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
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 Thorpe429:
Photo of Thorpe429
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%

All around, this place seems like it should be really great. They have plenty of high-quality beer as well as a purportedly-large keg selection. However, the few times I've been have been quite a bit of a disappointment, and I've had other service issues as well. On more than one occasion in the past I've tried to order a keg and been told that it would be in after a certain number of days. Without fail each time, the keg never ended up coming in.

After discussing the same keg with another local retailer, I discovered that this brewery does not deliver kegs to the area for retail sales. No big deal, but this is a big brewery and something a credible beer retailer should know about.

Other than the problems with information, I will say that the individuals I spoke with on each occasion were quite friendly.

The selection here is pretty good, but not mind-blowing. I saw the reviews and thought I would have to check out the selection. While it's certainly above average for the area, I don't see it being any better than Rick's or most of the Whole Foods locations.

The pricing seemed on par with the rest of the area.

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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
3.99 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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