Brickside Food & Drinks
Brickside Food & Drinks

Brickside Food & Drinks

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bricksidebethesda.com/
  • Phone: 3013126160
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Sunday through Thursday 4:00 pm to 1:00 am
    Dinner Friday and Saturday 4:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: DJ and dancing every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    HAPY HOUR every day from 4-7

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Bethesda Station off the Red Line
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Brickside Food & Drinks
Welcome!

Brickside Food & Drink was built on a single vision: create a fun, relaxed environment to enjoy delicious eclectic food, creative drinks and neighborly service. The fun starts at an energized Happy Hour, continues through dinner and when late night rolls around the music gets a little louder, the lights a little lower, and the drinks flow a little faster. Our open and airy bar and dining room areas offer you four 50" plasma TVs and a 12' HD projector so you never miss a game or event. Our climate controlled elevated terrace allows you to be outside year round to eat, drink and people watch.
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Brickside Food & Drinks reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.2
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
71% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (8)good for groups (7)neighborhood gem (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • So-so
    johnms99VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    On a slow Sunday evening it wasn't too noisy but the service was still slow. I could look over to the bar area where our waitress was talking to another waitress but she never turned her head to see if her tables needed anything. Food was OK, more interesting than your average bar food. Shrimp appetizers were good. One weird negative were the number of small fruit flies flying around us as we ate - a little disconcerting.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool casual place
    Bari
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    very good bar food, attentive service and cool music in the background!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not coming back
    firesan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Service was poor. Food took for ever and it was cold when it arrived.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Brickside Food & Drinks reviews archive.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Def enjoyed the Brickside. Had my Birthday Dinner there Monday evening and they basically catered to us as if we were the only ones in the Restaurant. Beautiful open window dining. Great drink specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place for brunch
    Poof31
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Brickside is great!!!! I hadn't been there before and was pleasantly surprised. We got a table next to the open window which was perfect and the good was just as great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had fun; too loud!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    It was a beautiful evening and we had a table next to the OPEN window; great location for our group!!! It was just a little too loud, however!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Susannah61VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was good, but they were out of several items when we got there. The waitress mixed up my drink order, possibly because of the noise level. We like what we got, but had wanted one of the not-available items. The waitress also forgot to bring one of the sides.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour find
    PigsFly
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Nice solid menu, American fare. Beer a specialty w a popular happy hour scene. On nice days they open it up to the outdoors.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was "off" on this visit
    kmisketVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was great as usual, but our server disappeared for long periods of time and the busboy took my husband's plate while he was in the restroom. I looked away for a second and when I looked back the plate - with plenty of food still on it - was being toted off by the bus boy. I stopped the server and told her what happened and she apologized and said he was new. This isn't the first time that this happened at this restaurant though. I can turn a blind eye once, but repeat offenses get noticed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not blown away
    nbambataVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I planned a nice Sunday brunch here after reading the menu and falling in love with the Nutella French toast. My friend and I walked in and stood at the hostess stand until we decided to just go ahead and seat ourselves (there was no sign). After sitting for about 5 mins we were finally brought menus and greeted by our waitress although the place was not at all crowded. When she came back another time, way too far and between, we ordered our food. Naturally I asked for the Nutella French toast but the funniest thing happened, when the food came out a whole 40 mins later there were only regular frebch toast. On a more positive note everything was relatively good but I do not think I would take the time to go to Bethesda again for this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Fit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This place was the perfect fit. This past weekend was my first time eating here, the ambiance was great, they had the sports on and all around, it was very lively. I went with a long time friend of mine and it was quiet enough for us to carry on conversations and we did a lot of catching up. Food was great, but because we were late 15 min for our reservation, we waiting almost 45 min for a table for 2... sort of ridiculous to me... my advice.. DON'T BE LATE!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour/Sports Bar Vibe
    DisplacedTarheel
