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Dogfish Head Alehouse

Not Rated.
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

30 Reviews
Reviews: 30
Visits: 51
Avg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 20
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, Virginia, 22033-2001
United States
phone: (703) 961-1140 | map
www.dogfishalehouse.com

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Place added by: guild337 on 08-21-2009

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Reviews: 30 | Visits: 51
Reviews by smanders:
Photo of smanders
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

We were anticipating the opening of this place for at least 6 months so when they held a "soft opening" on a Tuesday, we were pretty stoked. Same top-quality beers, same ultra-friendly waitstaff, and same pub food (wings, nachos, etc.) that you'll find at any DFH Alehouse, AND it's right around the corner from Total Wine. After enjoying a tasty beverage at the pub, there's no problem picking some up for the house.

The taps usually serve the following:
60 Minute
75 Minute - Personal favorite
90 Minute
Indian Brown Ale
Chicory Stout
Midas Touch
Black and Tan
Palo Santo Maron

...with seasonals thrown in when applicable. For example, the DFH Punkin' is out now and definitely worth a sample. Oh, and don't forget to ask what's in the Vintage Beer Cooler. Cellared selections for the true "beer snob."

Overall this is the place that would be welcome in any neighborhood. Thanks DFH for choosing ours!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jcMPLS
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ntjockey
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

real fun place. food was decent beer selection was great, got to try a couple beers that are unavailable in my neck of the woods. only downside was the cost of to go beers. asking $20ish for beers like import, wws, and 120 i was expecting house beers to be a little more affordable but still a great place.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Plakerio
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of DRouth
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of derryd
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Laulau
4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Thrashsquatch
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is like my local cheers bar. Love the vintage nights and special release parties. This place fills up when special events happen but the staff stays on their game. The food here is to die for. Bottles are available for take home. My only gripe would be the pricing is a bit high, but hey what are ya gonna do?

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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of delta490
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I love coming here (and the original in Rehoboth DE). I have had a wide variety of their menu and the food never disappoints. Burgers, sandwiches (both hot and cold), appetizers, desserts, they all are delicious. Then you get the bonus of having a wide variety of the Dogfish Head beer line available (to include some offerings that are difficult to find or only available in their Alehouses) and it makes it just that much better. The service sometimes suffers a little when they are really busy, but not horribly. Just a little bit longer of a wait on getting drinks and food. All in all, I keep coming back.

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, VA
94 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.