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Gastropubs in DC/Virginia

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Friend of mine just moved to DC/Virginia area and we are looking for gastropubs with extensive beer lists in the vicinity. Any suggestions out there?

Thanks.

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  1. I don't think you could classify Rustico as a gastropub, but they have a huge beer list, bottled and on tap, as well as a couple cask ales. The food ranges from inoffensive to downright bad, but the fries are twice-fried and tasty and the burgers are solid.

    Commonwealth in Columbia Heights has excellent English food but their beer list is middling.

    Briskellar has indifferent food, but a large beer list. Unfortunately, they never seem to have your first three choices in stock.

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    Rustico
    827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

    Brickskeller
    1523 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037

    Common Wealth
    1400 Irving St NW, Washington, DC

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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      I think the closest thing is Commonwealth, but I agree, the beer list is just ok. I really enjoy the food and vibe though.

    2. I wouldn't call it a gastropub but Brasserie Beck has a great beer list and wonderful Belgium food.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Granville Moore for huge beer list and amazing mussles & frites...

      2. Eatbar in Arlington would be a good choice.

        1. In Leesburg, Tuskies and Vintage 50 come to mind, but that's a bit far afield.Rustico is the first one that comes to mind inside the beltway. Thirsty Bernie's and Tap & Vine in North Arlington both have good food and beer in the English Gastropub mode, but do not have 100+ beers. Thirsty Bernies has too many TV screens for me. All of these have great beer and, at least, good food.

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          Rustico
          827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

          Thirsty Bernie
          2163 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22207

          Vintage 50 Restaurant
          50 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20176

          Tuscarora Mill Restaurant
          203 Harrison Street, S E Leesburg, VA

          Tap & Vine
          5731 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA