooms close to the staging area. Obviously there was a lot of thought to mood and the drinking experience. They had 25-30 taps plus 2 on cask. The prices were typical of the DC area although the price on the JW Lees Harvest Ale was very reasonable. I’ll definitely be back.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
GT  (672) Oceanside, California | November 22, 2012
Same owners as Churchkey, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, and comes across at Churchkey Lite with a big focus on beer but smaller tap list and smaller bottle list, but still huge compared to most beer bars. Interior is spacious, more like a corporate design inside rather than custom like CK. Tap list had much less bizzare stuff, only perhaps 1 or 2 beers I had never had before. Offers small pours of tap beers, which is nice. Pizzas were very nice. Loved the Greek pizza. Took my grandfather here actually and he enjoyed his pizza as well. Quick service. I liked it. Excellent place to stop by especially if picking up or dropping off someone at Reagan National that is only about a mile away. Only qualm is that the full menu is not available under 5pm or something so you are having the ’bar menu’ which is mostly sandwiches and pizzas. Thankfully the food was all very good.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ben4321  (460) Hoboken, New Jersey | May 29, 2012
Swung in here for brunch and a brew when we were down in NOVA this past weekend on the way to Old Town, and I was rather impressed. The place had a really nice design/feel to it. The serer was friendly and attentive. The beer list was quite nice as well, with some interesting drafts and a huge bottle list. It was semi-reminiscent of Church Key (for obvious reasons), but it felt like its own place. My brunch was also outstanding, which is always a nice plus. I would definitely return if I was in the area. Not quite on the Church Key level for a purely beer perspective, but still an excellent place to visit.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kermis  (455) The Hague / Amsterdam , 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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (367) St. Louis, Missouri | August 4, 2013
I would say that this place is somewhat over-rated. The beer selection is very solid however, pales in comparison to Churchkey. however, they make up for with decent food and solid service. I had a burger and it was pretty tasty. Pretty modern decor at the corner of an up and coming neighborhood in Alexandria. Decent place but there are much better in the DC area.

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