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Brickside Food & Drinks

83 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for Groups (87)
  • Neighborhood Gem (58)

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Brickside Food & Drink in Bethesda, Maryland is an airy, open dining room and bar with eight huge LED TVs, so you can be assured of never missing an important game. There is also a climate-controlled terrace, so you can dine outdoors all year round. Start your meal off with smoked tomato aioli, a grilled baguette, roasted garlic hummus, grilled jerk shrimp skewers or pickled jalapenos. These are just a few offerings from the "Bar Bites" section of the menu at Brickside Food & Drink.

The Rico burger or Brickside chicken wrap are just a couple of the sandwiches on offer. House specials at Brickside Food & Drink include braised short ribs, pork belly & kale pasta, Gulf of Maine salmon and Brickside shrimp & grits. Brickside Food & Drink also has an extensive drinks menu featuring several specialty cocktails.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Hours Monday Through Friday From 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Brunch Hours Saturday and Sunday From 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Also for Brunch we offer Bottomless , Mimosas , Bellini's , Screw Driver's and Bloody Mary's
Dinner Sunday through Thursday 3:00 pm until 1:00 am
Dinner Friday and Saturday 3:00 pm until 2:00 am
HAPPY HOUR every day Monday Though Friday from 4-7
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Phone number
(301) 312-6160
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Public transit
Bethesda Station off the Red Line
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Couple Saturday a months Live Music
HAPPY HOUR every day Monday Though Friday from 4-7
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Special events & promotions
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBleuz4Nina (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2015

The Chicken & Waffles are delicious. You will definitely want more waffles since the fried chicken to waffle ratio is significantly off. But hands down DELICIOUS!!

NewInTown (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

Great spot in Bethesda! Compared to other restaurants in the area it is a little lower in cost but the quality in food is great! Nice area with garage doors, the place really opens up. Has a fun bar. It is a good place to take your friends.

vipZakW (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2015

Decided to have brunch this morning prior to heading to the farmers market. Service was quick and it wasn't overly busy, as they had just opened a few minutes before the reservation. Food was just enough for brunch and the brunch cocktails did not disappoint. Would recommend and come back!

vipdianejw (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on July 8, 2015

This is not a restaurant - it is a bar. The noise level is NO WHERE near moderate - it was a Wednesday night and it was absolutely impossible to hear any of my friends perched precariously on the high chairs. And then the trivia started - we escaped just in time. I had picked this as a nice neighborhood location to meet up with old friends - I definitely feel I was misled. Not a place I will need to be visiting again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 30, 2015

The staff were very attentive and the food was good. Because it was not too hot, we were able to sit at a table at the open wall and that was very nice, too. This is a noisy sports bar, however, which I did not know before I made the reservation. If that it is the atmosphere you want, then this would be a good choice. If you want to be able to carry on a conversation without other customers screaming in the background, choose another restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2015

Food and drinks were mostly good. I had the moonshine punch, which was good, but very sweet. The honey glazed shrimp was delicious. The sweet potato fries were probably the best I've ever had. The burger itself was great but the bread was soggy. Would've been amazing if the bread were different or less oil was used.

vipIntelqubed (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

This is the second time being here for brunch and this time was better than the first, and the first time was a great experience. We were seated by the open air seating and our server was very attentive. We split the chicken and waffle dish because it is a perfectly done quarter chicken. It was a great place to relax for a brunch and we will be going back.

vipIntelqubed (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

Very nice brunch to go to. Seated at the bar as there was a nice view of the outside with the windows open. Pretty good wine list. Had the chicken sausage which needed a little more seasoning and was just ok. The chicken and waffle however, wow! It is a quarter chicken with a nice waffle. Very crisp, chicken. Totally enjoyed the meal. Will definitely keep this on the list.

MookieBlaylock (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 9, 2015

$17 for 5 sliders? Everything was tasty and good - just the price point for the food is a bit too high. This would be a great place to have drinks and watch a game.

vipellekay (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 3, 2015

I really like the set up of the bar/restaurant. Though it has a sports bar feel it is family friendly during the day and a nice place to watch sports with family and friends. The drinks are delicious, but the food is just okay. I went for brunch and my table ordered pancakes, wings, and a hamburger. The pancakes and hamburger were good, not the best we've ever had, but decent. The wings came out partially cooked and so we sent them back. I was a bit disappointed that they refried the wings that we sent back. I'm not sure that that is appropriate. And when they came back, they weren't very good- fried hard this time, but not flavorful.

The service was excellent! Everyone was very accommodating, pleasant, and attentive.

Tiki (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on March 1, 2015

A group of my girlfriends and I came here for Brunch on a Sunday afternoon on a whim. From the time we walked in the door to the time we exited the atmosphere and staff were exceptional! We had no wait for our table, our waiter Alex was awesome and the food was delicious! We will DEFINITELY be coming back!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 23, 2015

Waiter was very professional and provided just the right amount of attention.

vipAjay (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 20, 2015

Staff was attentive without being overbearing. Restaurant was crowded, but it didn't impact service. And they made me a special, off the menu, cocktail. The on-menu drinks were good, but a little sweet for my taste. So, I asked for a spicy vodka drink & they put something together for me - without charging an arm and a leg!

We enjoyed the food - however, we happened to order to rounds of appetizers and didn't actually order and try any of the main courses. I don't know how that happened...

I would definitely be up for going back again to sample a burger, or try the Happy Hour.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 20, 2015

Delicious food, great environment to meet with friends.

vipAdventuresInFood (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

Brickside is an excellent spot to watch a sporting event. It has a good selection of beers and nice takes on bar food, including flat breads and burgers. The entrees are not so great. The service was very attentive. It's a great place to spend a relaxed night out.