Village Brauhaus

4.3
77 Reviews
$30 and under
German

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Great Beer
Casual
Modern and Traditional German and Austrian Cuisine
Village Brauhaus opened in 2018 and is located in the heart of Alexandria, Virginia. Since then, the skilled and experienced chefs and staff have proven to please with quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food and drink.

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Experiences

  • Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Brunch Sundays 10am-2pm Special Brunch items as well as your favorite German dishes!

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Monday - Friday 3-7pm $6 Draft Biers, $4 Wine, $5 Cocktails in all bar areas!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 77 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
service
4.2
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4.1
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vipshoppergirl
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was awful. the potato salad- hardly warm German potato salad. It was cold and the potatoes undercooked. The weiss wurst was good but the curry wurst came with an awful tasting sauce- and the wurst was just boiled. Service was okay- they were understaffed. My husband's meal- fried and overcooked.

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FeliceL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beer was delicious and the staff were professional and easy going.

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vipRDS554
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Definitely a keeper for those times I get to treat myself to hearty fare. Excellent biers and the food is outstanding. Tasted just like being in Deutschland

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vipBroheme
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice beer selection and good atmosphere. Will go back.

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Mightybri
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great place, food was ok (but

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MattR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was a very strange experience. Our first meal since being fully vaccinated and it was less than stellar. Our first round of beer came very quickly, as did the pretzel we ordered as an appetizer. The entrees, however, took a LONG time. When they finally did arrive, they were cold. Rather than send them back and wait god knows how long for a second version to arrive, we decided to just pack them up and reheat them at home. Meanwhile, the waitress was frazzled and gave me some story about a table outside being marked paid in the system but she didn't have the money and she was going to have to pay it herself because management couldn't figure it out, blah blah blah. The food, once home and reheated was very good but we're certainly not going to bother driving 10 miles again just for glorified takeout, so we probably won't be back anytime soon.

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vipDHerr
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was so much fun! shot skis, Carousels of beer and everything german. Loved it!

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vipScottC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is very good and plentiful. The service was also very good. The only downside was the screaming and crying child that was plopped down at the next table in the middle of our meal. On the other hand, I have been to real beer halls in Munich, where screaming and crying people are fairly normal, but they are usually adults there.

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ChrisB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was SO good!!! The food and beer was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Beer was good, food was so so. Service was nice, makes you feel like a valued customer.

JB
vipJBurella
Washington DC
134 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a family birthday here!!! Great attentive service, thoughtful measures, and noticed the restroom was frequently cleaned & attended to! Food is AWESOME and first Berliner Weisse since being in Germany - took me back! For sure get the white asparagus soup and Bavarian pretzel!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was a sweetheart and the energy was great for a night with friends!

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JerryS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was early and the restaurant wasn't very full.
The beverages and food were yummy.
Was disappointed they ran out of apple stuedle.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

-restaurant totally empty when we arrived for our 10:30am brunch reservation. All the staff was in the back, no one to greet customers. A door dash driver there to pick up an order told us “sometimes you just have to yell so they know you’re there.” When we finally got seated, Service was very slow, staff talking amongst themselves behind a curtain right by our table and food was super heavy and greasy. I ordered a plate of wurst and sauerkraut and we were told it would be a few minutes more because the chef was “cleaning the necessary kitchen equipment” for the order. Isn’t that a pretty regular order for a German restaurant??
maybe they are more of an evening/happy hour place...hard to mess up German beer, but definitely would not come back for brunch!

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vipCayman
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I dined with two friends at the Village Brauhaus on Saturday evening, 3/6/2021. The service was excellent - our waiter appeared promptly and followed up several times. We ordered the carousel with 2.2 liters of Paulaner hefeweizen. Although the carousel with its small glasses was an interesting touch, it's not at all Munchen, but more like something you'd see in Koln. Still, a fun way to drink beer and VB has a good many German draft beers. The food was generally good, but not memorable. The entrees were all good, but we all agreed that my serving of wienerschnitzel was the smallest we'd seen (anywhere). The rottkraut and spaetzle were spot on, but the hot German potato salad might have been the most lackluster I've ever had. No character or zing whatsoever. My dessert strudel, which I was told was the last piece, unfortunately looked like it. The innards were pretty dry (actually tumbled off). My two companions fared better and gave a thumbs up on dessert. The immediate DC area has a dearth of German restaurants, so I definitely will return at a later date. Overall, the food is average, but good, and the various complaints in other reviews regarding service should be viewed as exceptions. VB had a good crowd and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.

