Vintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 67
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by mpyle:
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
An interesting atmosphere, as a fairly swanky restaurant/bar attached to an office building. Went on a Sunday afternoon, just hit the bar, and found it fairly empty.
Quality of the beer was quite excellent - the cask-conditioned Point of Rocks APA was probably my favorite.
Service was prompt and friendly.
I don't remember exactly, but believe there were approximately 6-8 beers on tap covering a range of styles. A sampler showed range from a nice Kolsch to a big IPA (Molotov Hoptail).
We were primarily there to drink some beer, but I was disappointed in some cheap munchy food that I ordered. Beware of the sourdough pretzel - it seemed to have been fried or at least heavily oiled.
Great prices during the Sunday-Thursday "Social Hours"...might have been $2.50/pint on those afternoon/evenings.
11-11-2007 01:27:36 | More by mpyle
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4.36/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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 +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
At the suggestion of my host, we visited this place for dinner. I was pleasantly impressed with this brewpub. They have a really wide range of price points for food; they have a regular menu and also a "bar menu," which has cheaper items like burgers etc.
The server was remarkably attentive, and extremely polite. It had been a long day for our group, and I'm sure we were not the easiest people to serve, but he did a fantastic job making sure we were fed and our glasses were full.
I was pleasantly impressed with the quality of their beer as well, which is the only beer served here. I tried a sampler, as well as a couple pints. Everything was good. I was especially impressed with their IPA.
If I have the opportunity I would definitely visit this establishment again.
04-13-2012 13:18:31 | More by jco3rd
4.38/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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 -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I came here for an alumni event which included food pairings, an opportunity to meet with the brewmaster (Dean), and go on a mini tour of the brewery. This restaurant and brew is situated near main street in Leesburg off a shopping outlet strip located inside a corporate-like building. Though the logo was really nice and old-world classic surrounded by bricks. Classy stuff. Once you walk into the brewpub there are two medium size VATs in front of you and to the left is the bar / lounging area and to the right are the fermenting tanks and the dining area (overall Y-shaped design). Really nice inside - dark wood and marble along with brass copper rails and photos up on the wall. There were 7 beers on tap (with one being on cask). I was impressed with the food/beer pairing - in fact, I believe I was more impressed with the food over the beers. The beers were a bit flat and watery. Of all the beers available, I liked the saison, imperial stout, and the golden ale the best. The staff were awesome - very attentive, cool, laid back, and eager to help out with everything. I definitely would come back to try out the other styles when they're being offered as well as try their main entrées.
02-27-2011 21:04:11 | More by CuriousMonk
3.9/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
This is a great little brew pub. They make some good beer. The food was really disappointing to me. Maybe it was a little too high class for my normal tastes, but I just didn't like it. They do have killer waffle fries. It is a great place to spend an evening enjoying beer and hanging out with friends. They also have a cask beer, which seems to be hard to find in Northern Virginia. They only serve their own beers and had about six on tap when I was there. They make really cool growlers and fills are only nine dollars. Refilling my growler had to be the best experience; the bartender was friendly and was able to try again the beers to pick which one I wanted to get.
12-31-2010 21:22:10 | More by sympleesmshn
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
After a week's worth of edumacation down in Virginia, my co-worker and I finally have a little bit of downtime. So, to celebrate we decided to get a few drinks.
Only 15 minutes from our hotel in Sterling, we did a quick search of BA and found this place. We stop in, right around 4:30 or so, find a spot at the bar and order ourselves a brew. I order up their IPA, and am pleasantly surprised to see before me an actual size, big-boy pint filled to the brim with tasty brew. They are certainly not shy about portions here. Anyway, the beer is very good, though if I had to gripe about it I'd say it could use more hops...but then again every beer could use more hops :-).
The service is great, they bartender and the waiters and host are quick to chat about their beer, and have a very friendly and casual attitude. They seemed to know what they were talking about, and even though we weren't regulars they had no problem recommending brew and chatting us up.
Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to try the food...we had our focus on some wood-fired pizza from another spot just down the road. We did see a few folks order some food, they just so happened to all order up their hot wings which did look really good. The prices were very reasonable, the brews I decided to sample both had some great happy hour prices. I would definitely recommend stopping in...I sure do wish I found out about this place a few days sooner.
11-19-2010 00:42:46 | More by krisandajt
Vintage 50 Restaurant And Brew Lounge in Leesburg, VA
91 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.