January 4th, 2016
The Hops Restaurant, Bar and Brewery chain was founded in the 1980s, but it operates on principles that are timeless. That’s especially true when it comes to the beer, which relies on hops for its distinctive flavor. The team at this Alexandria brewery imports its hops from the Czech Republic and pairs them with domestic malts and yeasts in order to make classic old-world brews for the American beer lover; local favorites include the amber-colored Alligator Ale and the pale, crisp Lighting Bold lager.
As for the food menu at Hops Restaurant, you’ll find that it splits the difference between upscale gastropubs and anonymous fast-casual dining chains, so you can count on getting tasty, made-to-order food in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Order one of the juicy, custom burgers piled high with fresh fixings, or try a grilled chicken sandwich for something a bit lighter. If it’s a special occasion, treat yourself to a sirloin steak served with a side of roasted potatoes.
Have you been to Hops Restaurant before, Concord Crystal City? Which beer was your favorite?
3625 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22305