The Arsenal at Bluejacket

4.6
802 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Arsenal is the 200-seat restaurant & bar housed within the brewery, Bluejacket. The menu updates, refines and extends the classic fare of beer halls and public houses by featuring the best locally sourced products available and highlighting reinterpretations of hearty classics such as steamed mussels, artisanal sausages and more. Gourmet sandwiches, seasonal salads & vegetables, alongside approachable bar snacks are the perfect accompaniments to a signature Bluejacket brew. The bar & dining room feature a constantly rotating selection of 20 Bluejacket beers and five Bluejacket cask ales, all poured at the appropriate temperature and served in the proper glassware.
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JP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Service was very slow. Had to wait 20 min to pay the bill. One of the sandwiches that was ordered was very fatty

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g
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOTS of beer to choose from. Delicious pastrami sandwich and "out-of-this-world" potato tots! Really.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Legit burger- I will be back

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MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Great beer, cool atmosphere. Not the best service but they were truly packed that day. Will definitely be back. Salad was delicious.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent beer

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SF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was pretty good and the beer was really good. However, I made reservations for five people three days in advance. When we arrived, they'd set aside a table for four for us. The hostess said it's not their fault, that it was the fault of whoever scheduled the booking. I asked if they'd move us to a table for five, as this is what I reserved for. She left to speak to the manager and returned and told me they'd move us to a table for five if we promise to leave within 1.5 hours, as they had reservations that would need to take our place. I responded that I also had a reservation... and that it actually was their fault. The hostess became very short and rude with me. We ate at the table for five she gave us, with no intention to leave until we were completely finished. I will not go back, which is unfortunate because the place has a nice ambiance, decent food, and good beer (and I don't even like beer).

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, the staff went above and beyond to recognize that we were celebrating a special occasion - including a complimentary round of bubbly. The food was so delicious! All around a very pleasant experience and special evening.

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RF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Host with an attitude, server seem lost, people who brought the food and cleared the table were great. Food was just OK.

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P
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best customer service ever!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Jordan was awesome! Food was good, beer flight was good and atmosphere was welcoming. The pretzel atmosphere was the bomb and worth the visit. The high ceilings and separate dining area (from bar) was appreciated.

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LW
London
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Brunch was disappointing even though service was excellent! The food was bland for brunch, the Bloody Mary was over spiced by large chunks of horse radish but the Host (older lovely woman) and server were amazing. The Host went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable which almost made up for the short comings of the lack luster food. The beer selection is obviously the star and as much as we hoped to find a new brunch spot, Arsenal wasn’t it.

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great restaurant and brewery! Recommend everyone try it out!

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RT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation so we had no wait time. Service was excellent, polite and knowledgeable. Excellent food, service, and beer.

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OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I've always loved coming here for the beer, but sitting down for dinner is equally as enticing. Everything is well-executed and delicious.

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Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Eclectic beer selection. A little IPA heavy like most breweries....but you should not have any issue finding a beer that suits you. Pretzel is huge...highly shareable. cheese/charcuterie board had nice offerings. Mussels were tasty.... wasn't expecting a creamy sauce but would order again as taste profile was excellent. Gorgeous restaurant. Look forward to returning.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and beer blew us away - we weren’t expecting to have such great brews! The space was really cool too. Great place!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All I can say is wow that 32oz steak was amazing. Crispy on the outside and tender like butter on the inside.

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k
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great beer great food and service was great too. Will definitely visit again

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible and the food was as well too!! Realized they were out of a beer i wanted so they gave me a similar one on the house. 100% will be going back again. Mumbo sauce is on point!!!

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RC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great speedy service - we were in and out in under an hour

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food and beer was excellent as always! The service was almost nonexistent, our waiter was absent for long periods of time and it took almost 30 minutes to get a beer order. At a brewery. 30 minutes. Come on. But again I love the food, the beer, it’s delicious. Also the atmosphere rocks.

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BM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I thought the restaurant was great. The food was good, the beer was good.

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B
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Used Open Table but on a Friday before a three day weekend, getting a table is no issue at lunchtime.

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SY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple: delicious food, attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, in a great neighborhood for walking around after the meal.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great beer and food, the only thing was the lighting, to dark.

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g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Love the beer and food - the service was really, really slow and maybe they were understaffed, but the meal (char) was excellent as was all of the beer.

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to get a beer and great bar food. The ambiance is lively and fun. Great ambiance!

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f
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Old friends in dc for first time in nations capitol in 10 years this restaurant did its part to impress our guests.

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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was slow but waiter was very polite and helpful. Expensive even for DC.

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m
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We had to use our flash lights on our phones to be able to read the menu, it is very dark in some of the areas of the restaurant.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The quality of the beer alone warrants a visit. The good food is a bonus.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kielbasa was fantastic!

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P
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good beer and everyone enjoyed their meal.

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R
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great meal...tasty lunch selections, the service was great (our waiter so was knowledgeable about the eclectic beer selection and the food) and the decor is cool.

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CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Love the flights at Bluejacket. This time was one of the most memorable beer experiences ever; Bluejacket's Shaking Through Tripel is now one of my top ten favorites!

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Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer and food! Try the pickle board and tater tots. Pork chop was cooked perfectly! Great place to go with friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch! And our server was wonderful. (Get the tater tots. Always.)

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BS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The host was absolutely amazing and very friendly, service was just as great. Beers were also amazing. Food was just okay, definitely not at the same level as the drinks and staff but overall I would recommend this place.

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JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I like this place as a neighborhood bar and bar food, but I went for brunch and while the menu had exciting options the food was bland and we ended up requesting salt/pepper and hot sauce to give it more flavor. This was true for all 3 in my party and we ordered different things. I probably should have just ordered the burger.

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Been here twice - first time food was fantastic - second time around burger was prepared not as I requested . Trout dip tasted very different from first time - blander. Overall still enjoyed taking my friend there who was visiting DC.

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