Quarry House Tavern

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Type: Bar, Eatery

8401 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, Maryland, 20910-4425
United States

(301) 587-9406 | map

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Added by NOmiccityson on 12-15-2006

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3.28/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The Quarry House Tavern is a little dumpy basement bar located at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Bonifant Street in Silver Spring, MD. Honestly, this place is a real dive. I've been there roughly three or four times and each time I've been there the place looks a mess. Tables aren't bussed, the bar is dirty, and the whole place has a certain disgusting stickiness to it. Needless to say, I am not a huge fan of the Quarry House ambience.

That said, it does have a nice selection of beer. If you can get past the dirty, unwashed menus, you can find a decent selection of imports and American craft beers to choose from. No need to go into detail here, just know that there is a nice array of Belgians, Germans, and local breweries. I had Clipper City on tap last time I was there, but that was a while ago. Not sure what the tap selection is or how often it rotates.

The staff has always been relatively genial when I've been there. They may not be in a huge hurry to assist you, but they're relatively nice when they finally get around to it.

I haven't eaten anything there besides the tater tots. Yes, tater tots. Honestly, in a dirty bar in Silver Spring could there be anything better to consume with your beer than tater tots? No. Not at all. At least they got this part right.

On the whole, this is not a terrible place. I'm sure there are some locals and regulars who absolutely swear by the place. And that's great, because all great neighborhood bars should be that way. But for me, my money is better spent on a nice sixer that I can take home and enjoy in a clean house.

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

A hipster dungeon in the suburbs of Washington, DC. Even though it is located on a busy intersection on Georgia Avenue, it is somewhat hard to find - just look for a ratty doorway with a small sign; it is a neighbor to a Chinese restaurant (if this helps). Go down the dingy stairs and walk in: you enter a dark, wood-paneled, windowless room that appears to be a rec-room with a bar. This is the "lounge," a small bar with tables scattered around. Pass the bar and you find another area, where I did not dare to venture. Did someone say "dive/" Now the good part, QHT boasts an excellent selection of bottles, with at least two dozen consisting of Belgian (some very pricey, though); the others range from Germany (with the major brewers being represented), several from the UK, and plenty of well-chosen bottles from the USA, such as Avery, Troeg, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Victory and Rogue - to name a few. I enjoyed a Brooklyn Lager, which recently won Washington Post's infamous "Beer Madness' contest and Troeg's Hopback Amber.

Add to this equation, a delicious burger, one that is available is many variations - and accompanied by tater tots, then you have a rather interesting place to visit should you find yourself in Silver Spring, in its' self, not that pleasant a prospect.

While I don't forsee myself making any special trip here, it is still worth a try.

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Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD
Place rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 27 ratings