Village Brauhaus

4.3
64 Reviews
$30 and under
German

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Great Beer
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 64 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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4.0
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Theresidentbaker
Philadelphia
8 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
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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

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vipMattB
Washington DC
6 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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DuVallD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EloyC
Charleston
6 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
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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EloyC
Washington DC
7 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.

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vipfriend
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Badly cooked schnitzel badly presented. Not a serious restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Great service!

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TimothyD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Bavarian tavern with authentic feel. Good food and great beer selection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fine for a casual get together. Overpriced for what it is and pretty banal experience.

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BartS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our Anniversary and LOVED every minute of it!! From the beers to the meals and all in between. This place was on point for anyone looking for the taste of Bavaria...down to the ketchup!!!! We will be back and have already told friends about it. Keep up the good work!!

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JohnB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

While the food was good, overall we were disappointed. It began when we entered the restaurant. We had reservations via OpenTable and upon arrival no one acknowledged us. Finally after several minutes of just standing there the bartender said sit anywhere, never asking if we had OpenTable reservations or anything. We seated ourselves and again after a few minutes a waitress came to ask if we wanted drinks and give us a minute. There was a menu available via scan/app. We ordered drinks and appetizers; they came quickly and were very good to taste. We ordered our meal and that was the last we saw of our waitress until our main was served. The food was good, we felt the restaurant was understaffed and didn't care if we were there or not. We finished our main and ordered desert, which again was well prepared and tasty. After receiving the bill, we paid and left, never receiving a thank you or come again. We will not be returning.

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MarkW
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. Tony was especially good! Many thanks.

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vipSfkennaugh
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Bavarian atmosphere! Went for Oktoberfest, enjoyed their German beer on draft and special menu. Next time - bring my growler to fill!

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MaryF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Service was slow. Atmosphere was drab & kind of loud. Appetizers were delicious. Entrees and spaetle had a weird flavor profile. Will not go again.

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NicoleM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate Oktoberfest. We had a great time! Great service, great food and great entertainment! I love this place!

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BarbaraG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always exceptional. The food is good and there is a good variety.
This is a fun place to go.

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vipvickiboys
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally venturing out to Alexandria, VA during the pandemic. Decided to try out the Village Brauhaus German restaurant in downtown Alexandria for lunch because we were missing Europe. We were scheduled to travel to Germany during the summer but for obvious reasons that trip has been postponed. So what better way to feel the essence...we booked a reservation and went. Although the outdoor seating is not ideal and a bit noisy, can’t blame the restaurant, we are not yet ready to eat indoors so the only outdoor seating is the front sidewalk on the main street. But we enjoyed the food and service very much. We shared the potato pancakes and the Brauhaus Wurst Platter which is a sampling of different sausages. We enjoyed every bite! My husband’s grandfather was from Hamburg, so it felt like home to him. You can’t come to a German restaurant and not partake in the beer...my husband enjoyed a dark roasted lager, Hacker-Pechora Dunkel ! I of course enjoyed a lovely Sauvignon Blanc.

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TessaH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, staff was friendly but not hovering. Please support this business!

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ZWhit
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food and beer is wonderful and I feel like I’m in Bavaria.

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Robert
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic german food. Great music and atmosphere

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vipTSReston
Washington DC
143 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for Oktoberfest and it was awesome. Staff was friendly and did a great job checking on us as we were sitting outside. Several German draft beer options and plenty of sausage options to choose from. Pretzel and food was all outstanding. They make their own sauerkraut too which was excellent. I was impressed. I expected more of a bar doing German things but this was authentic and I will certainly be back!

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vipIceman
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beer, great vibe, and terrific service

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 64 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.