Arlington takes its brew seriously with craft breweries, restaurants and bars offering exceptional beer selections. And it is quickly becoming recognized as a go-to spot for great beer. “One thing unique to Arlington is the array of good beer places concentrated in the Wilson Boulevard corridor,” said Stephen Lipps, D.C. correspondent for Mid-Atlantic Brewing News. “D.C. has areas with good beer bars, but not so many as this area between Clarendon and Courthouse offers, which is even more enticing when you have the Metro available at either end of this strip.”
- The New District Brewing Co. in Shirlington features a brewery and tasting room with a warehouse vibe. Sample beers like the popular Belgian style saison 1821 or something from their seasonal selection.
- The Clarendon neighborhood features the award winning Board Room Brewing Company, winner of a 2020 Virginia Craft Beer Cup First Place Award. Settle in for some quality craft beers, great food and a fun night full of old-school board games with friends.
Beer-Centric Restaurants & Bars
Beer lovers’ oases include Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar in Courthouse, Lyon Hall in Clarendon, and Rustico and Crafthouse in Ballston. Continental Beer Garden, in the Rosslyn neighborhood, offers a drinking spot with games and outdoor seating in season. Rosslyn’s Hyatt Centric Arlington offers a growler program featuring 10 local beers. Arlington even has a Great Wall of Beer, a who’s who of craft brews, at the Westover Market & Beer Garden.
Stay tuned for the Fall 2021 opening of Nighthawk Pizza, a beer hall dedicated to low-alcohol beers that will also serve crispy, thin-crust pizza and burgers from crew behind Virginia-based Aslin Beer Company.