Thoroughbreds Grill & Brewing

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50 Catoctin Circle NE
Leesburg, Virginia, 20176
United States

(703) 777-5785

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by meathookjones:
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have waited to write the Beerfly until after a few visits and giving this place time to improve since it is just getting started. Since my first visit a week or two after opening there has been plenty of improvements all around. The atmosphere at the bar is pretty laid back with a horse racing theme going on. It seems to attract a verity of people on the weekends for lunch. The dining area is a bit more intimate and has more of an upscale feel to it. Most had a few growlers in tow so it was nice to see a good amount of people supporting the place. The service in the dining area is pretty good but better in the bar where it seems the bartenders have a bit more knowledge of the beer. The food has been a bit pricy and overall really good. This last visit they seemed to have at least changed up the lunch menu a bit and offered more for what you pay. The have had about 5-7 beers on tap and 1 cask each time. With offerings a variety of offerings Pale Ale, Barleywine, Doppelbock, IPA, Keller Pilsner and a tasty Hop Bock. The barley wine, Keller Pils and Hop Bock were all good beers. Most of the other offerings have been solid except the Doppelbock which can use a real beefing up. A few of their beers have had revamps since this place opened for the better. They are starting to host beer dinners here as well now which I will have to catch sometime. Overall a good up and coming place that hopefully keeps up the improvements and I will keep coming back.

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Photo of yidbeer
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This is a great looking place, the Paddock bar particularly is nice, with the wood bar and polished floors. I especially like the lounge arrea in the bar, a seperate higher seating area with couches overlooking the bar.
They had a lot of beers to choose from, undfourtunately none of them were really any good. The Maibock was the best of a bad lot, with a hint of sharpness and rich color. The scottish ale was tasteless. looked great in the glass but had no character or flavor at all. The english bitter on the hand pump had even less flavor and while it was advertised as cask conditioned, it was just as cold as the draft beers.
The food was good. i enjoyed the rich flavor of the crab and artichoke sooufle, lots of crab and didn't have that processed cheese taste a lot of them do. The asparagus side was by itself worth the trip, withh pine nuts and garlic and the stalks were crisp and not chewy.
Overall, a great restaurant if they only had the beer selection of another brewery.

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Photo of sacfly
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

4/13/06 Lunch
Looks like an office lobby when you first enter, Thoroughbreds is on the left. Ample seating area for dining completely separate from the bar area. Also had outdoor seating. I sat in the bar. Bar has a nice atmosphere with a slick “new” look. Plenty of flat screen televisions and alt rock playing quietly in the background. Typical bar food menu, but I was told there is a separate menu for the dining area. I got a $10 burger and fries. Nothing special.

Had a nice variety of house brewed beers including a golden lager, Tripple, English Pale ale, American IPA, Saison, a Vanilla bean brown ale (really a porter), a Scotch ale, and a cask milk stout. I was told they get their yeast from Old Dominion brewery that is a stone’s through away. A few guest taps as well with Russian River Damnation and Anderson valley Amber.

Was given a “Winning Ticket” card. You buy 6 lunches you get the 7th free up to $11. Nice deal and I didn’t have to ask. German style flip top growlers. $15 for the growler, $6.50-$7.50 a refill. A tad expensive for their own drafts. $4 a pint for the IPA (good) and Saison (good, but a little out of the Saison catagory), $5 for the Bean Vine Brown (a very good Vanilla porter). Overall, a nice place. Expensive, but not more so than any other establishment in Northern VA.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Sat in the very nice upscale bar area for lunch on a fairly slow Tuesday. Service was pretty good but could have been a tad quicker considering the light crowd ... ie problem was only one bartender.

The beer selection is pretty good with 6 beers widely different beers on-tap (Helles, Keller Pils, Oktoberfest, Dunkelweizen, Oatmeal Stout, and IPA) and one on cask (Pale Ale). The beer quality was high for such a new brewpub and it's nice to see one on cask. Glassware for each style was nicely appropriate and not standard pints/shakers. A classy touch!

The food (chicken wrap) was very good but may be considered a bit pricey for some people.

Definitely worth revisiting !! Esp. considering they also fill growlers for about $6.50.

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