Visited on 9th October 2017. Large pizza joint on the main road end of a large development. It's modern inside with seats at the bar plus a lot of tables and an outside area. As it was stupidly humid we sat inside. The decor is smart and modern, TVs to watch sport are behind the bar. The food is Pizzas plus some other stuff, I had an excellent Cobb salad. The beer range is really good with pick your own sampler flights. Had a couple of these and the beers were all interesting and new. Service was super friendly, prices good. Definitely a good stop off.
Last DC visit; apparently I forgot to check in and so almost forgot to rate. I arrived fairly late on a Thursday evening; the place was fairly busy but I found a spot at the bar and ordered a pizza. Food and service were both good. Pretty solid locals-focused tap list with individually priced 4oz pours made tasting fun.. This is a good place overall.
Saturday afternoon visit on a very hot summer day. Sat at the bar at the end farthest from the pizza oven, whose heat you can definitely feel if close to it. Friendly and attentive bartender. Great taplist with several just released locals. Extensive bottle list. 4oz pours available. I did not eat, but i expect the food to be similar to their other NoVa location which is good. I like this place, will definitely return.
Visited a couple years ago. It’s got a cool hipster vibe, very different from the more warm friendly vibe of the Leesburg location.They do a good job with tap list, I just wish it had some of the soul that the other location has.
Bamsen78 (271) Sønderborg, Denmark | October 11, 2013| Updated October 27, 2013
Visiting this place, located in the busy area of Arlington, was the first and only reason for setting my foot on the old Confederate soil. It is a big restaurand with a looooooong and curvy bar. The staff are very friendly and service-minded as well as quite knowledgeable. The selection is impressive. There may be ’only’ 33 taps but they are accompanied by well over the 110 bottles listed here. I haven’t tasted the food but the menu definitely looks appetizing. I will be back again someday.
Fireworks seems to be a relative newcomer to the Clarendon scene, which was once graced by the late and lamented Dr. Dremo - their former location now a construction site a few blocks away. It sits on a corner with a blazing patio fireplace beckoning all to enter. The interior is sleek and attractive, high ceilngs and large storefront windows allowing for plenty of natural light. Of course, one finds the usual array of plasma TVs and booths all about. The bar is a large one that curves inward. The walls are adorned with scads of beer paraphenalia. The tap list of about 5o oft rotating selections was excellent - and included 2 casks (and they fill growlers.) Something for everyone if that something is beer. The server passed the Water Test, so nary a complaint in this area.
Then there is the wood stove pizza’ while not as great as those serves at Flatbread (Burlington, VT), their pies were tasty and of managable portions. (I chose the 10" Quattro Carne.0 They seem to have a reasonable Happy Hour, including Sunday until 5pm. And for those who wish avoiding parking hassles, the Courthouse Metro (Orange Line) is a few blocks away.
One Issue: I deducted points for "Atmosphere" because they allowed children at the bar. Sorry, this is a serious peeve for me.
Visited mid-afternoon on a Tuesday. I was looking for a place near parking, and close to a Metro stop. This was perfect for the bill. New, modern space that showcases the draft the system to the left and the pizza to the right. There are about 10 bar spots, and a whole bunch of tables. The draft and bottle list was solid, and the food smelled really great. Service was prompt, overall this place fit the bill.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
I liked this place. Kegs and bottles are visible on your left as you walk in. Both tap and bottle lists are large and include some unique offerings I haven’t seen elsewhere. Flights and individual samplers are available. The pizza was OK, and there is a lunch special of a personal pizza and a salad for 8 bucks. The larger entree salads were creative and very flavorful. I came for lunch, but would return to explore the beer list in the evening.