Vintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 74
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by brentk56:
3.75/5 rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Vintage 50 is the type of restaurant I would avoid if it was not also functioning as a brewery.
Make no mistake, I am a big proponent of upscale restaurants serving quality beers to match their focus on wine but this place just didn't cut it for me.
I felt that the beer was a prop rather than a foundation, if that makes any sense and I didn't get the sense that the waitstaff was particularly knowledgeable about beer.
Basically, this is a typical suburban strip center American restaurant - a step or two up from the Applebee's and Chili's of the world. OK, maybe three steps up. Clean and polished, with a decent and somewhat engaging menu that will not offend a soul.
The servers where well trained and efficient but there was no passion in the place. I enjoyed my food but couldn't wait to leave.
Maybe I'd go back, but I would have to hear that there was an outstanding beer to try before I would make the trek again.
03-29-2007 02:40:12 | More by brentk56
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Had dinner/drinks here this past weekend. We sat in the bar waiting for our table and had a pint. The bar area is pretty small and they have a good bar crowd.
Beer - I tried their brown ale, the pale ale and the IPA. All were good.
Food - Really good, some of it was gastro-pubish sort of fare. The taco nachoes were awesome.
Service - Bar service was great, very quick despite being very crowded. Table service was also good.
Overall, a place worth going to.
04-08-2013 23:48:41 | More by EricP
4.5/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
At the suggestion of my host, we visited this place for dinner. I was pleasantly impressed with this brewpub. They have a really wide range of price points for food; they have a regular menu and also a "bar menu," which has cheaper items like burgers etc.
The server was remarkably attentive, and extremely polite. It had been a long day for our group, and I'm sure we were not the easiest people to serve, but he did a fantastic job making sure we were fed and our glasses were full.
I was pleasantly impressed with the quality of their beer as well, which is the only beer served here. I tried a sampler, as well as a couple pints. Everything was good. I was especially impressed with their IPA.
If I have the opportunity I would definitely visit this establishment again.
04-13-2012 13:18:31 | More by jco3rd
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Instead of wine...
I was down around this area to run in the inaugural Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon. Of course I checked BA for the best places to go. Since I had just one night I picked Vintage 50.
I do not have a bad thing to say about this place. After 6 days of no alcohol, this was a gift. I went there by myself (because everybody else was tired) around 9pm. As soon as I got there the place was just clearing out from the other runners that had stopped by for dinner. As I walked in you can see 2 large brew vats on the right and the bar is on the left, split into a Y as somebody else mentioned. I grabbed a seat at the bar and immediatly Matt, the bartender introduced himself to me and asked what I would like.
The service there was top notch from Matt and the food was not dissapointing and very well priced. I had the Tuna Sashimi Lollipops and the Duck Fat Fries. I had the sampler of beers which included the Saison V-50, Hell Boy Lager, Revolution Porter, and the Wee Heavy Ale. Matt also poured me a very generous sample of the 50 Cat IPA on cask. All of the beers were very good and on point. I could go into to detail about each one, but I will save that for the beer reviews.
Overall, this place is excellent and when I run the halh next year, you will find me here again.
06-05-2011 23:32:32 | More by buyBinboaVodka
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I came here for an alumni event which included food pairings, an opportunity to meet with the brewmaster (Dean), and go on a mini tour of the brewery. This restaurant and brew is situated near main street in Leesburg off a shopping outlet strip located inside a corporate-like building. Though the logo was really nice and old-world classic surrounded by bricks. Classy stuff. Once you walk into the brewpub there are two medium size VATs in front of you and to the left is the bar / lounging area and to the right are the fermenting tanks and the dining area (overall Y-shaped design). Really nice inside - dark wood and marble along with brass copper rails and photos up on the wall. There were 7 beers on tap (with one being on cask). I was impressed with the food/beer pairing - in fact, I believe I was more impressed with the food over the beers. The beers were a bit flat and watery. Of all the beers available, I liked the saison, imperial stout, and the golden ale the best. The staff were awesome - very attentive, cool, laid back, and eager to help out with everything. I definitely would come back to try out the other styles when they're being offered as well as try their main entrées.
02-27-2011 21:04:11 | More by CuriousMonk
Vintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge in Leesburg, VA
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.