Westover Market

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

38 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

5863 N Washington Blvd
Arlington, Virginia, 22205-2923
United States

(703) 536-5040 | map
www.westovermarket.com

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Added by HopHeed2113 on 06-29-2008

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
90
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
56
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
16.29%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 56
Reviews by Hanzo:
Photo of Hanzo
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Stopped in to check if they had any BCBS since we didn't get any in my area of Southeast Virginia. The place doesn't look too great inside, but they do have a large Variety of beer available, and honestly that is what I was there for. A lot of it was refrigerated though not all of the coolers seemed operational.

There were a lot of dusty bottles which led me to question the freshness of some of their time sensitive beers (and I was warned of this by a fellow BA prior to going so I was on the lookout). The Racer X DIPA I picked up, that was on their display table clocked in at a little over two months old, so it wasn't all that bad. They did have five 4-pks of BCBS sitting on the same table so they score points for that!

Prices....well that is where they go wrong. They were about $2-$3 more per item than other stores I have been in around that area. I have no problem spending a few extra bucks if it means the store would look nice and the staff were helpful...neither were the case here so where is the extra money going?

I would certainly return but I think it would serve them well to give the place a little freshening up and at least have one person walking around to help people instead of one guy standing at the register.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of macshark
4.19/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Christieson
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Great selection of beers and they have various events with different breweries (Sierra Nevada, Southern Tier, Stone, Lagunitas, Devil's Backbone, etc.) on tap.

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Photo of HookemHoos
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.25

High prices. Should be cautious but they tend to have limited releases stick around longer.

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Photo of dsmclellan
4.23/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

My rating is going to be inflated because there is no option for "Prices" or "Overall". Everything about this place is great, except for the prices. It's more expensive than bars in hip NYC neighborhoods, which just doesn't make sense to me. Really cool vibe though. Great food, good selection, just too damned expensive.

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Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mjsampson2
2/5  rDev -49.9%

Definitely the biggest selection in the area, but prepare for your six-pack to be (a) warm (even if it's sitting in the "cooler") and (b) at least $2 more than you'd pay elsewhere.

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Photo of hophead_87
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Great selection but price point is significantly higher than other places in NOVA.

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Photo of kellyej
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Westover is a great little neighborhood bar/restaurant. They do a really great job tweeting what they have on tap (which changes quite regularly). The market has an outstanding selection of craftbeer all along the back wall. There's something for everyone at Westover!

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Photo of Chaseeager
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TaiPan
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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.

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Photo of siege06nd
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of fritzparker
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of shadyside
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of pmarlowe
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Badger6
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

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Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of DubCo21
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of sonnydeezy
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of chiva
4.23/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great stop
Massive improvements, with nice remodel of the bar and outdoor areas, as well as an exceptional focus on beer. Nice outdoor area for warmer weather, and neighborhood bar feel. Thoughtful beer selections. Have not tried food, will update review when it do.

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Westover Market in Arlington, VA
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.
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