About 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.

4001 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 578-3888

Website:
http://www.capcitybrew.com/

Entertainment:
Large screen flat TV's showing your favorite sports and news.

Parking Details:
free parking

Public Transit:
Metro Bus

Executive Chef:
Freddie Henandez

Private Party Facilities:
Let us host your next event. Large or small, Capitol City Brewing Company can deliver. Design your own menu from our exciting event guide, and enjoy fresh food and our handcrafted beers.

Private Party Contact:
Omar Azero: (703) 578-3888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Capitol City Brewing Company - Arlington Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Live Sports (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

The turkey burger I had was awful! Should have had the Rueben.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Appetizers were great! We had the appetizer platter. Husband had a great steak & cheese. He couldn't get over how good it was. I made the mistake of ordering a crabcake just had a taste for it but after thinking it over a crabcake should definitely be ordered from a seafood restaurant, a more upscale location or made at home. Besides the crabcake the overall experience was great. This was our first time there. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was really good. The prices are reasonable. The portions are decent. I’m Beyonce is a little loud for talking.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great looking, nice menu but food is more middle-of-the-road Food is but the beer is better. 2nd time there, thought we'd give a 2nd chance. Brought out-of-town guests. They felt the same. Would go back for the bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Typical price range for burgers, beer, and entrees, however the quality of the above was supbar at best. List of tap beer and bottles leaves more to be desired. Don't waste your time trying this place out, it is not worth your money. It's too bad because the venue is clean and has a lot of potential to offer the area. Hopefully they fire the chef, brewmaster, and manager and hire a team that gives a damn about quality.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unhappy with the chili - served cold and did not like the taste. Server (Erin) was great, offered me other options but I decided not to order anything else because my husband was half finished with his meal. As I recall, I did not like what I ordered the last time I was at the restaurant either. Perhaps it's my fault but I am giving up on this restaurant and will find somewhere else to eat before the theater.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was a little disappointed in the food. Had been there before and the food was better .

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Poor service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Early dinner before our party in DC. Great service, food was very good. Hummus , apple walnut salad, fish, crab cakes, wings, awesome kids menu! Clean bathrooms close garage parking. Can't complain we will be back! I got a birthday cupcake and candle for a well wish from the restaurant. Everyone left full and satisfied.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was my first visit, and I will be back. The food and service were great.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I had the crab cakes which were very decent for a non-seafood joint. The beer was good too. Overall food, service and ambiance were all good. Will go again.

Tags: Live Sports, Bar Seating, Fun
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Super fast service and casual atmosphere (and good amount of noise) made it 👍👍👍 for surviving dinner with baby, toddler, and preschooler.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Good experience overall. Wasn't particularly amazing. Our server was good. The food was standard bar food. The Cajun pasta was not Cajun in any way, paid extra for 4 shrimp in my pasta. If I went again I'd just get a sandwich.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

My 5 year old chose Cap City for her birthday dinner. She loves the kids menu but decided she wanted to share something off the grown up menu with mom and dad! As usual service was amazing and for a beautiful summer night the place was surprisingly quiet. Another great dinning experience at Cap City Brewery!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

I was hoping to get happy hour price , but such is not an option when you sit outside. Why?? :(

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Atmosphere was of the regular brewery type; TVs at the bar, large cauldrons of beer towering over the eating space, and signage everywhere marketing the latest brew. Food was good, beer was good, service was marginal. Took awhile to actually place our order once seated, then another wait just to get our beers and complementary pretzels. Didn't even finish eating our first pretzel when our food came to the table though, so that speed things up. Overall a good experience with a suggestion, if you have liquor available, have a drink list for that! We had to ask if it was available, then tell them what drink we wanted. That's fine if you know what you like, but some people like a menu to choose from.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 22, 2017

horrific, just horrible. I wish i had never went. This has taught me to Read all the reviews before patronizing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Horrible. In particular the service was so bad I can not find word. Appetizer never appeared and the beef was over cooked. Worst restaurant in the area (a place full of cute and friendly restaurants).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was slow (we had to ask where our waitstaff was, with 3 waiters and a manager hanging at hostess desk), food was average (although the onion rings were good), beer was, well, beer. Wasn't horrible, wasn't great.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

