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Good bar in Reston area?

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Bunbun Apr 5, 2002 01:01 PM

I hope I am not offending anyone here by asking this question, since it isn't exactly a restaurant query. After finding so many good suggestions here for eating in my new area ( I recently moved here from Louisville, KY) I was hoping I could get some help finding a bar for my husband and his friends.

We are in Reston and are looking for a "guy's guy" kind of bar. Not a meat market, or a dance spot. Some place with a good beer selection, that could turn out a decent gin rickey on request. A bar that wouldn't mind a few jeans and t shirt type guys hanging out and debating MG's, Steve McQueen and comic books over beer's 'n Jameson's.

A bit of a drive (15-20 minutes) wouldn't be a hassle to them (especially since I will probably end up the designated driver :0>). Is there such a place, or am I doomed to "Boy's Nite" taking place in my home?

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    Joe H. RE: Bunbun Apr 5, 2002 03:30 PM

    Jimmy's Old Town Tavern in Herndon.

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      Jeffrey RE: Bunbun Apr 5, 2002 05:21 PM

      Champps in Reston seems to be bloated with testosterone on most evenings, particularly Friday night. The beer selection is varied (typical domestics, imports, regional favourites, and a few obscurities) though don't expect to find something like Catamount or Double Black Stout behind the bar. They also have an assortment of culinary offerings, though I wouldn't call any of it particularly good.

      Likewise, Glory Days Grill (2567 John Milton Drive) has bland food offerings and a standard beer/liquor selection. However, they do have several large screen televisions, which is nice if your "guys" are in the mood for watching a game. Don't expect too much from this place, as it is a chain that tends to place their restaurants in odd locations, particuarly deadbeat strip malls.

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        Jim Dorsch RE: Jeffrey Apr 5, 2002 07:01 PM

        Hard Times Cafe in Herndon has a good beer selection, but I suppose it isn't really a bar of the type sought.

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        Amfortas RE: Bunbun Apr 5, 2002 10:22 PM

        The Old Brogue over at the Great Falls Center (193 and Walker Road) is that sort of place.

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