Sehkraft Beer Garden and Haus / Sehkraft Brewing

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

925 N Garfield St
Ste A
Arlington, Virginia, 22201-2179
United States

(703) 841-5888

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Added by Sludgeman on 01-08-2016

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by mdfb79:
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of spoony
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

V-Sehkraft has a nice, big patio that was about three-quarters full at 8 pm on a Monday evening in mid-October. Inside, the space is pretty large, but oddly shaped with a stage in the middle of the place. A bar is located one side and tables on the other. A jazzy band was jamming when I visited, but the noise was tolerable and you could maintain a conversation without yelling. Brewing equipment is visible behind the bar, but otherwise, this feels more restaurant than brewery.

Q-The beers on offer are almost all craft with four house brews on tap. Most taps are large-name craft brands, e.g., Stone and Founders, with nothing particularly noteworthy and a few locals. I tried two single-hop Sehkraft IPAs and both were just OK...a little under carbonated with so so flavors.

Ser-The bartender was mellow but responsive, which fit the mood of the place and the jazz band. Glassware was a shaker pint for my full pour and small snifters for the tasters. Food arrived promptly.

Sel-The tap list is decently sized with about 30 beers on tap. There were four Sehkraft beers, including two different varients of a single-hop IPA, which is kind of a cool thing. I did not see a bottle list.

F-The food, like most of the places I visited in Arlington, was burger-centric. I had a chicken sandwich that above average, but nothing crazy good. Fries were tasty though.

O-The food was pretty good, and I liked the live music and mellow vibe, but the Sehkraft beers could use a little work.

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Photo of alevaza
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Sludgeman
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Update review based on 9/3/16 visit with family.

V - Definitely a good beer crowd, both young and old. Inside and outside seating (a beautiful night last night) right in the middle of Arlington. Gas fired fire pits outside is a nice touch. Family friendly. Wish I could walk to this place. 4.25

Q - Proper and clean glassware. Good rotation on taps. 4.25

S - Orders are placed on a handheld device direct to kitchen, but food was still slow. Beers/drinks came fast. The wait staff needs a bit more education on the beers. Our waiter this time had a hard time describing the difference between two Sehkraft American IPAs that were on tap. 4

Sel - Excellent selection on both tap and bottle. Some of the bottles can be pricey, but the 35 or so taps gave me plenty of options and no reason to purchase a bottle. Though they did have three or four different Cascade bottles. 4.25

F - This may be Sehkraft's strongest characteristic. Great food. A varied menu. Choices for the kids. 4.25

Could be my "go to place" once they get their brewery up and running. A good selection of local, national and international beers. Maybe just a bit expensive. Word is they have a Saturday morning kids brunch (must purchase a ticket) once a month, including a band that plays music for the kids.

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Photo of Boone757
4.1/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of MattWes
5/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place has it all - great vibe, vast beer selection with eclectic local brew options, hearty and creative menu showcasing dishes with local free-range meat and a live music stage / sound system that rivals anything in the area. If you like great service, beer and food, you can't go wrong with Sehkraft Beer Garden. Go see about this place today!

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Photo of Slack
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped in for drinks and food this past Saturday evening.

The bar was busy and the restaurant moderately so - we waited a few.minutes for a table. Lots of TVs screens allowed foe football watching however the area is open and there for loud.

The establishment is new and as such very clean and nice.

The service sucked. Our waitress was either overwhelmed or maybe just new.
Drinks took forever to get and were wrong (two folks ordered the same beer but the server could not identify which was the correct one). We ordered appetizers but they took so long, we scrapped dinner.

The beers on draft were decent but nothing exceptional - better than your average bar but not in the realm of rustico or church key. The prices were generally competitive with the area $3-4 / taste and $6-10 / pint.

Overall I will go back in a couple months after they worked out the kinks and give it another shot.

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Sehkraft Beer Garden and Haus / Sehkraft Brewing in Arlington, VA
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 29 ratings