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Arlington’s breweries offer something for newbies and craft beer enthusiasts alike.

Arlington takes its brew seriously, with craft breweries, restaurants and bars offering exceptional beer selections. Treat yourself to the taste of local breweries:

  • Capitol City Brewing Co., with a location in downtown D.C. and in Arlington’s Village of Shirlington, brews ales, lagers and pilsners. Its Shirlington location offers a view of the pedestrian promenade with outdoor seating.
  • Heritage Brewing Co., in Clarendon’s Market Common, is a combination of a brewery, bottle shop and a farm-to-table restaurant. The location operates as a barrel aging house and provides small pilot batches.
  • At New District Brewing Co. in Shirlington, a brewery tasting room has counter-height chairs in an industrial space with a warehouse vibe. Sample beers such as the Potomac Paddleboarder and The Bright Future.

Beer-Centric Restaurants & Bars

Beer lovers’ oases include Heavy Seas Alehouse in Rosslyn, Fire Works American Pizzeria & Bar in Courthouse, Lyon Hall in Clarendon, and Rustico in Ballston. Continental Beer Garden, in the Rosslyn neighborhood, offers a drinking spot with indoor and outdoor seating. 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

“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.”