Port City Brewing Company

3950 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria, Virginia United States 22304
brewery (Port City)  4/5.0 20 reviews
Mo-Th: 4–9 PM; Fr: 3–9 PM; Sa: 12–9 PM; Sun 12–6 PM

Mayor: radagast83 (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 4+
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (1010) Sunnyvale, California | March 25, 2017
First stop of the evening, quick Uber ride from old town. This is a decent sized space in a warehouse building, open floor plan with a few tables, a lot of empty space, and a bar in the back. Fairly spartan decor other than the medal wall. They had 8 or 9 beers on draft as well as multiple bottles to go in coolers. Doing a decent business on a Tuesday afternoon/evening. The have flights of six for about $12, but as noted in previous reviews, its done on a ticket system. I was actually good with that, but I can see it being frustrating on really busy nights. You can also get 5 oz samples individually for 3-4$ each, which makes the flight a solid deal. I was actually fairly impressed with several of the beers I tried; the pils was solid, the Wit was excellent for style. Would surely return if I was in the area.
70
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
notalush  (405) Denver, Colorado | December 27, 2016
Small, low-ceiling tap room with fiberboard tiling - this space could just as easily be a dmv - ambience aside, a nice spot in a nice town - obviously popular with the locals - came in the afternoon the day after Christmas and it was packed - eight beers in a pretty standard line-up, but ranged well in styles (although three ipas and a pale might be overkill) - the beer is well made, with the Porter and Pils being stand out - generous flights, and they have a nice approach with them where you only get one taster at a time so you can keep track of what you’re drinking and always have beer fresh from the tap - fast, friendly service - I’d not go out of my way to visit again, but I’ll certainly grab a sixer of the Pils the next time I’m in the DC area.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
argo0  (277) Washington DC | September 10, 2016
You know their beer, and it’s good stuff. Nice tasting room, decent service and prices. Fairly busy when I’ve been here, reliable food truck presence on weekends.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138  (384) Falls Church, Virginia | June 12, 2016
Visited with DCLawyer, packed on a Sunday afternoon. Mostly street parking. Not sure I’d want to come here during an event but hopefully they manage the parking situation well during events. Small tasting room with two bars, small quieter area back by the restrooms with a small table or two. Friendly and efficient service. Good variety of styles with around 10 taps at each bar. Beers are above average to pretty good. No food but they had a BBQ vendor outside this time. Good value on flights of 6, only downside is the ticket system that’s essentially one taster at a time. Not much you can’t find at bars and stores, though they had a few of their Colossal anniversary beers on draft, so maybe worth it if you’re looking for those. Solid stop if you’re in the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer  (111) Arlington, Virginia | April 13, 2016
Came here on an early Saturday evening. Place was pretty packed but was able to find a table. Staff is nice and quick.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Msdrbeat  (60) East Lansing, | March 14, 2016
Seating areas range from part of the brewery proper and a bar area. Two bars makes it a bit confusing at first to get the exact beer you want, but the tour is a great value. They give you beer tickets so there isn’t a cash exchange, but in this case you likely aren’t taking a whole flight back to your table. Parking can be a bit tough.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
OnTheTrail  (21) Virginia | February 15, 2016
A simple but light filled taproom. Solid beers, without the proliferation of new beers some breweries indulge in. Good friendly service. And of course wonderful brewery sponsored bike rides. Perhaps my favorite brewery in this area. Only food is from food trucks.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer  (211) Falls Church, Virginia | March 22, 2015| Updated June 12, 2016
Clean, modern tasting room with little seating. Went at 7:30pm on a Saturday, and it was packed with groups of people coming and going to/from tours. The ticket system gets annoying when the bar is slammed, but then there is very little room to set your beers down so one at a time is probably for the best. They had 11 beers on tap, and a flight of 6 six-ounce tasters is only $10 (and they were having a free seventh taster special). Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful, with a special shout out to Justin. Nice selection of merchandise on offer. Overall a great stop. Re-rate: The one taster at a time ticket system is in fact incredibly annoying. Stupid.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
njnut  (49) Toms River, New Jersey | May 17, 2014| Updated May 1, 2016
Went on a Friday night, live music was playing. Good truck was in lot. Place was jumping. Not the best decor but the staff is nice and quick to serve. Happy to have went
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Joe17  (1) Alexandria, Virginia | February 11, 2013
Best time to go is Friday at 7 when there is music. Sometimes a food truck will come. Great crowd. Beer is just above average. The Wit, their best seller, is a dinner beer and just not best to dink alone. The pale is average. Drink the IPA!!. Did not taste the Stout.

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