Old Dominion Bar - Dulles Airport

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3.7 w/ 5 ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

45020 Aviation Dr
Sterling, Virginia, 20166-7506
United States

(703) 572-6875 | map

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Added by glid02 on 07-06-2010

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by glid02:
Photo of glid02
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Happened upon this place during a recent connecting flight through Dulles. At the far end of Terminal B if coming from the train.

Atmosphere is OK, it's a fairly thin place with two rows of tables through to the back. A bar sits on the left side of the place and a few TV's are available to watch. The vibe is that of an airport restaurant.

Quality is alright. The temperature of the beer was good but the glassware seemed limited and the head was almost non-existent.

Service is also alright. We didn't have to wait long to get drink orders but the service was borderline brusque and after learning we were only ordering drinks we weren't checked on for quite a while.

Selection is OK. I remember them having five OD taps and a bunch of macro bottles. Nothing great but a decent selection for an airport.

Value is a bit on the pricey side, but again, it's an airport.

Overall this place wouldn't be worth checking out were it not in the airport - but considering other options it's certainly worth a stop if you have the time.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

I didn't have a chance to try Old Dominion beers during my short stay, but this Concourse A taphouse offered me a last chance before I flew back home. The bar's cosmetics are decent, not too showy or keeping with a feeling, but still much better than being at a seat near the gate. In fact, it felt like a bar that served some Old Dominion beers rather than an Old Dominion outlet. I especially felt that when I looked at the beer selection; 4 Old Dominion beers on-tap, plus macro guest taps and bottles.Of the 4 house beers, Oak Barrel Stout, Lager, Hop Mountain, and English Pale Ale were the ones being poured (at least until the Oak Barrel Stout tapped out minutes before I planned to order one). Although priced at $7.50 per 14 ounces, the beer not only tasted very good, but came in real glassware rather than the too commonly found plastic cups at airport bars. A limited food menu is available too, serving salads and sandwiches. I had the BBQ sandwich with fries, and it was like a mouthful of nearly tasteless goo in my mouth. My advice; skip the food, go for the beer.

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Photo of Rootdog316
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by here in November of 2010 to have a beer before I left for New York. Not a bad little airport bar. The beer selection was pretty decent, for an airport bar that is. I want to say they had about five or six Old Dominion brews on tap, although I'm forgetting which ones specifically they had. The service was pretty good as the waitress was on us pretty quickly. As far as price goes, it was slightly higher then what you would pay for a normal beer at a bar, but it wasn't ballpark prices. I would certainly recommend going here as opposed to any of the other airport bars in Dulles....this one actually has some decent beer in it as opposed to your typical Buds, Millers, or Coors that you'll find in other bars. I'll be sure to hit this one up again when I go back to Dulles.

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Photo of smibroncos
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I tried the brewery as I was waiting for my connecting flight. The place was quite full and I waited about fifteen minutes for a spot at the bar to open. As soon as I was seated the waitress was right there. I orderd the stout and the keg was tapped so I had the ale instead. The waitress kept my glass full and was pleasant. . The beer was good and ther were six taps, as well as some liquor selections. It was a typical airport bar with not a lot of frills. The brews were 6.30 a pint which is also quite typical of airport brewhouses. Overall a good experience I will stop by again on my next layover.

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Old Dominion Bar - Dulles Airport in Sterling, VA
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