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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

Brewery, Sports Bar, and American Restaurant$$$$
Ballston - Virginia Square, Arlington
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  • Finish In 4
    "... on the JMU students Wednesday night's must be the amazing happy.hour specials."(3 Tips)
    [[[ MaUrO ]]]
    "wed happy hour 11am - 9pm $1.50 all brews on tap, def try their IPA"(8 Tips)
    Courtney W.
    "Trivia and mug night on Tuesdays is always a great time!"(2 Tips)
    Hollie S.
    "The beers on tap cannot be beat and the food is great"(4 Tips)
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  • Tim H.
    Tim HopkinsAugust 21, 2013
    Happy hour till 9pm and great variation of their own brews. Washington And White Ales are great but feel free to ask for their equivalent of your favorite for an affordable alternative.
  • matteo
    matteoJanuary 1, 2010
    Probably best Summertime Wed Happy Hour in Arlington. $1.50 beers until 9PM. Place is packed, but great place to meet people. Afterwards, head across the st. to Front Page for half-off burgers Read more
  • Amir Z.
    Amir ZonoziApril 29, 2012
    Wednesdays are $1.50 brews but it's always a sausagefest - have your beer selection ready before they ask and go to the guys in the back for fast results.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuffAugust 9, 2014
    $2 beers until 9pm on Wednesdays, but get there early because it gets crowded. The food is cheap during happy hour, but it doesn't taste that great.
  • Eric R.
    Eric RenfroOctober 19, 2011
    Eat here all the time. Food and service is great! Good beer too though I don't drink it much. The Dj on Wednesdays is awesome too!
  • Maria
    MariaJanuary 25, 2013
    Mediocre food. First time here and was expecting great bar food but everything is bland. How do you mess up chicken tenders? Not worth the prices in my opinion.
  • Dan W.
    Dan WendellMarch 26, 2013
    Food is better than all of the other local bars. Beer is way better. Someone below asked "How can they mess up chicken tenders?" I just wonder who over twelve years old orders chicken tenders?
  • Billy M.
    Billy MiltenbergSeptember 29, 2010
    Gets super packed but the cheap happy hour on Wednesday nights its pretty incredible; good brew for $1.50 until 9PM.
  • Finish In 4
    Finish In 4June 2, 2012
    Happy Hour every day but Saturday!!! Get sum! Heavy on the JMU students Wednesday night's must be the amazing happy.hour specials.
  • Hollie S.
    Hollie SickMarch 13, 2015
    Stopped on a whim and glad we did. The beers on tap cannot be beat and the food is great
  • Anna S.
    Anna StalveyOctober 2, 2011
    Great if you're looking for a good drink, appetizer or salad. Not so great if you're looking for a genuinely great steak.
  • University Row
    University RowApril 23, 2012
    Before you get on the bus, stop by and grab a pint or two! Great place to meet up with friends before heading out to Gold Cup.
  • Katy W.
    Katy WilliamsonDecember 27, 2015
    Great beer selection, but generic atmosphere. Really good deals on wednesdays.
  • Washington Redskins
    Washington RedskinsSeptember 8, 2010
    Wear your Redskins Jersey on Sundays. Rumor has it on Sunday’s, purchase pint for $4.95, and receive $2.50 refills all day.
  • Rob P.
    Rob PitingoloMarch 13, 2011
    Tip well on Wednesday nights. Servers deserve a little extra for slinging all those $1.50 pints.
  • Nafila C.
    Nafila ChairunisaFebruary 13, 2011
    Wear your Redskins Jersey on Sundays. Rumor has it on Sunday’s, purchase pint for $4.95, and receive $2.50 refills all day.
  • Cheryl N.
    Cheryl NicholsFebruary 4, 2012
    Save room for dessert. The mini donuts are amazing! Served warm with a caramel dipping sauce. Delicious!
  • Ted T.
    Ted TrentlerOctober 13, 2014
    For a chain microbrew they have a tasty IPA!
  • Francesca B.
    Francesca BoyeaJuly 1, 2014
    Great food, awesome service by waiter Chris! Lobster & shrimp enchiladas were so good!
  • Diana
    DianaNovember 28, 2011
    If you're in the mood for pasta, try the Southwestern Shrimp and Chicken!
  • Rob P.
    Rob PitingoloFebruary 3, 2011
    Buck fifty drafts on Wednesday. Get there early to secure a table.
  • Inger D.
    Inger DrengJuly 14, 2015
    Great place for larger groups and meetups!
  • [[[ MaUrO ]]]
    [[[ MaUrO ]]]November 6, 2013
    wed happy hour 11am - 9pm $1.50 all brews on tap, def try their IPA
  • Madison L.
    Madison Levin-EpsteinNovember 17, 2011
    Go to a less generic bar for around same prices
  • heather g.
    heather griffithMarch 30, 2013
    Great dark beer! No bitterness try the sampler.
  • Courtney W.
    Courtney WingateAugust 24, 2010
    Trivia and mug night on Tuesdays is always a great time!
  • Daymond W.
    Daymond WalfordMay 20, 2013
    Not impressed by the calamari at all very bland and tasteless.looking forward to my burger though.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PMay 19, 2010
    Great price for happy hour (1.50 pints)
  • Rick J.
    Rick JonesMay 8, 2013
    Great beer. I love the IPA.
  • Maanas S. B.
    Maanas S. BukkuriJuly 22, 2011
    Get a 2 am burger and a dark beer! It's awesome!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WilliamAugust 7, 2012
    A cockroach just ran across the bar..... Enough said.
  • Clyde R.
    Clyde RayMarch 29, 2015
    Ehh. Friendly staff, beers were just ok.
  • NAKID Social Sports in DC
    Grab a beer and join a NAKID bar crawl! This place is great!
  • Edward M.
    Edward McPike JrMay 18, 2012
    Try Nikki's Gluten-Free Pale Ale! Good stuff.
  • James N.
    James NighthawkOctober 20, 2011
    El jefe is going to do a number on you yo
  • Chris K.
    Chris KaminskyJanuary 14, 2011
    their soft pretzels are addictive!
  • Bruno K.
    Bruno KlassmannAugust 24, 2014
    Fish and chips and some draft beer!
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
    Signature: Ballston Brown, northern-style English brown.
  • Huy
    HuyJune 9, 2012
    Mac and Cheese, one of the best.
  • Rick J.
    Rick JonesMay 8, 2013
    Baja Chicken Sandwich was awesome!!!
  • Rick J.
    Rick JonesMay 8, 2013
    Don't look up!!!
  • Elliot G.
    Elliot GuisingerApril 15, 2011
    Best pretzels in the world.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LancosFebruary 15, 2011
    Tuesday trivia with Jay Ray has no equal
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BrewerJune 15, 2011
    What is better than traffic...a stool at the Rock!
  • Allie
    AllieJuly 17, 2010
    $4 martinis on Thursday nights.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HermitOctober 13, 2011
    Best HH in Arlington.
  • Ed M.
    Ed MartinOctober 2, 2011
    Epic fail on service. Epic epic fail.
  • Karen
    KarenAugust 15, 2013
    More like a club after 6 than a restaurant
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly O'KeefeApril 17, 2012
    Donut holes. Do it.
  • Meags
    MeagsJuly 31, 2013
    No more gluten free beer :(
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