Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington
Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington

Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.capcitybrew.com/
  • Phone: 7035783888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Freddie Henandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Large screen flat TV's showing your favorite sports and news.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Metro Bus
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: free parking
A word from Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington
Capitol City Brewing Company at the village of Shirlington in Arlington Virginia. This brewery features an on site state of the art brewery viewed from the side walk as well as the private brewers room. The restaurant features signature brews as well as fresh American cuisine.
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Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (28)good for groups (19)great for lunch (14)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)fit for foodies (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)great for brunch (3)romantic (1)Show More
  • Loved it
    Gunzarchitect
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was a great experience, and I'd love to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed opportunities - not special
    Beenaround
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One member in our party of four received potatoes instead of rice, contrary to the menu's description. Vegetables were primarily carrots. The server apologized for the kitchen's error and brought rice separately--after a wait of several minutes. Food was not memorable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Food - Good Location
    Chicchick
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Met a girlfriend here and we sat outside. The only thing was there was not enough shade, wish they had umbrellas out to provide more shade but the sun kept creeping in. It was early July so not too terribly hot but under the beating sun it become a little unbearable. We had the veggie burgers - which were good and crumbly but yummy. The fries were okay. Service was solid and noise level was appropriate for outdoor seating - not too loud. It is in Shirlington so expect dogs everywhere and if you don't like them, sit close to the building otherwise they will stop and bug you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Ok
    BadgerJer
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The food was pretty good, but the value wasn't great - overpriced. I enjoyed the ribs and would recommend them! My wife liked the fish tacos. My son enjoyed his grilled steak salad and it looked good. The kids mini corn dogs were a big hit, but likely came out of a box from Costco and the kids mac & cheese was Kraft straight from the box. No fruit side was available for kids. For being a brewery, the beer was very mediocre. I had the sampler, which included their 4 core beers and one specialty. The Kolsch was ok but the others were less notable. So much so that I can barely recall them 3 days later. The server was pleasant, but seemed annoyed and rolled her eyes when we asked for a to go box for our fries. Overall she did a good job.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night treat
    stapelzVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Thoroughly surprised at how good the nachos were! Our server was super friendly on the patio and served up some great beer. The red wheat n blue is worth a try
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch was very busy
    imissneworleans
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed brunch on Sunday, but the wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed with the Father's Day crowd when we arrived at Noon (fortunately we had a reservation). Things took a little while to arrive and we had to request silverware after our food arrived, while the table next to us had to borrow our salt. Otherwise, we love the al fresco dining and the brunch is tasty. We've eaten here before and we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for dinner before a show
    CapsFan
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Quick service, tasty food. Besides the restaurant's beers, there are also special cocktails available.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cap City yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    great menu for both beer and food, lots of choices for everyone. Awesome on a Friday night after work to chill out and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy Mothers Day; just a bad day?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had an ok meal at Capitol City. Most of us liked our entrees, and the complimentary soft pretzels were a nice touch. However, our party member who ordered the ahi tuna salad wished he had sent it back. The tuna was cold and extremely fishy tasting. Stick to pub food at this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nice place to have brunch on Mother's Day. Service was a bit slow - coffee refills and such did not come automatically.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • surprise!
    anonymous
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    A celebration for a co-worker's retirement and we were not sure how many would attend. People kept coming and coming and the staff was so kind and made the event special. I loved my prohibition beer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 199 reviews are from the Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington reviews archive.
  • Great Service
    Montgomery
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Appetizers and drinks were very good. Outdoor dining area was very comfortable and relaxing. Our waiter was awesome (I believe that his name was Khalil) or something similar.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    In past years, we had enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at Capitol City Brewing Company. It has been about 2 years since we have dined here, as the restaurant stopped the Sunday brunches, so we stopped coming. I checked on the website to see if there would be a brunch, at least for Easter Sunday, and there was a brunch advertised. The brunch menu was different. A couple of my favorite items were no longer on the menu. I think the restaurant would be a better choice for us for a lunch and/or supper, especially to sample the beers.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An old standard
    CapnBen22
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I've been coming to this location for years and have always found the food selection and quality to be constantly good. It's a comfortable place with many choice and great beer!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The cocktails weren't strong,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The cocktails weren't strong, the white wine wasn't cold enough and for the price of the drinks, you'd think they'd be better. The food was mediocre and I will definitely Not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good beer, good food
    SDArlVA
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Nothing negative to say about our dining experience. We had a good time, and the food and beverages were good. Service was very good. Restaurant was nowhere near capacity, and getting a reservation through Open Table the day prior for prime time dining hours was effortless. Not the best restaurant in town, but I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked it a lot!
