Beer Lovers Rejoice!

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‘the cask’
courtesy of ‘volcanojw’

Great news for those who love a good beer: a second Rustico is opening in the area soon, and this one will be Metro-accessible!  DC Metrocentric reports that the restaurant is slated to open at the end of August in Ballston at 4075 Wilson Blvd near Ballston Common Mall.  ARLnow reports that this Rustico will feature 400 bottled beers, 40 beers on tap, and two cask-conditioned ales, along with the great pizzas and hearty food that Rustico is known for.  Now here’s hoping Rustico’s excellent Oktoberfest and Festivus celebrations will take advantage of this convenient new location.

Shannon grew up in the greater DC area/Maryland suburbs, went to Virginia for college and grad school (go Hoos!), and settled in DC in 2006. She’s an urban planner who loves transit (why yes, that is her dressed as a Metro pylon for Halloween), cities, and all things DC. Email her at Shannon (at)!

5 thoughts on “Beer Lovers Rejoice!

  1. Greg, Rustico is a lot better at keeping their massive beer selection in stock than the Brickskellar is. And the food is far, far better than what’s available at RFD. (That said, if you’re looking for a good beer enthusiast place in the District, Churchkey is the new hotness.)

  2. I had a sad time at Rustico–it was crazy loud and service was horrible; food mediocre. I do love beer, though.