They didn't seem ready or staffed to handle a Friday dinner rush which is surprising as we eat here all the time. After being seated we waited 15 min before telling them we still didn't have a waiter. The manager made it better by helping the host take our order. We didn't see our waiter under he brought the bill. Unusual bad experience here I hope it's not a new trend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Seated right away and our table was already ready. Service was generally great, although, if a special request was made, it could be a while before, for example, cocktail sauce, was provided. The crab cakes came with tartar sauce, but, I do not care for tartar sauce. Also, I received the tartar sauce, which then went to waste. Food was excellent, as always, and we planned ahead, so, we still had plenty of time to get to Signature Theatre after a pleasant dinner. This restaurant is our top pick when seeing a show at Signature, as, it finds a way to accommodate groups of 6 or more.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 28, 2017

There were two in this party. We both had the crab cake dinner and they were both excellent. Service was good. Recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was good, 3 of us had sandwiches and the other the crab cake entree. Service was a bit slow and one person in our party received the wrong order. Had to wait a fair amount of time before the correct order (a club sandwich) was brought to the table. Thankfully the restaurant did not charge for that order. Ambience was mostly good, except for a couple in the booth next to us who was not eating, only drinking and groping each other in plain view. I assume that isn't normal for this place, just bad luck on our part.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food, terrible service. Multiple visits have been the same thing every time...good burgers, some other decent food options (I just end up craving a burger when I'm there), but horrendous service EVERY time. Slow, inept, non-responsive to requests. This time the waiter was clueless as to menu options, had a hard time understanding that we wanted to order kids meals when pointing to the kids menu, didn't understand our request for sweeteners for our iced tea (and never brought them...we had to get up and find another staff person to ask), we had to wait for him to bring ketchup when we requested it (despite the fact that our table ordered 3 burgers/fries and a chicken tenders/fries meal...pretty good bet we will need ketchup). The ONLY reason we go back is bc it's 5 minutes from our house, decent food for the price, and we can take our kids (as long as we also bring plenty of entertainment since we know service will be slow).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great good for the price. Casual atmosphere. Good for a family night out.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Great food, good beer, and exceptional service! Both the server and the busser were amazing and kept us clear of empty dishes and full of great food and drinks. Our drinks never got too low without a refill or check in from our server.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great for our large family group and 3 active kids under 5.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Capitol City Brewing has a great sidewalk dining area but mediocre food and slow service.

On two separate occasions now my party has arrived, checked in with the host stand by name, and then been marked by the restaurant as a no-show with OpenTable while we were dining. In the latest instance the restaurant repeatedly failed to return calls as promised in my attempts to address the issue with them directly. I won't ever return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The NCAA playoffs was the perfect way to spend the evening here. John our server was great. Cherry beer was a great addition to the seasobal menu.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Just wanted to grab dinner with kids and catch a little bit of the Capitals game at the same time so we thought this would be the place. The food was great our server was accommodating but we were shocked at having the game turned on and then off on two different TVs!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Good brewery for beer and bar food. I gave it 4 stars because we are vegan and there weren't many vegan/vegetarian options. It was mostly fried, bar food. Would have liked a better menu with lighter, more fresh options. It was kid friendly, beer was good and service was great :)

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2017

"You don't come here to eat," said my boyfriend after I said that not impressed/satisfied with my dinner. We came with friends and sat in a booth. Our server was super slow and didn't come around often for beer refills. With that said, I would come here again to have beer and their soft pretzels and sit at the bar. I like the atmosphere and of course the TVs all around to watch sports.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2017

I visited CCBC with four adult members of my family and a four year old child. Due to traffic we had to change the time for our reservation and the hostess accommodated us cheerfully. We were seated almost as soon as we arrived. Our server, Donna was fantastic! Our wine, appetizers, and meals arrived at proper intervals. She was always close by and checked on us periodically but not too much. We were allowed to order off the menu for our child and Donna offered to bring her meal out early which was perfect because after eating she promptly went to sleep, even with the background buzz in the restaurant. That made for a VERY pleasant meal for the adults! We enjoyed the entire experience. This was my second visit there (I am from Richmond, VA) and I feel sure it will not be the last!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

They did a great job accommodating our party of 8! The server was very attentive and continued to fill our drinks all night. The food was decent, but not great. Overall I would say it was a nice place to bring a group of friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Awesome food and service. Great greeting by the front of house manager, will be back!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great beer and appetizers! This was our second time here and worth the return

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Good food and good selection of beer. Good place to meet friends.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Go here every week for Trivia. This place is amazing and the environment is the best trivia within the Shirlington area.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great pretzels, very good beer. Flat iron steak was tough at medium rare. Food cold. I didn't complain, as we were on a tight schedule.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was ok, a bit bland however nice bar and atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Casual
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