    Nicwags
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    I was traveling for business, and this restaurant came up in a bar and grill search on Yelp. We were looking for a place to watch the Sweet Sixteen evening games. This place has great beer and is a family friendly restaurant at the same time. The bar is big, but so is the restaurant. The food is pretty good; the pretzels with honey mustard horseradish to start off the meal are a bonus. I had the spinach cheese soup which lacked a little flavor, but the hamburger and homemade potato chips were delicious! The service we received was exceptional and relaxed. The restaurant is located in a cute area of Arlington. I would recommend this restaurant for a casual dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    KAK2VIP
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Service was slow. My order was lost. Food was mediocre at best. Won't return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great with kids!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    Very accommodating when you have children in terms of food choices and space. Food is great and so is the beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    lke56
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Girls night out was disappointing due to lack of menus, poor service and mediocre food. Not sure who trains staff but they need to be retrained.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food wasn't anything special. Service wasn't great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just Okay - Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Looking at the reviews I expected more from Capitol City Brewing Company. The whole experience was only fair. Gordon Biersch at Tysons is definitely better if you are looking for a brewery experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer is good!
    PatSVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had been trying to get into Capital City Brewing for awhile. It was always so crowded and Shirlington has much more to offer. This time we made a reservation and actually arrived early, but still had to wait until just about time, understood. We were seated and started to wait - 15 minutes before the waiter ever showed up, other waiters kept walking by, but no one asked, questioned, nothing. Okay, but he is now here it has got to get better. The water came, then two very nice beers, followed by only adequate food. Twenty minutes into my meal my beer was gone, but no waiter for a new one. Thirty minutes after his first appearance he was back, my meal long gone, water empty, and no beer. Capital City lost a beer sale, and a customer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good good and good beer! A
    Littlet
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Good good and good beer! A great spot to enjoy some time with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    Damien
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It has a warm inviting atmosphere. Good place to unwind after a long work day and relax
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer and food!
    4Stars
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always enjoy Cap City! Great beer and great food to go along with it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Beer and Nachos
    TOTL79
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Staying nearby in a hotel on a business trip. Dropped in to have a beer. It was happy hour with half price beers and $5 appetizers. I had the Prohibition Porter and the Dark IPA. Both were excellent and I accompanied them with an order of nachos with all the good stuff on them. I am a big eater but the nachos filled me up, so no dinner, but the list of burgers looked great. I would have been back the next night if it had been a two night trip. The whole bill for two pints and the nachos only came to $13.20 plus tip. What a deal in the DC area!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I organized a professional
    AlexandriaLocal
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I organized a professional development meeting with colleagues at Capital City Brewing as a place to enjoy a social atmosphere while getting some work done. It was a great pick. We were able to enjoy some happy hour foods, sample some Capital City brews, and enjoy a collegial business meeting and enjoy a social atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice start to a good evening of ent
    JB73
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    went there for dinner before the show. Good food, short walk to the theater.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a brewpub.
    mensan98th
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Although you're not going to get amazing food at a chain restaurant, Cap City offers satisfying dishes. It's really more of an after-work place where you'd grab a few beers with friends or coworkers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer
    Carole1960
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The beers are great, the food was good but not exceptional and the service was good. It's a great place to go for a locally brewed beer on tap but leave enough time to find a parking spot. It was very busy on a Sat night and it took forever to get parking, we only got a spot because someone was pulling out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beer!
    JBurellaVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The beer was delish, and the food was tasty. Nothing too fancy, just right. :)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ehhh
    atehere
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    It's just one of those non-descript burger and random entree joints. I suppose if you're a beer connoisseur this is a great place, otherwise the food was just ehhh... Ruby Tuesdayish.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    CBirts
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    I took my daughter and 8 of her teenage friends here to celebrate her birthday. Our server Patrick was an awesome and very attentive server. Even though we had a large party he was very patient and the food came out very quickly. This is a must go place for a large casual group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attentive staff, good beer
    NewYearsEva
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The beer was good and the staff were attentive. It was New year eve and very busy, but the staff had it all under control
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice low-key bar and restaurant
    turboturtle
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Good food, good prices, good service and a great location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu
    BillVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Great expansion of basic pub menu to new dishes; new, interesting, and delicious choices of beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good find
    Familyoffour
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The food was good, the food was fast, and the staff was nice. We mentioned it being my husbands birthday and they wished im a happy bday she we got there and brought him a dessert... Good place to not worry about how loud your kids are ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety
    sdbgso
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Everyone in my party enjoyed their dinner. The menu offers a good variety. my friend who lives in Arlington said the pretzels were great. i thought they were ok, not great. my fish tacos were delicious. i would definitely go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    Decent
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Went to DC location and it was excellent. There was confusion and we did not have a server til we flagged someone down and they were overwhelmed with other guests so took a while to get drinks food etc and food definitely not the same as DC location cause we ordered the same entrees we did there about 2 months ago. It was decent food and ok service but definitely a little disappointed. Took some friends with us cause we had such a good experience at the other location only to be disappointed :-/
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.