A-Town Bar & Grill
A-Town Bar & Grill

A-Town Bar & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.a-townballston.com/
  • Phone: (703) 528-1110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Tuesday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am, Saturday: 10:30am - 2:00am, Sunday: 10:30am - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: A-Town Bar & Grill is located one block from the Ballston Metro (Orange Line) and a half-block from the taxi cab stand.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from A-Town Bar & Grill
Located in the heart of downtown Arlington, A-Town Bar & Grill serves eclectic and diverse food. We are committed to providing the best in food, drink, and nightlife! Come see us at A-Town and we guarantee you’ll be back for more! We’re in Ballston, a block from the Orange Line Metro!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
A-Town Bar & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (11)neighborhood gem (7)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)fit for foodies (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Do not eat here
    Sadlydisappointed
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Environment is friendly, staff is friendly BUT do not eat here! I had the fired chicken and it was very dry, my friend had the fajitas and the meat was not flavored. We were seated along side another group and overheard them complaining about the prime rib, I have no idea how a chef can mess up a prime rib!! This is a bar scene, and could be fun for just that, DO NOT EAT HERE!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday reservation review
    Nica87
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Atown is by far my favorite spot to come and eat, relax and socialize. I love all the staff that work there and love their customer services. Which is the reason I decide to celebrate my birthday at this location. And I also received excellent customer service from our waiter Eva Ramirez, who was curtious and attended all of my needs and my guests. She went above and beyond which I truely appreciate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bar that serves food
    MCEDRE
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Just as its name entails "bar and grill" it's a sports bar that offers some upscale food. We were looking for a pub type meal. One of us had fried chicken it was great, another had prime rib which was way too salty and it was smothered in gravy... so it was sent back and they got a lobster roll instead which was much better. Italian roast beef sandwich was dry and no flavor.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place but too noisy
    LPak
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Good food, great service but very very loud. The atmosphere was great, but it was difficult to even hear the person next to you because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DittyVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I like the 9.99 menu. There are a lot of good values to be found there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    they have a long list of happy hour specials that last till 9am on the weekdays
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I liked It
    DittyVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I liked it it! It's a great local place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    DittyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I love the $9.95 lunch menu and the half-priced sushi on Mondays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never had a Fish Taco.
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Fish Taco was a different choice for me to try and I must said they were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food, deafening sound
    Florence
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was great, we got the A-town sampler for an appetizer and then ordered the fish and chips, which was too light on the salt and than the A-Town Bomber which was just delicious. The food is genuinely good. The sound however is unreal. For that reason I could never go back. We sat at a small table for two yet had to shout across the table to each other. Conversations were a hardship to maintain and I found myself with a headache just 20 minutes in. All in all, we fled the restaurant in less than an hour as our ears could not endure the assault. A noisy environment normally wouldn't bother me but the sheer volume of the music was abusive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 5 reviews are from the A-Town Bar & Grill reviews archive.
  • Diverse food selection
    fm110
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We enjoyed a variety of interesting and tasty meals. The outside dining was too smokey, so we moved inside where we didn't have to deal with cigarette smoke. Aside from a rough start, the service, food, and drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    DittyVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The half-priced shushi and the $9.95 lunch menu make it worthwhile to come on Mondays.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with some college friends
    Cwebs
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Thought this place was very modern and unique inside and out. TV's all over the place even outside, and there was also a bar inside and outside. The menu was great, there was a good amount of options and they are all worth trying too. Outside dining is nice, its not on the road so it is quieter. Would definitely come back again, especially late at night to see how the bar scene is. Good spot to catch a game and drink with your friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DittyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The $9.95 lunches are a good bargain. Definitely, I'm coming back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot to watch the World Cup
    Bert
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I reserved a table for 12 and was placed outside, on the couches. It was perfect for our group who grew to 18 people. The TV's are placed very well so you could always see the game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.