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Westover Market

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 17.72%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

5863 N Washington Blvd
Arlington, Virginia, 22205-2923
United States
phone: (703) 536-5040

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @westoverbeer

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(Place added by: HopHeed2113 on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Sludgeman:
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3.61/5  rDev -12.4%

Westover Market is both a beer store and a Beer Haus & Garden. To be fair, each should be evaluated separately. I will my best to discuss both in this review.

A
Store - I personally like the atmosphere. Laid back. A big focus on the beer. Others may say the store messy. I don't.
Beer Haus - Small and quaint. Once again focused on the beer.

Q
Store - I am always weary of a beers age in the store, especially with the singles. If the beer does not have a "bottled on date" I am typically hesitant to buy. Some of the coolers aren't so cold, but not much worry there. The beer is not hot and then I go back to the bottle on date.
Beer Haus - No worries here. They typically serve in an appropriate glass inside. Outside will be a plastic cup.
I give the place an average rating because of the age and potential storage issues. Just remember, buyer beware in the store.

S
Store - Almost non-existant at the Wall of Beer. I guess because the guys that know the beer are working in the Haus.
Beer Haus - Good. No complaints. David, Drew and others are very friendly. Remember that you can sit inside and still go outside to get a beer and they charge it direct to your tab inside. Easy accomodation, but somewhat unexpected.
Once again, the store pulls down the overall rating here.

S
Store - Excellent selection. A huge variety of six packs. Singles pulled from sixers. And large format bottles. Greater focus on domestic beers, but there are plenty of Belgian and English available.
Beer Haus - Six to eight on tap inside. Five to six on tap outside. Always varying. Regular tap takeovers. I always find two or three beers I want to drink when I visit.

F - Food is hit or miss. There are some great items on the menu (some specials, the burgers, the bolgogi), but other stuff like the pulled pork and the chili have been extremely disapointing.

V
Store - The store can be more expensive than other nearby establishments such as Lost Dog or Arrow Wine. I recognize that and never buy too much of a special item. Only enough to satisfy. But you can typically save $2/$3 on a bomber (e.g. Bruery) if you go someplace else.
Beer Haus - Standard bar prices for craft beer. Food is not expensive but you must weight that against the quality.

Sludgeman, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Chaseeager, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Holy balls! This initially rundown looking grocery store has an enviable selection. Fresh Maine Beer Co beers, a decent mead selection, excellent variety of cold sixers, a lot of stuff I had never had/knew nothing about. I even found some cellar worthy stuff I thought I wouldn't see again. Very pleased. Pricing is decent for a DC area store, but (warning) a few things were way overpriced. Check those prices on unlabeled items before you get to the register.

TaiPan, Aug 20, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -39.3%

siege06nd, Aug 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

fritzparker, Jul 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

shadyside, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

pmarlowe, May 27, 2014
Photo of Badger6
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

Okay, so I've only been once, and I gave it $$$ because the pricing on the board was $$$...but if you go from 11 to 3 on a weekday, big pours are half price, and the lunch specials are very reasonably priced for Arlington.

The service is excellent, and the three different employees I interacted with were all knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. The tap selection is definitely nifty, even if small, and the selection is continually changing (two taps changed while I was there)...you are sure to always find something new and interesting. Food was tasty, and the right amount...not too much, and not too little. The food offerings are eclectic, but not weird, and old standbys are available too.

Will definitely be another visit in the near future.

Badger6, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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Westover Market in Arlington, VA
92 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.