World of Beer
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sludgeman:
District of Columbia
4.02/5 rDev +17.2%
Visited on a Saturday night. The place was crowded, but we found a table. There was an acoustic duo playing on a small stage.
Oveall, a bar that I will revisit, but not my go to place in Arlington.
A - Clean, new, but rather crowded. Tables and high tops too close together. Maybe a bit too dark. Sat at a high top, but the bar seemed nice. The place has outside seating that is nice, but nothing fancy. Place tends to gear up late. Earlier is the time to go if you want to avoid the late night crowds.
Q - No complaints. Lots of cooler space, so it looked like they put the beer in as soon as space was available. Probably could turnover so no issues with aged beer. Beer generally served in the proper glassware.
S - Did not have to ask for a glass, like at many bars. The server poured my beer for me, but did not really know how to do it properly (e.g. no head what so ever). Attentive but not too much. Helpful with the beer list for my wife, but our server was not fully aware and when asked if a specific beer was available said "no," when in reality it was looking you right in the face if you sat at the bar and looked in the coolers. Ticky-tacky, but she could have asked.
S - Huge selection across both states and countries. You'll find something new or something you've had and like. Always check out the new arrivals board, since the beer list is not immediately kept up-too-date. Not going to find any beers remotely close to a whale at this place. The draft beer selecton could be better as well.
V - I thought the pricing was reasonable, especially for the draft beer.
06-09-2013 12:27:27 | More by Sludgeman
More User Reviews:
3.11/5 rDev -9.3%
I visited WOB the day it opened in 2012 and was extremely disappointed. I live close enough to walk (albeit a long walk, about a mile) and would have been a regular patron had the beer selection or service been a little better. My first impression was that they had a lot of "ok" beers but nothing to make me go out of my way to stop in and definitely nothing to make me pick them over Rustico. If I had reviewed the place on that visit, I'd have probably given it a much worse rating but I have been a few more times in the past year and a half and they do occasionally get really great beers in. And when they do get something special in, they tend to last MUCH longer there than some of the other places in the DC Metro area. So I do like that when a beer that I've been wanting to try is on tap on a day I cannot go, it's not a big deal. I can just go the next day and chances are it will still be there. The WOB app is pretty handy too and allows you to keep track of their tap list in real time so no wasted trips.
03-28-2014 19:23:43 | More by mancallede
3.27/5 rDev -4.7%
Disappointment. An extensive beer list, but nothing you couldn't get at at well-stocked Total Wine. Unimaginative beer list, indifferent service, loud boring customers. The big beefy bartender guy made clear to his coworkers that all he wanted to do was "get out of here," then chased the cute blonde girl bartender around behind the bar making inappropriate remarks, like "guys don't like skinny girls." There were armies of staff but nobody seemed terribly interested in taking orders. The beer list had been printed Sunday but they seemed to be out of a significant number of kegs by Tuesday evening and the many many staff people behind the bar seemed unable to explain most of the replacement beers, assuming we could get their attention, which was difficult even at a prime spot at the bar.
01-21-2014 22:42:14 | More by Seanibus
3.69/5 rDev +7.6%
Great selection - 700+ bottled beers and over 50 draft beers. The atmosphere is slightly lacking, mostly due to the location and " chain feel" to the place. But if you're here for beer, they have more than any other place in NOVA. The food menu is short but they provide the unique option to order in from other nearby restaurants. I recommend for anyone with a taste for variety and quality beer
05-17-2013 00:50:13 | More by gavin31785
World of Beer in Arlington, VA
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.