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please see our fact sheets for Rustico

Ballston and Rustico Alexandria. To

begin planning your private event with us, please complete our form or contact our Private Dining Manager, Rebecca Chuvalas at by email













Try 3 Rare & Exotic beers, from all over the world, every Wednesday. 

It's the best way to get over the hump!


Rustico Alexandria
Monday, December 12th @ 6:30

Our Beer Dinner series returns and for 2016, we're focusing on the theme of the Great American Road Trip! Each dinner, hosted every other month, will take you on a journey to another state and will let us explore different craft brews and regional dishes.

For our final dinner in the 2016 series, we're bringing it back to our home state of Virginia. On Monday, December 12th, we’re featuring the beers of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery!

On this night we’ll feature 5 of Hardywood’s highly sought after Imperial Stouts, including Bourbon GBS and Christmas Morning!

Seats at the American Road Trip Beer Dinners are $50 per person and you can reserve your spot in advance by calling us at 703-224-5051 or by emailing us at slaters@rusticorestaurant.com


The Hardywood Park

Road Trip Series Menu:



Fava Bean Hummus
Feta Cheese & Nigella Potato Crackers


Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

(Imperial Sweet Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla & Ginger)

Virginia Grits
Chinese Bacon & Coddled Egg


Hardywood Bourbon GBS

(Bourbon BA Imperial Sweet Stout with Cinnamon, Vanilla & Ginger)

Hickory Roasted Lamb Neck
Barley, Brussels Sprouts & Sweet Onion


Hardywood Christmas Morning

(Imperial Sweet Stout with Coffee, Cinnamon, Vanilla & Ginger)

Slow-Cooked Brisket
Mashed Potatoes, Swiss Chard & Charred Onion Gravy


Hardywood Bourbon Barrel Sidamo (Bourbon BA Imperial Stout with Coffee)

Chocolate Cake
Raspberry Gelato


Hardywood Raspberry Stout

(Imperial Stout with

Cocoa Nibs & Raspberries)








December 12th - 23rd



For the fourth year in a row, Rustico Alexandria will feature the 12 Beers of Christmas. We are excited to showcase some of our favorite bottled holiday brews. We’ll feature one beer a day, for the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve. This year’s exciting list includes holiday brews, strong ales, barrel-aged offerings and even vintage selections.


Monday, December 12 –

The Bruery Mash (25.4 oz. / $22)


Tuesday, December 13 –

Deschutes Jubel Ale 2015 (22 oz. / $18)


Wednesday, December 14 –

Founders Sweet Repute 2013

(25.4 oz. / $20)


Thursday, December 15 –

Hansens Oude Kriek 2014 (12.7 oz. / $12)


Friday, December 16 –

North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2013 (16.9 oz. / $25)


Saturday, December 17 –

Stone Winter Harvest 2014 (25.4 oz. / $20)


Sunday, December 18 –

Lost Rhino Dark Hours (16.9 oz. / $12)


Monday, December 19 –

Lickinghole Creek Chocolate Obsession

(25.4 oz. / $15)


Monday, December 19 -

Lickinghole Creek Chocolate Obsession

(25.4 oz / $15)


Tuesday, December 20 –

Evil Twin From Amager with Love

(22 oz. / $18)


Wednesday, December 21 –

Perennial Fete de Noel (25.4 oz. / $18)


Thursday, December 22 –

St. Bernardus Oak Aged ABT. 12

(25.4 oz. / $30)


Friday, December 23 –

Cascade Cranberry (25.4 oz. / $30)





Thursday, December 22nd

5 PM

Good tidings, cheer and epic feats of strength return to Rustico Alexandria for the 10th Annual Festivus Celebration! Join us for a slew of seasonal suds and an enormous glassware giveaway in what has become a holiday tradition like no other!

For this occasion, Beer Director Greg Engert has lined up no fewer than 20 drafts spanning the very finest locally brewed holiday ales, as well as those produced further afield within the U.S. craft scene and beyond our borders.

Our party would not be complete, of course, without the official Festivus pole on hand, as well as a bunch of cool brewery glassware being handed out all night long!

In addition to a these incredible holiday brews, our Chef de Cuisine Daniel Rothbart and his team will have several Seinfeld-esque bar snacks and dishes to pair. Dishes will include Steinbrenner's Favorite Calzones, Pastrami: The Most Sensual of all the Salted Cured Meats Sliders, What are we going to do with all this Paella?!!?, and Black & White Harmony Cookie, Fork & Knife Snickers

There is no admission for Festivus and all beers will be poured in 4 oz. tasting portions and full pours.


3 Notch'd Biggie S’mores

(Imperial Stout w/ Graham Crackers)


3 Stars Starsky & Dutch

(Imperial Stout w/ Chocolate)


Atlas La Saison de Fetes

(Dark Saison)


DC Brau Stone of Abroath

(Scotch Ale)


Dark Horse 4 Elf

(English Strong Ale w/ Spices)


Dupont Avec Les Bon Voeux

(Belgian Strong Blond Ale)


Flying Dog Sea Salt Caramel Porter

(Porter w/ Caramel & Sea Salt)


Gouden Carolus Noel 2011

(Belgian Strong Dark Ale)


Great Lakes Christmas Ale

(English Strong Ale w/ Honey & Ginger)


Hardywood Bourbon GBS

(Bourbon BA Imperial Stout w/ Cinnamon, Vanilla & Ginger)


Hardywood Gingerbread Stout

( Imperial Stout w/ Cinnamon, Vanilla & Ginger)


Hoppin’ Frog Frosted Frog

(American Brown Ale w/ Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Ginger)


Port City Tidings

(Belgian Strong Blond Ale w/ Honey & Ginger)


Schlafly Christmas

(English Strong Ale w/ Orange Peel, Juniper & Ginger)


Sierra Nevada Celebration

(Fresh Hop IPA)


Sly Fox Christmas Ale

(English Strong Ale w/ Ginger, Cinnamon & Nutmeg)


St. Bernardus Christmas Ale

(Belgian Strong Dark Ale)


The Bruery 9 Ladies Dancing

(Belgian Strong Dark Ale w/ Ladyfingers)


Troegs Mad Elf

(Belgian Strong Dark Ale w/ Honey & Cherries)


Union Miracle