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Despite the owners/chefs' attempt to make this something more than a sports bar, dining there at 6:00 p.m. on a weeknight turned into a somewhat-noisy affair. Separated from the bar by a wall that the sound came pouring over, there was no way to escape the Happy Hour crowd at the bar. Fortunately, the TV's (only one with closed captioning, alas), tuned to sportscasts, were not also contributing to the din. Service was very attentive. The menu--sports bar/bistro, but one won't starve if you crave not a burger. I just wish I could have been able to read what was being said on-screen when I did care about a sportscast, and not had to compete so much with the energetic bar-seated crowd so to converse with my dining companion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Saturday Brunch
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    A restaurant that serves Saturday Brunch is a rare find and Brickside meets the challenge. Good menu, good service with a great selection of music playing while you dine setting a vibe perfect for brunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Restaurant (I Think)
    Mark
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    There are a few kinks. If they seat you next to the entrance in the winter, you're going to get cold every time the door opens. But that's a nit-pick. It's a sports bar with some pretty decent food. The waitress was pretty fast in her turnaround in terms of coming to ask what we wanted to drink, eat, etc., even though we like to take the menu in a bit before deciding. This isn't a bad thing though, since the waitress was very polite when we asked her to come back a few minutes later a few times. Crab and Artichoke dip was very good. We asked for more bread because they only give 6 pieces of bread for an ample serving of dip. They obliged gladly. I had the chicken wrap (really enjoyed it). Drinks were good (a bit pricey). 4/5.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
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    CRee
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was just ok. The veal ravioli was pretty good. The salmon was a bit on the small side for the price (I'd say it was about 3-4 oz) compared to the other items on the menu, and we were adventurous and went with the green onions for a side which ended up being oddly sweet and oily. The bruschetta was great and the crab/artichoke dip was somewhat lemony at times. The drinks were delicious - particularly the Pimms punch. If I went back there again (which I doubt I will), I'd probably stick with a burger.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Neighborhood Place - 5 Stars
    GinIt
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We love coming back here for the excellent food, friendly atmosphere (my husband loves it because he can always catch some type of sports on the huge screen or other TV's around the restaurant), and great service. It's wonderful to have a good selection of appetizers of everything from hummus to various flat breads. Although the menu has great selections and I promise myself to try other items, I always end up getting the Big Max Burger that has Boursin, sauteed onions, mushrooms and melted Brie. If you like McDonald's fries, you'll love the fries at Brickside, as well. It's one of those neighborhood restaurants where you feel comfortable the moment you get there until you leave. Best of all, it's affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    wellwell
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    It's kind of like this restaurant isn't quite sure what it wants to be. There are TV screens around the place, which makes it seem like a sports bar, but the menu is not all that varied (mostly burgers, flatbreads, and appetizers), and there aren't many options for sharing food in a group of people. I don't have anything bad to say about the restaurant (in fact, the spinach/ricotta flatbread was quite good), but there wasn't much that really stood out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All around awesome!
    Dana
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    I've been to Brickside for drinks on many nights, and finally tried their brunch. Prices are great, and they have extra food and drink specials on sundays for football games. $5 mimosas and $9 burgers? Can't beat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Bad.
    LML22VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I had heard mixed reviews on Brickside, but decided to try it for myself. I had a 'flatbread' which was basically half the size of a personal pizza, but decided not a flatbread, rather a football shaped pizza. It had cheese and sliced potatoes and rosemary and zero flavor. It was like eating cardboard. I asked for parmesan cheese and even tried some ranch dressing, but it was bland, bland, bland. My friend had a wedge salad and asked if they could make an adult portion of the kid's spaghetti with tomato sauce. The waiter couldn't figure out how to charge her for that, so he just brought her a small kid's portion. We left hungry. Bethesda has so many great choices - I won't bother trying this again and would recommend others go elsewhere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time-- we recommend!!
    CBDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We just wanted to grab a bite at a local place and watch some college football and the Caps. It was our first time at Brickside and we were not disappointed. Great staff, ez TV viewing from just about anywhere, and most importantly, a great menu. We really enjoyed our first night out at Brickside and we recommend it as a great spot to grab a drink and some really good food. Flatbreads were awesome, as were the wings. We recommend---
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Good food. Lively atmosphere. Big screens with just about every sporting event you could want. Not the place for a quiet, romantic dinner, but great fun for a family night out or to watch the game with friends. Service left a little to be desired with rotating waiters at first and then took forever to bring bill after being told that we were in a bit of hurry. Other staff great. And, overall one our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, it was a solid meal.
    BumbleVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Overall, it was a solid meal. Risotto balls and calamari for appetizers. Risotto we would get again and skip the calamari. My husband got the seared scallops and they were a big hit! I got the ribs and they were a little dry. Some cute catchy items like serving fries in their own special funnel dish and serving the check in a mason jar with a few pieces of candy. The booths are smal and like other reviews it is very noisy. We were happy, overall and will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small portions for just okay food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Nothing extremely notable in comparison with the rest of Bethesda options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Affordable beer prices and
    Boh44
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Affordable beer prices and a good selection on the menu. The mussels were good and the grilled chicken salad with breaded goat cheese was delicious. It's great to be able to enjoy the nice weather with the windows open, but still be covered and not in direct sun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The menu was sports bar food
    FcarmelVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    The menu was sports bar food but everything was quite tasty. The flatbread with Hummus was great as were the specialty drinks. We were there late and they may have been a little short staffed, so we waited a while for drinks and dinner, but the waitress was nice and meant well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very noisy but great chicken ...
    SueKVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    We really enjoyed the roasted chicken entree and the veggies! But the place is so loud. There were a couple of large groups in the bar area and the noise just echos thru-out the entire restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter apathetic; food (except
    sommerdebVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Waiter apathetic; food (except for burgers) tasted old and reheated; salad way overdressed; appetizers less than; fries soggy and warm, not hot. Would not go back except for a beer and maybe a burger -- hold the fries.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine
    dpatrick
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Went to Brickside for the first time on a Sat night for a quick bite to eat. Had the mussels and the chese pizza. Food was fine - nothing special, nothing bad. The place seems to be two types of plces combined -- a bar with lots of TVs, open ot the outsid, fairly energetic (but actually not busy when we were there). The other side handles the food -- but it feels more targeted at people with kids: okay food, fairly reasonable prices, tables that can be resized for groups, etc... Alcohol prices were on the high side -- manageable but inconsistent. Service was mediocre. Liked to physical characteristics of the place. May go back again, but will likely opt to find another place.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dfrattarelli
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    Went to Brickside for the first time to celebrate a girlfriends birthday for dinner. I immediately noticed the noise level (very loud) and that temperature inside the restaurant was warm. Not exactly the ambience I was hoping for. No complaints about the hostess or our server. My complaint is about the kitchen; very disorganized. We placed an appetizer order (2 items) and had to wait over 40 minutes. When the dinner came out, one three meals came out, the birthday girl had to wait another 5 to 8 minutes for her salad with chicken. Not acceptable in my book. Not sure I will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happy hour haven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    This is a bar, not a restaurant. Happy hour specials and loud conversations are the main attractions. Food is decent, service is great. If you want to watch sports on the big screens, you can't see them if you are sitting in the dining area - the divider wall between the dining area and bar is way too high.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent upscale-ish college type bar
    RCRCVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Don't go here if you want to talk or have a more quiet meal; nice views from the balcony, but noisy and food is a bit heavy- not quite what I expected for swank Bethesda.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new dining spot
    WBWIIVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Got there at 6:30 on a saturday night. Service was fast and efficient and the server knew the menu well. Food was incredile. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took about 10 minutes once
    BethVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Took about 10 minutes once we were seated for the waitstaff to arrive. The food was good, nothing outstanding but it was very loud. Difficult to have a conversation. Is a great place to watch a game with a group, but not if you want to talk!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy and full of screens.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Noisy and full of screens. This place is a dolled-up sports bar. Service was attentive and food above average. Way too loud though. Don't plan on a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cool bar with great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Food was great. Awesome bar atmosphere. Will definitely return. Chicken wings we're amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was very loud and hard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    It was very loud and hard to hear the guest I was with.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Clientele was very young and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Clientele was very young and loud! Only for noisy big parties or game nights! Incredibly noisy! Very difficult to have any conversation! Even with the waiters! If they want to appeal to those kinds of gatherings they should continue! Otherwise they need to do something with the acustics!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent food from bar bites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Excellent food from bar bites to main past entrees. Creative preparation and presentation. Service was quick and responsive. Added up to an enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The manager could have tried
    RWinRockville
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We could not see the TVs from the booth. Service was very poor and the manager was worse.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blah
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    There are lots of places to go to get run-of-the-mill food and choose from a mediocre beer selection that you don't have to go to a place that also comes with molasses-slow service and less-than-bargain prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic