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About The Arsenal at Bluejacket

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.

300 Tingey Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
The Arsenal at Bluejacket is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 AM until 1 AM, Friday & Saturday from 11 AM until 2 AM.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2:30 PM. Brunch is served on Sunday from 11 AM until 2:30 PM.

Dinner is served Sunday & Monday from 5 PM until 9 PM, Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 PM until 10 PM; Friday & Saturday from 5:30 PM until 11 PM.

Cross Street:
4th Street SE

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 524-4862

Website:
http://www.bluejacketdc.com/

Public Transit:
Navy Yard Metro Station (Green Line)

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our brewery, Bluejacket, is pleased to offer brewery tours on Saturdays & Sundays. More information & tickets for brewery tours can be found at http://bluejacketdc.com/tours-and-tastings/.

The Arsenal at Bluejacket Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (11)
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Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Casual (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Sports (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Waterfront (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We arrived 20 minutes early for our 5pm reservation and checked in with the host. As expected, we were asked to return at 5pm for our reservation. When we returned at 5pm, the hosts asked us to give them 10 more minutes and that we should check back with them at 5:10 because they were "not quite ready". We ended up finding an open table at the bar and took that instead. Having a 5pm reservation and not being seated was frustrating. I would have had more patience if there were others already at the tables and their service was taking longer than expected, but 5pm was the first seating and the dining room was empty.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was very good but service was spotty. Very noisy.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food is good. Drinks are great. Service is really bad. We had to wait 20+ minutes for a server to approach the table. We had to go to the host station to ask for service.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Favorite spot
Great food and beer. The service is efficient and caring.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent experience. Food was terrific (OMG the sauce with the mussels and sausage was out of this world as was the mumbo sauce on the wings), and always fun to be at Bluejacket. Server was great too. My only constructive feedback would be that the hostesses seemed to be having trouble seating customers right after the ball game, even though the dining hall was practically empty when we arrived. One would think that they would have the after-the-game rush down to a science?!?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Service was terrible, noise was very very loud, food was fair, my sandwich was cold and must have been sitting for awhile already cooked should have sent it back but never saw our waiter

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We opted for seating in the bar instead of the restaurant. I had 3 basic complaints: 1) I sent back a beer but it was still on the bill. When I mentioned it to the waiter he said he was worried about that..hmmm, then why not check the bill before giving it to me? 2) Only one waiter in bar area so service was slow 3) I asked for extra ketchup and didn't get any. So this basically bumped down my review. The burger and fries were good but not great and they're priced on the high side for DC.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, People Watching, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I love this place. Great food and service. The beer selection is awesome. Good spot for a date or just a lazy weekend brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Nice Friday evening end of work week dinner. Two dishes were very impressive: broiled oyster appetizer and soft shell crab sandwich. Oysters had an awesome bacon cheese and veggie topping. The soft shell crab was very well prepared, although I think it was a frozen one, slightly mushy. But I'm used to buying my soft shells live from watermen and cleaning and cooking them myself. Nevertheless, the crab was expertly prepped and cooked - well done! Overall, an excellent night out at Bluejacket.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great Beer, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is a brewery that happens to serve food. The food is ok, not stellar. If you are looking for a place that serves decent beer and food that is ok, this is the place. My server was nice and attentive but that's the only memorable thing about the place. I live in the 'burbs and it's not worth the drive.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had lunch with a former colleague. I ordered the mambo chicken sandwich with fries and iced tea; he ordered the grilled cheese with chips and iced tea. My meal was A+ and my colleagues plate was clean so I'm assuming he enjoyed his meal as well. The male server had a great sense of humor as my colleague was joking with him about the menu. It was a great lunch. Will return!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We had a great experience! We are visiting from Chicago and Daniel was fantastic. He was very attentive and gave us some fun tips on where to visit in DC. Obviously all of our beers were fantastic . I had the crab sandwich and it was delicious

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We always enjoy the experience. It adds to the big event of coming to a Nats game.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The piergoris were creamy and accompanied well with the onion straws and mushrooms. We would go back for the cask ales and trippel. The scallop dish needs more than three scallops. Overall, the place was fun and vibrant, and still packed even without a Nats game happening.

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

My husband and I wanted to try this place, again. We went there right after it opened, it wasn't a super great experience then either.

We were seated at a table for two, on the wall, right near the door. So when it would open and close the wall next to us would shake. We were also seated with one seat in total sun. No shades for the window, but, I thought it would be okay since it wasn't super hot out.

We ordered a burger and a salad with chicken on it. The burger came out and it was good. The pickle was given to my plate as my husband doesn't like them. I didn't have any chicken in my salad at all. Since it's an extra fee and I spoke to the server about it for a few minutes, I was very surprised. I looked for the server as the food runner had already left. Like the food was dropped at the table and they just left. The server was nowhere to be found. I ended up going to the hostess station and speaking with the hostess about the mistake and she immediately came over and took my plate even before I could sit back down.

Then a very large party was seated right next to us. We couldn't even hear ourselves speak to each other. Which was okay, since my husband was eating his meal and I was waiting, waiting, waiting for mine. I guess they made the entire salad over again, added the chicken and brought it back out. No apology with the delivery of the new salad. Nothing.

After eating, we looked for our server for the check. She brought that over pretty quickly. They had taken my salad completely off and only charged us for the burger. We didn't order any drinks at all.

Even with that gesture, I still am not going to eat at this establishment again. This was their second chance. I wasn't impressed with the water server going around, he would just reach over for our glasses even if we were talking or eating. Never said a word to us. The bathroom is not well lit at the sinks. Neither one of us will be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

If you enjoy craft beer, look no further! Bluejacket has an extensive list of beers brewed in house, and they're all awesome. IPA fans, Lost Weekend is a must try. Awesome restaurant with lots of character. Bar is great for watching sports and catching up with friends. Food is pretty good too--including their Big Train burger and Falafel burger. If you're in the Navy Yard neighborhood, or just looking for a good pint, Bluejacket is a must.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Service was a little bit uneven and resulted in extended wait times between seating, order placement and serving. But when he came by, the server was attentive and they recognized their service challenges. In fact the GM came over, apologized for the issued, and then comped a dessert and round of drinks by way of apology.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Waterfront
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Went for brunch on Sunday because had been for drinks and loved the ambiance. Our brunch was very dull, the waitress definitely didn't want to be there, and there were flies everywhere. Never going to eat there again - which is super disappointing since I enjoy their beer.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The burger was flavorful rablewas greasy

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Had a reservation for 7:30 but due to unforeseen events, we were there at 6pm and they were able to accommodate us even though the restaurant was crowded. This was greatly appreciated.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had a great time here. Atmosphere is so much fun and so much fun tasting all the beers. Servers know the beers and are super helpful. Food is good but if you want to have fun with friends and try some great local beers this is your place. Definitely recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Fun, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

They are the best!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fun place, noisy but upbeat. Food made up for it, great mussels and rockfish preaented beautifully and tasted as good. Beer choices lots of fun too

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Came here because my sister really wanted to try it. It was just okay. We had the pickles, which were mostly pretty good- the bread and butter left something to be desired, but the blackberries were delicious. The pierogies were pretty good-the fried leeks on top- delicious- but the rest of the food, my cheese plate and dessert left were just eh. Our waitress seemed irritated when I had questions about foods and beers, not to mention she could have used a little more knowledge about the menu and the ingredients, and she was inattentive often leaving my water glass empty for extended periods of time. The price of the meal was just not worth the quality of the food. However, the location is cute, so next time I'll try something else in the area...

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Lots of action and great beers at bluejacket brewery. Tasty food using local ingredients with a good wine list as well. The tasting room was crowded, our waitress got us beer to take home. Lots of groups and music several nights a week. Close to the ballpark and lively. Great eatery, terrific beers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great food, especially the fish dishes. Service is very attentive and the beer is wonderful you can get 4oz sizes so you can drive home happy but not dangerous.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The service was very friendly and the food was quite good, not perfect, but quite good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This was my second time at Bluejacket and I brought some close friends who had not been yet. They were just as impressed with the beer choices and food offerings as I had been. I really love the style of the establishment and I will make this a must stop at destination any time I'm in town.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Fun, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Love this place . Food and beer is awesome and the stag is caring. Great job

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Casual, Local Ingredients, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

My husband and I had a 2:15 reservation on Monday, July 3rd. We arrived at 2 and the hostess said that the server was over-seated and new, we would need to wait. We said no worries since we were early and went to the bar to grab a drink. About 5 minutes later the bartender never made eye contact and the server came back to say that they would not be able to be seated. They were understaffed and the kitchen stops serving lunch at 2:30 but we were welcome to sit in the bar and get service there. The bar was packed and one server was running around to cover well over 20 parties. We sat at one of the communal tables and the hostess did send the server over immediately and we ordered our drinks. It took easily 20 minutes to get the drinks as the bartender that never made eye contact was the only bartender and was also pouring bar table drinks in addition to the bar patrons. The people at the other end of our communal table had ordered drinks that never came so they just got up and left. Their drinks appeared 10 minutes later. We did order some food that came out in a decent amount of time and was acceptable (wings and potato skins, although most of the cheese ended up crusted to the plate and not on the skins. To get another drink seemed almost impossible so we paid and left. Not once did the manager come to us and apologize. We come to the waterfront a lot before Nat's games and wanted to give this place a try. The people sitting next to us said the service is always bad but their beer is good. We will probably never return.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Server was great but clearly overworked. Appetizer portions incredibly inconsistent for price. Potatoes in potato skins were tough and undercooked; pretzels were tasty but only two for $10 seemed outrageous. Would only recommend for drinks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Cool place, fantastic beer, but the food all sounds much better than it is. Kitchen needs some work.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Parking is awful! Which is not the restaurant's fault of course. Beer was FANTASTIC, food was over priced, like- a lot, but good. Floor was *very* sticky which was weird.

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Went for a birthday drink and bite before the baseball game. Great food but poor service (not enough servers working for the size of crowd).

Tags: Great Beer
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Went before a Nats game & met a business colleague. Food was not as good as the reviews led me to believe, but the beer & even wine selection were good. Service OK. Atmosphere lively. I may return to give it a 2nd try & give the food menu and service a second chance. May be better on a non-game night.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Everything was good except for, we can early and we were still seated much after the reserved time

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Get the tots. And get them w/the gravy. All. The. Yum. The fried chicken sandwich was great. The pretzel app was too--but just 2 small pretzels, so be aware. The entree portions were good size. Had a flight of beer--nice selection.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Wait staff was rude and seemed inconvenienced by our presence. Food was overpriced and mediocre. Only redeeming quality was the beer selection, but be prepared to be made to feel like an idiot if you have questions.

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

While I've liked the burgers in the past, the mumbo chicken sandwich was pretty unspectacular. It was kind of trying to be Korean bbq chicken, and kind of southern fried chicken, and kind of ended up in a confused middle.

That's the only time my meal hasn't been really good, however.

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vip
·Dined on June 13, 2017

Location near the Navy Yard and National's stadium. Parking can be a chore, but its worth the effort. I've dined at the establishment a number of times. Good menu and craft beer.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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