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vipMattB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a loud fun time, brought us back to our time in Germany. Food was excellent and waitstaff was prompt and courteous.

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EloyC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very reliable place to host a big group. Good selection of food and beer.

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Theresidentbaker
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for lunch during the week which is all advised. Many menu items including spatzle weren't available. Beer selection and fried stuff were available. Half dozen parties in the dining room but on a crowded night, this place could get pretty loud. Service was fine but couldn't get what I went there for 😕

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SebastianD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Service was slow, maybe we should've sit in the dining area vs bar.

Food was ok, not great.

Beer selection was awesome.

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vipAprilV
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Very crowded and loud. The food was average at best.

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vipMattB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening, made us feel like we were back in Germany! The food was delicious and large serving sizes. The beer was tasty and the staff was friendly. We look forward to our next visit!

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LouisK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, but not great. The Kassler Rippchen was disappointing, a bit tough to be honest. They weren't currently serving the Kleinehax'n, unfortunately. The Zwiebelrostbraten was pretty good.

Great selection of beers! The waitress was very attentive, so plus marks there.

A bit louder than expected, too.

Overall 3.5 rounded up.

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vipDuVallD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Large meals definitely bring your appetite.

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EloyC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Good place to takes reservations for large groups. Good selection of food and beer. Friendly staff. Worth coming back.

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vipgarrisonn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and beer are phenomenal! Seating was adequate but hard wood seats made for a want to shorten the time enjoying the fare. Will return if only for the selection of beer.

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RobertG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Plenty of social distancing so the bar and restaurant areas were quiet. Took longer than expected to have the bar staff take our food order but otherwise had a great time. The food and beer are terrific.

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Amanda
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got there, we waited at the host stand for almost 5 minutes before a waitress, Isadella, came. I told her we had reservations, and she sat us. She told us she would be our waitress and that she’d be right back. 40 minutes went by and we had to call her over and she didn’t apologize. I asked her why it’s taking so long and she blamed it on her waitress and was not apologetic one bit. We left and won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience ! Great food and ambience

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CrescenzoE
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The place was way too crowded. Did seem like the place implemented any restrictions on the occupancy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Our Goulash soup appetizer cup was like warm and too spicy. My Wienerschnitzel was good and breaded well. French fries tasted okay. The zwiebelrostbraten was also luke warm as were the spaetzle.

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Localdude
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service!
Shame it was so empty on Christmas Eve.

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greggh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

There were two tables of 6 or more that were seated before we arrived that were still there when we left. They had finished eating and were just hanging out without masks nursing their oversized beers. Would normally not be a big deal if not for the pandemic.

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Wilmadikfet
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Good beer and giant pretzel. Food took forever, came out incorrectly, server never checked in on us. Might only go back for beer but nothing more.

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vipcarolel
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was delicious, but the service was very poor. We waited a long time just to get our beers, and then they messed up my dad's drink order. Then it took them a while to bring a new beer and also our food, and they forgot to remove the mistaken drink from the bill! I also saw a table of atleast 20 people by the bathroom, which doesn't seem safe with COVID. Would not recommend.

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE!! Will definitely go back. Food is awesome and great service!

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kimt
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we enjoyed our brunch very much! Zach our waiter was very accomodating, attentive to our needs, and made every effort to make us feel at home. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and made excellent recommendations.

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AngelaM
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing. The schnitzel and waffles was so filling.

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vipCarrieS
Mexico City
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server/bartender, Bryson, was friendly and provided great service !! Hope to return soon!!

EC
EloyC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for our guys night. Plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the German beer. Service was awesome and food was great. Can't wait to go back.

FAQs

Village Brauhaus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 888-1951.

Village Brauhaus is rated 4.3 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Village Brauhaus does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1948/village-brauhaus.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.